JSC’s Certificate of Proficiency in Accounting is a flexible and convenient way to earn the additional credits required to meet Vermont licensing standards that took effect July 1, 2014, and sit for the national CPA exam. Classes may be taken on campus, online or, through JSC’s External Degree Program, on weekends in Montpelier, Rutland, St. Albans or Winooski.
The program of study is tailored to each student’s situation in order to amass the required 150 credit hours, including 42 credits in accounting-related courses. A person with a B.A. degree in Business would still need to accrue the required additional 30 credits, even if he or she already has the 42 credits in accounting-related courses.
A full-time student could complete the certificate in one year: In two semesters if only 30 credits are needed, or in two semesters plus the summer if 42 credits are needed. Students enrolled in the certificate program are eligible for financial aid.
Students must complete the core business courses and the core accounting courses, at total of 43 credits, in order to earn the certificate of achievement in accounting.