Growing businesses, changing financial regulations and increased scrutiny of company finances have led to a growing demand for accounting and auditing clerks.
Equip yourself with the accounting expertise necessary for an in-demand career with an Associate of Applied Science in Accounting from Tidewater Community College.
Professors with real-life experience teach you the fundamentals of accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, management/cost accounting, taxation and auditing. Accounting students work with computerized accounting applications such as Microsoft Excel, Peachtree and Quickbooks as well as online research tools to develop the problem-solving and technical skills required to work in the public and private sectors.
Dedicated instruction is a cornerstone of the program; your accounting classes will never be larger than 24 students.
Coursework gives students the skills to sit for one or more certification exams administered by the Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation (ACAT).Graduates are prepared for careers in areas such as accounting, accounts receivable/payable, bookkeeping, cost accounting and payroll.
Veterans, transitioning military, spouses and dependents: TCC’s Center for Military and Veterans Education provides academic guidance and help in maximizing your GI Bill and other educational benefits.
Tuition assistance such as financial aid, scholarships, work-study, grants and loans can help you save money and reduce college debt.
You can complete a 2-year associate degree for less than the cost of 1 year at a 4-year college or university.
TCC’s Associate of Applied Science in Accounting consists of 4 semesters of full-time study, online or on any campus.
If your schedule doesn't permit full-time attendance, you may also take classes part-time.
2015-16 in-state tuition and mandatory fees:
66 credits x $172.35 per credit = $11,375.10 (not including textbooks and supplies)
Graduates can transfer credits directly into Virginia Wesleyan College’s business program, Strayer University’s accounting program or University of Maryland University College’s accounting program, with a business administration minor. Many students choose to continue their education in Old Dominion University’s School of Accountancy or business management program.
Yes, if you:
- are detail-oriented
- enjoy problem solving
- like working in teams