Accounting emphasizes the generation, analysis and reporting of key financial information to interested stakeholders. Graduates are employed in a wide variety of careers including, financial reporting, financial advising, consulting and data analysis. Accountants work for public accounting firms, private firms, governmental units and not-for-profit organizations.
The accounting curriculum provides the content specified in the Uniform CPA Examination. In Illinois, through December 31, 2022, candidates are required to have 150 semester credit hours to sit for the CPA examination. Effective January 1, 2023, candidates may sit for the CPA examination with a Bachelor’s degree. However, successful candidates will be required to complete 150 semester credit hours for state licensure. Students may earn the additional credit hours through graduate studies, overloads, May or summer term courses. Additionally, advanced placement credits and college coursework not transferred into North Central College may be count towards the 150-hour requirement. Students are encouraged to work closely with faculty mentors to determine a plan of study that best meets individual circumstances.
For additional programs and courses in this department, see Accounting and Finance.