Major: Career Studies / Accounting at Northern Virginia Community College

The Career Studies Certificate in Career Studies / Accounting is part of the Accounting and Related Services, Other program at Northern Virginia Community College

This curriculum will provide students with the accounting courses needed to meet the requirements of the Virginia Board for Accountancy to sit for the Certified Public Accountancy (C.P.A.) examination. To meet the educational requirements to sit for the Virginia CPA exam, a candidate must obtain from one or more accredited institutions or from the National College the following:
- at least 120 semester hours of education;
- baccalaureate or higher degree; and
- accounting concentration or equivalent*
Requirements include:
- a minimum of 24 semester hours of accounting
courses, to include courses in auditing, financial
accounting, management accounting, and
taxation; and
- a minimum of 24 semester hours of business
courses. As many as 6 hours of accounting
courses (not included in the 24 hours of
accounting courses) may be considered for the
business course requirement.

*Principles or introductory accounting courses cannot
be considered in determining whether a person
has obtained the 48 minimum number of semester
hours required for an accounting concentration or

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VCCS Plan Code:221-203-02
CIP Code:52.0399

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