Detail oriented and analytical? Try Accounting.

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.

Are you interested in an Associate of Science (AS) degree?

If your goal is to get a transferable, skills-based degree, you’re in the right place. 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 LDSBC? 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.

Religion 8 credits
Certificate 15-29 credits
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

Frequently Combined with this Certificate

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Get a stand-alone certificate

Are you looking to gain marketable skills quickly, so you can get a competitive job without a 2- or 4-year degree? LDS Business College offers a certificate only option, which allows you to obtain a stand-alone standard certificate in just three semesters (15 credits). So you can get to work fast in the field of your choice.

For further details about this and other degrees and certificates, please review your academic catalog.

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 or 801-524-8151.

Review course sequencing

Doug McDougal, CPA, JD

Department Chair - Business
Program Chair - Accounting
M.A.c.c., Accounting, BYU, 1990

Doug started at LDSBC 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.

Office 801-524-8165

Kenneth DuVall, CMA

Program Chair - Business Analytics
Faculty - Accounting
M.B.A., Business Administration, University of Utah, 1977

Office 801-524-1994