With accounting credentials, you will be ready to seek employment as a payroll clerk, accounts receivable clerk, or accounts payable clerk. Job responsibilities can include preparing financial statements, processing payroll, and preparing minor tax returns.

Accountants assemble, analyze, process, and communicate essential information about financial operations. The Accounting curriculum conveys this knowledge and gives students the opportunity to develop skills in accounting principles. Students study business law, finance, management, and economics as well as communications, computer applications, financial analysis, critical thinking and ethics.

Graduates generally qualify for entry-level accounting positions at accounting firms, manufacturers, small businesses, banks, hospitals, school systems, and government agencies.


The following credentials are possible with this program:

Accounting - Degree (A25100)

Accounting - Certificate (C25100)

Gainful Employment Information

School of Applied Science and Technology
Associate of Applied Science Degree Program

South Piedmont has an extensive selection of Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree programs developed for occupational fields. Emphasizing career preparation, these programs of study provide in-depth career preparation and General Education courses so that students are prepared with knowledge or skills in a specialized area.

Note: The coursework for an AAS degree can be completed in two years. The AAS degree program is not designed as a college transfer program; however, because of bilateral agreements with several four-year colleges and universities, courses taken as part of AAS programs may be accepted for transfer credit.

To begin your program of study, call the Enrollment Hotline at 704-272-5391 or send an email to admissions@spcc.edu.

Enrolled students should consult their academic advisors about the transferring process.

Accounting faculty


Toiya Evans
Faculty, Accounting