Degrees & Pathways

AAS - Associate in Applied Science program (WT Course ID #: A25800)

The Accounting and 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, analyze, process, and communicate essential information about financial operations.

In addition to coursework 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 #: D25800)

The Accounting Diploma provides students with a basic accounting skill set and overall knowledge enhanced by selected accounting electives and a potential work-based learning 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.
 


Certificates program (WT Course ID #: C25800C)

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 an 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 University Transfer.


Certificates program (WT Course ID #: C25800D)

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.


Certificates program (WT Course ID #: C25800G)

This certificate is designed to expand knowledge in the core of accounting concepts.  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, as well as count towards additional accounting courses required my a Masters degree program for select universities.
 


Certificates program (WT Course ID #: C25800S)

This certificate program is designed to prepare students for job opportunities in the accounting field in the area of small business accounting.  Office technology skills included are QuickBooks, Excel, and Payroll. The study of general business knowledge and recordkeeping skills are also included.  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.


Certificates program (WT Course ID #: C25800B)

This certificate program is designed to prepare students for job opportunities in the accounting field in a 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.                 


Certificates program (WT Course ID #: C25800F)

This certificate program is designed to provide classes in Management Accounting that are aligned with the content required in the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Part 2 certification.  Part 2 is on Financial Decision Making.  This certificate maps to the CMA specifications in Part 2.  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.
 


Certificates program (WT Course ID #: C25800E)

This certificate program is designed to provide classes in Management Accounting that are aligned with the content required in the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Part 1 certification.  Part 1 is on Financial Reporting, Planning, Performance, and Control.  This certificate maps to the CMA specifications in Part 1. 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.            


Certificates program (WT Course ID #: C25800C)

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.