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Contact: Michael Martin, Program Manager • • 301.846.2543 Admissions: Jefferson Hall J200 • • 301.624.2716 Career & Academic Planning Services: Jefferson Hall J200 • • 301.846.2471 Financial Aid: Jefferson Hall (J300) • • 301.846.2620
Contact: Michael Martin, Program Manager
301.846.2543

1Apply

Use the Online Application to apply for admission to FCC. This is the first step to enrolling in credit courses to get a degree or certificate. After you apply, you will receive a letter in the mail which contains your student ID number and your email username that will allow you to access your online myFCC account. Prior to enrolling, prospective veteran and military students should speak with an Education Services Officer (ESO) or an FCC Veteran and Military Services representative. Please call 301-624-2836 to set up an appointment. You will need this information for each step of the enrollment process.
 

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your qualifications for federal and state aid, institutional grants, work study options, and student loans.
 

Apply for scholarships through the FCC Foundation.
Visit Cost & Financial Aid for information about paying your bill and applying for financial aid.
View enrollment checklists for new students.
View all required registration forms.
 

FCC operates with open admissions by offering admittance to all students who apply to the College. Some areas of study have additional, program-level admissions requirements. Selective admissions programs include: NursingRespiratory CareSurgical Technology, and the Honors College.
 

Recognizing that not everyone arrives with the same educational background, and not everyone is ready for the same level of math and English classes, there are a few things you will need to do to help us to successfully place you academically.
 

To comply with the Maryland College and Career Readiness Act of 2013 and the Academic Placement and Assessment Procedure of FCC, the College requires that:
 

  • Upon entering the College, all new students, unless otherwise exempted, must complete all mathematics, reading, writing, and skills placement tests before enrolling in developmental or credit courses.
  • Upon entering the College, all new students who are seeking a degree must file a degree plan that is developed in consultation with an academic advisor.
  • Upon reaching 24 credits, all new students must have completed developmental courses and the first college-level English and math courses required by their degree plan.


If you are seeking non-credit continuing education courses for professional development, skill building, or personal enrichment, visit Continuing Education & Workforce Development (CEWD) Registration.

2Test

All new students must complete placement tests in mathematics, reading, writing, and skills placement before enrolling in developmental or credit courses. In special circumstances, the College may exempt placement test requirements for students with previous college credits, grades, or test scores that meet specific criteria.

In order to determine if you need to take placement tests you will need to submit the following documents:
  1. High school transcript and previous college transcripts
  2. College entrance exam scores from SAT and/or ACT
  3. Advanced Placement (AP) test scores and International Baccalaureate (IB) test scores


These documents will determine which placement tests you are required to take, the courses you should register for, and/or the courses you are eligible to receive credit for based on previous grades or scores.

 

FCC administers the ACCUPLACER test to ensure the appropriate placement level for all new students. Students are advised to prepare for the ACCUPLACER test as they would any other exam to confirm accurate placement by academic skill level. For more information about the ACCUPLACER and academic placement and assessment, visit the Testing Center.



To be exempt from the ACCUPLACER, you need to have earned the following scores within the past five years:

SAT Score
  • Reading: 480
  • Math: 530
ACT Score
  • English: 21
  • Reading: 21
  • Math: 21
AP Score
  • English Language & Composition: 3 or better
  • English Literature & Composition: 3 or better
  • Calculus or Statistics: 3 or better
IB Score
  • Language: A
  • Literature: SL or HL and/or Language A
  • Language & Literature: SL or HL
  • Mathematics: SL or HL and/or Further Math

3See Advisor

New credit students seeking a degree are required to consult an advisor to develop a degree plan. New students should schedule a consultation after completing the admissions and testing steps, and activating a myFCC account.

 

All new students planning to attend FCC for their first college experience will participate in the ROAR program, which includes:
 

  • an online orientation, presented by FCC students to prepare you for college
  • an on-campus meeting with an advisor to help you develop your academic plan
  • the registration lab where you'll learn how to enroll yourself into classes


Learn more and start the ROAR process here.

 

Dual enrollment and transfer students should submit official college transcripts from previous institutions to the Registration & Records Office for official transfer credit evaluation prior to meeting with an academic advisor.

 

Walk-in advising is available in the Career & Academic Planning Services. You can also send a message to email advising via your myFCC email account. When you meet with an advisor, be sure to bring your photo ID and any documents that might be helpful (unofficial transcripts, test results, ACT/SAT scores).

 

For more information about career & academic planning services, see Career & Academic Planning Services.
 

4Register

There are two ways to register for classes:

  1. Register online for credit courses using Campus Solutions
  2. Register in-person via the Enrollment Center (Jefferson Hall Suite 101).

In addition to registering for classes, Campus Solutions allows you to make a payment, see your grades, obtain unofficial transcripts, print class schedules, and update your personal information.

5Pay

Your enrollment at Frederick Community College is complete when you have paid for your courses. Please take note of important payment deadlines. You can either pay in-full or sign up for the interest-free payment plan.

‭To apply for Financial Assistance, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and take advantage of federal, state, and institutional grants, work study, and student loans.

To apply for Scholarships through The FCC Foundation, Inc., click here.

For more information about paying your bill and financial aid, see Cost and Financial Aid.

6Buy Books

Textbooks are available through the FCC bookstore. Have your course schedule ready to easily find the required textbooks for your courses.

7Attend Class

Congratulations! You are enrolled and ready to begin attending classes at Frederick Community College. If you have questions or need additional guidance during your time of study, please reach out to your program manager or academic advisor. Some students may be eligible for specialized advising through the Office of Multicultural Student Services, the Disability Access Services, Veteran and Military Services, or the Office of Adult Services. Check your myFCC account and your FCC email for important alerts and announcements.

Accounting A.A.S. Degree The Accounting A.A.S. program is designed to prepare students for immediate employment in the accounting field in an entry-level professional position. Students will gain an in-depth knowledge of accounting principles and procedures and apply them to business situations. Students will also use application software to solve business and accounting problems.

A grade of “C” or better must be earned in the following courses: ACCT 100, ACCT 101, ACCT 201, ACCT 202, ACCT 233 and ACCT 111. (Transfer students should follow the business administration program.)
 
*Students can earn a Letter of Recognition in Accounting after completing the recommended second semester.
**Students can earn a Certificate in Computerized Accounting after completing the recommended third semester.

View the Accounting & Business Career Community

Archived Curriculum Pathways

2020-2021 Curriculum Pathway
2019-2020 Curriculum Pathway

*Course Renumbering Reference (for use with Pathways prior to 2019-2020)

2018-2019 Curriculum Pathway
2017-2018 Curriculum Pathway
2016-2017 Curriculum Pathway
2015 Curriculum Pathway
 
* For curriculum information from earlier academic years, please refer to the archives of the FCC Academic Catalog.

Business Accounting Certificate The Business Accounting Certificate program prepares students working in the accounting field for career advancement opportunities. Students will gain an in-depth knowledge of accounting principles and procedures and apply them to business situations. Students will also use application software to solve business and accounting problems.

(Transfer students should follow the business administration program.)

 
* For curriculum information from earlier academic years, please refer to the archives of the FCC Academic Catalog.

Computerized Accounting Certificate The Computerized Accounting Certificate program prepares students for immediate employment in the accounting field in support positions. Students will learn how to apply accounting concepts in a computerized environment to assist businesses with their record keeping requirements.

* For curriculum information from earlier academic years, please refer to the archives of the FCC Academic Catalog.

CPA Exam Qualification Certificate The CPA Exam Qualification Certificate program is designed for students who have a bachelor's degree but need to complete the additional course requirements to sit for the CPA exam in Maryland.

Upon completion of specific accounting courses and an ethics course, students can apply to the Maryland Board of Public Accountancy to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination.

 

Applicants for a Maryland CPA license must:

  • Satisfactorily complete a Board approved-accounting curriculum while earning a minimum of 150 semester hours or their equivalent.
  • Pass the Uniform CPA Examination. Examination candidates must pass each of the following sections of the Uniform CPA Examination with a grade of 75%: Auditing and Attestation (AUD), Business Environment and Concepts (BEC), Regulation (REG), and Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR).
  • After passing the Uniform CPA Examination, a candidate must complete a Home Study Course in Professional Ethics that is offered by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The candidate must send a copy of the ethics course completion certificate with the Report of Practical Experience in order to complete the license application process.
  • Following passage of the Uniform CPA Examination, an applicant must file a Report of Practical Experience that documents that the applicant has a minimum of 2,000 hours of experience in accounting-related activities verified and endorsed by a licensed CPA.
  • (FCC courses are recommended based on information provided by the Maryland Department of Licensing and Regulation. However, the college has no authority over the state’s acceptance of any courses to satisfy specific requirements. Those interested in more information regarding the requirements to sit for the CPA exam in Maryland should contact the State Board of Public Accountancy, 500 N. Calvert Street, Room 308, Baltimore, MD 21202-3651 or email [email protected] or call 410.230.6258.)

For more specific information concerning Maryland requirements, visit the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation website. Additional information concerning the Uniform CPA Examination can be found at aicpa.org.
 
CPA Licensing in Other States

  • Prospective accounting majors should carefully research accounting curricula and the requirements of any states in which they hope to become licensed.
  • All states use the four-part Uniform CPA Examination prepared by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The CPA examination is rigorous, and less than one-half of those who take it pass any part they attempt. Candidates are not required to pass all four parts at once, but most states require candidates to pass all four sections within 18 months of passing their first section. The CPA exam is now computerized and is offered two months out of every quarter at various testing centers. Most states also require applicants for a CPA certificate to have some accounting experience requirement (Maryland’s experience requirement is 2,000 hours - see DLLR website for details); however requirements vary by state or jurisdiction.
  • Due to the complexity of the Uniform CPA Exam, many students find a CPA exam review course helpful to achieve their goals of passing the CPA exam. FCC does not offer such a review course; however, there are numerous commercial providers of CPA exam study materials including CD, online, or in-class formats.


Archived Curriculum Pathways

2020-2021 Curriculum Pathway
2019-2020 Curriculum Pathway

*Course Renumbering Reference (for use with Pathways prior to 2019-2020)

2018-2019 Curriculum Pathway
2017-2018 Curriculum Pathway
 

* For curriculum information from earlier academic years, please refer to the archives of the FCC Academic Catalog.

Accounting Letter of Recognition The Accounting Letter of Recognition program provides students with basic accounting and computer skills including recording transactions using generally accepted accounting principles, preparing financial statements, and using a computerized accounting system. It is designed to prepare students for immediate employment in the accounting field in an entry-level professional position.

FCC is working to increase the number of in-person classes while continuing to comply with public health and safety standards. Learn More about Course Formats.

For related non-credit Continuing Education & Workforce Development (CEWD) programs, see Accounting. Please note that these courses are not affiliated with FCC credit or certificate programs. While CEWD courses do not provide academic credits, participants experience affordable, flexible, and rewarding programs. Select CEWD courses offer industry-recognized training for licensure and career certification at the state and national level.
To find more information about how credits may transfer from Frederick Community College to a state four-year institution visit ARTSYS or consult a College advisor.  

Frederick Community College has articulation agreements with the following institutions, allowing students a seamless transfer experience. Students who plan to transfer should speak with an advisor or program manager from their chosen transfer institution before selecting elective courses.

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Accountants and Auditors
$70,500.00/yr • +10%*
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Personal Financial Advisors
$88,890.00/yr • +15%*
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Budget Analysts
$76,220.00/yr • +7%*
*Median pay, projected job growth or decline from 2016-2026. Data source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018 Edition.
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