Total credit hours: 65
The Accounting and Finance curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and the skills necessary for employment and growth in the accounting and finance profession. Accountants and finance professionals assemble and analyze, process, and communicate essential information about financial operations.
Course work may include accounting, finance, ethics, business law, computer applications, financial planning, insurance, marketing, real estate, selling, and taxation. Related skills are developed through the study of communications, computer applications, financial analysis, critical thinking skills, and ethics.
Graduates should qualify for entry-level accounting and finance positions in many types of organizations including accounting firms, small businesses, manufacturing firms, banks, hospitals, school systems, and governmental agencies.
Division Chair: Jennifer Sink
Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Analyze business transactions for entry into accounting systems.
- Prepare and maintain journals and ledgers for accounting systems, using generally accepted accounting principles.
- Prepare and present financial statements, budgets, and income tax returns.
- Provide effective communication in a business environment.
- Demonstrate basic knowledge of managerial accounting concepts and principles.
Students must demonstrate English and mathematics “college readiness” levels, via college-level English/math courses or by completion of or waiver credit for specified “transition” or co-requisite courses.
In addition to Davidson-Davie requirements and course objectives, there are professional standards that encompass communication, motor skills, sensory and cognitive ability and professional conduct that are essential for the competent study and practice of this program. Accounting and Finance Technical Standards (PDF opens in new window)
Decision to accept transfer courses must be approved by the program director.
Students who complete this program may have opportunities to continue their education through the following 4-year institutions:
- Catawba College
- Elon University
- Franklin University
- Gardner-Webb University
- Guilford College
- High Point University
Full-time and part-time schedules are available.
See below for an example of a full time pathway.
All of the courses in this program will be offered during daytime hours or online.