Certified Public Accountant Pathway Advanced Certificate

Curriculum BUS.CPA.CERT (C501A)

To obtain the necessary qualifications to sit for the CPA (Certified Public Accountant) examination in Illinois, effective July 1, 2013, a candidate must have a total of 150 hours of acceptable college-level education, including at least a bachelor’s degree. At least 30 of those 150 hours must be in accounting and an additional 24 hours must be in business courses, including business ethics. Most students with bachelor’s degrees, even those with degrees in business and/or accounting, have less than the minimum acceptable qualifications in credit hours. Accordingly, this curriculum is for the students with bachelor’s degrees who are seeking the necessary qualifications in order to sit for the CPA examination in Illinois. More details are available from the Illinois Board of Examiners. Upon completion of the certificate, the student should submit transcripts to the Illinois Board of Examiners. (Fall 2018)

Courses

NOTE: Completion of both ACC 101◊ and ACC 105◊ are program prerequisites and must be taken less than ten years ago or approved by the coordinator.
ACC 251 #Intermediate Accounting I

3 credits

ACC 252 #Intermediate Accounting II

3 credits

ACC 255 #Advanced Accounting

3 credits

ACC 256 #Tax Accounting

3 credits

ACC 257 #Principles of Auditing

3 credits

ACC 266 #Cost Accounting

3 credits

ACC 270 #Corporate Tax Accounting

3 credits

ACC 271 #Research Topics in Taxation

1 credit

ACC 275 #Financial Accounting Research

1 credit

BUS 161Business Law I

3 credits

BUS 188Business Writing

3 credits

PHL 103Ethics

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:32

Total Credit Hours: 32

See ACC course descriptions and BUS course descriptions.

Coordinator: Dr. William M. Griffin, Ext. 3579

Gainful Employment

The information provided in the link below is available to assist students in making informed choices about their education and career. 

https://www.triton.edu/GE_Certificates/CertifiedPublicAccountantPathwayAdvCert/52.0302-Gedt.html

For more information about Gainful Employment, visit the Triton College Financial Aid Office, located in the Student Center Building, Room B-160, or send an email to: finaid@triton.edu.