CPA Preparation

The UCSC Extension offers courses to be eligible to take  the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam—still the gold standard credential in the accounting profession. These courses also offer students the background and best practices in the field to help you remain successful as an accountant. Students receive theoretical knowledge on complex accounting issues in the various topics covered by each respective course.

Ideal for:

•  Aspiring CFOs
•  Bookkeepers
•  Accountants and accounting assistants

Program Format

Courses are offered in classroom and online.

Credit Required

None. Consult with the American Institute of CPAs for specific CPA exam requirements.

Program Duration

Most courses take between 4 - 10 weeks to complete

Approximate Program Cost

Variable - depending on courses taken

(Program costs are higher for F-1 students.)