Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Major

A certified public accountant (CPA) provides a wide variety of client services, including auditing, tax preparation and planning, financial statement preparation and consulting. With this degree you’ll have many of the tools and skills necessary for a successful accounting career, and you’ll be familiar with the technical material on the CPA exam. Accounting classes are taught by certified professionals with industry experience.

In addition, the associate degree in accounting can be earned completely online. With online classes and flexible scheduling including day, and/or evening classes, students can complete an associate degree in accounting in as little as two years. You can easily transition to a bachelor’s degree program and then a career as a CPA.

Associate Degree Course Sequence

SSC101 Student Success Seminar
ENG124 College Composition
BUS121 Business Administration
BUS124 Business Analysis with Algebra
ACC130 Business Law & Ethics
Arts & Humanities Elective
ACC132 Financial Accounting
AOT226 Spreadsheet Microsoft Excel
ACC124 Individual Taxation
MTH124 Statistics
BUS221 Microeconomics
ACC221 Intermediate Accounting I
ACC133 Managerial Accounting
ACC228 Business Taxation
ACC232 Governmental & Not-for-Profit Accounting
ACC222 Intermediate Accounting II
ACC223 Cost Accounting
ACC225 Auditing
FIN220 Business Finance
ACC226 Advanced Accounting


Associate of applied business in accounting

  • Franklin University
  • Walsh University

Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs; www.acbsp.org

  • public accounting
  • health care
  • industry
  • public sector
  • government
  • nonprofit
  • banking
  • staff accountant
  • accounts payable analyst
  • accounts receivable analyst
  • auditor (internal/external)
  • tax compliance and planning
  • estate consulting
  • controller

Institute of Management Accountants Scholarships
Daniel Schonhoft and Thomas Presper Accounting Technology Annual Scholarship

Institute of Management Accountants student chapter
Enactus (Entrepreneurial Action Us club)