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Accounting is not all about taxes!  Businesses need to keep track of their income and spending, plan for the future using budgets, and audit their operations.  If you like to work in local and global companies, Mission College's accounting program could be for you.
The need for accountants, auditors and tax preparers is projected to increase in Santa Clara County.

Online classes in financial accounting, managerial accounting and others are available. Classes are also available in the evening. You can:

  • Earn a degree or certificate in accounting
  • Complete courses to help with the CPA exam
  • Gain knowledge of world class Enterprise Resource Planning / accounting systems
  • Develop skills to be self-employed as a bookkeeper or tax preparer
  • Take CSU/UC transferrable classes

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Courses to consider for next term.
Accounting Classes for Your Business

These wealth of classes in our accounting department will help your business be more successful. These semester long courses are meant for the business owner, small and large.

Excel Financial Statements (ACC 033)
Insurance Planning (ACC 041)
Taxation (ACC 051B)
Payroll (ACC 052)
Auditing (ACC 059A)
Using Quickbooks (ACC 060)

ACC 070 • Ethics in Accounting

Prepare for the California CPA exam with this course in the ethics of accounting.

ACC 073 • Accounting Information Systems

This is one of the three Mission College courses that qualify for the SAP Recognition Certificate, issued directly by SAP.  SAP is the world’s largest provider of enterprise application software, which manages all aspects of a company’s business operations. 

The company serves more than 437,000 companies in 180+ countries.  The skills attained will surely put the student’s resume to the top of the pile, help prepare for the CPA Exam, and is California State University transferable.  For more information: please visit

ACC 033 • Forecasting Financial Statements with Excel
ACC 034 • Business Financial Planning with Excel

Microsoft Excel is an integral part of our global organizations and a proficiency that business professionals must attain.  Our ACC 033/034 courses provide real-world scenarios in the classroom with accounting principle refreshers and Excel applications.  The combination leads to deeper appreciation and skill attainment that are essential for the workplace and higher-level business / analytics classes. 

VITA Program (ACC 053A, ACC 053B and ACC 053C). 

Offering begins Winter 2020

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program was formally established in the 1970s by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to aid low-income individuals and families in preparing their annual tax returns. 

The IRS continues this program and offers free tax help to people who generally make $56,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and those with limited English-speaking abilities who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to these individuals.  At the student's successful completion of ACC 053A, they will be one of those IRS–certified volunteers!! 

By helping low-income taxpayers in the Bay Area, we saved them over $18 million in tax preparation fees last year.   By enrolling in this class, students are taking the first step to help those in your community that needs it most.  After this course, students will have learned new technical skills, earned course credit, receive a certificate of completion from the Franchise Tax Board, have valuable experience to place on your resume! 

SAP Program (ACC and BUS courses)

Learn the world's No. 1 computing software-- SAP! SAP is the world's largest provider of enterprise application software, with technology that supports business management fundamentals to the most sophisticated analytics requirements. We have joined SAP's University Alliances of 3,200 educational institutions in over 111 countries to integrate SAP into our teaching.

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SAP Program

ACC 073: Accounting Information Systems using SAP, the world's largest enterprise resource planning system

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Zero Textbook Accounting Class

Did you know Financial Accounting ACC 001A section 75033 is a zero textbook course?

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Financial Reporting & Planning

Take courses such as ACC 001A, ACC 033 or ACC 034 that teach you about financial planning and statements.

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Learn the skills needed for investing with ACC 042.

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Personal Financial Planning

Take classes in investing, tax, estate and retirement planning with ACC 040-045.

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ACC 060: Students learn how to manage accounting transactions and reporting in the friendly QuickBooks system

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CC 070: Learn about and find solutions to ethical challenges that arise in the corporate world.  Meets CPA exam ethics requirement.

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)

With a variety of courses the VITA program allows students to assist low-income individuals with tax preparation through the VITA program and its licensed IRS preparers.

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Career Education

Get hands-on training, real-world experience, learn from industry professionals and gain skills to get you hired.

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Thanks for your interest in an accounting class at Mission College!