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 (4cr.)
- ACCT 353: Cost Accounting (4cr.)
- ACCT 354: Individual Income Tax (4cr.)
- ACCT 358: Auditing (4cr.)
- ACCT 355: Taxation of Business Entities (4cr.) OR ACCT 359: Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting (4cr.)
- CMSC 150: Introduction to Programming (4cr.)
- CMSC 155: Data Structures and Object Oriented Programming (4cr.)
- CMSC 255: Introduction to Database Systems (4cr.)
- Four elective courses in Computer Information Systems (CIS) or Computer Science (CMCS)
Learn more about the jobs for which the Computer Science certificate will prepare you.
- Contact Ginger Hermon at (515) 961-1313 or email@example.com.
- 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.
The tuition for the 2017-18 academic year is $415 plus $6 technology fee per credit for courses taken at the undergraduate level; and $550/credit plus $6 technology fee for courses taken at the graduate level.
Candidates should budget between $200 and $450 each semester for books and supplies.
Room and board are not available for candidates in certificate programs.