​​​​​​The Accounting Department offers introductory courses in Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting and Microcomputer Accounting. Completion of these three courses can earn the student a certificate of completion in Entry-Level Accounting. Applications for this certificate are in the Business & Computing Division Office.
Advanced courses are also offered in Cost Accounting,  Intermediate Accounting,  and Federal Income Tax. Completion of these courses plus the Introductory Accounting courses can earn the student our more comprehensive Certificate of Achievement in Accounting.
We have recently added two new courses to our accounting curriculum. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is our first service learning course - it involves students in actually preparing Federal and State Income Tax returns for qualifying community residents. Accounting with QuickBooks provides basic instruction in creating and maintaining a computerized accounting system with QuickBooks software.

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Program Certificates

Preliminary Application for Instructional Certificates   (Print or download this form)

Banner Codes and Certificate Descriptions

Application Guidelines: 

  • You must receive a grade of "C" or better in the required courses.
  • All coursework must be completed at OCC.
  • Return this completed application to John Fawcett at jfawcett@occ.cccd.edu

If you're seeking an Associate in Arts Degree, Associate of Science Degree, or a Certificate of Achievement, you must submit a petition for graduation at the beginning of the last semester in which you will be completing the requirements for graduation. The graduation application is available online as a fill in form or in the Enrollment Center (Student Records) during the graduation petitioning periods. You must meet all the graduation requirements listed in the OCC course catalog.