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Accounting Professional (ACPCA)

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Award: Certificate of Achievement
Pathway to associate degree:  Accounting (ACAAS) 
Program location: Elkhorn Valley Campus, Fort Omaha Campus, Sarpy Center, South Omaha Campus, Online

The Accounting Professional Certificate of Achievement teaches the principles of accounting, the concepts of payroll and tax preparation, and introduces software utilized in businesses. An accounting professional’s job responsibilities often include recording transactions, preparing deposits, reconciling accounts, tracking customer accounts or vendor payments, processing payroll and preparing financial statements, tax filings and other reports. Students may use this certificate of achievement as a pathway to further education in accounting.

Graduation Requirements
Major requirements: 40.5
General education: 13.5
Total credit hours required: 54

The following General Education courses are recommended for Accounting Professional (ACPCA): Social & Cultural Awareness/Critical Thinking & Creativity: ECON 1000  or ECON 1100

Major Requirements for Accounting Professional

Students interested in an accounting degree/certificate should consult with faculty or an advisor when planning a course of study.


The Business program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), an accrediting organization for institutions that support and have their emphasis directed toward excellence in teaching.

Certificate of Achievement General Education Requirements (13.5 credit hrs.)

The following are General Education requirements for a Certificate of Achievement. Students may not use the same course to satisfy more than one degree requirement.


1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1 Level I course from the list of Communication General Education courses in the current course catalog.


1 Course     4.5 - 5.0 credit hrs. 

Please check your degree program for recommended Math course.

Select 1 college level math course from the list of General Education math courses in the current course catalog.

*Based on the Math course you select, pre-requisites may be required.

Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness

1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1course from the list of Humanities or Social Sciences General Education course options in the current course catalog. 


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