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Accounting Associate Degree

 Accounting Associates Degree

Improve your job opportunities and earning power with an associate’s degree in accounting.

The Associate of Applied Science in Accounting fosters highly marketable job skills that almost every industry needs.

Our accounting associate’s degree provides you with a convenient, affordable pathway to career development. Whether you’re new to the work force, changing careers, or seeking to upgrade accounting skills for your current job, you’ll find a supportive environment at Southwest Virginia Community College.

Choose our associate’s degree in accounting if you want to:

  • Get an affordable education with reasonable tuition and generous financial aid.
  • Learn from experienced faculty who will take a personal interest in you and your success.
  • Develop marketable business skills that employers are actively seeking.
  • Enjoy flexible course schedules that won’t interfere with your work and family responsibilities.
  • Graduate from an accredited community college that meets the highest academic standards.
  • Receive career counseling that includes guidance in job search, resume writing, and interview techniques.
  • Earn credits that you can transfer into a bachelor’s degree program, if you so choose.

Qualify for Better Jobs and Higher Pay With an Accounting Associate’s Degree

Southwest Virginia Community College has strong workforce development partnerships through the region. You’ll graduate with an accounting associate’s degree that local employers recognize and trust.

To find out how an associate accounting degree can boost your career and income potential, contact:

Accounting Program Adviser Margaret Dye
276.964.7308, Davis Hall Room 229,

or contact SWCC Admissions at 276.964.7238 or

Accounting Degree

  • Time to Complete: 2 years (full-time/4 semesters)
  • Minimum Credits: 65
  • Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
  • Distance Learning Option: Yes
  • Eligible for Financial Aid: Yes
  • Program Code: 203-01
  • Accounting Advising Sheet (pdf)
  • Employment: 2016 Median Pay and Growth Information (OOH)

The associate’s degree in accounting includes courses in:
customer service, taxes, management, business communications, financial management, and auditing.

Upon completing the accounting associate’s degree, you’ll be qualified for employment as a(n):

  • Accountant
  • Tax preparer
  • Junior accounting
  • Internal auditor
  • Small business manager
  • Payroll officer

View the complete list of admission and program requirements for the Associate's Degree in Accounting at SWCC