Accounting at Wake Tech

AAS - Associate in Applied Science program (WT Course ID #: A25100)

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,” 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.

Graduates should qualify for entry-level accounting positions in many types of organizations including accounting firms, small businesses, manufacturing firms, banks, hospitals, school systems, and governmental agencies. With work experience and additional education, an individual may advance in the accounting profession


Diploma program (WT Course ID #: D25100)

The Accounting Diploma provides students with a basic accounting skill set and overall knowledge enhanced by selected accounting electives and a potential cooperative education experience. After the Accounting Diploma is started, a student may elect to pursue an A.A.S Degree in Accounting or after the Accounting Diploma is awarded, a student may return to Wake Tech to earn an A.A.S. Degree in Accounting. The curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and growth in the accounting profession. Diploma graduates should be able to pursue a variety of entry-level accounting positions in private industry, accounting firms, and government agencies. In order to complete the diploma program in three semesters, the program must begin in the summer semester.


Certificate program (WT Course ID #: C25100C)

This certificate is designed to prepare students in the core of accounting and business concepts and includes all university transferrable courses. Credits earned in this program may be transferred toward and Associate in Applied Science Degree in Accounting (provided the student meets the entrance requirements for the Accounting program) as well as either the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science for College Transfer.


Certificate program (WT Course ID #: C25100D)

This certificate program will assist in preparing accounting students to take the MOS Excel certification test with the goal of increasing the marketability of accounting students upon entering the workforce. In addition to Excel, QuickBooks, and other general ledger software applications are explored through this certificate.


Certificate program (WT Course ID #: C25100G)

This certificate program is designed to provide classes to meet the 30 semester hour requirement for individuals to sit for the CPA exam in the state of North Carolina. A CPA candidate in North Carolina must also have a bachelor’s degree from a four year college/university. Acceptance of these courses is solely at the discretion of the North Carolina State Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners.


Certificate program (WT Course ID #: C25100E)

This certificate program is designed to provide classes to meet the 30 semester hour requirement for individuals to sit for the CPA exam in the state of North Carolina. A CPA candidate in North Carolina must also have a bachelor’s degree from a four year college/university. Acceptance of these courses is solely at the discretion of the North Carolina State Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners.


Certificate program (WT Course ID #: C25100F)

This certificate program is designed to provide classes to meet the 30 semester hour requirement for individuals to sit for the CPA exam in the state of North Carolina. A CPA candidate in North Carolina must also have a bachelor’s degree from a four year college/university. Acceptance of these courses is solely at the discretion of the North Carolina State Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners.


Certificate program (WT Course ID #: C25100B)

This certificate program is designed to prepare students for job opportunities in the accounting field in the specific area of income tax preparation. Credit earned in this program may be transferred toward an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Accounting, provided the student meets the entrance requirements for the Accounting program. This certificate program is designed to prepare students for job opportunities in the accounting field in the specific area of payroll accounting. Credits earned in this program may be transferred toward an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Accounting, provided the student meets the entrance requirements for the Accounting program.


Certificate program (WT Course ID #: C25100A)

This certificate program is designed to prepare students for job opportunities in the accounting field in the specific area of payroll accounting. Credits earned in this program may be transferred toward an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Accounting, provided the student meets the entrance requirements for the Accounting program.