SCED Code: 12104
Virginia Extended Description: I
Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Hours: 140
Credits: 1
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No

Accounting students study the basic principles, concepts, and practices of the accounting cycle for a service business and a merchandising business. Topics covered include analyzing transactions, journalizing and posting entries, preparing payroll records and financial statements, and managing cash control systems. Business ethics and professional conduct are emphasized. Students learn fundamental accounting procedures. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

Recommended prerequisite(s): Keyboarding or Digital Applications course(s) or teacher-approved demonstration and documentation of touch keyboarding skills.

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Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Business Information Management
  • Budget Analysts
  • Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
  • Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other
  • Receptionists and Information Clerks

Pathway Occupation
  • Accountants and Auditors
Banking Services
  • Bill and Account Collectors
  • Credit Analysts
  • Financial Managers
  • Loan Officers
  • Tellers
Business Finance
  • Accountants and Auditors
Securities & Investments
  • Tax Preparers

Pathway Occupation
Foreign Service
  • Interpreters and Translators
  • Legislators
National Security
  • Military Enlisted Tactical Operations and Air/Weapons Specialists and Crew Members, All Other
  • Military Officer Special and Tactical Operations Leaders, All Other
  • Special Forces
  • Actuaries
  • Economists
  • Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
  • Urban and Regional Planners
Public Management & Administration
  • Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
  • Postal Service Clerks
  • Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
  • Avionics Technicians
  • Compliance Officers
  • Financial and Investment Analysts
  • Financial Managers
  • Private Detectives and Investigators
  • Transportation Inspectors
Revenue & Taxation
  • Compliance Officers
  • Financial and Investment Analysts
  • Financial Managers
  • Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents

Pathway Occupation
Engineering & Technology
  • Materials Engineers
Science & Mathematics
  • Economists
  • Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
  • Technical Writers

Pathway Occupation
Sales & Service
  • Billing and Posting Clerks
  • Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
  • Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other
  • Parts Salespersons
  • Customer Service Representatives

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