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About the Accounting Program

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How to Get Started

To get started in the Accounting program, complete the admissions process at any of the seven colleges of DCCCD. When you meet with an academic advisor, mention your interest in the Accounting program so he or she can help you determine which courses you should take.

If you are planning to earn an associate degree or certificate, please note that you must complete 25 percent of your degree requirements at the college awarding the degree.


Dallas County residents pay $156 per three-hour class — that’s $52 per credit hour, or just $624 for a full semester load of 12 credit hours.

Rising Star Program

If you are a Dallas County high school graduating senior, you may qualify for Rising Star funds to help pay for this program. The Rising Star program offers academic support services and up to $4,000 for tuition and books, if you have established financial need.

Courses Offered (Curriculum)

Our catalog provides detailed information about the courses we offer and the courses required for the following associate degree and certificates:

Accreditation and Affiliations

The colleges of Dallas County Community College District — Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland — are individually accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The official statement of accreditation for each college is published on the college’s accreditation Web page.

Why Study Accounting?

Every day you make decisions that involve choosing between alternatives that will produce different outcomes. These decisions may relate to your business or personal life and range from small to large — from deciding where to eat to selecting a new house or car, maintaining your personal relationships and ultimately determining the course of your life.

You can improve your decision-making capabilities and rational thought processes by learning the principles that govern accounting. At its most basic level, accounting provides a structure to compare data and information, showing what can be accomplished at what price. Even taking a few accounting courses can help improve your ability to make rational decisions and manage your own finances.

At its most complex, accounting governs almost every aspect of business — and in the wake of now-common corporate scandals, the need is greater than ever for highly trained personnel who can use competent and ethical business practices to maintain public confidence and trust.

Accounting Program Goals

  • Provide two transfer accounting courses, ACCT 2301/2401 and ACCT 2302/2402, required by most business transfer programs.
  • Offer a comprehensive awards program that includes an associate degree and certificates

Related Programs

We offer several other Business Management and Administration programs that might interest you, including Management, Marketing, Business Administration and International Business and Trade.

Other Degree and Certificate Options

The colleges of DCCCD offer nearly 350 career and technical degrees and certificates, plus more than 50 academic degrees. For more information, see a chart of degree plans by college or visit the credit programs home page.

Faculty Profiles

Our Accounting faculty members not only have advanced degrees; they also have real-world experience in the business world, which makes them able to relate to the challenges you'll face at work. Our professors work with you one-on-one, helping you to apply new techniques to your job and map career-enhancement strategies. See profiles of some of our Accounting faculty.

Transferring Information

The accounting program is designed for entry into the workforce. However, if you are interested in earning a degree at a four-year institution, please visit the Transfer Services website for guidance on the transfer process. The Principles of Accounting I and II classes are transferrable to Texas four-year public institutions.

Links to Additional Information

Get more information about the accounting field via links to professional associations, related agencies and more.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Accounting program that aren’t answered on our website, please feel free to contact us.