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Our Accounting certificate is designed to train persons for full- or part-time employment in accounting. Accounting is a one-year program which meets the Virginia Community College System general education requirements for certificate programs. It also provides basic accounting training. More than one-half of the program consists of accounting courses at the college level.

Program Information

Students successfully completing this course with an overall grade point average of “C” or higher are awarded a Certificate in Accounting.

  • For the most up-to-date information, please refer to our current College Catalog.

  • Admissions

    In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into this program requires proficiency in English, mathematics, and reading. Students who do not meet entry requirements, or whose placement test scores indicate a need for further preparation, will be placed in the appropriate developmental studies courses in English, mathematics, and/or reading. These developmental course credits do not apply toward degrees or certificates. Students required to take two or more developmental courses will need additional semesters to complete any program.

    First Semester
    # Title Lecture Lab Credit
    MTH 141 Business Mathematics I or MTH 170 Introduction to Contemporary Math1 3 0 3
    ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 4 0 4
    ACC 124 Payroll Accounting 3 0 3
    ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3
    ITE 100 Introduction to Information Systems 3 0 3
    SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
    Semester Total 17 0 17
    Second Semester
    # Title Lecture Lab Credit
    ACC 134 Small Business Taxes 3 0 3
    ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 4 0 4
    ACC 215 Computerized Accounting 3 0 3
    ACC 225 Managerial Accounting 3 0 3
    ITE 140 Spreadsheet Software 3 0 3
    Semester Total 16 0 16

    Total Minimum Credits: 33
    1 May substitute an approved transfer course in place of this non-transfer course.



    Accounts Receivable Clerk; Accounts Payable Clerk; Bookkeeper; Cash Receipts Clerk; Cash Payments Clerk; Bill and Account Collectors; Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks; Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks.


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