Welcome to the accounting discipline at Montgomery College! Our curriculum and coursework is designed to prepare you for a successful career in the field of accounting. It is suitable for the needs of business enterprises, nonprofit organizations, and all levels of government. Graduates may find employment in such areas as accounting, finance, treasury, auditing, taxation, cost management, and information systems.
MC's accounting curriculum is particularly well suited to students holding a bachelor’s degree from a four-year institution who wish to increase their knowledge, skills, and abilities, and qualify to sit for the Uniform C.P.A. exam in Maryland or the surrounding jurisdictions. For those students holding bachelor’s degrees, all necessary additional coursework may be completed at MC, and in classes with a student/faculty ratio of no more than 30 to 1. Our dedicated faculty possess diverse backgrounds in the accounting fields of practice, including academia, private practice, and government service, and strive to make the classroom experience thorough and relevant to today’s students.
Accounting Degree and Certificate
The associate of applied science (AAS) in accounting (301) is being deleted. New majors will not be accepted. Students who wish to earn a four-year bachelor's degree in Accounting are advised to follow the Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree in Business, and work with an advisor to plan a program with appropriate accounting and business courses.
Learn more about program outcomes, required courses, transfer opportunities, and career information.
MC has a long history of successfully preparing students for transfer to four-year institutions. Students who previously completed this degree can discuss how it will transfer to UMGC (the University of Maryland Global Campus). See Business Transfer Agreements.
Most four-year institutions prefer that students take only ACCT 221 & 222 at MC, then complete upper-level accounting courses after transfer. Most four-year accounting degrees require that students specialize in accounting courses in the junior and senior year (in 300- and 400-level courses), taking only ACCT 221 & 222 Principles of Accounting I and II at MC prior to transfer.
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General Studies Degree
Students who major in general studies explore personal, professional, and academic areas of interest within a flexible framework supporting transfer.
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