Program Overview

This certificate from Wake Technical Community College is designed to prepare students in the core of accounting and business concepts and includes all university transferrable courses. Credits earned in this certificate may be applied to the Associate in Applied Science in Accounting as well as either the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science for College Transfer. While earning the Accounting degree online, students will learn about communicate with internal and external stakeholders and developing skills in problem-solving, decision-making, systems analysis, and planning within financial, economic, managerial, and technological contexts.

Participants may also gain a foundation in economics and business ethics. Accounting is an important tool used by managers of organizations to plan, control, and report financial activity. The accounting certificate offers a broad program of accounting courses, which aim to provide graduate with a sound foundation for an accounting career or post-graduate studies. An accounting graduate may work in areas such as private business, public accounting, not-for-profit organizations or governmental units. Typical work may include subjects in cost analysis, taxation, auditing, accounting systems, taxation, or cash management.

Goals of this program include enhancing a student’s knowledge of accounting/tax concepts and standards as they relate to various specialty areas within accounting, advancing a student’s knowledge of general business subjects as they relate to the functions of an accountant, developing proficiency in the use of business and accounting/tax software applications, assisting in developing strong communication skills including business writing skills and problem solving skills, and enforcing ethical and legal business practices through the use of critical thinking skills.

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    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Wake Technical Community College, also known as Wake Tech, is a 2-year community college and technical training institute, with campus locations through Wake County, NC. Wake Tech was founded as the Wake County Industrial Education Center in 1958. The institution received its current name in 1987. The academic and training programs at Wake Tech are built on the values of respect, responsibility, critical thinking, accountability, collaboration and communication.

    Wake Tech offers diplomas, certificates, and associate's degrees. Wake Tech offers an online learning program that provides an alternative to taking classes in the traditional classroom environment. Wake Tech’s online programs include degrees, diplomas, and certificates.


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