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Certificate and Degree Options in Accounting

Program design allows you to continue from one level to another in a building block format that saves you time and money. Courses for the one-semester Accounting Clerk Certificate apply toward the Accounting Assistant Certificate, which you can earn the following semester — and then apply toward the associate degree. You can also just take accounting courses to strengthen your overall education, or select electives in areas of special interest.

The following are offered at Dallas County Community College District:

  • The Accounting Clerk Certificate (Gainful Employment Information) emphasizes development of basic accounting, spreadsheet, word processing and ten-key skills. Courses are applicable to the Accounting Assistant Certificate and the Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in Accounting. It can be completed in one semester.
  • The Accounting Assistant Certificate (Gainful Employment Information) is designed to provide expanded knowledge of basic principles while emphasizing communication and human relations skills necessary for career advancement. Courses are applicable to the Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in Accounting. It can be completed in two semesters.
  • The Accounting Associate in Applied Sciences Degree provides preparation for various career opportunities in accounting, with specializations that include financial, managerial, cost, tax, and/or small business accounting. It can be completed in two years if you are a full-time student.

Mountain View College also offers:

​To increase job marketability, students may also wish to pursue third-party, industry recognized user certifications.