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Accounting Technology Specialist - Certificate Program

The Accounting Technology Specialist Certificate from EFSC familiarizes students with many of the skills and tools needed for entry-level positions in accounting and business-centric occupations or provides supplemental training for those already working who want to add basic accounting system skills.

At just 12 credit hours, it is the shortest of the three College Credit Certificates that are related to Eastern Florida State College's Accounting Technology Associate in Science degree.

The certificate can be earned as part of the A.S. degree or as a stand-alone certificate for someone who wants to add basic accounting knowledge and earn a certitificate in the process.

Experienced instructors connect students with the modern technology and knowledge today's accounting professionals need to be successful.

Classes can be completed in-person at one of our four Brevard County campuses, 100% online, or via hybrid delivery — giving students an opportunity for hands-on learning in a flexible, real-world environment.

A certificate-holding graduate would be prepared for entry-level work in many accounting-related positions, as well as in related fields like financial, managerial, tax accounting, accounting information systems, auditing, forensic accounting, and more.

Accounting Technology Specialist - Certificate Program

Program Overview

Certificate Type
College Credit Certificate (CCC)
Delivery Methods
On-Campus, Hybrid, 100% Online Option
Cocoa, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Titusville
Total Credit Hours
Academic Community
Contact Information

Email Program Advisor

Advising Appointments



Palm Bay via Teams

Accounting Technology Specialist Certificate - COURSE CURRICULUM

The college courses associated with this certificate introduce students to the process of data entry into accounting information systems, and include the preparation, presentation, and analysis of business reports. A significant emphasis is placed on the technology and computer software most commonly used in accounting and business finance management.  

Accounting Technology Specialist Certificate - Admissions Information

Prospective students can apply for Eastern Florida's Accounting Technology Specialist Certificate program through the  standard admissions process. As a certificate program, it does now require placement testing which can streamline the the process of meeting admission's follow-up requirements. Like many EFSC programs it features rolling admissions, so students can enroll or start class any term. Connect with one of EFSC's advisors or the specific program advisor for help with the application process.

Brief Costs & Financial Aid Eligibility

In-state tuition for this program is approximately $1,250 (plus costs for course materials and labs). While the short program length (total credit hours) of this certificate makes it ineligible for federal financial aid as a stand-alone program, students are able to use Florida Bright Futures Scholarships, Florida Prepaid, or the Nelnet Payment Plan toward the tuition and can also apply for Titan Scholarships funded by the EFSC Foundation, scholarships awarded by outside organizations, and/or Veterans Educational Benefits.

College Courses You Would Take

The Accounting Technology Specialist four-course curriculum is designed to be concise, educating students in the fundamental aspects of modern accounting practices necessary for entry-level employment.

Where Can This Program Take You?

A certificate-holding graduate would be prepared for entry-level positions in most accounting-related fields, including financial, managerial, and tax accounting, bookkeeping, and payroll departments.

Other academic and career tracks are possible, especially if the CCC is earned to build toward the related Accounting Technology Associate in Science degree. That A.S. degree also transitions smoothly to Eastern Florida State College's Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Organizational Management, which offers multiple specializations including an Accounting Specialization.

Related Accounting and Business Programs 

Explore the related programs below as you consider your options and work with an academic advisor especially if you plan to work toward an associate or bachelor's degree to ensure your coursework will meet any degree program prerequisite course requirements.