Basic Accounting

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Do you need to gain a better understanding of basic accounting principles or are you looking to obtain an entry-level job in an accounting field?  If so then BYU-Idaho's online Certificate in Basic Accounting may be a great option for you.

This program provides students with an understanding of basic accounting principles and practices and the fundamental bookkeeping skills employees need. 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

STUDENTS WITH THIS CERTIFICATE CAN BE SUITED FOR CAREERS IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

  • Small Businesses
  • Corporations
  • Schools
Course CodeCourse NameCredits
TAKE THESE COURSES:
ACCTG 180 Survey of Accounting 3
ACCTG 205 Accounting Software 2
CIT 110 Introduction to Excel 3
COMM 175 Communications Essentials 2

COMPLETE 1 OF THE FOLLOWING:
B 275 Business Law 3
ECON 150 Economic Principles and Problems-Micro 3

The time it takes to complete a BYU-Idaho online program depends on how many credits (or course hours) a student takes each semester. Most courses are worth two or three credits each. A certificate is comprised of 15-19 credits. An associate degree is comprised of 60 credits. And a bachelor's degree is 120 credits.

BYU-Idaho online courses are designed around the BYU-Idaho Learning Model, with learning activities adapted to the online environment. The class progresses together through the semester and there is frequent interaction between students and with the instructor. Courses taught online and on-campus are based on the same learning objectives.

Students who meet admission requirements can apply to begin the next available semester. Visit our Online Admissions page for information about qualifications, application deadlines, and how to apply.