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Accounting Certificate: Because an associate degree can typically take at least two years to complete, this certificate provides workforce training in accounting in a shorter period of time with fewer general education core courses.

Contact the counselor or faculty advisor at any college for specific information on the AAS and Accounting Certificate and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses. The general education core courses and several individual accounting courses may transfer to a variety of universities.

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Please contact the Accounting Departments at your campus for more information.

First Year

First Semester Courses 12 Credits
ACNT 1303 Introduction to Accounting I 3
ACNT 1311 Intro to Computerized Accounting 3
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
BUSI 1301-or-BMGT 1327 Business Principles-or-Principles of Management 3
Second Semester Courses 6 Credits
ACNT 1331 Federal Income Tax: Individual1 3
HRPO 1311 Human Relations 3
Accounting Certificate Program Total 18 Credits


  1. Capstone Course

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Career Options

Median wage: $35,7681

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Accounting Clerk2
  • Bookkeeper2
  • Accounting Assistant2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."


  1. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2013
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.


Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $792 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.