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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.

Program Contacts:

Dr. Dawn Hawks

Lead Instructor - Accounting, Business Administration, and MIS

Certificate Curriculum

Fall Semester

ACC-120 Principles of Financial Accounting 4
CTS-130 Spreadsheet 3

Spring Semester

ACC-121 Principles of Managerial Accounting 4
OST-153 Office Finance Solutions 3

Total credits needed to graduate: 14 Hours

This certificate is offered to high school students through the Career and College Promise program (C25800AX).

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.

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