Accounting ranks as one of the top career opportunities in the field of business. It's a versatile occupation where professionals can be found working for corporations, individuals, non-profits, and the government. Because of the wide variety of jobs available, earning a degree in accounting is highly desirable.

Our program is designed to provide a concentration of financial and managerial accounting with related business and computer courses. Some of our students graduate and immediately begin working in the profession. Others opt to transfer to a four-year college and earn their bachelor's degree. Either way, starting your Accounting future at WSCC is a smart choice.

Successful completion of the program leads to the Associate of Applied Business degree.

Fast Track Opportunity - Accounting 1-year Certificate

The accounting 1-year certificate provides a concentration of financial and managerial accounting with related business and technology courses, utilizing manual and computerized accounting systems and current software.

Industry Credentials

  • Microsoft Office Specialist: Word Associate
  • Microsoft Office Specialist: Excel Associate

Average Annual Salary - $54,733

Growth Rate for Accounting Careers - 18%

Estimated Program Cost - $10,725



First 8-Weeks
ACCT 1550 Introduction to Financial Accounting
BUSM 1600 PC Applications
ENGL 1510 English Composition I

Second 8 Weeks
ACCT 1610 Payroll Accounting
BUSM 1550 Business Management


MATH 2110 Principles of Statistics
First 8 Weeks
ACCT 2550 Advanced Financial Accounting
BUSM 2220 Business Excel
Second 8 Weeks
ACCT 2920 QuickBooks for Accountants
BUSM 1660 Business Law


First 8 Weeks
ACCT 2190 Principles of Federal Income Tax
ACCT 2710 Intermediate Accounting
ENGL 1520 English Composition II or 
ENGL 1515 Technical Writing
Second 8 Weeks
ACCT 2210 Cost Accounting
PHIL 1300 Introduction to Ethics


First 8 Weeks
ACCT 2320 Managerial Accounting
SPCH 1510 Speech
Second 8 Weeks
ACCT 2730 Auditing
ECON 2120 Principles of Macroeconomics

Total Credit Hours.....62


  • Financial Analyst
  • Payroll Specialist
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Tax Preparer
  • Cost Accounting Clerk
  • Staff Accountant



  • Self-Employed
  • Tax Prep Agencies
  • Corporations
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Government Agencies

Check out local jobs on our Career Services webpage.

To learn more:


Christina Gater, Associate Professor
740.374.8716 ext. 1708

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