Students of accounting need good math skills, but, perhaps more importantly, they need to grasp the fundamentals of business, budgeting, taxes, and software. The LCCC accounting program will expose you to all of these areas and includes an experiential learning component to enhance your education by developing real-world skills needed by employers.

The program offers short-term certificates that can be earned in one semester as well as an associate degree. Of course, you may choose to further your education beyond LCCC through our University Partnership or transfer programs.

Career Opportunities

By preparing financial information, today’s accountant is a strategic partner in all businesses from small start-ups to large global corporations, as well as the private sector and government. Forensic accounting and investigative professionals are also in demand. Becoming a Certified Public Accountant will allow you to audit financial information as well as offer many opportunities for advancement. 

Click on the certificate and degree options listed below to explore career opportunities at each step along this pathway.

Accounting Programs at LCCC


Certificate of Completion

Accounting Clerk with QuickBooks


Short-Term Certificates

Bookkeeper I

Bookkeeper II

Government/Non-Profit Accounting Specialist

Payroll Clerk

Tax Specialist

Associate Degree

Associate of Applied Business – Accounting         




University Partnership

Earn a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree on LCCC’s Campus


Cleveland State University

Hiram College

Kent State University

Lake Erie College

Miami University

University of Akron

University of Toledo

Western Governors University