Jun 14, 2024  
2024-25 General Catalog 
2024-25 General Catalog

Accounting and Finance, A.A.S.

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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, 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

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  1. Analyze business transactions for entry into accounting systems.
  2. Prepare and maintain journals and ledgers for accounting systems using generally accepted accounting principles.
  3. Prepare and present financial statements, budgets, and income tax returns.
  4. Provide effective communication in a business environment.
  5. Demonstrate basic knowledge of managerial accounting concepts and principles.

Program Requirements

Admission Requirements

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.

Technical Standards

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)   

Transfer Options

Students who complete this program have opportunities to continue their education through 4-year institutions.  See below for examples:

  • Catawba College
  • Elon University
  • Franklin University
  • Gardner-Webb University
  • Guilford College
  • High Point University

Online, Traditional Courses Offered

The Accounting and Finance Associate Degree program is offered as both an online program or with a combination of online and traditional courses.

Online and hybrid courses may require a limited number of visits to campus to complete hands-on lab assignments, proctored exams, or similar activities.

Curriculum Guide

Full-time and part-time schedules are available.  Academic advisors can help plan a schedule that meets the needs of the student.

See below for an example of a full time pathway. 

First Spring

First Summer

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