If you love numbers and find solving complex puzzles intriguing, a future in accounting may be for you.

Always in demand, well-respected, and important in any industry or company, accounting professionals piece together information to construct a puzzle to show how a company is performing.


At Harford Community College, we offer two accounting degree programs and two accounting certificate programs that can help you start or advance your accounting career.

Program Overview


No. of Credits Required:

Accounting AS: 60

Accounting AAS: 60

Accounting Certificate: 16

CPA Exam Qualification Lower-Level Certificate: 54



Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)



James Baker



Cynthia Lewis





Harford's small, student-centered, and flexible learning class options are the ideal learning environment for your accounting studies.

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What kind of courses can I expect to take?

Develop a strong background in accounting principles and applications through required courses and electives like these at Harford:

Accounting Principles

Certified Bookkeeper Preparation

Computerized Accounting

Cost Accounting

Intermediate Accounting

Managerial Accounting

Tax Accounting


What can I do when I complete this program?

With a degree or certificate in accounting from Harford, you can advance your current accounting career, work toward your Bachelor's degree and/or start a career working for corporations, governmental agencies, non-profit agencies and individual businesses.

Top Transfer Destinations

  • University of Maryland University College Dual Admissions Program for Accounting

Potential Careers

  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Payroll Specialist
  • Staff Accountant
  • Tax Accountant

Use the Career Insight Tool to see what opportunities are available for you.




Who teaches this program?

At Harford, our award-winning full-time and adjunct faculty bring a wealth of industry and classroom experience to professionally mentor and guide you through your program.


How do I get started?

You've taken your first step into a larger world of possibility for you and your future. Now is the time! Reach out and apply, request more information, or visit our campus.