Accounting Certificate Program (ACP)

The Accounting Department at BMCC offers a 30-credit non-degree certificate in accounting (ACP) that will allow you to earn accounting credits on an accelerated basis. This certificate program is designed for students who have earned baccalaureate degrees in disciplines other than accounting and would like to transition to a career in accounting without having to bear the cost of enrolling in a graduate program.

Depending upon your undergraduate degree/discipline, the ACP can be completed in three semesters. The credits earned in this program can be applied toward the required accounting courses needed for the Uniform CPA Exam.* In addition, depending upon the your undergraduate discipline/degree, these credits can be applied toward the 150-credit rule. Please note, an accredited course in Auditing is required to sit for the CPA Exam and must be taken at a 4-year-institution.

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BMCC is committed to  students’ long-term success and will help you explore professional opportunities. Undecided? No problem. The college offers Career Coach for salary and employment information, job postings and a self-discovery assessment to help students find their academic and career paths. Visit Career Express to make an appointment with a career advisor, search for jobs or sign-up for professional development activities with the Center for Career Development. Students can also visit the Office of Internships and Experiential Learning to gain real world experience in preparation for a four-year degree and beyond. These opportunities are available to help BMCC students build a foundation for future success.

Curriculum Requirements

Accounting Electives*
ACC 242
Taxation of Business Entities
ACC 370
Forensic Accounting and Fraud Analysis
Total Program Credits

*Depending upon a student’s undergraduate degree, the Accounting Department will advise regarding courses qualifying for elective credit. Accounting electives may also be transferred in from an accredited college.

For more information regarding the requirements for CPA Licensure and the CPA Examination, click here.

For more information, contact:
Prof. Josh Wolfson, Chair of the Accounting Department,

Prof. Sharon Brickman,

Accounting Department

199 Chambers Street, Room F-530
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-8185

Office Hours:
9 a.m.-5 p.m