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Advanced Technical Certificate in Professional Accountancy

The Advanced Technical Certificate in Professional Accountancy certificate (C4_ACC4) is offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball. For more information, please contact Karen Russom at Karen.N.Russom@lonestar.edu

Accounting Department

Program Description

Advanced Technical Certificate in Professional Accountancy: The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) awarded Lone Star College (LSC) the designation to offer "Qualifying Educational Credit for the CPA Examination."

Thirteen of the LSC accounting courses meet the TSBPA's definition of upper-division accounting courses required to take the CPA exam. This designation allows individuals who have already earned a baccalaureate or higher degree from a recognized educational institution to gain the thirty (30) advanced accounting hours required to qualify for the CPA exam.

The individual should be enrolled in the accounting advanced technical certificate-CPA exam preparation and take no less than 24 semester hours of accounting from LSC toward meeting the 30 semester hours. Contact Karen Russom at: Karen.N.Russom@lonestar.edu for specific information, advising, and recommended sequencing of courses. Program information about this degree can be found on the Accounting ATC Requirements page.

Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree that includes the equivalent of ACCT 2401, ACCT 2402, ECON 2301, ECON 2302 and BUSI 2301. If these courses are not included in the bachelor's degree, they must be completed in order to be admitted into the certificate program.

First Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
ACNT 1370 Taxation Procedures for Individuals 3
Elective1   Business Elective 3
ACNT 1371 Financial Accounting Reporting Standards I 3
Elective1   Business Elective 3

TOTAL Credits for First Semester:

12

Second Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
ACNT 1373 Taxation Procedures for Partnerships, C Corporations, and S Corporations 3
ACNT 1372 Financial Accounting Reporting Standards II 3
Elective1   Business Elective 3
ACNT2 2345 Technical Writing for Accountants 3

TOTAL Credits for Second Semester:

12

Second Year Credits

First Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
ACNT 2309 Cost Accounting 3
ACNT 2330 Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting 3
ACNT3 2333 Advanced Accounting 3
ACNT4 1393 Special Topics in Taxation OR 3
ACNT4 2336 Financial Statement Analysis  

TOTAL Credits for First Semester:

12

Second Semester Credits

Subject Number Title Credits
Elective5   Accounting Elective 3
ACNT 1340 Accounting and Business Ethics 3
ACNT6 2370 Financial Statement Auditing Theory 3

TOTAL Credits for Second Semester:

9

 

Total Credits

TOTAL Credits for Advanced Technical Certificate in Professional Accountancy :

45

  1. Choose business electives from the following:
    BUSI 2372, HRPO 2307, IBUS 1305, IBUS 2341, MRKG 1311, MRKG 2348.
  2. Meets the TSBPA's requirement for a discrete (stand-alone) course in accounting communications or business communications.
  3. Meets the one hour requirement in accounting research and analysis for the state board.
  4. Meets the TSBPA's requirements for a discrete (stand-alone) course in accounting research and analysis.
  5. Choose accounting electives from the following: ACNT 1391, 1393, 23373, 2372
  6. Capstone course