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Online and Continuing Education Accounting Certificate
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Post-Baccalaureate Accounting Certificate

At Linfield College Online and Continuing Education, our online accounting program is designed to open doors to greater opportunities and higher salaries.

Employment Opportunities

An online accounting certificate from Linfield College Online and Continuing Education can help you excel in any number of positions in both the public and private sectors of accounting. If you are interested in the private sector you may pursue a career as a certified public or management accountant, budget or credit analyst, or financial or tax examiner. Another option is to work for the government, either in an office as a tax preparer or revenue agent, or out in the field as an auditor or collector. Because these jobs tend to deal with sensitive financial issues, great communication skills and a close eye for detail are essential for certified accountants.

Who Should Enroll

If you are interested in non-profit and government accounting, public accounting, or corporate accounting, then this program is for you. Alumni of Linfield College Online and Continuing Education differ in age and background, and come from all over the world. An online certification is ideal for anyone who has trouble fitting classes in with a full-time job or family life. Ambitious and career-minded students who prefer to self-manage their time should apply. 

The enrollment process can start now!

Accounting Certificate Requirements

Prospective students must have previously attended a fully accredited college and received a bachelor's degree. While you can have a degree in any major, you are required to have taken Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting or transferable equivalents. Anyone lacking these two courses can take them during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Linfield also offers a complete degree in accounting.

Courses You Will Take:

BNAC 361 - Intermediate Accounting I / 4 credits *
BNAC 362 - Intermediate Accounting II / 4 credits
BNAC 461 - Cost Accounting / 4 credits
BNAC 466 - Advanced Accounting / 4 credits
BNAC 468 - Federal Income Tax / 4 credits
BNAC 469 - Auditing / 4 credits


* BNAC 260, BNAC 261

For a list of courses offered this academic year view the Year Long Plan.

Why Choose Linfield College?

Linfield is a fully accredited college known for its welcoming environment and dedicated staff. Upon enrollment, you will receive a personal academic advisor whose job it is to facilitate customized academic planning and access to financial aid advice that fits you. Through the affordable online program, you also gain access to skilled tutors and the university's excellent library for top-notch research. With so many tools and support services at your disposal, you can receive a unique and comprehensive educational experience.

I’d like to find out more. What are my next steps?

  1. Fill out the Request Information form to learn more.
  2. Schedule a conversation with the admission counselor for this program.
  3. Request an unofficial transcript evaluation (be sure to submit transcripts from all previously attended institutions.) 
  4. Call 503-883-2213 or email with any questions.
  5. Just apply now if you're ready to invest in your future.