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When you want to take your career as an accountant to the next step, we see you enhancing your previously earned bachelor’s degree. The Accounting CPA program at Cedar Crest College helps fulfill the 150-semester-hour requirement promoted by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and required by many states in the nation. By completing the 36-credit certificate, you will:

  • Meet the educational requirements mandated by the State Board of Accountancy.
  • Be qualified to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam in Pennsylvania.
  • Gain exposure to all areas of examination testing.

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Post-Baccalaureate CPA Certificate

According to the Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy, a person who is interested in sitting for the CPA exam must have a baccalaureate or master’s degree and have completed at least a total of 36 semester credits in accounting and auditing, business law, finance or tax subjects. This specialized certificate is for those individuals who possess a bachelor’s degree in a field other than accounting. By completing the 36-credit certificate, students will be able to meet the educational requirements mandated by the State Board of Accountancy and will be qualified to sit for the CPA exam, as well as gain exposure to all areas of examination testing. When combined with a previously earned Baccalaureate degree, this program will fulfill the 150 semester -hour requirement required by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and by Pennsylvania and most states in the nation. At least 8 of the 12 required courses must be taken at Cedar Crest College.

Required Courses

ACC 101 Financial Accounting 3 credits
ACC 102 Managerial Accounting 3 credits
ACC 202 Business Applications and Technology 3 credits
ACC 203 Cost Accounting 3 credits
ACC 250 Principles of Finance 3 credits
ACC 309* Intermediate Accounting I 3 credits
ACC 310* Intermediate Accounting II 3 credits
ACC 315* Personal Income Tax Accounting 3 credits
ACC 316* Corporation Income Tax Accounting 3 credits
ACC 321* Advanced Financial Accounting 3 credits
ACC 322* Auditing 3 credits
BUA 221* Business Law 3 credits

*Must be taken at Cedar Crest College.

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