Accounting: Certificate | Technical College of the LowCountry

Accounting: Certificate


A great career solution.

Your love for numbers plus TCL’s accounting certificate equals a great career.

Program Description


The Accounting certificate program will prepare you for entry-level employment in accounting and bookkeeping fields. TCL’s expert instructors teach you practical accounting skills and how to apply those skills in a variety of work places.

The S.C. mean wage for bookkeepers and accounting clerks is $34,320, according to 2015 reports from U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics.

TCL’s 21-credit-hour certificate program can be completed in as little as two semesters. Courses include accounting, individual tax procedures, payroll, and business mathematics.

Accreditation & Accolades


Technical College of the Lowcountry is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Technical College of the Lowcountry.

Quick Facts


Quick Fact 1
Find employment in accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services industries.
Quick Fact 2
The Accounting certificate prepares graduates for entry-level employment in accounting and bookkeeping fields.
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Duties include recording financial transactions, updating statements, and checking financial records for accuracy.

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FAQs & Additional Information

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What does this program cost?*

Tuition: 21 credits x $170 per credit = $3,570.

Remember, this is before S.C. Lottery Tuition Assistance and other financial aid, which could drop your costs by more than half. In fact, after financial aid, many TCL students attend for free.

*Based on Fall 2016 in-state, in-service-area tuition. Your actual cost may differ. Qualifications vary.

Career & Education Opportunities:

With appropriate experience and education, some bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks may become accountants or auditors.

Is this program for you?

The program is a great fit for those who:

• Have an interest in computers.
• Are detail-oriented.
• Are ethical and respect confidentiality.
• Have strong math skills.

Other Resources

Gainful Employment: Learn more about the Accounting Certificate.

Program Dean


Kenneth Flick

Division Dean/Business & Industrial Technologies

kflick@tcl.edu

Instructors


Kristy Ellison

Accounting Instructor/Business Technologies

kellison@tcl.edu

Candice Chastain

Business/Hospitality Instructor/Business Technologies

cchastain@tcl.edu

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