2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Accounting
Degree Plan: Advanced Technical Certificate in Professional Accountancy

Candidates for this certificate must possess a Bachelor's degree in a discipline other than Accounting and must be approved by the Mountain View Campus Accounting Department before being granted approval to earn this certificate.

Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.

(Advanced Technical Certificate)

Mountain View campus only

  • Students pursuing this award are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: ATC.ACCT.20

The courses in the Certificate in Professional Accountancy satisfy the accounting, research, ethics and business communication course requirements for eligibility to sit for the Certified Public Accountant Exam in the State of Texas. Courses that satisfy the business course requirements for CPA exam eligibility are also available to students but are not part of the degree plan.

The program focuses on advanced topics including financial accounting, taxation, and auditing. The intent of the program is to increase the quality and number of competent and ethical candidates to sit for the uniform CPA exam.

Admission Prerequisite: Candidates for this certificate must have obtained a minimum of a United States Bachelor's degree or higher in any discipline prior to entering the program. Students must complete all appropriate paperwork and request official transcripts from each college attended. The transcripts must be sent from the transcripting college directly to the Mountain View Campus. Transcripts cannot be addressed to students and cannot be delivered by students.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ACNT 1373 Financial Accounting Reporting Standards 1 3
ACNT 1277 Taxation Procedures for Individuals 2
ACNT 1278 Taxation Procedures for C Corps and S Corps 2
ACNT 1279 Taxation Procedures for Estates, Trusts and Partnerships 2
ACNT 2345 Technical Writing for Accountants 3
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ACNT 1374 Financial Accounting Reporting Standards 2 3
ACNT 1375 Forensic Financial Investigation 3
ACNT 1393 Special Topics in Taxation 3
ACNT 2332 Accounting Information Systems 3
Semester Total 12
Semester 3
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ACNT 1335 Accounting Ethics 3
ACNT 2330 Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting 3
ACNT 2336 Financial Statement Analysis 3
ACNT 2378 Financial Statement Auditing Theory 3
Semester Total 12
Minimum Hours Required 36

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.