Do you like working with numbers? Do you want to improve your ability to work with figures, think critically and make informed decisions?

Are you respected for your attention to detail, problem solving ability, and integrity? Are you looking for a job that will always be in demand? These skill sets make you an ideal candidate for becoming an accountant.

Accounting At-A-Glance


What Can I Earn?

These rates are entry hourly wages for the following Accounting jobs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

1 This job may require a bachelor's degree or higher.
Please review current job openings and contact your advisor to review your options.

All data gathered for Dallas/Fort Worth.
Source: DCCCD Labor Market Intelligence

Accounting principles and practices are critical in today’s competitive business world. Accounting affects virtually every business field and type, whether you’re an entrepreneur, CEO or employee looking for a better financial future.

Small to large businesses, government agencies, nonprofits and educational institutions need trained accounting personnel to make sure that financial transactions are handled properly and accurate records kept.

Why is This a Good Career Bet?

CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects job growth increase of 24% for accountants and auditors, 23% for financial examiners, 19% for financial analysts and 18% for tax preparers.

See more on careers in Accounting.

Accounting Certificate and Degree Options

The Accounting program emphasizes financial accounting as it applies to external reporting and managing accounts as it applies to internal reporting. You'll learn the complete accounting cycle for service, merchandising and manufacturing businesses. The financial focus is on analyzing and recording business transactions, preparing financial statements, reconciling bank accounts, depreciating plant assets, using different inventory methods, and liability and corporate reporting. Managerial accounting provides a framework for internal decision-making by focusing on cost systems, cost behavior and budgeting. Emphasis is on job-related computer applications, including QuickBooks and Excel.

Program design allows you to continue from one level to another in a building block format that saves you time and money. Courses for the one-semester Accounting Clerk Certificate apply toward the Accounting Assistant Certificate, which you can earn the following semester — and then apply toward the associate degree.

You can also take accounting courses to strengthen your overall education, or select electives in areas of special interest.

Courses in Accounting are offered at all seven colleges of DCCCD. See certificate and degree options in Accounting.

HB 1508 Notice

This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information please visit

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Lou Bravo

Accounting Faculty