Accounting C
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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 certificate 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 Certificate in Accounting prepares graduates for employment in any of the following occupations: Accounts Receivable Clerk, Accounts Payable Clerk, Payroll Clerk, Inventory Clerk, and other clerical positions in accounting.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

PROGRAM NOTES: The Accounting Certificate requires that students have the following competencies: (1) competency in Math Essentials MTE 1-3 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units, or equivalent, and (2) competencies in reading and writing as demonstrated by placement in ENG 111 or placement in co-requisites ENG 111 and EDE 11.

Students should consult with their faculty advisor in choosing electives or course substitutions. All program electives and course substitutions must be approved in writing by the Accounting program head.

The Accounting Certificate may transfer at the student’s option directly into the Accounting AAS degree.

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 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 117

Essentials of Accounting



ITE 115

Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts



ENG 111

College Composition I



SDV 100

College Success Skills



ACC 211

Principles of Accounting II



ACC 134

Small Business Taxes



ACC 215  Computerized Accounting  3


ECO 201  Principles of Economics I - Macroeconomics  3


ACC 212  Principles of Accounting II   4


ACC 198  Seminar and Project:  Accounting Capstone   3


CST 110  Introduction to Communication   3


ITE 140 Spreadsheet Software 3


 Accounting Certificate




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

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.

Reynolds Community College makes every attempt to provide students with the best, most accurate information possible. The data was sourced from external agencies (O*NET and JobsEQ) on January 29, 2020.