Professional Accounting Certificates

New! Professional Accounting Certificates l & ll, Fall 2017

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Let Central Piedmont Community College be your gateway to earning the 30 Accounting hours (total 150 semester hours) needed to meet the educational requirements of the North Carolina Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination (CPA).

“A certified public accountant (CPA) in today's environment must not only have a high level of technical competence and a sense of commitment to service, but must also have good communications and analytical skills, and the ability to work well with people. Employers are looking for individuals who have the ability to analyze and evaluate complex business problems and the interpersonal skills and maturity to make decisions in a client- and customer-service environment. ” (www.aicpa.org).

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the best job prospects will be for accountants and auditors who have a college degree or certification, especially a CPA. This high demand equates to higher starting salaries, job security and flexibility. According to a recent survey by the Institute of Management Accountants, certified accountants earn 24 percent more than those who are not.

CPCC is pleased to offer two Professional Accounting Certificates (PAC I and PAC II) which will help give students the 30 hours of Accounting courses within the 150 semester hours of education required as part of the educational requirement for candidates to sit for the Uniform CPA Exam in North Carolina. CPCC offers qualified instructors with relevant, professional experience who will provide you with the personal attention you need to succeed. Classes are available online and/or face-to-face to meet the needs of our working students’ schedules. Flexibility of class schedules, smaller class sizes, and less costly tuition are just a few reasons to choose CPCC as your path to obtaining the CPA licensure.

Professional Accounting Certificate I (C25100-C3) This certificate is designed to provide the student with a concentrated course of study in the field of accounting, with an emphasis on taxation and ethics. The courses included in this certificate will help prepare a student for the Regulation portion of the CPA Exam. Upon completion of the six courses, 17 credit hours, a certificate will be awarded by the College. The courses for the certificate may be applied toward the Associate in Applied Science Degree – Accounting. This certificate is an ideal path towards the 30 hours of accounting courses needed (along with a total of 150 hours) to sit for the CPA Exam. For more information, call 704.330.6595.

Professional Accounting Certificate II (C25100-C4) This certificate is designed to provide the student with a concentrated course of study in the field of accounting, with an emphasis on corporate accounting, as well as, governmental and auditing. The courses included in this certificate will help prepare a student for the Auditing & Attestation, as well as, the Financial Accounting & Reporting portion of the CPA Exam. Upon completion of the six courses, 17 credit hours, a certificate will be awarded by the College. The courses for the certificate may be applied toward the Associate in Applied Science Degree – Accounting. This certificate is an ideal path towards the 30 hours of accounting courses needed (along with a total of 150 hours) to sit for the CPA Exam. For more information, call 704.330.6595.