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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 and finance profession. Accountants and finance professionals assemble and analyze, process, and communicate essential information about financial operations. Course work may include accounting, finance, ethics, business law, computer applications, financial planning, insurance, marketing, real estate, selling, and taxation. Related skills are developed through the study of communications, computer applications, financial analysis, critical thinking skills, and ethics.

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

Career and College Promise:

This program is offered through our Career and College Promise Dual Enrollment program.

Employment Opportunities:

Graduates should qualify for entry-level accounting and finance positions in many types of organizations including accounting firms, small businesses, manufacturing firms, banks, hospitals, school systems, and governmental agencies.  

Technical Standards:

Program Contacts:

Dr. Dawn Hawks

Lead Instructor - Accounting, Business Administration, and MIS

Degree Curriculum

To complete the degree (A25800), 39-41 credit hours must be included from the Accounting and Finance Diploma (D25800).

Fall Semester

WBL-110 World of Work 1
ACC-220 Intermediate Accounting I 4
ACC-225 Cost Accounting 3
ECO-151 Survey of Economics 3
ECO-251 Principles of Microeconomics 3

Spring Semester

ENG-114 Professional Research & Reporting 3
MAT-143 Quantitative Literacy 3
ACC-221 Intermediate Accounting II 4
BUS-225 Business Finance 3

Total credits needed to graduate: 24 Hours

Diploma Curriculum

To complete the diploma (D25800), 14 credit hours must be included from the Accounting and Finance Certificate (C25800/X) or 13 hours from the Bookkeeping Certificate (C25800A/X).

Fall Semester

CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 3
BUS-110 Introduction to Business 3
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
ACC-122 Principles of Financial Accounting II 3
CTS-130 Spreadsheet 3

Spring Semester

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
OST-153 Office Finance Solutions 3
BUS-125 Personal Finance 3
BUS-260 Business Communication 3

Total credits needed to graduate: 27 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-129 Individual Income Taxes 3

Total credits needed to graduate: 14 Hours

This program is offered through our Career and College Promise Dual Enrollment program.

Students on financial aid should speak with their financial aid advisors before enrolling in less than 12 credit hours per semester.

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 software and hardware) 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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