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Accounting

Become a Financial Accounting Professional With an Accounting and Finance: Accounting Degree from Pitt Community College 

From small businesses and hospitals to multinational companies and school systems, accounting and finance professionals are needed to ensure that organizations of every size and type run smoothly, pay their employees, and make a profit. When you earn an Accounting and Finance: Accounting degree from Pitt Community College, you’ll receive broad training across multiple disciplines to prepare you for a huge variety of financial accounting careers and positions in organizations across the globe. 

As an accounting major at PCC, you’ll take courses covering topics such as accounting, ethics, law, computer applications, insurance, marketing, and taxation — in addition to training in communication and critical thinking skills that will make you a well-rounded accountant or financial professional.  

Earn your accounting and finance degree on your terms 

Whether you’re a recent high school graduate or a working professional returning to school after years away, we understand that you probably have a hectic schedule filled with family and work duties. That’s why we offer almost every class in the accounting degree program both online and in person to give you the flexibility to attend accounting school on a schedule that aligns with your personal and professional life. 

Why Choose Pitt Community College for an Accounting and Finance Degree? 

As an accounting major at PCC, you can take advantage of our small class sizes to receive one-on-one time with faculty mentors. They have years of experience in a variety of industries within both private and public accounting. You’ll also get to know your fellow accounting majors, letting you make personal and professional connections that can last well beyond graduation. 

One of the best aspects of attending accounting school at a community college like PCC is the money and time you’ll save earning your finance and accounting degree. Many of our programs typically cost less than a single year at a university — and for students who qualify, Pell Grants usually cover most if not all of the costs of our programs. 

To better prepare you for financial accounting career positions, we also offer certificates in managerial/small business accounting, accounting productivity software, and basic accounting. Earning one or more of these certificates as you complete your Accounting and Finance: Accounting degree program can significantly improve your earning potential and help you find more jobs that match your skills. 

Career Opportunities for Accounting and Finance: Accounting Degree Graduates 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment for financial accounting professionals across multiple fields is expected to grow by 7 percent by 2031, resulting in about 715,000 new jobs. The BLS also reports that the annual salary for these professionals is around $77,000. 

Organizations from around North Carolina and the country reach out to PCC to hire our accounting majors — thanks to our students’ broad expertise and training. As you progress through the Accounting and Finance: Accounting Degree program at PCC, you’ll lay the groundwork for success in many financial accounting careers in diverse settings, including: 

  • Accounting firms 
  • Small businesses 
  • Nonprofits 
  • Manufacturing firms 
  • Banks 
  • Hospitals 
  • School systems 

Many of our accounting degree graduates continue their education at undergraduate accounting schools to increase their salary and promotion potential. 

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Accounting Firms
Small Businesses
Manufacturing Firms
Banks
Hospitals
School Systems
Governmental Agencies

Principles of Financial Accounting
Principles of Managerial Accounting
Individual Income Taxes
Accounting Software Applications
Intermediate Accounting
Auditing & Assurance Services
Introduction to Business
Business Law I
Business Finance
Statistical Analysis
Introduction to Computers
Spreadsheet
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Business Ethics
International Business
Payroll Accounting
Fraud Examination

Students will demonstrate how to analyze, understand, and record business transactions.
Students will understand the preparation and presentation of financial statements such as Income Statements and Balance Sheets.
Students will understand the interpretation of financial statements to gauge a company’s health and prospects.
Students will learn specialized topics like Auditing, Payroll, Business Law, Finance, and Income Taxes.