Advanced Technical Certificate in Professional Accountancy: The Accounting Advanced Technical Certificate is designed to support students that are interested in becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy has evaluated, approved, and awarded the designation “Qualifying Educational Credit for the CPA Examination” to Lone Star College. The designation allows students who already hold a baccalaureate degree from a Board-recognized US educational institution to take specified accounting courses or complete the advanced technical certificate. A separate admission process is required to have undergraduate and graduate transcripts evaluated by the chair of the program.
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
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
Financial Reporting Accountant2
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Average full-time tuition is $800 per semester.
Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.