Accounting

  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS) – A25100
  • Bookkeeping Certificate – C25100

Career Description

The Accounting curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and the skills necessary for employment and growth in the accounting profession. Using the “language of business,” accountants assemble and analyze, process, and communicate essential information about financial operations.  In addition to course work in accounting principles, theories, and practice, students will study business law, finance, management, and economics. Related skills are developed through the study of communications, computer applications, financial analysis, critical thinking skills, and ethics.

Career Information

Graduates should qualify for entry-level accounting positions in many types of organizations including accounting firms, small businesses, manufacturing firms, banks, hospitals, school systems, and governmental agencies. With work experience and additional education, an individual may advance in the accounting profession.

Entry-Level Salary

Program Requirements

The Accounting AAS Degree is a 64-76 credit hour program including 15 hours of general education. Within the 15 hours, students may choose at least one course from each of the following areas: humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, and natural sciences/mathematics. The program must contain a minimum of 6-semester hours of communications. 

Helpful Personal Attributes 

  • Positive attitude towards courses and course assignments.
  • Self-motivated, confident, self-reliant, capable of working alone or with teams to solve problems.
  • Strong sense of ethics and academic integrity.
  • Patience and determination to explore the problem and all of its elements until it can be resolved accurately

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Accounting Program, contact Carolyn Watson, Business Technologies Chairperson, at 910-272-3457 or cwatson@robeson.edu.