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
Auditing I & II
ACC 251 & ACC 252
Advanced I & II
ACC 261 & ACC 262
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.
- Browse course descriptions for other courses you may wish to take
- Use the College’s search for courses function to search upcoming semesters
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.
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
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.