Total Number of Credits Required for Certificate: 55*
*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed college coursework at other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 in the first semester at CCBC. This is a 1-credit class, and it does not count towards the number of credits required for a degree or certificate. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) for this requirement to be waived.
**See one of the Accounting program coordinators prior to enrolling in these courses.
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.