CPA Requirement

Certificate of Completion

Credits: 85  |   Length of Program: 6 quarters

Subject: Accounting


Certified Public Accountant Requirement - Certificate of Completion

The CPA Requirement Certificate is designed for students who have already earned a bachelors degree and desire to meet the specific accounting and business education requirements stipulated by the Washington State Board of Accountancy. These requirements must be met in order to become eligible to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. 

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Career Opportunities

Accounting as a discipline has broad employment possibilities in both public practice, private industry, non-profit organizations and government. Graduates that continue on to pass the CPA exam and meet the experience requirements will be issued a CPA license by the Washington State Board of Accountancy. This designation qualifies the holder for more senior positions in public accounting firms, controllerships in private and non-profit organizations, and senior positions in the finance departments of local, state, and federal agencies.

 

Length of Program

The CPA Requirement Certificate program takes six quarters of studies (85 credits) for completion. The time needed to complete the program may be extended if students need to repeat courses in order to meet the program’s grade requirements or if students have basic skills deficiencies.

Admission Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree required prior to entry of the program.

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Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the Accounting Program, the successful student will be able to:

  • In a complex setting, students will be able to gather and analyze a variety of information using accounting concepts to draw appropriate and supportable conclusions
  • Clearly express in a variety of forms accounting information that is useful to a broad class of decision-makers
  • Properly select quantitative and qualitative accounting data and apply a process to the data in order to reach accurate and reliable conclusions
  • Recognize ethical dilemmas in the workplace and assess the consequences of these dilemmas
  • Identify and adjust to workplace differences in order to operate collaboratively and effectively in an organizational setting
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Entry Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree required prior to entry of the program.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: ENGL& 101. Students may transfer this course or an equivalent course from another institution.

General Education Requirements

Communication

ENGL&101 English Composition I 5 Credits Search Schedule
Develops writing skills by focusing on strategies and techniques writers use to convey ideas, evaluate information, make a point, and participate in multiple discourse communities. Emphasizes both the process and the product of writing. This course was formerly known as WRIT 101, College Writing I. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement test scores OR appropriate completion of ENGL 095, ENGL 095X, or ENGL 098 OR concurrent enrollment in ENGL 110 with instructor's permission.
Distribution: AA, AAS, AS, DTA, COMMUNICATION, GER-CIS, AA-AAS-T-COMMUNICATION, AAS-COMMUNICATION: Reading/Writing, AAS-READING-WRITING

Computation
MATH&146 Introduction to Statistics 5 Credits Search Schedule
Covers basic probability, descriptive statistics, and inferential statistics. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in or completion of MATH 095 and 096 with a "C" or better or appropriate placement.
Distribution: AA, AS, DTA, NATURAL SCIENCE, QUANTITATIVE, AA-AAS-T-QUANTITATIVE, AA-AAS-T-NATURAL SCIENCE

Human Relations
BUS260 Principles of Management: Diversity 5 Credits Search Schedule
Describes the functions of management with an emphasis on current management issues, including the impact of diversity in the workplace. Prerequisite: BUS& 101.
Distribution: AA, AAS, AS, DTA, DIVERSITY, AAS-HUMAN RELATIONS

 

Effective Catalog Year 2020-2021

 

 

 

Additional Information

A cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required in order to earn a certificate or degree and a “C” or better is required in all ACCT courses.

A “C” or better must also be earned in all prerequisite ACCT courses.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: ENGL& 101. Students may transfer this course or an equivalent course from another institution

Revision Date: 
May 1, 2020