How good are accounting certification courses as opposed to an actual degree in business/accounting.
As I’ve indicated in this thread , I’ve gotten fed up with my circulation/customer service job in the library. I’ve already taken a basic accounting course, and I’m thinking about taking up accounting until we can relocate to where I can find a good job in a library. We’re currently unable to relocate, because my in-laws are up in years and not well. Also, I think accounting skills might prove to be a very useful counterpart to the liberal arts and computer skills so often found within today’s libraries.
So, to the point. I might have an opportunity to take something along the lines of BHCC’s Accounting Information Certificate track. My question to the accountants here would be whether this sort of thing would be worthwhile or a waste of time (Too many W’s in that sentence).
Please feel free to be as straightforward and blunt as you want to. Any insights or criticism would be welcome. Thank you all in advance.