CPA Preparation
Certificate Program

CPA Preparation

Putting financial goals in reach
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Program Description

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CPA exam preparation for your career. Gain theoretical knowledge on complex accounting issues along with best industry practices to remain successful as an accountant. Already an accountant? This comprehensive Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preparation program provides you with the 72 units of accounting and general business credit you need to qualify for the rigorous professional exam. As a CPA, you’ll be able to exercise your financial skills in virtually any industry.

The CPA Preparation program objectives include:

·       Auditing and attestation

·       Corporate income tax accounting

·       Business law

·       Microeconomics

·       Macroeconomics

·       Project Management

·       Marketing

Benefits of becoming a CPA. As a CPA you’ll be able to:

·       Prepare audited or reviewed financial statements and file reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

·       Represent clients in front of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

·       Provide tax services, including federal, state and local tax returns

·       Provide professional assurance and audit services

·       Provide assistance supervising and managing an organization’s or individual’s daily activities, including budgeting, financial planning, and cash management

 

Curriculum: Total Required for the CPA Exam: 36 quarter units of accounting and 36 quarter units of general business courses.End with certificate of completion review.

Time Commitment: Most courses take 4–12 weeks to complete.

Estimated Cost: Varies. Based on your course choices.

Cost for F1 Students: [Costs for F-1 students]

Courses

Curriculum: Total Required for the CPA Exam: 36 quarter units of accounting and 36 quarter units of general business courses.End with certificate of completion review.

Units: 4.0 ACCT.X404
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Units: 4.0 ACCT.X405
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Units: 4.0 ACCT.X406
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Units: 4.0 ACCT.X409
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Units: 4.0 ACCT.X407
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Units: 4.0 ACCT.X402
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Units: 4.0 ACCT.X403
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Units: 7.5 CEU BOOK.X400
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Units: 2.5 BUSM.X406
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Units: 2.5 BUSM.X407
Summer Online
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Units: 3.0 BUSM.X405
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Units: 2.0 MKTG.X401
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Units: 2.0 MKTG.X400
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Units: 1.5 PPMT.X400
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Requisite Knowledge

Please review the course descriptions to ensure that you have taken necessary prerequisites or meet the requirements through job experience or previous education.

Professional Development

Become a CPA. Consult with the American Institute of CPAs for specific CPA exam requirements. To become a Certified Public Accountant in California, you must complete: 36 quarter units of accounting, 36 quarter units of general business courses, and have a bachelor’s degree.

Earn MCLE credit. Many of our CPA Prep courses qualify for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit

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You are invited to declare candidacy in your certificate program as soon as possible so you can lock in the curriculum requirements and not be impacted by any subsequent program changes. Once you’ve declared, you have three years to complete the program.

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