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Accounting - Advanced Certificate

Careers in accounting can be exciting, rewarding, lucrative and practical. When choosing accounting as a major course of study, students typically follow one of two broad paths: Professional accounting or occupational accounting.

About the Program

Delta College is a great place to begin your accounting career. Fortransfer students, most universities will accept two years of Delta credit; and some universities will even accept three years from DeltaCollege. In addition, Delta’s small class sizes and personal attention will provide an excellent opportunity to learn the foundations of accounting theory and practice.

Careers and Job Outlook

Occupational accounting careers are often available to students withdegrees from two-year colleges and little, or no, credentialing.Candidates should expect wages to plateau around $40,000. Individuals in this field will develop skills valuable to their employer; however advancement is usually limited without a higher degree.

Occupational accounting functions include:

  • Financial Statement preparation
  • Receivables, Payables, Collections
  • Bookkeeping
  • Payroll Accounting
  • Budgeting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Special Projects

Professional accounting careers will require at least a bachelor’sdegree from a four-year university and some type of professionalcredential. Candidates can expect starting salaries to begin at $50,000and grow with experience. Individuals successfully following this careertrack often acquire desirable and highly marketable skill sets, whichqualify them for advancement across organizations.

Professional accounting career options include:

What are students saying?

"The accounting program has helped to shape me in many ways. From myfellow students, to the content taught in the courses, to the amazingteachers, this program has given me all of the tools to be successful inmy career."
– Jordan Conway

"Every path has to start somewhere. I am happy to say that minestarted at Delta College. As a future CPA I was happy to see that theaccounting courses at Delta were focused on the real-world rather thanrecycled textbook material."
– Adam Wallaker

"My tax class prepared me to move on to the next level at Northwood.The instructor always took the time to answer all my questions, evenafter the semester was over."
– Kelly Brown

Find Out More

Have questions or want more information? Contact:

Gregory Hubner
Accounting Instructor

Accounting - Advanced Certificate

Program Code: CBA.35172

This certificate is designed to prepare students for an entry-level job in accounting. Tasks will involve keeping records of day-to-day business transactions, making entries in account ledgers, monitoring cash receipts and disbursements, processing appropriate budgetary costing procedures, and preparing materials needed for financial reports.

Core Courses

CourseCreditsCourse TitleCompleted
ACC 2114Principles of Financial Accounting ______________
ACC 2124Principles of Managerial Accounting ______________
ACC 2143Computerized Accounting ______________
ACC 227W4Intermediate Accounting I ______________
ACC 2292Practical Intermediate Accounting ______________
ACC 2302Operational Business Taxes ______________
CST 133W4Computer Concepts & Competencies ______________
CST 1553Microsoft EXCEL ______________
MGT 153W3Introduction to Business ______________
OAT 1513Business Communication I ______________


32Total Credits Required


1 - Proficiency in keyboarding is expected in many classes. OAT 170 is available for those students who need to build keyboarding skills. Proficiency exams are available for OAT 170.
2 - Students are highly encouraged to take ACC 212 and ACC 214 at the same time.
3 - A grade of "C" (2.0) or higher is required in ACC 211, ACC 212, ACC 214, ACC 215W, ACC 227W, ACC 228W, ACC 229, ACC 230, ACC 233, CST 133W, and OAT 151.
4 - ACC 229 and ACC 230 must be taken concurrently.

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