Earn a Bookkeeping Certificate

Explore bookkeeping foundations in our one-year Bookkeeping Certificate program.

Blue Ridge CTC’s Bookkeeping certificate program offers students industry-focused practical and academic training to learn real-time accounting and business principles.

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Why Pursue a Certificate in Bookkeeping?

The Bookkeeping certificate provides basic accounting and business principles needed to earn a competitive advantage in today’s data-driven business and accounting industries.

    • Learn transferable business and accounting skills in just one year.
    • Advance an existing career.
    • Earn credits to be used toward a future degree program.
    • Explore elective options that align with your career goals.


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Were created for bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks, as per BLS.

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Enroll full time and earn this certificate in as little as one year.

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Train for a Promising Career with a Bookkeeping Certificate

With our bookkeeping certificate program, learn real-time business, accounting, and computing principles applicable in bookkeeping occupations.

In this program, students build an understanding of bookkeeping, accounting measurements, and different stages of the accounting life cycle. Students throughout the work-based coursework, enhance communication and decision-making skills to perform efficiently in actual accounting and business fields.

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What You Will Learn - Curriculum Overview

Learn to collect, interpret and analyze data and maintain business’ financial records with a Bookkeeping certificate program.

The comprehensive curriculum teaches students fundamental concepts of business and accounting such as principles of accounting, payroll accounting, small business accounting, business ethics and laws, and more. The program allows students to:

    • Gain a basic understanding of fundamental accounting and business.
    • Analyze various accounting transactions for the purpose of recording and reporting the effects on business operations.
    • Demonstrate competency in using business and accounting information technology.
    • Express the appropriate verbal, non-verbal, professional, and technological communication skills.

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Stories of Excellence

Let’s hear from our alumni who successfully completed this certificate for the bookkeeping program and came closer to their career goals.

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Worried About Financing? Many Options Exist for Financial Aid.

Blue Ridge CTC provides need-based financial aid to qualified applicants, ensuring all students have equal access to a quality education.

Whether you are a student worrying about tuition fees or are a parent assisting a child pay for college, we have a wide variety of financial resources available.

    • State and Federal Grant Programs
    • Student Work-Study Opportunities
    • Student Loans
    • Special Grant Funding Opportunities
    • Blue Ridge CTC Foundation Scholarship opportunities

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With this time-saving and cost-effective Bookkeeping certificate program in West Virginia, students learn industry-specific skills guided by highly trained faculty. Plus, credits earned in a certificate program can be used toward a future degree.
The comprehensive curriculum of the bookkeeping certificate program teaches students the fundamental concepts of business and accounting such as principles of accounting, payroll accounting, small business accounting, business ethics and laws, and much more. The program offered work-based training which enhances your communication and decision-making skills to perform efficiently in real accounting roles.


Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.

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