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Accounting, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CT_ACCT

Control Number: 22371

Financial Aid Eligible

The Accounting certificate program contains coursework in financial and managerial accounting, computerized accounting, and intermediate, tax, and cost accounting. Completing the program will provide students with the skills necessary for employment in a variety of accounting positions: 

  • Staff Accountant
  • Full Charge Bookkeeper
  • Tax Staff
  • Cost Accountant
  • General Ledger Specialist
  • Accounts Receivable Specialist
  • Accounting Specialist
  • Accounts Payable Specialist
  • Disbursement Specialist
  • Payroll Specialist
  • Junior Accountant
  • Senior Accountant

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate various activities performed in the accounting function of industry, apply comprehensive accounting skills, utilize technical knowledge, utilize technology and display ethical behaviors and practices. 
  2. Demonstrate technical knowledge of accounting related topics that provide major course transfer to a four-year institution.

Review Graduation Requirements.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
ACCT A101Financial Accounting4
or ACCT A101H Financial Accounting Honors
ACCT A102Managerial Accounting4
or ACCT A102H Managerial Accounting Honors
ACCT A110Excel for Accounting and Finance3
ACCT A111Individual Income Tax3
or ACCT A116 Business Taxation
ACCT A210Cost Accounting3
ACCT A212Intermediate Accounting 13
ACCT A213Intermediate Accounting 23
ACCT A218Auditing3
BUS A100Introduction to Business3
or BUS A100H Introduction to Business Honors
BUS A139Business Communication3
CIS A111Introduction to Computer Information Systems3
Total Units35
Accounting Suggested Electives:

ACCT A107 Not for Profit Recordkeeping and Compliance 
ACCT A112 Accounting with QuickBooks
ACCT A114 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
ACCT A118 Accounting Ethics
ACCT A119 Payroll
ACCT A215 Governmental Accounting
ACCT A216 Not-for-Profit Accounting
ACCT A220 Data Analytics for Accounting
BUS A110 Business Law
BUS A110H Business Law Honors
BUS A240 Entrepreneurship
MGMT A100 Applied Management for Public and Private Organizations

Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
Financial Accounting
or Financial Accounting Honors
BUS A100
Introduction to Business
or Introduction to Business Honors
CIS A111 Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3
Semester 2
Managerial Accounting
or Managerial Accounting Honors
ACCT A110 Excel for Accounting and Finance 3
Freshman Composition
or ESL College Composition
Year 2
Semester 1
ACCT A212 Intermediate Accounting 1 3
BUS A139 Business Communication 3
ACCT A210 Cost Accounting 3
Semester 2
Individual Income Tax
or Business Taxation
ACCT A213 Intermediate Accounting 2 3
ACCT A218 Auditing 3
 Total Units35