Whitworth's undergraduate certificate programs set you on a path to success, helping you develop your professional skills, so your résumé will stand out in a pool of qualified applicants.
Looking to start a career in accounting or become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)? Whitworth's accounting certificate is designed to help you learn the accounting principles you need to take the CPA exam. You can complete the accounting certificate on its own in just 16 months if you’ve already taken the prerequisite courses, or earn it as part of a bachelor's degree program. The 24-credit series begins in January each even-numbered year; prerequisite courses begin in August on odd-numbered years.
- Financial Accounting (3 credits)
- Managerial Accounting (3 credits)
Certificate Requirements – 24 credits
|BU 334||Intermediate Accounting I||4 credits|
|BU 335||Intermediate Accounting II||4 credits|
|BU 332||Cost Accounting||3 credits|
|BU 466||Principles of Auditing||3 credits|
|BU 336||Introduction to Taxation||4 credits|
|BU 357||Financial Management||3 credits|
|BU 240||Business Law||3 credits|
In order to take the CPA exam in the state of Washington, candidates must meet the following education requirements:
At least 150 credits of college education, including...
- A baccalaureate or higher degree;
- 24 credits in accounting subjects (15 at the upper level or graduate level); and
- 24 credits in business administration subjects
Show how you can add value to any organization; learn skills you can use across all industries, from human resources to purchasing to administration.
- Complete the certificate in less than one year
- Evening classes allow you to attend after work
- All courses are held at Whitworth in the U-District
Certificate Requirements - 12 Credits
|BU 361||Lean Management||3 credits|
|MA 256||Elementary Probability & Statistics||3 credits|
|BU 314||Introduction to Operations Management||3 credits|
|BU 331||Project Management||3 credits|
$560 per credit: $6,720 for the 12-credit series. Course materials provided at no extra cost.
$900 per course, plus books. Non-credit.