Program Overview

The Accounting Certificate program at Western Wyoming Community College aims to give students the skills and knowledge to begin to pursue various careers in the field of accounting. The program teaches students how to work with financial data at a variety of levels in an organization while using the latest technology. Students may pursue entry-level employment upon completion of the program, or they may advance their current careers by gaining valuable skills in accounting, which may help in a variety of careers. The online format allows working students to complete courses as it fits into their own schedule. Certificates are short degrees that focus on one specific area of study. They are designed to develop core job skills for certain industries in a year or less for full time students. Though these are not intended to be transfer programs, students have sometimes transferred to specialized schools or programs upon completion of this course.

The program involves several core accounting courses and includes topics on principles of accounting, information systems, and payroll and managerial accounting. Students will also have classes in the other various fields of study to enhance skills needed in many jobs such as English composition, various math, and computer applications. Students should learn the fundamental concepts and procedures in accounting that many industries use. Students should also learn about financial statement preparation and analysis, cost accounting concepts and budgeting, and software applications in creating documents and reports. Other topics include accumulation methods, profitability, payroll structure maintenance, wages and taxes, and many others.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

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

    School Overview

    Western Wyoming Community College is a public, tax-supported, two-year, co-educational institution. Western Wyoming Community College, the fifth of seven community colleges in Wyoming, was established in the fall of 1959. Through the efforts of a citizens’ committee, a campaign was begun, an election was held, and the college and the original district were created. The mission of Wyoming's community colleges is "to provide access to post-secondary educational opportunities by offering broad comprehensive programs in academic as well as vocational-technical subjects." Wyoming's community colleges are low-tuition, open access institutions focusing on academic transfer programs, career and occupational programs, developmental and basic skills instruction, adult and continuing education, economic development training, public and community services programming and student support services. WWCC offers associate's degrees and certificates, many of which can be earned online.

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