Advanced Technical Certificate in Professional Accountancy
- Two year program
- Qualifying Educational Credit for the CPA Examination
- Full program offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball
- Accounting Departments
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 Board recognized educational institution to gain the thirty (30) advanced accounting hours as well as upper level related business hours required to qualify for the CPA exam. To obtain the Advanced Technical Certificate in Professional Accountancy the individual should take no less than 24 semester hours of accounting and certain related business courses from LSC toward fulfilling the certificate requirements.
Four additional business courses that are not in the ATC in Professional Accountancy will be needed to fulfill the 24 semester hours educational requirement for business courses for the Texas CPA exam.
You can begin your steps to becoming eligible for the CPA exam by following the requirements below:
- 150 semester hours of college credit
- 30 semester hours of upper-division accounting courses which includes courses that meet the accounting/tax research and analysis requirement
- 24 semester hours of upper level related business courses which includes a board-approved accounting/business communication course
- 3 semester hours of board-approved ethics course
Contact the CPA Program Chair Karen Russom at firstname.lastname@example.org for specific information, advising, and recommended sequencing of courses.
|First Semester Courses||12 Credits|
|ACNT 1370||Taxation Procedures for Individuals||3|
|ACNT 1371||Financial Accounting Reporting Standards I||3|
|Second Semester Courses||12 Credits|
|ACNT 1373||Taxation Procedures for Partnerships, C Corporations, and S Corporations||3|
|ACNT 1372||Financial Accounting Reporting Standards II||3|
|ACNT 2345||Technical Writing for Accountants2||3|
|First Semester Courses||12 Credits|
|ACNT 2309||Cost Accounting||3|
|ACNT 2333||Advanced Accounting3||3|
|ACNT 1393-or-ACNT 2336||Special Topics in Taxation4-or-Financial Statement Analysis4||3|
|Second Semester Courses||9 Credits|
|ACNT 1340||Accounting and Business Ethics||3|
|ACNT 2370||Financial Statement Auditing Theory6||3|
|Advanced Technical Certificate in Professional Accountancy Program Total||45 Credits|
Median wage: $65,0101
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
- Certified Public Accountant2
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