The associates of science degree in Accounting from Virginia College Online is designed to prepare students for future entry-level positions in business. The online study that qualifies students for a degree with Virginia College can be completed in as few as 18 months. Scheduling and assess of online classes for the program is very flexible, meaning that students can continue to work and earn an income while studying for a future career. The associates of science in Accounting Specialist program is designed to be a broad and general accounting foundation program. Throughout the course of study students will learn about accounting principles and practices; legal and ethical considerations in accounting; the use of technology in accounting; taxation; auditing; financial planning; and financial management for businesses and private individuals. Graduates of the program can qualify for entry-level jobs like accounting clerk, bookkeeper, payroll or accounts receivable professional, or assistant auditor.