Program Overview

The Accounting Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

The certificate or Associate degree in Accounting prepares students for a variety of positions in the accounting field. Students gain the skills needed for a professional job in Accounting or related fields such as a staff accountant. Many students find part-time employment in the accounting field after completing the first accounting courses in the program and continue to work while fulfilling program requirements.

For gainful employment information, see this program’s gainful employment website.

Accounting (CA) Requirements

Required Courses Units
ACTG 100 Accounting Procedures 3 units
ACTG 103 Ten-Key Skills 0.5 units
ACTG 121 Financial Accounting 4 units
ACTG 131 Managerial Accounting 4 units
ACTG 144 QuickBooks: Set-Up and Service Business 1.5 units
BCM. 225 Spreadsheets I: Excel 1 unit
BCM. 226 Spreadsheets II: Excel 2 units
Plus a minimum of 6 units from the following: Units
ACTG 145 QuickBooks: Payroll and Merchandising Business 1.5 units
ACTG 171 Federal Income Tax 3 units
ACTG 172 Business Income Taxes 4 units
ACTG 670 Vocational Cooperative Education in Accounting 2 units
BUS. 103 Introduction to Business Information Systems 3 units
BUS. 201 Business Law 3 units
Note: Minimum C grade required in all courses applied to the major.
Total Required Units: 22