Post-Baccalaureate Certificates are designed for individuals who have already earned a bachelor degree and wish to continue their education, typically in a different field. Each certificate is 28 credits (seven courses). Simpson offers Post-Baccalaureate Certificates in:
ACCT 341: Intermediate Accounting I 4cr.
ACCT 342: Intermediate Accounting II 4cr.
ACCT 345: Advanced Accounting Topics 4cr.
ACCT 353: Cost Accounting 4cr.
ACCT 354: Individual Taxation 4cr.
ACCT 358: Auditing 4cr.
ACCT: 355 Taxation of Business Entities 4cr OR ACCT 359: Governmental and Not for Profit Accounting 4cr.
- ACCT 355: The study of current federal income tax requirements for partnerships, S corporations, and regular corporations. Prerequisites: Accounting 201, 250. Accounting 354 is recommended. Four credits OR
- ACCT 359: Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting – A study of the accounting practices applicable to governmental, religious, charitable, and nonprofit organizations. Prerequisites: Accounting 341. Four credits.
CMSC 150: Introduction to Programming 4cr.
CMSC 155: Data Structures and Object Oriented Programming 4cr.
CMSC 255: Introduction to Database Systems 4cr.
CMSC or CIS elective courses 16cr.
Learn more about the jobs for which the Computer Science certificate will prepare you.
- Contact Ginger Hermon at (515) 961-1313 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Have all previous college transcripts sent to Simpson.
- Candidates must complete the Certificates and Specializations Application.
- Candidates must enroll in all courses on a regular basis.
- Candidates may not take or transfer in more than two courses required for a certificate from other educational institutions. Prerequisites must be met for some classes and can be transferred in from other institutions as long as they satisfy Simpson’s coursework.
- Candidates pursuing the Accounting certificate, who received their BA from Simpson College and already received credit for coursework that is a part of the Certificate program in which they are enrolled, must substitute other 300 level classes to satisfy the requirements, as approved by the department chair.
- A cumulative grade point average of (2.50) must be obtained in the program with at least a ‘C’ (2.00) grade earned in each class.
- All course requirements are expected to be completed in a four-year time frame.
- Written permission from the chairperson of the department offering the certificate program is required to modify course requirements.
- Each candidate who completes these requirements will receive a certificate which, in addition to the transcript, will serve as official documentation of the continuing education experience.
2018-2019 Tuition and Fees
Tuition: $375/credit hour
→$6/credit hour Technology Fee
→$20/credit hour Online Fee
→$125 one-time Matriculation Fee
Candidates should budget between $200 and $450 each semester for books and supplies.
Room and board are not available for candidates in certificate programs.