Total Number of Credits Required for Certificate: 55**
*See one of the Accounting program coordinators prior to enrolling in these courses.
**Students who have completed transferable college credit(s) prior to entry in this program are not required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College.
This certificate program outlines a curriculum of specialized courses designed primarily for students who hold a Bachelor’s degree but have not majored in accounting. A degree is not a requirement for admission to this program, however. Other students may enroll in this program by obtaining permission of the accounting program coordinators.
According to the State of Maryland certification requirements, a student must have a Bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting to take the CPA examination. A major in accounting consists of 55 semester hours in accounting and business related courses. The listed certificate requirements will qualify a student holding a Bachelor’s degree, as approved by the Maryland State Board of Public Accountancy, to sit for the CPA examination. Please see the CPA Exam Qualification Certificate brochure for additional details.
A certificate will be awarded to those students who achieve a 2.0 GPA or higher and complete at least 25% of the credits required while enrolled at CCBC.
Individuals who do not hold a Bachelor’s degree and desire an accounting background should refer to the Accounting Program degree and other certificate options.