Penn Foster Career School makes it possible for students to earn their Accounting Essentials Certificate in the comfort of their own home. When students obtain an Accounting Essentials Certificate, they will have learned the basic principles of math and accounting, which are beneficial in the professional business field. Penn Foster allows students to earn the certificate at their own pace.
The Accounting Essentials program trains students on essential components of Accounting through specialized courses. Students take classes such as Math for Business and Finance, Financial Accounting, and Computer Applications for Accounting. Students are taught about investments, installment buying, transactions, budgeting, and product pricing. Students should learn proficiency in accounting software tools including Microsoft Excel and Peachtree Accounting.
The Accounting Essentials Certificate allows students to earn credits toward specific Associate and Bachelor degrees. Students who complete this program may earn 12 credits towards a Finance or Accounting Associate Degree. Other options include 12 credits towards a B.S. in Business Management, 12 credits toward a certificate in Accounting, or nine credits toward a certificate in Business Management.
- Have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent
School Accreditation Statement
Penn Foster Accreditation and Licenses
- Penn Foster Career School and Penn Foster High School are regionally accredited by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. And, nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).
- Penn Foster Career School and Penn Foster High School are licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools.
- Penn Foster College is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postseconday Education.