quinebaug valley community college

Certificates in

Accounting & Business

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Applied Accounting (a minimum of 15 credits)

The Certificate provides introductory courses in accounting, finance, taxation and computers to prepare students for entry-level positions in various types of profit and non-profit institutions.

Learners who complete the Applied Accounting Certificate will:

• Understand, create, and analyze basic financial statements
• Demonstrate an understanding of tax law as it applies to the individual and business world
• Be able to apply computer skills to business

 

Advanced Accounting (a minimum of 30 credits)

The Certificate provides more advanced courses in accounting, as compared to the Applied Accounting Certificate. Students will also be introduced to basic business concepts and develop the ability to be good problem solvers. An internship component provides practical work experience.

Learners who complete the Advanced Accounting Certificate will:

• Understand, create and analyze basic financial statements
• Demonstrate an understanding of tax law as it applied to the individual and business world
• Be able to apply computer skills to business
• Understand accounting system designs, and be able to set up a specific accounting system,
including statements of income and retained earnings, balance sheets, and statements of cash flow
• Understand individual business disciplines and their relationship to the world of business
• Understand the principles of problem solving including creative and critical thinking, and apply
these to both businesses and personal situations so as to be intelligent decision makers,
individually and in groups

See the College Catalog for courses, prerequisites and additional degree information.

Applied Management (15 credits)

The Certificate provides introductory courses to enable students to acquire the necessary skills to successfully enter entry-level management positions in a variety of profit and non-profit organizations. Particular course selection affects position of choice.

Learners who complete the Applied Management Certificate will:

• Understand the individual business disciplines and their relationship to the world of business
• Understand the principles of problem solving including creative and critical thinking, and apply
these to both business and personal situations so as to be intelligent decision makers, individually
and in groups
• Understand the importance of synergy in and function of management
• Know the importance of satisfying consumer needs and the central role of marketing in the
business process
• Understand one other outcome depending on which course is chosen from the Advanced
Management Certificate

Advanced Management Certificate (30 credits)

The certificate provides additional courses as compared to the Applied Management Certificate to enable students to successfully continue in their career in entry-level positions in a variety of profit and non-profit organizations. These additional courses provide computer, accounting and legal skills as well as practical work experience through an internship component.

Learners who complete the Advanced Management Certificate will:

• Understand individual business disciplines and their relationship to the world of business
• Understand the principles of problem solving, including creative and critical thinking, and apply
these to both business and personal situations so as to be intelligent decision makers, individually
and in groups
• Understand the importance of synergy in and functions of management
• Know the importance of satisfying consumer needs and the central role of marketing in
the business process
• Know how to utilize people as an effective resource for management
• Understand the U.S. legal system and those facets of law applicable to the world of business
• Understand the importance of business globalization
• Understand, create, and analyze basic financial statements
• Be able to apply computer skills to business

Contact

Jennifer Oliver
Professor of Business & Accounting/Business Program Coordinator
860.932.4134

Erin Pagano
Professor of Business/Department Chair, Career Degree Programs
860.932.4135