Looking to grow your accounting skills and your paycheck? Need to prepare for a certification exam? Or maybe you want to start earning credits that transfer to a university. Get the advantage: Earn an accounting certificate or degree at Orange Coast College. Our specialization programs include business taxation competency, individual accounting competency, cost accounting and payroll accounting, to name just a few. You can begin your career with our Entry-Level Accounting Certificate of Specialization, and then expand your skills and competencies with additional specialized training. The median income for bookkeeping and accounting clerks in California is $43,615 and even higher for accountants and auditors, who earn a median income of $74,745. Move closer to your new career, or earn that work promotion, through certification in specialty areas. Read on to learn more about the OCC Career Advantage Accounting programs.
A sampling of courses for these careers
Individual Income Tax
Did you know?
Financial services will outpace all other sectors in employment growth by 2020, creating at least 10 million job vacancies, more than half of which will be new jobs, according to the Association for Career Technical Education.
Complete one of our certificate programs, and you’ll be well-prepared to enter a career in accounting.
Build upon your skills if you’re already employed in the field. Or earn an associate degree for even greater advancement opportunities.
In less than 2 years
you can earn:
Certificate of Achievement
Build on your certificate
of achievement with a:
Certificate of Specialization
Or earn your
in under 4 years
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Did you know?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people who have a certificate as
their highest level of education earned, on average, 20 percent more than
those whose highest education level is a high school diploma.
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Counselor, CTE and Career Services