The Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting is available to interested students who have obtained a high school diploma or GED. Penn Foster College's Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting requires 31 credit hours of coursework for completion. A math and reading assessment is to be taken prior to starting the program to ensure students are ready to begin their chosen course curriculum. If an individual does not pass the skills assessment, they must complete online courses before beginning.
Students pursuing a certificate in accounting must take Managerial, Financial, Intermediate I and II, and Cost Accounting. Other courses include Financial Management and Computer Applications for Accounting. This program provides students with basic accounting and business principles beneficial for an individual wanting to earn an undergraduate certificate in accounting. Penn Foster's Undergraduate Certificate in Accounting program can help students increase their knowledge of accounting and improve the performance of small businesses through a better understanding of finance and accounting.
Students in the program are taught how to analyze transactions, perform differential and capital investment analysis, and determine financial planning and financial statement analysis.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Penn Foster College is accredited by:
Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
The DEAC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Penn Foster College is licensed by the Arizona State Board of Private Postsecondary Education.
Penn Foster College’s Veterinary Technician Associate Degree has full accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) through their Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).
The Penn Foster College Medical Assistant Associate Degree Program is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for many Penn Foster College courses. Credits earned in Penn Foster College programs may transfer to some, but not all, learning institutions. Students who plan to continue their education with another school after earning a degree from Penn Foster College should check with that school regarding credit transfer policies.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationHigh School or Equivalent
Official High School Transcript/GED Score