Frequently Asked Questions
What does an Accountant do?
An accountant helps organizations to record, summarize, report,
and analyze financial information which is then used in making economic
What is the difference between an A.A. (Pre-Major) Degree in Accounting
and an A.S. Degree in Accounting?
The A.A. degree will provide you with the general studies courses
needed to continue on to a university in pursuit of a Bachelors Degree.
The A.S. degree will provide you with the educational knowledge and hands-on
internship experience needed for transition into the work force without
having to attend another educational institution.
What type of job opportunities exist for graduates with an AS degree in Accounting?
Some of the jobs available for a person with an A.S. degree in
- Accounting Assistant
- Accounting Clerk
- Accounts Payable Assistant
- Accounts Receivable Assistant
- Payroll Assistant
- Tax Preparer
What is the average starting salary for Accountants with an A.S. Degree?
Starting salaries range from $23,000 - $29,000 per year
What professional designations are available to A.S. Degree graduates?
Accredited Business Accountant (ABA)
American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers
Enrolled Agent (EA)
What internships are available for A.S. Degree students?
Experience can be the determining factor to gaining a competitive
edge in today's workplace. It is no longer enough to have a degree;
you also need relevant work experience before you graduate. The Valencia
Program can give you the experience you need to complete your
formula for success and the opportunity to network with leading employers
Please refer to the following link to search available internships