Accounting Core Certificate


If you work in the accounting field and have never taken accounting classes, this certificate is a great place to start. The certificate can lead to employment or a promotion. This program will provide you with basic bookkeeping-related classes and update your skills through classes such as Financial Accounting and Accounting Computers Applications (QuickBooks).  Courses are offered during the day, evening, and online for your convenience. With the certificate, you will have the classes needed to obtain employment as an accounting clerk or an accounts receivable and accounts payable clerk.

Special Opportunities

All of our accounting faculty have worked or are currently working in the accounting and tax fields. Their experience includes “Big 4” accounting firms as well as local and regional accounting firms, the insurance industry, and municipality work. In addition to their experience, their degrees and certifications include MBA, MSAT, MSA, MST, JD, and CPA designations.

Career Options

Accounting Clerk
Accounts Receivable Clerk
Accounts Payable Clerk

Related Degrees & Certificates


See below for a list of all full-time Department Faculty. Please note that not all listed faculty may teach courses related to this specific degree or certificate program.

Richard J Bennett

B.S., University of Akron College of Business; J.D. University of Akron School of LawBusiness and Technologies Department Professor of Business
Office: D209E
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9407

Arthur J Braza

B.S., B.A, M.B.A, Bryant CollegeBusiness and Technologies Department Professor of Accounting
Office: C114
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9409
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Betti J Gladue

B.A., M.S., Eastern Connecticut State UniversityBusiness and Technologies Department Professor of Business
Office: C-138
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9430
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G. Kent Harding

B.S., M.S.E.E., University of Maryland; M.B.A., Harvard; Certified Cost AnalystBusiness and Technologies Department Professor of Industrial Management Technologies
Office: C148
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9435
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Edwin R Muenzner

A.S., Three Rivers Community College; B.S., Eastern Connecticut State University; M.S.A.T., University of Hartford; Certified Public AccountantBusiness and Technologies Department Professor of Accounting
Office: C144
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9456
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James O’Shea

B.A. University of Connecticut; M.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteBusiness and Technologies Department Full-Time Lecturer of Marketing & Business Management
Office: C-144
Faculty Office Hours (860) 215-9459


Edwin Muenzner