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Program Description

The Accounting Technician program prepares students for entry-level accounting positions in payables and receivables, bookkeeping and payroll accounting. This online distance education program covers financial decision-making tools for the small-business operator as well.

This is intended to be a one-year program. Fees below are based on full-time status.

The Accounting Technician certificate counts as the first year of training toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in Applied Accounting.

Courses (30 Credits)

Major Requirements

  • Principles of Accounting I
  • Payroll Accounting
  • Principles of Accounting II or Fund Accounting for Nonprofits
  • Accounting Capstone
  • Income Tax
  • Microcomputer Accounting: QuickBooks OR Microcomputer Accounting
  • Introduction to Business
  • Business Math*
  • Human Relations*
  • Business English OR Business Communications OR Introduction to Academic Writing OR Business, Grant and
  • Report Writing

  • *Talk to your advisor about alternatives when scheduling.

Admissions Requirements

Students entering this accounting certificate program are expected to have basic computer skills. If you’re concerned about this requirement, ask your advisor about enrolling in Computer Business Applications (CIOS F150).

General UAF requirements for a certificate can be found here.

Careers in Which Our Graduates Excel
  • Entry-level accounting positions in account payables and receivables
  • Bookkeeping
  • Payroll
Cost Breakdown
Tuition Fees Other Expenses
$202/credit $5/credit Technology Fee $40 Application Fee
$6/credit UA Facilities Fee $50 Graduation Fee
$8/credit Network Charge
$25/credit eLearning & Distance Education Fee


Estimated Cost of Program Based on Current Rates: $7,440

For more about UAF costs, visit our Registration Guide.

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