Accounting technicians perform a broad range of vital financial and business services that help an organization run effectively and efficiently.
Tidewater Community College’s Accounting Technician Career Studies Certificate is designed to address the steady market need for qualified accounting professionals and to support the continuing development of those already employed in the accounting field.
TCC’s interdisciplinary curriculum blends accounting principles with complementary business knowledge to equip you for paraprofessional accounting positions in small business, public accounting, private industry, nonprofits and governmental organizations.
You’ll learn how to:
- analyze, calculate, record transactions
- maintain financial records
- prepare financial reports
Accounting is a field ripe with job opportunities within various industries in corporate, government and nonprofit sectors. This certificate prepares you for entry-level employment as an accounts clerk, bookkeeper, accounting technician, payroll administrator, payroll clerk or tax preparer.
The certificate is also an option if you have graduated with a bachelor’s in any discipline and want to sit for the state’s CPA exam. The Virginia Board of Accountancy requires applicants have a minimum of 24 semester hours in upper-level accounting courses prior to sitting for the exam. If you are interested in this option, you should work closely with an accounting professor for scheduling assistance.
Apply all of the credits from this program to TCC's Associate of Applied Science in Accounting.
Certify your skills
Earn valuable industry credentials! Course work qualifies students to sit for one or more certification exams administered by the Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation (ACAT).
TCC's Accounting Technician Career Studies Certificate consists of 3 semesters of part-time study, with classes held on all of TCC's campuses.
Estimated Program Cost*:
26 credits x $185.35 per credit = $4,819.10 (not including textbooks and supplies)
*Based on Fall 2018 in-state tuition. Your actual cost may differ.
Continue your studies by taking classes toward an Accounting Associate of Applied Science degree.
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.
The accounting program is supported by an accounting advisory committee composed of accounting professionals who meet to keep the curriculum current with industry trends and standards
Day, evening and weekend classes are designed for students with busy schedules