Finance Career Cluster


Enjoy working with numbers? Accountants work in every industry sector to measure and report financial information. Businesses, schools, individuals and families, non-profit organizations, and federal, state, and local governments all rely on accountants and financial executives to ensure the organization is optimizing its financial resources to achieve its goals and staying in compliance.

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Begin Your Journey

Accounting I

Discover the basic principles of the accounting cycle while learning skills pertinent to an accounting career.

Accounting II

Develop an in-depth knowledge of accounting procedures and techniques utilized in solving business problems and making financial decisions.

Get Certified

Intuit Quickbooks Certified User

This certification validates one’s skills in Quickbooks accounting software.

Expand Your Journey

Found your passion? These courses relate to this career pathway and may align to your career and college goals. Find out which of these may be available at your school and consider adding them to your Course Plan in Xello.

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Browse enhancement courses:

  • Business Management I
  • Entrepreneurship I
  • Financial Planning
  • Microsoft Excel

Earn College Credit

Get a head start on your college education by taking advantage of dual credit opportunities. There are CTE courses that can articulate to the community college, meaning they will award college credit. Also, the Career & College Promise (CCP) program allows eligible high school students to enroll in community college classes.

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Articulated Credits

  • ACC-115 College Accounting
  • ACC-120 Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ACC-118 Accounting Fundamentals I
  • ACC-121 Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • ACC-150 Accounting Software Application


Careers focused on planning, services for financial and investment planning, banking, insurance, and business financial management.