CPA FAR Certificate

CPA Exam Preparation 3

Financial Accounting & Reporting (FAR)

Certificate of Achievement

Accounting Dept

This certificate is designed for students working toward their Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license. A CPA license is a specialized and highly regarded credential in the field of accounting. Obtaining a CPA license enables individuals to work in public accounting, corporate accounting, business, government, not-for-profit, and education fields.

The CPA Exam consists of four segments (1) Auditing and Attestation, (2) Business Environment & Concepts, (3) Financial Accounting & Reporting, and (4) Regulation. The CPA Exam Preparation 3 Certificate prepares students for the Financial Accounting & Reporting (FAR) section of the CPA Exam.

The classes included in this certificate meet the 150-semester hour requirement for licensure in California.


Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will analyze the concepts, computations, and reporting requirements needed to pass the Financial Accounting & Reporting (FAR) part of the CPA exam. 
  • Students will evaluate different ethical situations and apply relevant ethical standards.

Meet the Following Requirements 

  1. Complete all required certificate courses with a C (or P) or better.
  2. Complete at least 1/3 of the program courses at Mission College to establish residency.

NOTES: Requirements here apply to the current catalog year and are subject to change.  Visit DegreeWorks in My Mission Portal to view requirements based your catalog year. Not all classes are offered each semester.


Core Curriculum Courses (Required)
Code Class Units
ACC 001A Financial Accounting (4.0 Lecture) 4.0
ACC 058A Intermediate Accounting I (4.0 Lecture) 4.0
ACC 058B Intermediate Accounting II (4.0 Lecture) 4.0
ACC 066 Accounting for Governmental & Nonprofit Entities (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
ACC 067 Advanced Accounting (4.0 Lecture) 4.0
  Units
Total Required Units 19.0
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Career/Transfer Opportunities

Career opportunities include the following: accountants, accounting clerks, bookkeepers, tax preparers, and auditors. Depending on which electives you choose, the program also satisfies many of the lower-division course requirements for transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a degree in Accounting or Business.