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Program Duration

1 year (Two Semesters)

Program Type

Technical Certificate

Median Arkansas Salary

$32,430 (Career Information)

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Why Choose This Program

There are a variety of careers in the accounting world.


About The Program

The Accounting Certificate prepares the student to work successfully in an accounting department of a large company or to perform the majority of the accounting functions for a smaller company.

ACBSP Accreditation

hand and money iconPaying for College

Northark is affordable! We offer nearly $500,000 annually through institutional and foundation scholarships in addition to federal and state aid. See our scholarships and other financial aid programs.

Transfer or Stackable Options

The certificate can be applied toward the Associate of Applied Science in Accounting or to satisfy one of the technical disciplines required for the Associate of Applied Science in General Technology.

Faculty Contact

Cheryl Keymer
Department Chair of Business and Information Technology
(870) 391-3225

Northark accounting student Emma Helmuth

"The most interesting thing I have found in my classes is simply seeing how they are all related. From Statistics to Intro to Business, they each provide me a greater ability to comprehend the world and to articulate my opinions intelligently."

- Emma Helmuth, accounting student

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply accounting principles to prepare general purpose financial statements.
  • Identify and analyze ethical issues in business.
  • Apply pertinent financial data to business decision-making.
  • Illustrate logical sequence for effective communications.
  • Utilize critical thinking in addressing issues.
  • Accurately record economic events.