West Virginia Northern Community College

Programs of Study

Accounting C.A.S.

Accounting, Business Career Studies
Certificate of Applied Science

This program is designed to prepare students for an entry-level position in a small business. A basic background is provided in the following areas: accounting, economics, computerized accounting, and payroll accounting.

This certificate program may be transferred to a two-year program leading to an Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Studies.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the elements of the accounting cycle and general financial statements
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic macroeconomic and microeconomic theory
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of application software used in the field of accounting and small business
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of basic payroll accounting
  • Demonstrate knowledge of communication and business mathematical skills

Graduates of this program can expect to obtain employment in entry-level accounting and bookkeeping positions in a small business environment.


 Fall Semester

Course                                                                                   Cr. Hours
ACC 122 Principles of Accounting I       3
BA 108 Administrative Document Formatting       3
CIT 117 Microsoft Applications       3
ECON 104 Principles of Macroeconomics       3
ENG 101 College Composition       3

Spring Semester

Courses                                                                                Cr. Hours
ACC 123 Principles of Accounting II       3
ACC 222 Computerized and Payroll Accounting       3
ACC 240 Business Taxation       3
BA 109 Math of Business and Finance       3
BA 265 Business Communications       3

Total Hours in Program - 30

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