Diploma in Accounting
Students may learn to master the conceptual framework used to measure and report an organization's financial events with the online Accounting diploma program at Wake Technical Community College. While earning the accounting diploma online, students may also learn how to communicate with internal and external stakeholders and develop their skills in problem-solving, decision-making, systems analysis, and planning within financial, economic, managerial and technological contexts. Students 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. A thorough knowledge of accounting is necessary to understand the operation and financial condition of any business, non-profit organization or governmental agency. In addition, the accounting curriculum intends to provide a foundation for students who plan to take examinations to become a certified public accountant (CPA) or certified management accountant (CMA). The accounting major offers a broad program of accounting courses, which aims to provide the graduate with a sound foundation for an accounting career or post-graduate studies.
An accounting graduate may expect to find employment in a number of areas including private business, public accounting, not-for-profit organizations, or governmental units. Typical work may include areas such as cost analysis, taxation, auditing, accounting systems, taxation or cash management. The objectives of this program are to enhance a student’s knowledge of accounting/tax concepts and standards as they relate to various specialty areas within accounting, enhance student’s knowledge of general business subjects as they relate to the functions of an accountant, develop student’s proficiency in the use of business and accounting/tax software applications, help students develop strong communication skills including business writing skills and problem solving skills, and enforce ethical and legal business practices through the use of critical thinking skills.
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
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