SCED Code: 12104
Virginia Extended Description: I
Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
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
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Budget Analyst
  • Executive Assistant
  • Information Assistant
  • Office Manager
  • Receptionist

Pathway Occupation
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Controller
  • Cost Analyst
  • Management Accountant
  • Personal Financial Advisor
Banking Services
  • Bill and Account Collector
  • Credit Analyst
  • Debt Counselor
  • Financial Manager
  • Loan Officer
  • Teller
Business Finance
  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Controller
  • Cost Analyst
  • Management Accountant
Securities and Investments
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Tax Preparer

Pathway Occupation
Foreign Service
  • Diplomatic Courier
  • Foreign Service Worker
  • Interpreter/Translator
  • Legislative Aide
  • Legislator
  • Lobbyist
National Security
  • Combat Specialty Officer
  • Military Enlisted Personnel
  • Military Intelligence Specialist
  • Military Officer
  • Special Forces Personnel
  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Economic Development Coordinator
  • Economist
  • Interviewer
  • Urban and Regional Planner
Public Management and Administration
  • Court Clerk
  • Eligibility Specialist
  • Government Accountant/Auditor
  • Mail Carrier
  • Postal Service Clerk
  • Postmaster/Mail Superintendent
  • Aviation Inspector
  • Compliance Officer
  • Environmental Compliance Inspector
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Private Detective, Investigator
  • Transit Vehicle Inspector
Revenue and Taxation
  • Compliance Officer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Real Estate Appraiser
  • Revenue Agent

Pathway Occupation
Engineering and Technology
  • Materials Engineer
Science and Mathematics
  • Economist
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Technical Writer

Pathway Occupation
Sales and Service
  • Billing Clerk
  • Dispatcher
  • Office Manager
  • Parts Sales Representative
  • Statement Clerk
  • Customer Service Representative

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