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Accounting - Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination - Enhanced Skills Certificate

Available on Campus Campus

This certificate addresses the role of the Forensic Accountant and Fraud Examiner. Curriculum includes specialized topics in accounting as well as investigative techniques on how to collect, analyze, and evaluate evidential matter, and to interpret and communicate findings. These are important skills when calculating damages in court cases or lawsuits. Students registering for Forensic and Fraud Examination Certificate courses must have earned a bachelor degree in accounting or an AAS degree in accounting. The four courses (12 EQH) in this certificate are also CPA exam qualifying courses but count towards CPA exam qualification only if they are taken after earning a bachelor degree from a recognized college or university by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy. Students planning to enroll in this certificate program are highly advised to see the accounting department chair prior to enrollment in this Enhanced Sills Certificate.


Prerequisite Courses

Year 1

Semester 1
ACNT 1305 Forensic Accounting 3
ACNT 1335 Accounting Ethics 3
ACNT 2331 Internal Control and Auditing 3
ACNT 1391 Special Topics in Accounting: Fraud Examination 3
Semester 2
Semester 3

Year 2

Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 3
Total Credits 12

Capstone Statement

A capstone course is a course designed to provide opportunities for students to integrate knowledge from their core and concentration courses, to gain insight into the meanings of professionalism and professional practice, and to reflect on the norms of a discipline or profession.

Marketable Skills

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