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    Career & Technical Education

    Accounting and Finance

    Program Description

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    Students who complete this program of study will be competent in working with accounting systems. They will learn to record business transactions, analyze, and prepare income cash flow, balance sheet statements, and financial reports. Students will become skilled in accounting software (e.g., Excel, QuickBooks) and the use of the internet for financial and economic research; they will practice business decision-making and critical thinking skills. Advanced topics such as tax accounting, investing, and corporate accounting will be covered. Career pathways for accounting will be examined and the use of accounting knowledge in a variety of career clusters will be explored. Students will obtain the necessary skills to continue their education at a post-secondary institution or begin employment immediately after high school as accounting clerks.


    Completer Courses

    • Principles of Business Management and Entrepreneurship
    • Principles of Accounting and Finance
    • Honors Accounting

    Schools Offering Completer

    • Arundel
    • Crofton
    • Old Mill
    • Severna Park
    • Southern

    Career Opportunities upon Program Completion

    • Bookkeeper ($29,410 - $65,570)
    • Account Collectors ($29,970 - $59,650)
    • New Account Clerk ($31,700 - $61,580)
    • Payroll Clerk ($36,910 - $75,870)

    Career Opportunities with Additional Education and Training

    • Accountant ($48,710 - $128,300)
    • Budget Analyst ($62,480 - $134,780)
    • Financial Manager ($78,660 - $208,000)
    • Financial Advisor ($52,980 - $208,000)

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