Accounting Paraprofessional Proficiency Certificate

Students who earn their Accounting Paraprofessional proficiency certificate may elect to continue their Accounting education at the College by earning the A.A.S. degree in Accounting.

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These courses are for those who are interested in a career as accounting paraprofessionals in a wide variety of industries. Some of the things that you will learn include the use of computer ledger software to record and analyze financial transaction, as well as a broad knowledge of financial statement preparation in accordance with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Knowledgeable instructors will provide a hands-on experience that will prepare you for an entry-level job in the workforce or prepare you to continue your Accounting studies.

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Accountant – est. salary $76,819
Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerk
– est. salary $43,628
 $44,386
Tax Preparer 
– est. salary $47,981*


**EMSI Data, 2019; Philadelphia County, PA; a percentage of people in these jobs may have a bachelor's degree or higher. 

Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Accounting Paraprofessional Proficiency Certificate degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.
Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ACCT 101 - Financial Accounting 4 credits    
ENGL 101 - English Composition 3 credits    
ACCT 102 - Managerial Accounting 3 credits Prerequisite: ACCT 101 with a grade of "C" or better  
ACCT 103 - Microcomputers in Accounting 3 credits Prerequisite: ACCT 101 with a grade of "C" or better  
ACCT 208 - Tax Accounting  or
ACCT 215 - Nonprofit Accounting
3 credits Prerequisites: For ACCT 215: ACCT 102 or ACCT 101 and departmental approval.  

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. 

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

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