2019-2020 Catalog 
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2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Professional Accountancy Program

Areas of Study - Degrees & Certificates  >  Business and Professional Services  > Accounting Programs  > Professional Accountancy Program

The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) awarded Lone Star College System (LSCS) the designation to offer “Qualifying Educational Credit for the CPA Examination.” Thirteen of the LSCS accounting courses meet the TSBPA’s definition of upper-division accounting courses required to take the CPA exam. This designation allows individuals who have already earned a baccalaureate or higher degree from a Board recognized educational institution to gain the thirty (30) advanced accounting hours as well as upper level related business hours required to qualify for the CPA exam. To obtain the Advanced Technical Certificate in Professional Accountancy the individual should take no less than 24 semester hours of accounting and certain related business courses from LSC toward fulfilling the certificate requirements.

Contact the CPA Program Chair at LSC-ATCProfessionalAccountancy@lonestar.edu for more specific information, advising, and recommended sequencing of courses. 

Four additional business courses that are not in the ATC in Professional Accountancy will be needed to fulfill the 24 semester hours educational requirement for business courses for the Texas CPA exam.

By completing this program, students will earn one award:

  1. Professional Accountancy, Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC)

Professional Accountancy, ATC

[C4_ACC4 certificate offered at LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park]

Prerequiste: Baccalaureate degree

Total Credit Hours Required for Advanced Technical Certificate: 45


1 Meets the TSBPA’s requirements for a discrete (standalone) course in accounting communications or business communications.

2 Meets the one hour requirement in accounting research and analysis for the state board.

3 Meets the TSBPA’s requirements for a discrete (stand-alone) course in accounting research and analysis.

ATC Completed