Earn your accounting certificate online and prepare for high-demand business careers. The accounting technician program provides training for entry-level accounting positions in payables and receivables, bookkeeping and payroll accounting. This convenient online program also covers financial decision-making tools for the small-business operator.

Who Is the Online Certificate in Accounting Designed For?

This program is a great entry point for students who are considering careers in business or want to take the next step in their current jobs. Because the accounting technician certificate counts as the first year of training toward the associate degree in applied accounting, it’s also an excellent option for students who may be interested in pursuing additional education down the road.

Why Earn Your Online Certificate in Accounting at UAF?

  • Earn industry-recognized microcredentials in Microsoft Excel Introductory and Microsoft Excel Advanced when you receive a 90% or better on two Microsoft Excel projects.
  • Learn from experienced accounting and business experts who bring real-world insights to the coursework.
  • Benefit from personal interactions with supportive faculty and advisors who are here to help you succeed.

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Cost breakdown for the online accounting certificate program

The estimated cost for the accounting technician program based on current rates is $9,240.

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Learning online at UAF

Looking for one of the best online accounting certificate programs for working professionals? Our flexible online programs emphasize practical career training that will prepare you for day one on the job. We also offer affordable in-state tuition for all of our online programs, regardless of where you live.

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Where leadership begins: Applied business and accounting at UAF

Where leadership begins: Applied business and accounting at UAF

Accounting Technician Jobs

What can you do with an accounting certificate? Our graduates excel in entry-level accounting careers in account payables and receivables, bookkeeping and payroll.

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Explore Classes for the Online Certificate in Accounting

This 30-credit online accounting certificate program includes a broad selection of business accounting classes. Courses will enable you to develop a foundation of knowledge in accounting principles, payroll accounting, accounting software systems, and income tax. The program culminates with an accounting capstone event.

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