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Undergraduate Certificate in Accountancy

Lead Faculty: Dr. Connie Fajardo

Designed for students who wish to prepare for entry into the accounting profession and may be considering one of the recognized professional accounting designations other than the Certified Public Accountant (CPA). CPA Exam candidates should consider the B.S. in Accountancy or Master in Accountancy which provide much greater in -depth preparation for the CPA Exam. CPA Exam candidates in California must have completed 24 semester units (36 quarter units) in accounting or tax and 24 semester units (36 quarter units) in business which includes business law, mathematics, statistics, computer science, and information systems.

Students who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree, a second baccalaureate degree, or a master s degree can apply some or all of the academic credits awarded in the certificate program toward that degree, depending upon its requirements and providing the coursework taken is at the same level as the degree program.

Before taking any of the courses in the Certificate in Accountancy program, students are strongly advised to contact a full-time accounting faculty member for a brief interview to review the student s career objectives and provide guidance as to the courses to be selected.


Certificate Prerequisite (1 course; 4.5 quarter units)
Available to both undergraduate and graduate students. (Before taking any other accounting courses in this program, students must complete ACC 201 or its equivalent within two years with a grade of “C” or better, unless they receive an equivalent grade on an accounting aptitude exam.)
Certificate Requirements (6 courses; 27 quarter units)
To receive a Certificate in Accountancy, students must complete any six undergraduate courses with the prefix ACC for which the required prerequisite has been successfully completed. It is strongly recommended that students consult with full-time accounting faculty before enrolling in the Certificate in Accountancy.

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This program is available online.

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