Associate in Science (A.S.)
The Accounting Technology Associate in Science (A.S.) degree at Valencia College is a two-year program that prepares you to go directly into a specialized career in the accounting field.
Accountants prepare the reports and schedules that guide companies in evaluating efficiency, controlling costs and increasing profitability. Valencia’s program focuses on the principles, procedures and theories of organizing and maintaining financial records and preparing financial reports. With training in the latest accounting and computer techniques, this program will give you an advantage in the business world.
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Program Overview and Degree Requirements
Review course descriptions, important dates and deadlines and other programs details in the official college catalog.
Valencia’s certificate programs can put you on the fast-track to reaching your career goals. They are designed to equip you with a specialized skill set for immediate employment or career advancement. Most can be completed in one year or less.
Accounting Applications (27 credits)
Accounting Operations (18 credits)
Accounting Specialist (12 credits)
Alternative Ways To Earn Credit
Did you know that you may already be eligible to receive college credit toward this program? Check out these opportunities:
- Career Pathways – Receive college credit for Career Pathways credits earned in high school.
- Industry Certifications – Receive college credit for approved Industry Certifications.
- Technical College Programs – Receive college credit toward this program for completing an approved Orange Technical College program.
Full-time – 2 to 3 years
Part-time – 3 to 4 years
You want to step up. We have a path to a bachelor's.
Prepare for a supervisory or management role in your field with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Business and Organizational Leadership. After completing your A.S. degree, build on your skills and expand your career opportunities by continuing your education at Valencia College and earning a bachelor’s degree. We encourage you to meet with a career program advisor to create your personalized education plan.
Learn How To
- Enter data for cash management, payroll and invoice processing
- Prepare financial statements and reports
- Prepare budgets and forecasting
Central Florida is an area of high economic growth. There is a steady demand for skilled accounting professionals in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. An increase in the number of businesses, changing financial laws and regulations, and increased scrutiny of company finances will drive growth of accountants and auditors.
- Paraprofessional Accountant
- Accounts Receivable Specialist
- Accounts Payable Specialist
- Payroll Specialist
- Assistant Auditor
- Tax Preparer
This program is designed to lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our Gainful Employment website.
AVERAGE SALARY RANGE
$30,000 – $38,000
The average placement rate for Valencia College A.S. degree and certificate programs ranges between 90 – 95% according to the latest FETPIP data.
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