The career program in Accounting prepares students for various entry-level positions in the field of accounting. It is strongly recommended that students who plan to pursue further studies at a four-year institution immediately after graduation to major in Accounting take the Business Administration with the Accounting Concentration program.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Perform all steps in the accounting cycle for business entities;
  • Analyze financial statements, recognize potential problem areas, and suggest appropriate actions to alleviate or eliminate problems;
  • Prepare a federal income tax return and other tax forms for representative individuals including the person who is operating the business as a single proprietorship;
  • Record representative cost accounting transactions and subsequently reflect the effect of these transactions in appropriate financial statements;
  • Recognize special needs of business;
  • Prepare various operating budgets leading to the preparation of a master budget;
  • Prepare variance reports;
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of capital budgeting;
  • Discuss the importance of ethical behavior in business operations;
  • Demonstrate efficient utilization of appropriate accounting software;
  • Apply basic economic principles in the business decision-making process;
  • Describe the contemporary legal environment in business.

Course requirements are available here.

Admission Requirements

Proof of High School Graduation

Scholarship Information

Delaware County Community College's Educational Foundation awards approximately $300,000 in scholarships annually. Each scholarship has its own criteria for eligibility established by the donor. The application period for scholarships each year runs from mid-February to mid-April. More information can be found at

Start Date

Every semester.

  • Fall Semester: Late August;
  • Spring Semester: Early January;
  • Summer Semester: Late May
Program taught in:
  • English

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This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2020
2 - 3 years
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