The Accounting Clerk Short-Term Technical Certificate provides students with the skills to enter a new job field or advance in their current one. Short-Term Technical Certificates consist of three to seven courses that can be completed in a year or less. To receive a Certificate of Completion, students must complete the required courses with a “C” or better and submit an application for certificate. NOTEFederal Financial Aid is not available for Short-Term Technical Certificate programs, but scholarship assistance may be available. NOTE Students pursuing a Short-Term Technical Certificate may need to satisfy course prerequisites which may include placement testing.