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New Certificate Programs at MCLA Pittsfield


 Certificate in Principles of Accounting

Four students in accounting classDescription of program: The Accounting Certificate is ideal for small business employees, those in career transitions or interested in building professional credentials.  Aspiring bookkeepers and entrepreneurs will also receive academic benefits from this certificate.  The program emphasizes skills using MS Excel, QuickBooks, and skills employers are seeking. The program may be completed in just over one year for students attending half-time. All courses in the certificate are eligible for transfer to MCLA’s Business Administration degree if graduates decide to pursue the degree. The program is an alternative for students who may not be seeking a degree or CPA-preparation. Experiential, hands-on learning will be included in the program.

Credits: 21

Credits may be transferable for higher-level accounting certification and undergraduate programs, depending upon the transfer policies of the receiving institution.

Anticipated courses

  • BADM 110 – Information Technology for Business
  • BADM 224 – Financial Accounting
  • BADM 225 – Managerial Accounting
  • BADM 320 – Accounting Systems
  • BADM 335 – Federal Taxation – Individuals
  • BADM 340 – Financial Management
  • ECON 142 – Microeconomics

Financial aid and Program Launch

  • Courses for this program will be offered at MCLA-Pittsfield in fall 2019
  • Students in these programs may also qualify for federal financial aid in the form of loans and Pell grant opportunities.  
  • To apply for the program please complete the online application and submit your high school or college transcripts with an updated resume.

    MCLA Online Application


 Certificate in Network Security

Description of program: The Certificate in Network Security will provide participants with a strong, undergraduate-level foundation in networking, network security, troubleshooting, and problem-solving for computer networks. The Certificate in Network Security provides excellent preparation for a variety of career paths in business, education, non-profits, human services, or any endeavor that relies on networks and information technology.

Four student in computer security classCredits: 21

Credits may be transferable to related programs in information technology, depending upon the transfer policies of the receiving institution.

Anticipated Courses (each course provides 3 credits)

  • CSCI 210 - Network I
  • CSCI 211 - Network II
  • CSCI 360 - Security I
  • CSCI 363 - Security II
  • CSCI 302 - Computer Triage
  • Two CSCI Electives

Financial aid and Application

  • Courses for this program will be offered at MCLA-Pittsfield starting in fall 2019
  • Students in these programs may also qualify for federal financial aid in the form of loans and Pell grant opportunities.  
  • To be considered for the certificate program please complete an application and submit your high school or college transcript with an updated resume. 

        MCLA Online Application

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For more information, please contact any member of the Division of Graduate & Continuing Education:

Joshua Mendel, Director of Recruitment and Outreach
J.mendel@mcla.edu
413.662.5409


Barbara Emanuel,  Director of Programs
B.Emanuel@mcla.edu
413.662.5576


Betty LeSage, Administrative Assistant 
Elizabeth.Lesage@mcla.edu
413.662.5575


Paul Petritis, Associate Dean
Paul.Petritis@mcla.edu 
413.662.5543