Accounting and Finance and All the Options

Are you number driven?  Interested in a career in accounting? According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026 — faster than the average for any occupation.

Accountants and finance professionals assemble and analyze, process, and communicate essential information about financial operations. And Wilson Community College has a program to help you do just that. Our Accounting and Finance program is one of just a handful of Associate in Science degree programs at WCC that can be completed 100 percent online in two years’ time. In fact, students can earn their associate degree, diploma, and four certificates completely online.

As students begin the program, they progressively earn certificates, then the diploma, and finally the two-year associate degree.  Students can even take as little as one class a semester, depending on their own schedules. 

So what do the jobs look like?  After graduating with an associate’s degree, they’re qualified for entry-level accounting and finance positions in all kinds of organizations, including accounting firms, small businesses, manufacturing firms, banks, hospitals, school systems, and governmental agencies.

One growing job field in accounting is forensic accounting.  Forensic accountants typically investigate fraud, embezzlement, and analyze financial information for legal proceedings. Forensic accountants most often work in public accounting firms, law firms, financial institutions, insurance agencies, or law enforcement agencies, just to name a few. 

And in the field itself, some accountants may choose to earn more certifications too.  Students can study to become certified public accountants, internal auditors, managerial accountants, or fraud examiners. Anyone who earns any or all of these credentials can opt to specialize in more specific areas, whether it’s financial services, public sector/governmental accounting, or even gaming.

But maybe you want to take it a step further.  Another great bonus is that the program has an articulation agreement with NC Wesleyan University.  That means that students can earn their Accounting and Finance degree here at WCC and transfer into Wesleyan as a junior to complete their bachelor’s degree. 

Registration starts November 7!  For more information about the program, contact Stephanie Meadows, Accounting Instructor, at, or reach out to Allisha Hicks, Dean of Business and Applied Technologies, at #WilsonCC We make Wilson work.

What’s Happening

  • October 27 – WCC Scholarship Invitational Golf Tournament
  • November 2 – New Student Orientation
  • November 7 – Winter & Spring Registration
  • November 10 – Scholarship Awards Ceremony
  • November 11 – Veterans Day Ceremony
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