Why study Accounting at CCC

Accounting is referred to as the language of business because it is how business organizations communicate to owners, employees, and government agencies. Knowledge of accounting is key to running a successful business.

Whether your goal is to be an accountant, an engineer, an attorney, a doctor, or some other professional, you will be involved in a business organization either as an owner or employee.  Consequently, you can benefit from knowing basic accounting concepts regardless of your career choice.  At Clovis Community College (CCC), we provide you a solid accounting foundation to improve your current and future employment situation and to prepare you for additional higher education opportunities.

Former students of CCC have attended four-year schools across the united states, from CSU and UC campuses on the west coast to school campuses in New York on the east coast.   Past CCC accounting students who have completed a four-year degree (or higher) are currently working as self-employed Certified Public Accountants (CPA’s), as employees of some of the largest accounting firms (i.e., Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited), as well as managers or partners of medium and small accounting firms.  If you are not yet ready to pursue a four-year degree, completing the accounting courses at CCC will provide you sufficient skills to apply for entry-level account clerk positions that can help pay your way while you continue to advance your education and career.

Our Philosophy

The accounting program at CCC considers your success is our success. As a student of CCC, you are considered a person with unique abilities and we strive to provide you the academic environment that best develops those abilities. We welcome the opportunity to help you achieve your goals.

Courses and Programs

Accounting Courses:

Course Course Title Units
ACCTG 4A Financial Accounting 4
ACCTG 4B Managerial Accounting 4
ACCTG 40 Applied Accounting 3
ACCTG 31 Computerized Accounting 3

Accounting Degree and Certificate Programs:

Program Type Major Code
Accounting: Associate in Science AS C.2010.AS
Accounting: Certificate of Achievement CA C.2010.CA
Business Administration: Accounting AS C.205A.AS

Career Opportunities

Studying accounting a CCC does not necessarily mean that you intend to be an accountant, although it is a well-paid and respected profession which we highly recommend you consider. It could be that you are astute and recognize the value of knowing accounting principles that you can apply in almost any career. In fact, many students that take accounting courses do not become public accountants (CPAs); instead, many individuals become business owners or managers and controllers in the private sector. You may choose to work for a federal government agency such as the Internal Revenue Service (i.e., revenue agent), or city government (i.e., finance director), or county government (i.e., auditor-controller treasurer/tax collector).

Contact Us

Accounting Contacts

Name Discipline E-mail
Jose Castaneda Accounting Instructor
Ryen Hirata Counselor


California Board of Accounting

California Board of Accountancy (CBA)

The California Board of Accountancy (CBA) protects consumers by ensuring only qualified licensees practice public accountancy in accordance with established professional standards. The CBA provides information valuable to persons interested in hiring accountants or persons interested in becoming part of the accounting profession.



The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) monitors and advocates legislative and other matters that affect the accounting profession. Working with state CPA societies and other professional organizations, the AICPA provides information to and educates federal, state, and local policymakers regarding key issues. The AICPA has various outreach programs to support and encourage students interested in the accounting profession.

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The California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)

The California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA) supports the CPA profession, it supports educators, and it supports and encourages students interested in the accounting profession. Students and educators can join the CalCPA at no cost. Student CalCPA members have access to the California CPA magazine, CalCPA Daily Clips, Quest magazine, webcasts geared for students, scholarships, and employment/career information. Visit

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