Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Complete the 36 accounting credit-hour educational requirement to qualify for the CPA exam at Montgomery County Community College. Course offerings are designed for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree and are seeking new career opportunities in the accounting or finance field. They are also designed for those who need the additional credit-hours to complete the requirements for their CPA license (150 total credit-hours).

While completing accounting credits required for the CPA exam, the student can apply those accounting credits toward the Accounting Specialty Certificate, which is designed for students who wish to gain academic credentials in accounting.


Financial & Managerial Accounting
ACC 115 & ACC 116
Business Law I & II
ACC 151 & ACC 152
Intermediate I & II
ACC 211 &ACC 212
Accounting Information Systems
ACC 221
Cost Accounting
ACC 230
Tax (Personal)
ACC 241
Corporate Tax
ACC 242
Auditing I & II
ACC 251 & ACC 252
Advanced I & II
ACC 261 & ACC 262
Step 1: Determine what courses you will need 

The accounting courses shown to the right prepare you for
the CPA exam while fulfilling the 36 accounting credit-hour educational requirement to qualify for the CPA exam. Whether you need any or all of these accounting courses, or you just need general credits to fulfill the 150 credit-hour requirement for the exam, you need to determine what courses to take. The PICPA booklet can help you calculate how many credits (accounting and otherwise) you need.

Step 2: Determine which path is right for you

Students taking classes to fulfill the necessary credit requirements and prepare for the CPA exam can take classes at the College as a guest student or apply their credits towards a Specialty Certificate in Accounting.

Guest Registration

If ANY of the following applies to you, you may wish to take classes as a guest student:

  • If you need to take less than 18 credits
  • If you do not have financial aid eligibility
  • If you are not interested in gaining an academic credential

Guest registration at the College is as simple as identifying the courses that you wish to take in upcoming semesters and filling out the Guest/Visiting student registration form. Find more information on becoming a guest student. CPA students that wish to take more than 11 credits in a semester or more than 15 cumulative credits will contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. after filling out the form.

Specialty Certificate in Accounting

If you’ve earned at least 30 college credits, you can design your own 18-credit specialty certificate program in accounting. The Specialty Certificate in Accounting provides the opportunity to earn an academic credential that is financial aid eligible while completing courses to prepare for the CPA exam. Request information below on earning a specialty certificate in accounting.

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