Accounting Fundamentals

Program Overview

The Accounting Fundamentals technical certificate of credit exposes students to the most foundational topics of the accounting profession. The accounting coursework exposes students to the basic tenets of financial accounting and income tax law. Students are introduced to computers and exposed to a variety of software applications used in the business field. A separate course is devoted entirely to the mastery of spreadsheet software, which is used extensively in the field of accounting.

Students may enter the Accounting Fundamentals program any semester. A full-time student can complete this program in 2 semesters. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 14 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Accounting Fundamentals certificate program must be able to work in an office environment, work with numbers, solve problems, work with people, multi-task, display a professional appearance, and work with computers.  They should also have a strong work ethic and be responsible, discreet and trustworthy.

Offered at the Following Campuses/Delivery Mode

  • North Campus (Sandersville)
  • South Campus (Dublin)

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees:  $2,062.00
Books & Supplies: 
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

Employment Opportunities

Every organization deals with money and needs somebody to account for that money. Graduates of the Accounting Fundamentals certificate program can be employed by a wide variety of businesses and organizations. Instruction and practical application of learned skills provide a broad occupational background which appeals to prospective employers.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • OFTC may accept a student’s official entrance score on the following validated assessment instruments if the scores meet the required minimums:  COMPASS/ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT, PACT, Accuplacer/Accuplacer Next Generation/Companion, HOPE GPA after completion of 10th grade of 2.6 or higher or GED.



Course Overview

  • ACCT1100Financial Accounting I4 credit hours75 contact hours
  • ACCT1125Individual Tax Accounting3 credit hours60 contact hours
  • BUSN1410Spreadsheet Concepts and Applications4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • COLL1060Introduction to College and Computers3 credit hours50 contact hours
  • Credit Hours: 14