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Accounting

    The Accounting program 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. 

    Career Options

    Employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Globalization, a growing economy, and a complex tax and regulatory environment are expected to continue to lead to a strong demand for accountants and auditors. Click to read more at the Department of Labor website.

    Options

    • Accountant
    • Auditor
    • Financial Specialist
    • Bookkeeper
    • Payroll Specialist 

    Average Salary

    • Accountant (BLS)
      • $28,540/YR
      • $40.25/HR
    • Bookkeeper (BLS)
      • $42,110/YR
      • $20.25/HR
    Length

    The Accounting AAS Degree is a 64-76 credit hour program including 15 hours of general education.

    Essential Skills
    • 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
    Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

    The Accounting and Finance curriculum is designed to provide students with the skills necessary for employment and growth in the accounting profession. Using the “languages 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 communication, computer applications, financial analysis, critical thinking skills, and ethics.

     

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    Bookkeeping Certificate

    This certificate program is designed to provide individuals with entry-level competencies needed in accounting positions. Positions available to the holders of this certificate would be accounts receivable or accounts payable clerk, payroll clerk, and bookeeper.

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    WATSON, CAROLYN

    Accounting Chair | Building 14, 39A 
    Email: cwatson@robeson.edu
    Phone: (910) 272-3457

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    STANLEY, SHERITA

    Secretary | Building 14, 42A
    Email: sstanley@robeson.edu
    Phone: (910) 272-3459

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    ALLEN, LORETTA

    Instructor | Building 14, 41A 
    Email: lallen@robeson.edu
    Phone: (910) 272-3450

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    BUKOWY, JOY

    Instructor | Building 14, 38A 
    Email: jbukowy@robeson.edu
    Phone: (910) 272-3451

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    JACOBS, MICHAEL

    Instructor | Building 14, 37A 
    Email: mjacobs@robeson.edu
    Phone: (910) 272-3455

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    LAMM, SCOTT VICTOR

    Instructor | Building 14, 24B 
    Email: vlamm@robeson.edu
    Phone: (910) 272-3458

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    LOWERY, VALISSA

    Instructor | Building 14, 43A 
    Email: vlowery@robeson.edu
    Phone: (910) 272-3530

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    OXENDINE, CLIFTON

    Instructor | Building – 14 
    Email: coxendine@robeson.edu
    Phone: (910) 272-3452

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    PATE, GEORGE

    Lead Faculty & Instructor | Building 14, 23B 
    Email: gpate@robeson.edu
    Phone: (910) 272-3456