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. You will study and understand the influences of economics and how they impact our community and the world around us. Ultimately, the courses you'll take will point you toward success in the field. 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.

There are a host of career opportunities for this field. For instance, it can give you the foundation you need to go on and become a CPA. It can prepare you to become a partner in an accounting firm. Maybe you want to pursue a career in finance or corporate management. Do you see yourself working for the government, or do you have dreaming of becoming an entrepreneur? Whatever your vision for your future, you're taking a step in the right direction with this degree.

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

Fast Track Opportunity

Accounting 1-year certificate

Industry Credentials

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

By the Numbers

Average Annual Salary - $54,733

Growth Rate for Accounting Careers - 18%

Estimated Program Cost - $10,725


  • 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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