The Accounting Certificate program offered at Cincinnati State is designed to serve students who have earned a degree in a different discipline and need accounting courses to prepare for the CPA exam, or those who may need accounting courses for career advancement.

This program is best suited for students currently employed in the accounting field. The certificate does not include cooperative education.


Program Chair

Stani Kantcheva

Career Outlook

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Use foundation skills in all areas of accounting, including intermediate accounting, tax accounting, cost accounting, computerized accounting, and auditing, to enhance their current position, and to sit for the CPA exam.

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Varied, depending on current employment

Graduate Employment Outlook

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 6 percent increase in the employment of accountants and auditors through 2031. On average, approximately 136,400 job opportunities for accountants and auditors are expected to become available each year. A significant number of openings are expected to arise from the need to replace workers who move to different careers or leave the workforce through retirement.


Graduate Starting Salary Projections

Education Options

Co-op Salary Projections

Certificate does not include co-op


Program Chair

Stani Kantcheva


Effective 2023-2024 academic year

Accounting Certificate (ACCTC)

Accounting Certificate

Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
ACC 101 Financial Accounting 2 2 3
ACC 175 Federal Taxation: Individuals 3 0 3
Semester 2
ACC 102 Managerial Accounting 2 2 3
ACC 135 Financial Statement Analysis 2 0 2
ACC 201 Intermediate Accounting 1 4 0 4
ACC 1XX Accounting Software Elective 2 0 2
Semester 3
ACC 202 Intermediate Accounting 2 3 0 3
ACC 210 Cost Accounting 3 0 3
ACC 270 Auditing 4 0 4
ACC XXX Accounting Elective 3 0 3
Total Credits: 28 4 30


Accounting Software Elective (two credit hours required)
ACC 115 Accounting Software Applications: Sage (Peachtree) 2
or take the following sequence:
ACC 121
& ACC 122
Computerized Bookkeeping: QuickBooks 1
and Computerized Bookkeeping: QuickBooks 2 *
Accounting Elective
ACC 110 Accounting Information Systems 3
ACC 130 Payroll Procedures 3
ACC 140 Fund Accounting for Non-profit Organizations 3
ACC 180 Federal Taxation: Business 3
ACC 221 Volunteer Income Tax Assistant 3
ACC 240 Bookkeeping Certification Review 4

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