General Accounting Certificate
North Hennepin Community College

Program Details

The online General Accounting Certificate program from North Hennepin Community College is designed to provide students with manual and computer accounting skills needed for entry-level accounting positions in small to medium-sized businesses. The curriculum focuses on:

  • The theory & practice of the accounting process
  • How to analyze financial information & make business decisions using critical thinking & problem solving skills
  • How to communicate effectively, in oral & written forms
  • How to evaluate professional responsibilities, including ethical issues
  • Use of technology including Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint


  • Official high school transcript or GED certificate (if graduated in the past 5 years)
  • ACCUPLACER placement test (may be waived if the student has completed a college-level English composition or math course, or has recently taken the ACCUPLACER, ACT, MCA, or SAT and has qualifying test scores)

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission