Gain the reporting, computer and transactional skills employers seek.
With an Accounting certificate, you’ll acquire the entry-level knowledge to manage a computerized accounting system. This includes aptitude in basic financial transactions, QuickBooks, journal entries, financial statements, subsidiary ledgers, charts and accounts, reconciliations and receivables, and automated general ledgers*.
You’ll also leave here with the skills to communicate effectively, articulate your career preparation confidently, and collaborate with others meaningfully. And in all things, we’ll help you work toward becoming a capable and trusted disciple of Jesus Christ. So whatever you do, you’ll be prepared to be the best you possible.
*Ensign College programs are designed to prepare students to be capable and trusted disciples with market-ready skills. The College programs are not designed to meet educational requirements for a specific professional license or certification that is required for employment in an occupation in Utah or in any state, country, or territory.
If your goal is to get a transferable, skills-based degree, you’re in the right place. Ensign College's degree ranks fourth in the Bureau of Labor Statistics' top ten associates degrees in accounting . Any certificate can be combined with general education courses to create your AS degree.
Seeking to expand your job-related skills to broaden career options? Strengthen your resume by including two certificates in your degree. Or, discover new interests by choosing one certificate and exploring elective credits. Are you a Pathway student interested in attending Ensign College? Those earned credits can be transferred to your AS degree as electives.
Whichever option you choose, you’ll graduate with the technical, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills that employers look for, so you can secure a career and excel.
Interested in continuing your education after you graduate? No problem. Your regionally-accredited AS degree, which includes the credits from your selected certificate(s), can be transferred to a 4-year institution.
|AS DEGREE WITH CERTIFICATE|
|General Education (GE)||30 credits|
|College Success||3 credits|
|BAP 115, Excel & Technology|
|CAR 101, College Success|
|CAR 299, Internship|
|Electives (students may need up to 4 elective credits)||4 credits|
|TOTAL||60 – 74 credits|
DON'T FORGET TO PLAN YOUR COURSES
Have you laid out your course sequencing yet? It’s essential that you meet with your academic advisor first thing to ensure that you stay on track. Accumulating too many credits will not only affect your eligibility for financial aid, but also your ability to transfer to another school. So don’t wait. Set yourself up for success by mapping out your required courses from the beginning.
You can reach your academic advisor through the Student Development Center at Studentdevelopment@ensign.edu or 801-524-8151.
Program Chair - Accounting
M.A.c.c., Accounting, BYU, 1990
Doug started at Ensign College in 2013 after working as a Controller, CFO, and Attorney in industry for over 20 years. He now serves as the Accounting Program Chair after having served on the finance committee and as the Entrepreneurship Program Chair from 2013 to 2017.