Accounting & Finance

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Are you interested in business? Have a firm grasp on numbers and curiosity to learn how the flow of money in and out of businesses and organizations can impact their operations? Accounting and Finance may be the program for you.

With course work focusing on topics such as financial planning, marketing, taxes, real estate, business, finance and much more, you'll be prepared to take on high-demand and high-skill accounting and finance roles in various organizations. Accounting firms, small and large businesses, banks, hospitals, school systems, government agencies: they (and many others) need talented accountants.


Courses for this A.A.S. degree program are offered day, evening, online and/or hybrid.

First Year: Fall Semester (16 Semester Hours Credit)

First Year: Spring Semester (16 Semester Hours Credit)

 First Year: Summer Semester (7 Semester Hours Credit)

Second Year: Fall Semester (16 Semester Hours Credit)

  • ACC 130 - Business Income Taxes
  • ACC 220 - Intermediate Accounting I
  • ECO 252 - Prin of Macroeconomics
  • MAT 110 - Math Measurement & Literacy
  • S/BS - Social/Behavioral Science Course

Second Year: Spring Semester (14 - 16 Semester Hours Credit)

Total Semester Hours Credit: 69 or 71

Humanities/Fine Arts and Social/Behavioral Sciences courses approved for this program.


Courses for this diploma program are offered day, evening, online and/or hybrid.

First Year: Fall Semester (16 Semester Hours Credit)

First Year: Spring Semester (16 Semester Hours Credit)

First Year: Summer Session (7 Semester Hours Credit)

Total Semester Hours Credit: 39


Courses for this certificate program are offered day, evening, online and/or hybrid.

First Year: Fall Semester (7 Semester Hours Credit)

  • ACC 120 - Principles of Financial Accounting
  • BUS 115 - Business Law I

First Year: Spring Semester (7 Semester Hours Credit)

  • ACC 121 - Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • ACC 129 - Individual Income Taxes

Total Semester Hours Credit: 14

Interested in transferring to a four-year university to complete a bachelor's degree? We have partnerships with Fayetteville State University and Pfeiffer University that allow students who have completed their Associate Degree in Accounting and Finance to transfer their credits towards a bachelor's degree!

Fayetteville State University

Pfeiffer University

Upon successful completion of the Accounting and Finance program, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of accounting, law, finance, tax, and computer applications.
  • Apply accounting and tax practices to solve problems.
  • Use effective oral and written communication in the business environment.

The Accounting & Finance 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," accountants assemble and analyze, process, and communicate essential information about financial operations. To effectively train Accounting professionals, the performance of certain functions is incorporated throughout the program. Faculty and students are required to demonstrate proficiency of these functions in the Accounting program. The essential functions include:

  1. Critical Thinking: critical thinking ability sufficient to gather relevant information, interpret data, recognize problems, and use a process to make informed, independent decisions that show good judgment. For example, making a good decision about the best financial report to produce based on user needs.
  2. Interpersonal Skills: interpersonal abilities sufficient to interact with co-workers and clients, function and contribute as part of a team, be accountable for self and others, and maintain appropriate hygiene for an office environment. For example, the ability to interact effectively with other members on a team project.
  3. Communication Skills: speak English, write English, listen and comprehend written and spoken words, and communicate information and ideas so others will understand
  4. Mobility: mobility that is appropriate for an office or classroom setting is needed. For example, mobile enough to sit and stand repeatedly in an office setting.
  5. Motor Skills: be able to sit for extended periods of time and manual dexterity. For example, as needed for computer work/keyboarding.
  6. Hearing: ability to hear sounds at a close range (within a few feet of the observer). For example, being able to hear and respond to an instructor or other students in a classroom.
  7. Visual: visual ability to see with normal or corrected vision, tolerate working indoors in artificial light and the glare of computer screens. For example, the ability to look at a computer screen for long periods of time.
  8. Tactile: ability to perform physical activities that require use of hands and arms. For example, possessing finger and manual dexterity necessary to manipulate computer and other office equipment.
  9. Weight-Bearing: none.
  10. Cognitive: cognitive ability to use logic and reason, attention to detail, and short-term and long-­term memory skills. For example, the ability to remember a concept covered in a class in a previous week of a semester.

Randolph Community College is an ADA compliant institution. The College does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admissions process or in access to its programs, services and/or activities for qualified individuals who meet essential eligibility requirements. The College will provide reasonable accommodations for documented disabilities of individuals who are eligible to receive or participate in college programs, services and/or activities. Student Services provides a disability counselor to assist students in requesting disability related accommodations. If a student believes that he/she cannot meet one or more of the essential functions without accommodations, the student is encouraged to disclose the disability to the disability counselor as soon as possible. Students must certify the ability to meet essential functions of the curriculum by a signed statement when they begin the program.

Contact Us!

Have more questions about the Accounting and Finance Program? We're here to help.

Tracie Hayes
Department Head, Accounting and Business Administration

DeShandra Woodle
Instructor, Accounting