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Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam Qualification Certificate

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Choose three(3) of the following Accounting courses:

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.

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  1. apply basic financial, cost, and tax accounting principles;
  2. employ problem-solving skills related to accounting issues;
  3. examine accounting as an information-processing system;
  4. analyze and interpret transactions and related financial statements; and
  5. practice ethical accounting behavior.

Program Description:

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.

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