April 29, 2019 – Cypress, CA – Trident University International’s (Trident) Computerized Accounting certificate and diploma programs have been enhanced to best address the career goals of students. The nine-month diploma and six-month certificate are now available with two concentrations: Taxation and Bookkeeping & Payroll.
Introduced in 2017, the Computerized Accounting certificate and diploma are shorter programs, designed to prepare adult students with the skills needed to obtain key positions in these fields. Coupled with Trident’s EdActive learning approach, students benefit from an added emphasis on critical thinking skills and real-world application of concepts taught in the classroom.
Students who choose the Taxation concentration will learn about QuickBooks and Sage 50 accounting software, tax preparation, and current accounting procedures. Relevant topics covered include individual tax preparation, self-employment, and retirement plans.
The Bookkeeping & Payroll concentration will teach students about QuickBooks and Sage 50 accounting software and Microsoft Office, with a special emphasis on Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. Relevant topics covered include payroll accounting, business communication, and bookkeeping.
These programs are designed for students looking to improve upon current expertise, change careers, or advance in their current career. Positions held by program graduates can include tax preparer, bookkeeper, file and collection clerk, and entry-level payroll positions. Additionally, Trident will cover the cost of the Enrolled Agent exam for students who successfully complete the diploma program.
The Computerized Accounting certificate and diploma programs are designed to be stackable. Students have the ability to transfer all credits into the Associate of Science in Professional Studies (ASPS) program. ASPS graduates with one year of related professional experience are eligible to sit for the Certified Public Bookkeeper (CPB) exam.
The Taxation and Bookkeeping & Payroll concentrations are available now for newly-enrolling students in Trident’s Computerized Accounting certificate and diploma programs.
About Trident University
Founded in 1998, Trident University International (Trident) is a leading online postsecondary university serving adult learners. Trident uses the EdActive™ learning approach, which employs case-based learning in an online setting to teach real-world relevant critical thinking skills to enhance the lives and careers of students. Trident offers high-quality bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree programs and certificates, led by a qualified faculty team, over 80% of whom have doctoral degrees. Trident is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and has over 32,000 alumni, including more than 27,000 with a military affiliation. The University has received multiple acknowledgements from Military Times, Victory Media’s Military Friendly Schools, and Military Advanced Education & Transition for their dedication to military-affiliated students. Visit www.trident.edu, Trident’s Facebook page, or call at to learn more about Trident’s wide range of educational options.