Welcome to Accounting

Explore Your Future in Accounting

The Accounting curriculum is designed to prepare you for a variety of career choices in the accounting profession. The program emphasizes analyzing, processing, and communicating financial and non-financial information. The program integrates essential skills in the areas of communications, computer applications, financial analysis, critical thinking and ethics necessary for employment and growth in the accounting profession. The program also provides you with a general knowledge of business fundamentals including management, economics, business law and finance. Employment opportunities for Accounting graduates exist in business, industry, government, education, and public service areas.


The 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” and technology resources, accountants assemble, analyze, process, and communicate 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 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.

 

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities available for Accounting graduates include:

  • Junior Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Estimator
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Cost Analyst
  • Payroll Specialist
  • Related Data Processing Occupations
Entry-level salaries for these positions may range from $18,000 to $26,000.


Who can Enter?

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College has an open door admissions policy. High school graduation or equivalent is normally required for admission to any curriculum. The College begins accepting applications on September 15. If a student is in need of financial assistance, they should contact the Financial Aid Office. A-B Tech is committed to the philosophy that no eligible student should be denied access to higher education because of a lack of financial resources.

For more information about A-B Tech's Accounting program, contact:

Dr. Joseph Fox, Department Chairperson
(828) 254-1921 ext 7664
jfox@abtech.edu

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