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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% 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.


Effective 2020-2021 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 230 Professional Ethics for Accountants 3
ACC 240 Bookkeeping Certification Review 4

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, BBA, CPA
(513) 569-1435
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