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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study

Associate of Applied Science Degree AL, AN, LO, MA, WO, ELI

Purpose:  The curriculum is designed for persons who seek employment in the accounting field or for those presently in accounting who desire to increase their knowledge and update their skills. The occupational objectives include accounting trainee, accounting technician, junior accountant, and accountant.

Transfer Information:  Transfer is not the primary purpose of an A.A.S. program, but NOVA has articulation agreements that facilitate the transfer of this and other career-oriented programs to selected senior institutions. Students interested in transfer should contact a counselor or their academic advisor early in their program.

Recommended Preparation: The student should possess a proficiency in high school English and a strong background in basic arithmetic.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
ITE 115 Intro to Computer Applications & Concepts or 3
  AST  236  Specialized Software Application or  
  BUS  226  Computer Business Applications  
1MTH 151 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I 3
2PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
3SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   17
2nd Semester
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3
BUS 125 Applied Business Mathematics 3
BUS 200 Principles of Management 3
ECO 120 Survey of Economics 3
4ENG 112 College Composition II 3
2PED/RPK Elective 1
Total   16
3rd Semester
ACC 221 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC 231 Cost Accounting I 3
ACC 261 Principles of Federal Taxation I 3
BUS 241 Business Law I 3
CST 110 Intro to Communication or 3
  CST  227  Business and Professional Communication  
5___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   18
4th Semester
ACC 222 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC 241 Auditing I 3
6ACC Elective 3
BUS 220 Introduction to Business Statistics 3
FIN 215 Financial Management 3
7__ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Total   18
Total credits for the Accounting A.A.S.=69

1 Students may substitute a higher-level math. Consult an academic advisor for appropriate selection.

2 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK activities course. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

3 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

4 ENG 115 or ENG 116 may be substituted for ENG 112.

5 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives.

6 ACC 215, ACC 219, ACC 220, ACC 230, ACC 232, ACC 240, and ACC 262 are acceptable electives.

7 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.