The Accounting Department at Foothill College offers an excellent range of courses that expose students to all facets of accounting.
For those who are seeking a financially rewarding career and stable income, a degree or certificate in accounting can lead to occupations in financial and investment planning, budget analysis, tax preparation, bookkeeping, payroll services, and auditing. Opportunities are often best for CPAs, CMAs, MBAs, or professionals proficient with accounting software.
All the accounting courses taken at Foothill College meet the CPA
unit requirement. Download The CPA Educational Requirement (PDF) for more information.
Earn an Associate in Arts degree in Accounting to start your career or prepare for transfer to a four-year university.
We also offer a variety of accounting certificates to choose from for upgrading your professional skills, including:
Take accounting and tax courses to fulfill the CPA educational unit requirement and to prepare for the CPA exam. Enroll in Accounting 67 to become CTEC Certified and Accounting 68 series to prepare for the Enrolled Agent exam.
Note: Career Certificates are non-transcriptable and consist of 13-35 units. These Certificates are designed as a career advancement tool. Courses focus on practical knowledge and skill development.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, accounting and related financial services is one of the fastest growing industries with a median salary of about $54,000*. Numerous entry-level positions in accounting, auditing, tax, and other financial services are available domestically and internationally. The Foothill College Accounting Program prepares graduates for employment in corporations, start ups, small businesses and non-profit organizations by offering classes that combine academic knowledge with hands-on training.
Coursework for 2016-2017 Academic Year*(course titles abbreviated)
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