Accounting Certificate (ACCTC)


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.

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Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Use their solid foundation 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

  • Depends on student's current employment

Graduate Starting Salary Projections


Employment Outlook

Very good. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment of bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks to grow by 14 percent through 2020. As the number of organizations increases and financial regulations become stricter, the demand will grow for workers to maintain financial records and provide accounting services.

Gainful Employment Data


Effective 2018-2019 academic year

Accounting Certificate (ACCTC)

Accounting Certificate

Semester 1LecLabCredits
ACC 101Financial Accounting 223
ACC 175Federal Taxation: Individuals 303
Semester 2  
ACC 102Managerial Accounting 223
ACC 135Financial Statement Analysis 202
ACC 201Intermediate Accounting 1 404
ACC 1XX Accounting Software Elective  202
Semester 3  
ACC 202Intermediate Accounting 2 303
ACC 210Cost Accounting 303
ACC 270Auditing 404
ACC XXX Accounting Elective  303
Total Credits:  28430


Accounting Software Elective (two credit hours required)
ACC 115Accounting 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 130Payroll Procedures3
ACC 140Fund Accounting for Non-profit Organizations3
ACC 180Federal Taxation: Business3
ACC 221Volunteer Income Tax Assistant 3
ACC 222Volunteer Income Tax Assistant 23
ACC 230Professional Ethics for Accountants3
ACC 240Bookkeeping Certification Review4
ACC 250Advanced Taxation3

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum


Program Chair
Michele Geers, CPA
(513) 569-1435

Division Office

Business Technologies Division
Clifton Campus, Main Building, Room 330
Phone: (513) 569-1620
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