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Accounting

Accounting

The goal of the Accounting Associate curriculum is to prepare students for employment in accounting positions upon completion of the degree or certificates. Graduates may qualify as tax aides, assistants to controllers or staff accountants.

The curriculum offers a 63 credit hour A.A.S. degree program, and four accounting certificates: a 42 credit hour certificate in accounting with concentrated study in accounting principles, intermediate accounting, cost accounting, federal taxes and advanced accounting; a 16 credit hour certificate in bookkeeping that leads to the national professional bookkeepers certification; a 19 credit hour certificate in income tax preparation that leads to the IRS enrolled agent exam; and a 36 credit hour professional accounting-CPA preparation certificate that leads to the national uniform CPA exam.

For students planning to transfer, senior-level institutions usually accept ACC 153 and ACC 154 only.

For students working toward the CPA examination, the Board of Examiners requires candidates to take a total of 150 semester credit hours. All accounting and business courses taken at Oakton will count toward this 150-hour requirement. The Board of Examiners also requires candidates to take 30 credit hours of accounting. Most accounting courses at Oakton will satisfy the 30-credit-hour requirement, but not all. Check the course list on the Frequently Asked Question page.

Additional information concerning the CPA examination may be obtained from: Illinois Board of Examiners, 1120 Diehl Road Suite 107, Naperville, IL 60563, 815.753.8900, or www.ilboa.org. They can be contacted at help@ilboa.org.

For more information about Oakton's accounting program, see the Frequently Asked Questions or contact Leslie Van Wolvelear, student advisor for the accounting program, at 847.376.7135 or lvanwolv@oakton.edu.

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CPAs, Earn CPE Credits at Oakton
Take a course in QuickBooks, Peachtree, Excel or Payroll Accounting, and earn 15 hours of CPE credit for each course. For more information contact Leslie Van Wolvelear at 847.376.7135, or lvanwolv@oakton.edu.
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Become a QuickBooks ProAdvisor
Take ACC 251 QuickBooks Comprhensive to prepare for the professional exam.

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Take Research, Ethics, and Communications at Oakton
Oakton has courses to satisfy the new education requirements for CPA Candidates. These are all offered online. Research-ACC 243, Ethics-MGT 276, Business Communications-MGT 118
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Investigate the career opportunities in accounting.

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IMPORTANT DATES


March 1
Incomplete (I) grades from fall 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

March 13
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

March 16 -22
Spring Break.

March 23
Classes resume after Spring Break

March 25
Spring 2015 semester classes begin.

March 29
Last day to withdraw with a "W" from 16-week courses; Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after March 29.

April 8
Registration opens for fall 2015 semester.

May 14, 15
Evaluation Days.

May 15
Last day of student attendance.

May 18
First summer 2015 interim classes begin.

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