Accounting Certificate

The Accounting Certificate (C1_ACC1) is offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball, and LSC-University Park. For more information, please contact the Accounting Department.

Program Description

The Accounting Associate of Applied Science degree is designed to prepare students for occupations in the accounting profession. Job responsibilities depend on the area of specialization: public accounting, managerial accounting, corporate accounting, or governmental and nonprofit accounting. Accountants help individuals and businesses manage their money by setting up and maintaining accounting systems, preparing budgets, studying company operations, performing audits, and preparing government forms. They help management plan and control company activities.

Accounting Certificate: Because an associate degree can typically take at least two years to complete, this certificate provides workforce training in accounting in a shorter period of time with fewer foundation classes.

The general education core courses and several individual accounting courses will transfer to a variety of universities. Contact the counselor or faculty advisor at any college for specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.

First Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
ACNT 1301 Introduction to Accounting I 3
ACNT 1311 Intro to Computerized Accounting 3
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications 3
BUSI 1301 Business Principles OR 3
BMGT 1327 Principles of Management  

Total First Semester Credits:


Second Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
ACNT1 1331 Federal Income Tax: Individual 3
HRPO 1311 Human Relations 3

Total Second Semester Credits:


Total Degree Credits

TOTAL Credits for Accounting Certificate:



  1. Capstone course