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The Associate of Applied Science degree in Accounting at Piedmont Virginia Community College is designed for persons who seek employment in accounting positions. Individuals who are seeking their first accounting-related position or those presently in the field who are seeking additional knowledge and skills may benefit from this degree program.

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Program Requirements

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Required Courses: 

ENG 111 College Composition I  - 3 Credit Hours
ENG 112 College Composition II  - 3 Credit Hours
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I  - 3 Credit Hours
ACC 213 Prin. of Accounting Laboratory I  - 1 Credit Hours
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II  - 3 Credit Hours
ACC 214 Prin. of Accounting Laboratory II  - 1 Credit Hours
ACC 221 Intermediate Accounting I
ACC 222 Intermediate Accounting II  - 3 Credit Hours
ACC 231 Cost Accounting I  - 3 Credit Hours
ACC 261 Principles of Federal Taxation I
ACC 290 Internship  - 4 Credit Hours
BUS 100 Introduction to Business  - 3 Credit Hours
BUS 200 Principles of Management  - 3 Credit Hours
BUS 220 Introduction to Business Statistics
BUS 241 Business Law I  - 3 Credit Hours
ITE 120 Principles of Information Systems  - 3 Credit Hours
ITE 215 Advanced Computer Applications and Integration  - 4 Credit Hours
MTH 120 Introduction to Mathematics  - 3 Credit Hours
FIN 215 Financial Management  - 3 Credit Hours
ECO Elective
HLT/PED Health or Physical Ed Elective
Humanities Elective
Social Science Elective

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Graduation Requirement

Students entering the Accounting Associate degree program are required to take one Writing Intensive Course (WIC) in order to graduate.  The WIC  for this program is BUS 200, which has a prerequisite of ENG 111 and ENG 112.  Students who are awarded transfer academic credit for this course at another institution may fulfill the WIC requirement for this degree program by completing another WIC.


  • Students may substitute a higher-level math course to include MTH 152, 157, 163, 164, 173, 180, 271 or 277
  • Students who have taken MTH 163 or 180 or who have sufficiently high assessment test scores may substitute MTH 240.
  • Approved Social Science Electives: ACC 241, ADJ 133, AST 243, CSC 110, BUS 202, MKT 100 and ITE 150.
  • Introductory (101 or 102 level) foreign language courses will not meet the humanities elective requirement for this program.

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Required Skills & Employment Outlook

Jobs this program prepares you for: 

Accounting Technician
Accounting Trainee
Accounts Payable Clerk
Accounts Receivable Clerk
Junior Accountant
Retail Manager