CPA Preparation Post-Baccalaureate
Major Code: 017B

Certificate of Achievement

This certificate provides the student who has already earned a bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited educational institution the minimum accounting requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.

To qualify for the CPA exam, the Illinois Board of Examiners requires 150 semester hours of acceptable credit. These hours must include a minimum of 30 semester hours in accounting in addition to 24 semester hours in business courses (other than accounting).

Please visit http://www.illinois-cpa-exam.com for more information.

Course Requirements32

  • ACC120 Financial Accounting3
  • ACC121 Managerial Accounting3
  • ACC201 Individual Tax Accounting3
  • ACC205 Business Tax Accounting3
  • ACC220 Intermediate Accounting I3
  • ACC221 Intermediate Accounting II3
  • ACC240 Cost Accounting3
  • ACC250 Auditing I3
  • ACC251 Auditing II3
  • ACC252 Accounting Research and Analysis2
  • ACC260 Advanced Accounting3

Program Total32


Major course shown in color requires minimum grade of C.

Semesters to Complete (full-time status): 3
Job Placement Rate, On-Time Graduate Rate and Median Loan Debt: N/A
(less than 10 annual completers) 

Career Options

Cost of Attendance

Tuition:$2,910.00
Books and Supplies:$1,838.00
Fees:$150.00
Total:$4,898.00