Accounting Academic Certificate

 

The Certificate in Accounting program prepares graduates already in the field of accounting, along with new accounting students, with the minimal accounting job skills required for immediate employment. 

Potential careers include positions in accounting, bookkeeping, financial analysis, tax preparation and payroll accounting.

Do you want a career where you will be in demand, you will always be learning, your work will be interesting and you will meet with clients, attend meetings, and prepare various financial reports? HCCC’s accounting certificate program is a steppingstone to such a career. You will be taught by accounting professionals with years of experience who will help you to gain knowledge in the field.  HCCC’s certificate program credits are fully transferable to our AS Accounting Program. 

 

See what our students have to say about accounting

Our students come together with passion to pursue their success in the business world. Listen to what they have to say…
Andres Pinargote
I was blessed to have great leaders, advisors, and professors that advised me to transfer my leadership skills in sports to the role of president of the business and accounting clubs.
Andres Pinargote
Accounting AS Graduate, 2016
Andres knew he had made the right choice in attending HCCC.
 
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If you can believe it, just five years ago I had no background in accounting and I did not know what I wanted to do in my life. HCCC gave me the start I needed and with the guidance and support from professors, I eventually got my associate’s degree. Now it is 2020 and I just passed the CPA exam with a master’s degree in Accounting. Your dreams start at HCCC.
Jieun Kim
Accounting AS Graduate, 2017
Jieun felt that coming to HCCC for the first two years was one of the best decisions she made.
Major
Accounting
Degree
Accounting.Cert

Description

The Certificate in Accounting program prepares graduates already in the field of accounting along with new accounting students with the minimal accounting job skills required for employment. Potential careers include positions in accounting, bookkeeping, financial analysis, tax preparation, and payroll accounting.

Requirements

 

 
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I graduated from HCCC in December 2018 and I will be graduating from Rutgers University Newark – Business School in December 2020. I intend to become a CPA by 2021. The knowledge I have gained from HCCC's accounting program prepared me for Rutgers University and to secure a position at KPMG, May 2021. My experience in the Accounting program at HCCC is quite memorable and I hope to share my experiences with students who are interested in accounting.
Deen Syed
Accounting AS Graduate, 2018
Deen was happy that he had decided to attend HCCC for his first two years of college.

Transfer opportunities

The majority of our students transfer to neighboring colleges, in particular Rutgers, to earn their Baccalaureate degree in accounting. Articulation agreements exist with these colleges and several of them have on-site local advisors ensuring that our student do not lose credits when they transfer.

Why Accounting?

A career in accounting will provide an opportunity to specialize in different areas. Some areas you can specialize in include Financial Accounting, Cost Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Tax Accounting, Accounting Information systems, Internal Auditing, External Auditing, Management consulting as well Government and Not for profit Accounting. In addition you could end up working for the FBI, IRS, or SEC as these Government agencies hire many accountants.

Career Opportunities: 

Regardless of how the economy is doing, there is a need for accountants. For those continuing their education, opportunities exist in areas such as staff accountant and auditor at accounting firms as well as many businesses. For those not continuing, opportunities exist for bookkeeping, accounts payable clerk, accounts receivable clerk, and payroll clerk.

Salary:

According  to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the median pay for accountants is $71,550 but in the New York area it is $98,650. The median pay for Bookkeeping and accounting clerks is $41,230 but the median pay in the New York area, it is $47,220.

 

Why you should choose us to start your accounting career?

Our accounting courses are accepted by neighboring four-year colleges such as Rutgers’s University, St. Peter’s University, and New Jersey City University. Also we have numerous articulation agreements with other colleges.

Career options with median hourly wages within a five-mile radius of Hudson County.

 

 

We look forward to helping you achieve your goals. Use one of the links below to start your journey at HCCC!

 
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Contact Information

Ms. Janine Nunez
Business and Accounting Recruiter

161 Newkirk Street - Room E222
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 360-4640
jnunez@hccc.edu