Programs of Study

Accounting Studies

Certificate  |  Graduation Requirements: 32 credits

SUNY Sullivan’s 1-year certificate programs will lead to quality short-term credentials that make it possible to upskill in your current job, or  pursue better career prospects. NY State Tuition Assistance Program financial aid is available for part-time study (min. of 6 credits required), so don't get passed over and miss out on your chance for a good job by being under-qualified.

Program Summary:

This one-year certificate program provides the student with the background for employment in an accounting office in an entry level position. Job titles might include: accounts receivable clerk, accounts payable clerk, payroll clerk, or tax clerk.

After successfully completing the requirements of the Accounting Studies Certificate program, a student should be prepared to:

  • Analyze and understand common business and accounting transactions.
  • Prepare basic financial statements.
  • Read and understand financial statements.
  • Prepare various managerial accounting reports.
  • Integrate the use of computers in a variety of accounting activities.
  • Use research and communication skills to prepare various accounting documents.

The SUNY Sullivan


  • The Accounting Studies Certificate program is designed to allow the student to move directly into a two-year program in Accounting or Business Administration without a major loss of credit.

  • The Accounting Studies program offers hands-on training in computerized accounting in our state- of-the-art computer classrooms and labs.

Business Mathematics
Business Communications
Financial Accounting
Computer Applications for Business
Composition I
Principles of Management
Business Law I
Managerial Accounting
Computer Accounting with QuickBooks
Federal Income Tax Procedures


Interested in Transferring to a SUNY 4-year college?

Check out SUNY’s Course Equivalencies to find out what and how courses will transfer.

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