Accounting continues to be recognized as one of the world’s leading professions.
Professional opportunities in the field of accounting include professional practice as a certified public accountant, corporate accountant, controller, and government sector fiscal officer.
Accounting is also excellent training for graduate business degrees (e.g. the MBA), law school, and the FBI.
Midland College offers no certificates or degrees in accounting. ACCT 2301 and ACCT
2302 will transfer to other State-supported colleges and universities that offer Accounting
and/or Business Administration degrees. Be sure to verify transferability with the
receiving institution. Midland College also offers workforce courses, such as ACNT
1403 (Introduction to Accounting I) for professional training and development.
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Specific to the Business Studies Department, the following scholarships may be available for students interested in majoring in Accounting. For details, contact Dale Westfall at firstname.lastname@example.org or (432) 685-4658.
- Petroleum Accountants Society
- Clara King Accounting Scholarship
- Lillie M. Stovall
- Permian Basin Chapter TSCPA
Apply for General Scholarships through the Financial Aid Portal
The student's FAFSA application must be on file with MC Financial Aid to access the Financial Aid Portal and apply for scholarships.
If the student's FAFSA application is not on file with MC Financial Aid, the student
needs to complete the FAFSA application, and once processed, will have access to complete
the general scholarship application.
How to Apply
- Complete current year FAFSA or TASFA applications
- Register for 6+ credit hours towards a degree or certification
- Minimum GPA of 2.50 or higher each semester
For additional scholarship details and deadlines, visit the General Scholarships page.
Midland College has articulation agreements with a variety of schools and programs to assist our students with transferring to a university. Our curriculum maps, located in the catalog, provide a guided path for general transfer to our top five receiving institutions; however, your Pathways Advisor can assist you with a personalized plan for your specific transfer based on university and program. It is strongly recommended and encouraged that you contact your Pathways Advisor for assistance with course selection if you plan to transfer.
While not programs, Midland College offers a couple of special interest courses. QuickBooks and Petroleum Accounting. These courses are designed for entry level accounting positions in our local environment. Introduction to Accounting I (ACNT 1403) is also offered and is part of the Business Management Degree and Certificate programs.
ACCT 2301 and 2302 are designed to be transfer courses to universities. They apply to business degrees at 4-year institutions as the two beginning accounting courses.
Many accounting graduates work for public accounting firms that provide audit, tax, and consulting services to all types of organizations. Other accounting graduates pursue careers in various businesses and industries, at all levels of government, as forensic accountants (fraud investigation), and as accounting educators.
Professional designations include:
- CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
- CFA (Certified Financial Analyst)
- CFP (Certified Financial Planner)
- COAF (Certified Professional Forecaster and Certified Advanced Professional Forecaster)
- CMA (Certified Management Accountant)
- CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner)
- CIA (Certified Internal Auditor)
- Fraud Examiners
- Corporate Accountants
- Public Accountants
- Financial Consultants
- Business Owners
Visit the course catalog for the most complete and up-to-date information.
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