student backdrop and list of courses for the Accounting & Finance AAS DegreeThe mission of the Accounting Department at Alamance Community College is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain employment, to gain industry related certifications, or to continue education through transfer to a four-year institution.


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 essential 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.

Why ACC?

The Accounting Department at Alamance Community College (ACC) provides students with the education they need, when they need it, and how they need. Here are the top reasons to get your Accounting degree at ACC.

  • Value – A local quality education at an affordable price
  • Flexibility – Take courses that fit your schedule and needs (day, evening, or online)
  • Financial Aid – Pell Grants and Foundation scholarships
  • Hands on Learning – Build the technical and soft skills employers desire
  • Work Based Learning and Internships – Gain work experience before you graduate
  • Caring Faculty – Personalized advising to help ensure you stay on the path to graduation
  • Workforce Ready – Earn a degree that prepares you for a job in your career field
  • University Options – Transfer to UNC-Greensboro or NCCCU upon AAS degree completion

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Career Opportunities

With an Associate Degree in Accounting and the right experience, you can qualify for these positions:

  • Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Accounts payable/receivable clerk
  • Bank Teller
  • Tax Preparer
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Salary Range

Salary Range: $32,620 – $42,410 per year

Source: Occupational Outlook Handbook 2020 Median Pay


Cindy Stevens

Cindy Stevens

Lead Accounting Instructor



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