Learn Real-World Skills with an Associate Degree in Accounting

To start a real-world accounting career, students need industry-focused skills, hands-on training, formal certification, and a commitment to learning the trade. Prepare for a rewarding career with an associate degree in Accounting at Blue Ridge CTC.

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Enroll in an Associate Degree in Accounting Designed For You

Our Blue Ridge CTC Accounting program is designed by industry experts to give students an opportunity to land successful careers in accounting. Students may also establish a background to transfer to 4-year schools to continue their education.

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Set a solid foundation in the accounting field with our 2-year associate degree. Blue Ridge CTC offers a blend of real-world knowledge and additional workforce skills employers look for in qualified applicants.

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Transferring Schools?

You are not alone, as almost a third of students transfer schools! Check our transfer evaluation tool to save money and time while transferring to our Associate of Applied Science in Accounting.

Established

Transfer Agreements

Provide a seamless pathway to a bachelor's degree.

54 %

of BRCTC Alumni

Continue their education after earning a certificate or Associate degree.

8%

Job Growth

Is predicted in business and financial operations occupations between 2020-2030.

750,800

New Jobs

Projected for in-demand finance-related occupations through 2030!

    • As per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in business and financial operations will see a growth of 8% in business and financial operation occupations, adding about 750,800 new jobs in the next decade.
    • As per Blue Ridge CTC’s Graduate report, 54% of students moved to renowned universities to continue their education.

Why Pursue an Associate Degree in Accounting?

With Blue Ridge CTC’s flexible, affordable, and relevant 2-year accounting program, students become workforce-ready or plan their pathway towards a 4-year degree. The Accounting program ensures students:

    • Apply technological skills needed to meet accounting and business needs.
    • Learn job-critical, business administration skills.
    • Strengthen critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
    • Are prepared for well-paying, entry-level jobs such as administrative assistants, accounting assistants, bookkeepers, auditing clerks, and more.

Begin a Rewarding Career With a Degree in Accounting

Do you have an analytical mind and enjoy working with numbers? The Blue Ridge CTC Accounting program provides exposure to real-time accounting and business skills necessary to become an Accounting Paraprofessional!

Throughout the Accounting program, students learn how to analyze, verify, prepare and communicate financial information for real-time business situations. Students also learn to prepare financial reports, update and maintain accounting records, process expenditures, receipts, payables, receivables and payroll, and a lot more.

Earn this degree through our School of Professional Studies and University Transfer!

2-year

Degree Program

Formats

On Campus, Hybrid, Online

60

Credit Hours

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What Will You Learn - Curriculum Overview

With an Accounting degree, students learn accounting skills needed to seek employment directly in real well-paying roles including accounting clerk, auditing clerk, financial analyst, bookkeeper, bank teller, budget analyst, and more.

The Accounting degree teaches core concepts needed to enter the world of accounting or plan a pathway to transfer to a 4-year program. Learning outcomes include principles of accounting, taxation, small business accounting, business law, personal finance, payroll management, and more. The curriculum allows students to:

    • Obtain fundamental accounting and business knowledge.
    • Analyze various accounting transactions for the purpose of recording and reporting.
    • Understand accounting models to solve accounting problems.
    • Analyze and interpret accounting data for the purpose of sharing financial data and reporting financial performance.

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Build Your Future With Blue Ridge CTC

Blue Ridge CTC offers a holistic, industry-focused approach to learning, leading to a path-breaking professional career and continuing education opportunities.

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What You Experience at Blue Ridge CTC

Blue Ridge CTC acts as a catalyst to career goals, gives students exposure to real-time career prospects and provides a learning environment supporting personal and professional growth.

World-class Pedagogy That Shapes Future Leaders!

Effective faculty is the backbone of any school. Our faculty are committed teachers and scholars who:

Deliver real-world learning to shape students’ job market competency.

Impart teaching that promotes creativity and sets the base for further 4-year programs.

Extend a smart learning model that raises job prospects.

Integrates best-in-class learning formats and resources to drive focused learning.

Student Support Services and Spaces for Balanced Learning!

We provide comprehensive Student Support Services to promote student success.

Student Services provides a variety of support, including tutoring, accessibility accommodations and more!

We provide high-tech classes, labs, and study areas to promote a balanced education.

We recognize talent and celebrate performance with awards and acknowledgments.

We have supportive staff to help with personal, professional, and academic challenges.

Placement Assistance to Nurture Careers!

We support students from admission through the career search! Career Services assists students:

Find the right kind of job with a career inventory assessment.

Get assistance on resume writing and referral to participating employer partners.

With interview preparation to boost their morale and get prepared with the right narration to win job negotiations.

Get a holistic learning environment, where they are nurtured to become the next set of professionals entering the workforce.

Promoting Equity to Develop an Intercultural College Environment!

As a community of students, faculty, staff, and external stakeholders, we strive for diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campuses, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Campus diversity encourages open dialogue on campus.

Equity removes barriers and ensures equal opportunities are afforded to all.

Our campus offers an inclusive, welcoming environment where all are valued, celebrated, and included.

The campus community promotes diversity and inclusion through a variety of speakers and events.

Hands-on Training and Internship Opportunities

We are committed to providing students with real-time training and internship opportunities that may assist into the workforce directly after graduating.

We provide industry expert instruction to strengthen job-specific skills needed for real-world challenges.

We assist students with internship opportunities to find their way to a successful career.

We provide industry-certified expert supervision and guidance to raise students’ job prospects in the government and Private sectors.

The school is well equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories, machinery, hardware, and software required to provide technical skills for real jobs.

Our Learners Voice!

Learn more about alumni who successfully reached their goals by earning an education at Blue Ridge CTC!

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Worried About Paying for College? Many Options Exist for Financial Aid.

Blue Ridge CTC provides need-based financial aid to qualified applicants, ensuring all students have equal access to quality education.

Whether you are a student worrying about tuition fees or are a parent assisting a child to pay for college, we have a wide variety of financial resources available.

    • State and Federal Grant Programs
    • Student Work-Study Opportunities
    • Student Loans
    • Special Grant Funding Opportunities
    • Blue Ridge CTC Foundation Scholarship opportunities

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Admissions Counselors and Academic Advisors at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College help students navigate career paths throughout their academic career.


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Have Doubts About Pursuing an Associate Degree? We can help!

Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, an 8% increase in business and financial occupations is expected for the next 10 years. The Associate degree in Accounting can be acquired in approximately two years, saving money before transferring to a four-year school. The Accounting degree builds real time knowledge. Entry level positions have an average wage of $45,560 for roles as an accountant, bookkeeper, auditing clerk, and accounting specialist.
An Associate degree in Accounting at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College lets you meet your career goals with flexibility and affordability. With this degree, you obtain the required accounting skills and trade knowledge that allow you to enter accounting roles or transfer to a four year school.
With an Associate of Applied Science Degree, you will be eligible to work in different accounting roles such as accounting assistant, auditing clerk, bookkeeping clerk, financial clerk, purchasing managers, administrative services manager, underwriting clerk, brokerage assistant, and more.
The on-campus or online accounting associate degree program at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College includes: <ul
  • Fully accredited College
  • Qualified faculty and industry-driven learning delivery
  • Easy of transfer for continued education
  • Job prospects and placement assistance
  • Need-based Financial Assistance to qualified applicants
With an Accounting Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in West Virginia, you will learn bookkeeping and data management and usage of computer programs for accounting tasks. The Blue Ridge CTC Accounting program develops problem-solving and analytical skills in business and tax accounting related roles. Entry level positions provide lucrative career opportunities.
Admission requirements for the Blue Ridge CTC Accounting program include a high school diploma or equivalent and a complete application packet. Students who have earned credits at other Colleges or Universities must also provide official copies of those transcripts. There is also a $25 application fee that can be paid at any time after submitting the application.
The Blue Ridge CTC Accounting program does not require ACT or SAT scores to qualify for admission. Students may need ACT or SAT scores, or free placement testing to qualify for courses such as English, Math, or Chemistry. Placement testing can be scheduled at any time during the application process.

Disclaimer

Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.

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