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 is accredited by:
Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
Penn Foster High School, Penn Foster Career School, and Penn Foster College have all met the high standards of integrity and performance set by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Penn Foster Career School is regionally accredited for non-degree granting postsecondary programs, and Penn Foster High School is accredited for grades 9 through adult, by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association for Colleges and Schools.
Penn Foster Career School has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
All Penn Foster programs are affiliated with DANTES, which qualifies U.S. military personnel for tuition reimbursement.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationHigh School or Equivalent
Official High School Transcript/GED Score