Accounting AAS
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Associate of Applied Science

PURPOSE: The rapid expansion of business and industry in Virginia has created a large, steady demand for qualified personnel to assist in the preparation and interpretation of accounting and financial information. The AAS degree in Accounting is designed for persons who are seeking their first full-time employment in the accounting field immediately upon completion of the curriculum. In addition, the program is designed for persons presently employed in accounting who desire to increase their knowledge and update their skills.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: The AAS degree in Accounting prepares graduates to function in responsible paraprofessional positions in the current employment market. Occupational objectives include Accounting Assistant, Senior Accounting Clerk, Full Charge Bookkeeper, Junior Staff Accountant, Tax Preparer, and Payroll Specialist.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

TRANSFER INFORMATION: Four-year college and university transfer opportunities for AAS degrees, if existing, are usually very specific in nature. A transfer opportunity in Accounting at Mary Baldwin University - Online Program permits students to transfer 84 credit hours from Reynolds' Accounting Associate of Applied Science program. Students interested in this transfer opportunity or transferring, in general, should consult their faculty advisor upon program entry for further guidance. Please see

The purpose of the associate of applied science (AAS) degree curriculum is to prepare students for immediate employment upon graduation.

COMPUTER COMPETENCY REQUIREMENT: Students in this program will meet the college’s computer competency requirement by successfully completing ITE 115. Students can also meet this requirement by successfully passing the college’s computer competency exam, administered in the testing centers on each campus, in which case they will receive college credit for ITE 115. Students not passing the computer competency exam may retake the exam only once.






ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3


SDV 100 College Success Skills 1


ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3


BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3


ENG 111 College Composition I 3


MTH 130 Fundamentals of Reasoning 3


ACC 215 Computerized Accounting 3


ITE 140 Spreadsheet Software 3


ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3


ACC 134 Small Business Taxes 3


ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3


ACC 1981 Seminar and Project: Accounting Capstone 4


BUS 220 Introduction to Business Statistics 3


ACC 2212 Intermediate Accounting I 3


______3 ACC Elective 3


ACC 2312 Cost Accounting 3


ACC 2612 Principles of Federal Taxation I 3


BUS 240 Introduction to Business Law 3


CST 110 Introduction to Communications 3


ACC 2221 Intermediate Accounting II 3


ACC 2411 Auditing I 3


______4 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective  3


______5 Personal Wellness Elective  1


 Accounting Associate of Applied Science 66



1 Spring only

2 Fall only

3 ACC 217 (Fall only) or ACC 240 (Spring only) or ACC 219 (Spring only)

4 CST 151, PHI 220, HUM 100, MUS 121, or ART 101

5 DIT 121, PED 109, PED 110, PED 111, or PED 117

Name Program Email Phone
Sheila Betz Accounting AAS 804/523-5280
Glenna Bryant Accounting AAS 804/523-5490


Common Job Titles1: Accountant; Accounting Manager; Accounting Officer; Accounting Supervisor; Assurance Manager; Assurance Senior; Audit Manager; Audit Partner; Auditor; Auditor-in-Charge; Business Analyst; Certified Public Accountant (CPA); Cost Accountant; Financial Auditor; General Accountant; Internal Audit Director; Internal Auditor; Project Accountant; Revenue Tax Specialist; Staff Accountant

Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2029): 7,695

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $50,500 - $94,400

Common Job Titles1: Account Clerk; Accounting Assistant; Accounting Associate; Accounting Clerk; Accounting Specialist; Accounting Technician; Accounts Payable Clerk; Accounts Payable Specialist; Accounts Payables Clerk; Accounts Receivable Clerk

Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2029): 7,691

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $29,200 - $48,700

Common Job Titles1: Accounting Technician; Human Resources Assistant (HR Assistant); Payroll Administrator; Payroll Assistant; Payroll Clerk; Payroll Coordinator; Payroll Manager; Payroll Representative; Payroll Specialist; Payroll Technician

Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2029): 627

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $33,200 - $51,400

Common Job Titles1: Certified Income Tax Preparer (CTP); Corporate Tax Preparer; Enrolled Agent; Income Tax Preparer; Master Tax Advisor; Tax Advisor; Tax Associate; Tax Consultant; Tax Preparer; Tax Specialist

Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2029): 389

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $17,900 - $37,200

Bright Outlook                  Bright Outlook occupations are expected to have rapid growth over the next 10-years (employment increase of 10% or                   more in the Richmond, MSA over the period of 2019-2029) or are expected to have a high demand (projected to have 750 or more job openings                   in the Richmond, MSA over the period of 2019-2029).

1 This program may prepare you for one or more of the listed jobs; however, graduates may not be qualified for all of the jobs listed in this section.