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Accounting Certificate Program

About the Program

Are you looking to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)? We have the classes you need. Our Accounting Certificate Program is designed for students who have their Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and are looking to take the required courses to sit for the CPA exam.

This program is designed to allow transfer credit. Credits are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. For courses to transfer, you must take them within a reasonable amount of time. You cannot transfer more than six credit hours.


What are the requirements?

In order to be a part of the Accounting Certificate Program, you have to meet the following requirements:

  • Must complete all accounting courses with a "C" or better
  • Must have an undergraduate degree from a U.S. educational institution
  • Must have a GPA of 2.0 or better
  • Must meet all prerequisite course requirements

When you complete the certificate program, your transcript will list the Accounting Certificate Program. The program only meets the accounting requirements for the CPA exam. Visit the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) website for more requirements and details.

Required accounting courses

You'll earn your accounting certificate by completing the following courses:

Course Credit Hours
ACC 3311 Intermediate Accounting I  3
ACC 3312 Intermediate Accounting II  3
ACC 3325 Accounting & Financial Information Systems  3
ACC 3340 Cost Accounting I  3
ACC 4301 Federal Income Taxation I  3
ACC 4307 Accounting Theory (Research)  3
ACC 4328 Auditing  3
ACC 4332 Intro to Fraud Examination  3
ACC 4336 Ethics & Professionalism in Accounting  3
And two of the following courses:  
ACC 4302 Taxation of Corporations, Partnerships & Fiduciaries  3
ACC 4306 Cost Accounting II  3
ACC 4311 Advanced Accounting  3
ACC 4433 Forensics & Fraud IT Audit  3
ACC 4334 The Legal Environment & Fraud Forensics  3
ACC 4335 Fraud Practicum  3
ACC 4393 Internship I  3
ACC 4399 Special Topics  3