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Accounting Associate

Professional Accounting – CPA Preparation Certificate
36 Semester Credit Hours; Curriculum: 0006

Courses for a Certificate:

Credit Hours

ACC 153 Principles of Financial Accounting

4

ACC 154 Principles of Managerial Accounting

4

ACC 241 Intermediate Accounting I*

4

ACC 242 Intermediate Accounting II*

4

ACC 244 Income Tax Accounting

3

ACC 260 Auditing

3

ACC 266 Advanced Accounting

3

ACC 274 Advanced Tax Accounting

3

BUS 107 Business Ethics or
  MGT 276 Corporate Social Responsibility & Decision Making

MGT 118 Effective Management Communications

3

At least two credit hours from the following**:

2

 

ACC 170 Payroll Tax Accounting

1

 

ACC 243 Accounting Research

2

 

ACC 245 Cost Accounting

3

 

ACC 250 Accounting Systems and Procedures

 

ACC 253 Practicum

 

ACC 261 Advanced Auditing

 

ACC 275 IRS Enrolled Agent Exam Preparation Course

4


Total Semester Credit Hours for Certificate:


36


 

*Students who took either ACC 241 or ACC 242 when they were 3 credit hours should also take ACC 243 Accounting Research. This will satisfy the research requirement with the Board of Examiners.

**Students must have a total of 30 credit hours of accounting to receive this 36-credit-hour certificate. Depending on how many credit hours were received for the accounting courses required for the certificate (from previous versions of these courses at Oakton or from other institutions), students may need to take more than two hours of accounting electives. The ACC electives must be from the above list as these are the only accounting courses that are not already included in this certificate and which are accepted as accounting hours by the Illinois Board of Examiners.

Note: Before students take courses needed to meet the requirements, it is strongly recommended that they send a list of courses in these areas that they already have, in addition to those they expect to take, to Board of Examiners for pre-approval. (Illinois Board of Examiners, 100 Trade Centre Drive, Suite 402, Champaign, IL 61820-7233, 217.531.0950, www.ilboa.org).

 

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