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What is Accounting? 

The Accounting curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and 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. 

AccountingIn addition to course work in accounting principles, theories, and practice, students 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, individuals may advance in the accounting profession. 





  • Typical Courses
  • Student Learning Outcomes
  • Additional Information
  • Checksheets
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Typical Courses

  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Business Law I
  • Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • Accounting Software Applications
  • Argument Based Research
  • Individual Income Tax
  • Spreadsheet I
  • Business Elective
  • Payroll Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Business Finance
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Auditing & Assurance Services
  • Business Ethics
  • Business Communications
  • Database Concepts & Applications
  • Principles of Macroeconomic

Student Learning Outcomes:

Graduates of the WCC Accounting Program will:

  • Apply appropriate financial accounting principles and concepts to identify, record, and communicate financial results.

  • Apply appropriate cost accounting principles and concepts to identify, record, and communicate managerial accounting results.

  • Prepare a basic individual income tax return in compliance with federal laws and regulations.

  • Perform accounting procedures using current and appropriate computer software.

  • Communicate information effectively in written or oral form.

  • Reason through accounting information by formulating relevant questions, checking assumptions, pursuing best information, and examining different points of view.

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Contact Information:

CindyKillian_2011 Janet P Dengler
Cindy Killian
Lead Instructor, Accounting
(336) 838-6150
Janet P. Dengler
Instructor, Accounting
(336) 838-6154