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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


ACC 154 Principles of Managerial Accounting


ACC 241 Intermediate Accounting I*


ACC 242 Intermediate Accounting II*


ACC 244 Income Tax Accounting


ACC 260 Auditing


ACC 266 Advanced Accounting


ACC 274 Advanced Tax Accounting


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

MGT 118 Effective Management Communications


At least two credit hours from the following**:



ACC 170 Payroll Tax Accounting



ACC 243 Accounting Research



ACC 245 Cost Accounting



ACC 250 Accounting Systems and Procedures


ACC 253 Practicum


ACC 261 Advanced Auditing


ACC 275 IRS Enrolled Agent Exam Preparation Course


Total Semester Credit Hours for Certificate:



*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,


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