Award: Certificate in Lower-Level CPA
For more information: Contact Prof. L.J. Baker,
443-412-2374 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Prof. Joe Cunningham,
443-412-2058 or email@example.com; Advising,
Career, and Transfer Services, 443-412-2301, or the state:
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The state of Maryland requires candidates for the CPA
examination to have completed 150 college-level credits
and obtained a bachelorís degree in any area of study.
As part of the 150 credit requirement, candidates must
have completed specific business, accounting, ethics, and
communication courses. This certificate is designed for
students who have a baccalaureate degree in majors other
than accounting attempting to sit for the CPA exam. The
Lower-Level CPA Exam Qualification Certificate includes
all required coursework to sit for the CPA exam.
Students who successfully complete the CPA Exam Qualification Certificate will be able to:
- Apply basic financial, cost and tax accounting principles.
- Develop and employ problem-solving skills related to accounting issues.
- Examine accounting as an information processing system.
- Analyze and discuss transactions and related financial statements
- Recognize ethical accounting behavior.
CPA Exam Qualification Lower-Level Certificate, 54 credits
Link to O*Net: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/13-2011.00
Tuition and Fees: $6,750.00
Time to Completion: 3 years
Note: The 2011-2012 Catalog was used to define credits to completion, and program cost.
Program length is calculated based on average 9 credits per semester, assumed the student was college ready and not required to take developmental course(s).
These figures are based on estimations, and do not include any increases that may occur in course materials or credit fees.
For additional information go to: http://www.harford.edu/catalog/pdf/gainful-employment.pdf
According to the state of Marylandís Job Outlook:
2004 Ė 2014 for the Susquehanna workforce area,
employment for accountants and auditors will grow at a
rate of 64.5 percent, the 4th highest growth rate of occupations
in the area. Students who meet the requirements for the
CPA examination and subsequently pass this exam will be
in a position to receive the most prestigious jobs in the field
CPA EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Candidates for the CPA must have completed 150 semester
hours, including the attainment of a baccalaureate degree or
higher. A minimum of 57 semester hours in accounting and
related business subjects is required. This includes:
- A minimum of 27 semester hours of accounting,
including at least 3 semester hours in each of the following:
- Financial Accounting (at least 9 hours)
- Cost Accounting
- U.S. Federal Income Tax
- A minimum of 21 semester hours in business-related
subjects, including 3 semester hours in 5 of the 7
- U.S. Business Law
- Corporation or Business Finance
- Business Communication
- A minimum of 3 semester hours of ethics education.
Students earning a certificate from HCC must complete or demonstrate exemption from the following courses: ENG 003
and ENG 012, or ENG 018; and MATH 001 or MATH 010. See graduation
requirement details in this catalog for further information.