Accounting Advanced Technical Certificate in Professional Accounting
- Two year program
- Qualifying Educational Credit for the CPA Examination
- This certificate can be stacked and earned credits can be applied toward an Accounting AAS Degree.
- Full program offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball, and LSC-University Park
- Accounting Departments
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
- 3 semester hours of board-approved ethics course
This certificate can be stacked and earned credits can be applied toward an Accounting AAS Degree.
|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: $69,4281
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
- Accounting Manager2
- Financial Reporting Accountant2
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Lone Star College is an open-enrollment institution. Most students are accepted once they have completed the admissions process.
Lone Star College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on College to award Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT), Associate of Science (AS) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees.