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Certificate of Advanced Accounting Proficiency

Accountants are in demand. With eight accounting courses and flexible schedules that fit your life, the Certificate of Advanced Accounting Proficiency (CAAP) gives you the skills you need to become an accountant.

Ready to make a change? Designed for individuals with a non-accounting degree, the Leavey Certificate of Advanced Accounting Proficiency prepares you to get your Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license—because accountants are in demand. Leavey fosters an intimate learning environment with high-quality faculty, and it grants the necessary accounting units to sit for the California CPA exam. The program comprises eight undergraduate-level accounting courses to be completed in either the summer or weekend program. All courses are held on campus at Santa Clara University.

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Accelerated program offering eight courses over 14 weeks.

Attend four-hour classes Monday - Friday in the morning or afternoon.

Summer Program Details
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Eight undergraduate accounting courses in approximately nine months.

Eight class hours per week from September to June on Saturdays or Sundays (not both).

Weekend Program Details


I was looking to change careers and a friend recommended the CAAP Program. I applied in January, started classes in June, and was hired by the firm I most wanted to work for in September.

Frank Shen, Novogradac

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