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Accounting and Finance A.A.S. (A25800)


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Program Description

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.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • Research an accounting issue and communicate findings in written form to upper management
  • Prepare a complex set of corporate financial statements including multiple-step income statement with EPS, classified balance sheet, and cash flow statement
  • Complete a corporate tax return
  • Take an ethical tax issue and respond to both the taxpayer and to another tax professional about how to handle the situation
  • Analyze and interpret cost/managerial accounting data, using results to form recommendations for business leadership, and present recommendations with proper supporting documentation
  • Analyze internal control systems, identifying areas of weakness, and creating solutions for those weaknesses
  • Complete an individual income tax return

Articulation Agreements

  • 2Plus Agreement with UNC Greensboro in Accounting
  • Bilateral Agreement with North Carolina Central University in Accounting

Day Option


First Year


Fall 1st Semester


Semester Total: 22 Contact Hour(s)

Semester Total:18 Credit Hour(s)

Spring 2nd Semester


Semester Total: 17 Contact Hour(s)

Semester Total: 12 Credit Hour(s)

Summer 3rd Semester


Semester Total: 8 Contact Hour(s)

Semester Total: 6 Credit Hour(s)

Second Year


Fall 4th Semester


Semester Total: 17-18 Contact Hour(s)

Semester Total: 15-16 Credit Hour(s)

Semester Total: 18-26 Contact Hour(s)

Semester Total: 15-16 Credit Hour(s)

Total: 82-91 Contact Hour(s)


Total: 66-68 Credit Hour(s)


Total: 66-68 Credit Hour(s)

Evening/Distance Learning Option*


*This program combines seated, hybrid, and online course options.

First Year


Fall 1st Semester


Semester Total: 16 Contact Hour(s)

Semester Total: 12 Credit Hour(s)

Spring 2nd Semester


Semester Total: 8 Contact Hour(s)

Semester Total: 7 Credit Hour(s)

Summer 3rd Semester


Semester Total: 7 Contact Hour(s)

Semester Total: 6 Credit Hour(s)

Second Year


Fall 4th Semester


Semester Total: 13 Contact Hour(s)

Semester Total: 10 Credit Hour(s)

Spring 5th Semester


Semester Total: 12 Contact Hour(s)

Semester Total: 9 Credit Hour(s)

Summer 6th Semester


Semester Total: 8 Contact Hour(s)

Semester Total: 6 Credit Hour(s)

Third Year


Fall 7th Semester


Semester Total: 8-9 Contact Hour(s)

Semester Total: 8-9 Credit Hour(s)

Semester Total: 10-18 Contact Hour(s)

Semester Total: 8-9 Credit Hour(s)

Total: 82-91 Contact Hour(s)


Total: 66-68 Credit Hour(s)


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