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Program Overview

The Accounting and Finance 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.

Image. Now Registering Spring Classes. Deadline is December 23, 2020. Classes start Janruary 6, 2021.

Employment Opportunities:

Graduates should qualify for entry-level accounting positions in many types of organizations including accounting firms, small businesses, manufacturing firms, banks, hospitals, school systems, and governmental agencies. With work experience and additional education, an individual may advance in the accounting profession.

Surry offers this program online. Go to Online Learning for more information.

Program Contacts:

Dr. Dawn Hawks

Lead Instructor - Accounting, Business Administration, and MIS

Degree Curriculum

Fall Semester

ACA-111 College Student Success 1
ACC-120 Principles of Financial Accounting 4
BUS-110 Introduction to Business 3
ECO-151 Survey of Economics 3
OR
ECO-251 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

Spring Semester

ACC-121 Principles of Managerial Accounting 4
BUS-125 Personal Finance 3
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 3
ENG-114 Professional Research & Reporting 3
MAT-143 Quantitative Literacy 3

Fall Semester

ACC-122 Principles of Financial Accounting II 3
ACC-220 Intermediate Accounting I 4
ACC-225 Cost Accounting 3
BUS-115 Business Law I 3
CTS-130 Spreadsheet 3
Social Science Elective 3

Spring Semester

ACC-131 Federal Income Taxes 3
ACC-150 Accounting Software Applications 2
ACC-221 Intermediate Accounting II 4
BUS-225 Business Finance 3
BUS-260 Business Communication 3

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective – Select one course from the following: HUM 115, REL 110, or PHI 240

Social Science Elective – Select one course from the following: SOC 210, PSY 150, or POL 120

Total credits needed to graduate: 67 Hours

Certificate Curriculum

Fall Semester

ACC-120 Principles of Financial Accounting 4
BUS-115 Business Law I 3

Spring Semester

ACC-121 Principles of Managerial Accounting 4
ACC-131 Federal Income Taxes 3
BUS-110 Introduction to Business 3

Total credits needed to graduate: 17 Hours

Learning Outcomes

  • Master a fundamental understanding of accounting concepts
  • Demonstrate the ability to independently and objectively analyze information and situations to arrive at unique solutions
  • Effectively analyze financial data
  • Effectively use technology (relevant hardware and software) as required of accounting professionals
  • Demonstrate professional skills, behaviors, and conduct commensurate with industry expectations

Program Costs

Degree In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $4,994.00 $17,090.00
Books and Supplies $2,000.00 $2,000.00
Total Cost $6,994.00 $19,090.00

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Program Facts

Anthony Edwards wearing grey suit and red tie
All of my instructors in the business and accounting area had not only strong academic knowledge of the subject, but also shared examples from their public or private sector work experience in the classroom.

Anthony Edwards

Class of 2006,
Associate Degree in Business Administration

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