The Accounting Certificate program at Cincinnati State is for those 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 job promotion.

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 predicts employment of bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks will grow by 4% through 2029. Globalization, a growing economy, and a complex tax and regulatory environment are expected to contribute to strong demand for accountants and auditors.


Graduate Starting Salary Projections

Education Options

Co-op Salary Projections

Certificate does not include co-op


Program Chair

Stani Kantcheva


Effective 2022-2023 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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