Accounting - Career Studies Certificate

Accounting - Certificate
Program Details
Career Studies Certificate
Academic Division: 
Arts, Business, Humanities, and Social Science
Online Learning Option This program can be completed online or in the classroom.

Your accounting job is closer than you think. The Accounting Career Studies Certificate is a great way to update your skills. 

The curriculum offers courses that will prepare you for several industry certification exams. With only 24 credit hours required, you can reach your goal in minimal time.


If you're looking to advance your accounting career or update your skills, this career studies certificate is for you. After completing this program, you'll be ready to transition from a general business position to an accounting position. You will also be prepared to pursue an associate degree in accounting. Students who hold baccalaureate degrees in accounting may be able to use courses at Virginia Peninsula to fulfill education requirements necessary to take the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam or meet federal guidelines to qualify for positions or promotions with the federal government. Other positions related to this degree include:

  • accountants and auditors
  • bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks
  • brokerage clerks
  • budget analysts
  • compensation, benefits and job analysis specialists
  • credit analysts and counselors
  • financial analysts
  • loan officers
  • procurement clerks
  • tax preparers

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