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Get Started in the Accounting Program

How to Get Started

Complete the admissions process and meet with an academic advisor at the college you plan to attend.

​Tuition

Dallas County residents pay $177 per three-hour class — that is $59 per credit hour, or just $708 for a full-semester load of 12 credit hours.

Compare that to what you’d pay elsewhere! See tuition rates for tuition according to your place of residency.

Rising Star Program

If you are a Dallas County high school graduating senior, you may qualify for Rising Star funds to help pay for this program. The Rising Star program offers academic support services and up to $4,000 for tuition and books, if you have established financial need.

Accreditation and Affiliations

Find out more about accreditation and affiliations.

Why Study Accounting?

At its most basic level, accounting provides a structure to compare data and information. Accounting courses can help improve your ability to make rational decisions and manage your own finances.

At its most complex, accounting governs almost every aspect of business, and the need is greater than ever for trained personnel who can use competent and ethical business practices.

Related Programs

Check out related programs in Management and Business Administration

Other Degree and Certificate Options

See a chart of degree plans by college or visit the credit programs home page.

Faculty Profiles

Our Accounting faculty members have advanced degrees and real-world experience in business, so they can relate to the challenges you'll face on the job. Our instructors work with you one-on-one to apply new techniques and career-building strategies to the workplace. See profiles of some of our Accounting faculty.

​Transfer Information

If you are interested in earning a degree at a four-year institution, please visit the Transfer Services website for guidance on the transfer process. 

Students who are planning to major in Accounting as part of a bachelor's degree at a four-year university should refer to the Associate of Science Degree with a Field of Study in Business, offered at all seven colleges of DCCCD. 

Links to Additional Information

Get more information about the accounting field via links to professional associations, related agencies and more.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Accounting program that aren’t answered on our website, please feel free to contact us.