• Commonly Asked Questions


    What is the Accounting Program?

    The Accounting Program at Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) prepares graduates for employment as junior accountants, accounting clerks or management trainees. The accounting certificate is designed for individuals seeking entry-level employment in bookkeeping or accounting. The accounting degree program is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

    What Will I Learn?

    Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

    • Use the steps in the accounting cycle and prepare financial statements from the general ledger 
    • (i.e., balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement, owner equity statement).
    • Produce financial reports in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and the International Financial and Reporting Standards (IFRS).
    • Analyze, interpret and summarize financial statements and apply managerial accounting in decision making, as defined by the Institute for Managerial Accountants (IMA), American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and scholarly research.
    • se accounting software applications to record financial transactions and prepare financial statements in
    • real-world settings.
    • Apply advanced accounting concepts and theory by conducting research on accounting topics.
    • Articulate and communicate advanced accounting information.
    • Comply with accounting regulations.

    What Careers Use These Skills?

    Graduates can serve as bookkeeping, auditing and accounting clerks, general or cost accountants or entry level auditors. Those who go on to receive a bachelor’s degree can find employment as accountants or auditors. Many choose to take certification exams leading to additional credentials, such as the Certified Public Accountant exam.

    • Bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks can earn a starting salary of $27,650. 
    • The median income for these positions is $40,425.
    • Accountants and auditors start on a salary of $46,950 and earn a median income of $69,000.

    What Degree or Certificate Can I Earn?

    You can earn:

    • Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
    • Accounting Certificate

    What Courses Will I Take?

    Always check with an advisor to determine what courses to take. All BCCC students must meet the College’s computer literacy requirement in order to receive a degree or certificate. All students are required to complete the PRE 100 course within the first six credits. PRE 100 is an academic achievement preparation course earning one credit. The following is a list of courses.

     

    Course

    Credits

    Preparation for Academic Achievement

    1

    Accounting Principles I

    3

    Introduction to Business

    3

    English Writing

    3

    Health and Life Fitness

    1

    Modern Elementary Statistics or Finite Mathematics

    3

    Social and Behavioral Sciences

    3

    Accounting Principles II

    3

    Computers for Business Management

    3

    Health and Life Fitness

    1

    Personal Financial Management

    3

    Fundamentals of Speech Communication

    3

    Intermediate Accounting I

    3

    Cost Accounting

    3

    The American Economy I: Macroeconomic Theory

    3

    Arts and Humanities

    3

    Biological and Physical Sciences

    3-4

    Intermediate Accounting II

    3

    Accounting Applications on the Microcomputer II or Pre-Calculus I: College Algebra

    3-4

    Income Tax Accounting

    3

    Auditing Concepts or Cooperative Education

    3

    Business Law I

    3

    The American Economy II: Microeconomic Theory

    3

     

    Program Total 63-66