Jul 22, 2024  
2024-2025 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2024-2025 College Catalog and Student Handbook

Accounting Certificate

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CIP Code: 52.0399​
Length: 2 semesters


To train persons for full- or part-time employment in accounting.

Occupational Objectives

Accounts Receivable Clerk; Accounts Payable Clerk; Bookkeeper; Cash Receipts Clerk; Cash Payments Clerk; Bill and Account Collectors; Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks; Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into this program requires proficiency in English, mathematics, and reading. Students who do not meet entry requirements, or whose placement test scores indicate a need for further preparation, will be placed in the appropriate developmental studies courses in English, mathematics, and/or reading. These developmental course credits do not apply toward degrees or certificates. Students required to take two or more developmental courses will need additional semesters to complete any program.

Program Requirements

Accounting is a one-year program which meets the Virginia Community College System general education requirements for certificate programs. It also provides basic accounting training. More than one-half of the program consists of accounting courses at the college level.

Students successfully completing this course with an overall GPA of “C” or higher are awarded a Certificate in Accounting.


First Semester Total Credits: 16

Second Semester Total Credits: 15

Total Minimum Credits: 31

1 May replace with an approved ITE transfer course (ITE 152 ) in place of this non-transfer course.

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