About The Program

Accounting develops the skills and abilities that are in demand and necessary to be successful in a highly competitive business environment. The program focuses on emerging technologies, critical thinking and analytical skills, preparing students to make an immediate contribution in an entry-level position. Job opportunities include accounting trainees, accounting technicians, junior accountants, and accountants.

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Program Degrees and Certificates

The Accounting program currently offers four pathways for students to pursue;

  1. Bookkeeping Certificate
    • Provides students with sufficient knowledge to keep a simple set of accounting books and to qualify for entry-level positions in bookkeeping and accounting
  2. Career Studies Certificate (CSC) in Accounting Information Security with Data Analytics
    • Prepares students for the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) exam and prepares registered CPAs for the Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) exam.
  3. Career Studies Certificate (CSC) in Accounting
    • Meets the requirements of the Virginia Board for Accountancy to sit for the CPA examination.
  4. Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Accounting

Upon completion of the program, students can take an additional three courses for the Accounting Career Studies certificate and then are eligible to proceed to the Certified Public Accountancy (CPA) exam (if other education requirements are satisfied).

Career Coach


Alexandria Campus
Steve Ward

Annandale Campus
Richard Fiesel

Loudoun Campus
Mitra Jahangeri

Manassas Campus
Cathleen Cogdill

Woodbridge Campus
Edward Zuniga