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.
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
Effective 2023-2024 academic year
Accounting Certificate (ACCTC)
|ACC 101||Financial Accounting||2||2||3|
|ACC 175||Federal Taxation: Individuals||3||0||3|
|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|
|ACC 202||Intermediate Accounting 2||3||0||3|
|ACC 210||Cost Accounting||3||0||3|
|ACC XXX Accounting Elective||3||0||3|
|Accounting Software Elective (two credit hours required)|
|ACC 115||Accounting Software Applications: Sage (Peachtree)||2|
or take the following sequence:
& ACC 122
|Computerized Bookkeeping: QuickBooks 1
and Computerized Bookkeeping: QuickBooks 2 *
|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|
|*||These 7-week courses are offered consecutively during the same semester.|