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Accounting Programs

Earn your Associates Degree in accounting at Catawba Valley Community College, and you'll get the chance to explore business disciplines in our cutting-edge accounting program.

Accounting student studyingThe Accounting curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and the skills necessary for employment and growth in the accounting profession. Using the “language of business,” accountants assemble and analyze, process, and communicate essential information about financial operations.

In addition to course work in accounting principles, theories and practice, students will study business law, finance, management and economics. Related skills are developed through the study of communications, computer applications financial analysis, critical thinking skills and ethics.

Graduates in the accounting program at CVCC receive an Associate in Applied Science degree. This qualifies them for entry-level accounting positions in many types of organizations including accounting firms, banks, hospitals, school systems, small businesses, manufacturing firms and governmental agencies. With work experience and additional education, accounting graduates may advance in the accounting profession.


Programs Available

The Associate in Applied Science Degree places emphasis on:

  • accounting principles
  • taxation
  • business law
  • management
  • economics
  • communications
  • computer applications
  • financial analysis
  • critical thinking skills
  • ethics

Please see the catalog for more information about the degree, diploma, and certificate options for this curriculum.

» Accounting Technical Standards

Courses in the accounting program are taught during the day, and all courses are available online. With full-time attendance a student may finish the accounting program in four to five semesters.

The future in the accounting profession is bright. The US Department of Labor states: “Employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow by 18 percent between 2006 and 2016.” This is faster than average for all occupations. For current information regarding the outlook of the accounting profession go to: “Occupational Outlook Handbook”



Christy Lefevers
Program Director/Instructor
(828) 327-7000, ext. 4308

Chelsea Ledford
(828) 327-7000, ext. 4088