Accounting Technology

Associate in Science Degree (CIP #1552030201)

This program is designed for students who seek immediate employment in the field of accounting and for those presently employed in accounting careers and desiring advancement.

Students are strongly encouraged to consult a career program advisor in the department office for assistance in determining the best education plan for their career goals.

Although scheduling may not always provide for the following progression of courses, students should use the foundation, intermediate and advanced course sequence as a guide in program planning.

All degree-seeking students must satisfy entry testing requirements and satisfactorily complete all mandatory courses in reading, student success, mathematics, English, and English for Academic Purposes in which the student is placed.

Alternative Ways to Earn Credit toward this Degree

Graduates of specific programs at Orange Technical College and Osceola Technical College, as well as other institutions may be eligible to receive college credit for courses in this program. You may also be eligible to receive credit toward this degree if you have earned one of the approved Gold Standard industry certifications or Career Pathways credit. To learn more about Valencia’s award of credit options, visit valenciacollege.edu/asdegrees/credit_octc.cfm. Eligible students should contact the Career Program Advisor in their academic department for more information about the requirements for the award of credit.

College Credit Technical Certificates

The Accounting Technology A.S. degree also offers the following college credit certificate programs.  These certificates can put you on the fast-track to reaching your career goals. They are designed to equip you with a specialized skill set for entry-level employment or to upgrade your skills for job advancement. Most can be completed in one year or less, and all of the courses in the certificates are embedded in the A.S. degree. You can earn the certificates as you progress through your A.S. Degree or as a separate, stand-alone credential. Click on the Certificate tab at the top of the page for more information about the certificates that are offered.

  • Accounting Specialist (12 credits) (CIP # 0552030204)
  • Accounting Operations (18 credits) (CIP # 0552030203)
  • Accounting Applications (27 credits) (CIP # 0552030205)

Start Right

Degree-seeking students enrolling at Valencia for the first time will have a limited range of courses from which to choose for their first 18 college-level credits. Within the first 18 college credit hours, you will be required to take ENC1101 (3 credits), and if applicable, SLS 1122 (3 credits) and a mathematics course appropriate to your selected meta-major (3 credits).  The remaining courses will be chosen from the General Education Core Courses in humanities (3 credits), science (3 credits), or social science (3 credits), and/or the introductory courses within the A.S. degree programs. For specific courses see the Foundation Courses on the “Program Requirements” tab. For course sequencing recommendations, see your Career Program Advisor or create an education plan by logging into Atlas, clicking on the LifeMap tab and clicking My Education Plan.

Potential Careers

  • Paraprofessional Accountant
  • Accounting Specialist
  • Tax Preparer
  • Payroll Assistant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounts Receivable Coordinator
  • Accounts Payable Coordinator
  • Credit and Collections Coordinator

Salary & Earnings Information

For salary and wage information, visit: www.floridawages.com.

Contacts

Future Students

To learn more about this program, contact Enrollment Services at enrollment@valenciacollege.edu or 407-582-1507 or visit  valenciacollege.edu/accounting-technology/.

Current Students

Contact the campus Career Program Advisor below for more information.

West Campus

Scott Paxton, Program Chair: 407-582-5817
spaxton1@valenciacollege.edu      
Genevieve Hall, Career Program Advisor: 407-582-1239
ghall13@valenciacollege.edu

East Campus
Laurie Larson, Program Chair: 407-582-2513
llarson@valenciacollege.edu 
Patti Lopez, Program Chair 407-582-2518
plopez@valenciacollege.edu
Kerry-Ann Rawls, Career Program Advisor: 407-582-2170
krawls2@valenciacollege.edu

Osceola Campus
Lisa Gray, Program Chair: 407-582-4836
lmgray@valenciacollege.edu
Claudia Zequeira, Career Program Advisor: 407-582-4172
czequeira@valenciacollege.edu

Internship and Workforce Services

If you need assistance with job resources or in locating an internship, please visit: valenciacollege.edu/internship

Program Outcomes

  • Prepare financial information about business organizations to support external decision making following ethical practices.
  • Manage business information using appropriate software.
  • Demonstrate effective business communication skills.
  • Evaluate business and financial information to support strategic internal decision making following ethical practices.
  • Participate in work-based learning experiences.
  • Prepare governmental tax forms, including income, payroll, and sales taxes.
Foundation Courses
APA 1111CBASIC ACCOUNTING3
GEB 1011Introduction To Business3
ENC 1101FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I +*~3
Science or Mathematics: Core or MAC 1105 for UCF Transfer Students 2+*~3
SLS 1122New Student Experience3
SPC 1608FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH ~3
Intermediate Courses
CGS 2100CCOMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS3
OST 1335CBUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS3
ACG 2021CPRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING *3
ACG 2450CCOMPUTER ACCOUNTING I *3
ECO 2013Principles of Economics-Macro ~3
ACG 2071CPRINCIPLES OF MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING *3
HumanitiesSee Gen. Ed. Core or Institutional Requirement ~3
Advanced Courses
ACG 2100CINTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I *3
ACG 2030CCAPSTONE REVIEW COURSE OF ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES *3
TAX 2000CFEDERAL INCOME TAX *3
ACG 2360CCOST ACCOUNTING *3
ACG 2460CComputer Accounting II *3
Accounting Technology Electives 36
Total Credit Hours60
Accounting Technology Electives
APA 2934Selected Topics In Accounting1-3
APA 2942INTERNSHIP IN ACCOUNTING *1-4
BUL 2241Business Law I *3
FIN 2000Principles of Finance3
BUL 2242Business Law II *3
ECO 2023Principles Of Economics-Micro3
FIN 2010Personal Investments3
FIN 2100Personal Finance3
GEB 1350Intro: International Business3
SBM 1000Small Business Management3
MAN 2021Principles Of Management *3
MAR 2011Principles of Marketing *3
MTB 1103Business Mathematics3
MAC 2233Calc For Busn and Soc Scien +*3
OST 2854CMICROSOFT OFFICE (APPLICATIONS PACKAGE)3
STA 2023Statistical Methods +*3
SLS 1303Job Search1
SLS 2940Service Learning *1-4
TAX 2021TAXATION OF BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS *3
TAX 2002TAXATION PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES *3

Notes:

Upon earning the Accounting Technology A.S. degree, you can continue at Valencia to complete the B.A.S. degree in Business & Organizational Leadership.  Additional education at the bachelor’s level can enhance your skills and create more career opportunities. Students who wish to continue their education should consult with their Career Program Advisor to determine the best education plan for their career goals.

Students wishing to transfer credits from this program to another institution must accept responsibility for securing approval from the transfer institution for acceptance of this degree.

Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus.

Accounting Applications

Technical Certificate

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for entry-level accounting employment or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed. The content prepares individuals in the principles, procedures, and theories of organizing and maintaining financial records and preparing financial reports.

Program Outcomes

  • Prepare financial information about business organizations to support external decision making following ethical practices.
  • Manage business information using appropriate software.
  • Demonstrate effective business communication skills.
  • Evaluate business and financial information to support strategic internal decision making following ethical practices.
Foundation Courses
APA 1111CBASIC ACCOUNTING3
GEB 1011Introduction To Business3
MTB 1103Business Mathematics3
Intermediate Courses
ACG 2021CPRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING *3
ACG 2450CCOMPUTER ACCOUNTING I *3
OST 1335CBUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS3
Advanced Courses
ACG 2071CPRINCIPLES OF MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING *3
ACG 2460CComputer Accounting II *3
Accounting Applications Electives3
Total Credit Hours27
Accounting Applications Electives
APA 2942INTERNSHIP IN ACCOUNTING *1-3
FIN 2010Personal Investments3
FIN 2100Personal Finance3
OST 1141CCOMPUTER KEYBOARDING 11
OST 2854CMICROSOFT OFFICE (APPLICATIONS PACKAGE) (Applications Package)3
CGS 2100CCOMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS3
SLS 1303Job Search1

Notes:

Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus.

This certificate program is eligible for Financial Aid.

Accounting Operations

Technical Certificate

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for entry-level positions in accounting and business or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed. The content introduces individuals to the process of data entry into an accounting information system and includes the preparation, presentation, and analysis of business reports.

Program Outcomes

  • Prepare financial information about business organizations to support external decision making following ethical practices.
  • Manage business information using appropriate software.
  • Demonstrate effective business communication skills.
  • Evaluate business and financial information to support strategic internal decision making following ethical practices.
Foundation Courses
APA 1111CBASIC ACCOUNTING3
ACG 2021CPRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING *3
Intermediate Courses
GEB 1011Introduction To Business3
ACG 2460CComputer Accounting II *3
Advanced Courses
ACG 2071CPRINCIPLES OF MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING *3
Accounting Operations Elective(s)3
Total Credit Hours18
Accounting Operations Electives
ACG 2450CCOMPUTER ACCOUNTING I *3
APA 2942INTERNSHIP IN ACCOUNTING *1-3
CGS 2100CCOMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS3
FIN 2010Personal Investments3
FIN 2100Personal Finance3
OST 1141CCOMPUTER KEYBOARDING 11
OST 2854CMICROSOFT OFFICE (APPLICATIONS PACKAGE) (Applications Package)3

Notes:

Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus.

Accounting Specialist

Technical Certificate

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for entry-level positions in accounting and business, or to provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed. The content introduces individuals to the preparation, presentation, and analysis of business reports.

Program Outcomes

  • Prepare financial information about business organizations to support external decision making following ethical practices.
  • Manage business information using appropriate software.
  • Demonstrate effective business communication skills.
Foundation Courses
APA 1111CBASIC ACCOUNTING3
ACG 2021CPRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING *3
Intermediate Courses
ACG 2460CComputer Accounting II *3
GEB 1011Introduction To Business3
Total Credit Hours12

Notes:

Specialized courses may not be offered every session or on every campus.