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Accounting

A degree that’s a great return on your investment

Accounting is more than just filing taxes. Expanding businesses, changing financial regulations and increased scrutiny of company finances have led to a growing demand for accounting and auditing clerks and new opportunities in governmental accounting, auditing, and consulting. At TCC, professors with real-life experience teach you the fundamentals of accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, management/cost accounting, taxation, and auditing on the latest accounting software.

Semesters:
4
Credits:
67
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Locations:
Chesapeake Campus, Portsmouth Campus, Virginia Beach Campus, Online
Associate of Applied Science - Accounting

Accounting students work with computerized accounting applications and online research tools to develop the problem-solving and technical skills required to work in the public and private sectors. Graduates are prepared for careers in areas such as accounting, accounts receivable/payable, bookkeeping, cost accounting and payroll.

Semesters:
4
Credits:
34-43
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Locations:
Chesapeake Campus, Portsmouth Campus, Virginia Beach Campus, Online
Certificate - Accounting Specialist

Prepare for immediate employment in the accounting field with a curriculum focused on tax preparation, bookkeeping and computerized accounting with the latest software. Instruction develops technical proficiency for careers in accounting firms assisting certified public accountants.

Semesters:
3
Credits:
26
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Locations:
Chesapeake Campus, Portsmouth Campus, Virginia Beach Campus
Career Studies Certificate - Accounting Technician

Want to start—or advance—your career as quickly as possible? Skip the broad requirements of the associate degree and focus your professional skill set with a career studies certificate 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.

Additional Program Information:

Students with a baccalaureate degree who wish to pursue the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination may use specific course work toward fulfillment of accounting educational requirements.

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The certificate programs provide course work that gives students the skills to sit for one or more certification exams administered by the Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation (ACAT).

Is this program for you?

Yes, if you:
  • are detail-oriented
  • enjoy problem solving
  • like working with numbers

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