The Accounting curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and growth in the accounting profession. Using the “language of business” and technology resources, accountants assemble, analyze, process, and communicate 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.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Apply generally accepted accounting principles.
- Analyze, record, report, and interpret financial information for outside users of financial statements.
- Analyze, record, report, and interpret financial information for management’s use in the decision-making process.
- Maintain effective accounting systems and controls.
- Utilize computer software to prepare Federal Income Tax returns.
- Demonstrate knowledge of current business principles, theories, and practices.
Gaston College Business and Information Technology Associate Degree Programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).