Associate of Applied Science Degree
Offered through AL, AN, ELI, LO, MA, WO
Purpose: The curriculum is designed for persons who seek employment in the accounting field or for those presently in accounting who wish 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.
1 May substitute a higher-level mathematics course. 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 May substitute ENG 115 or ENG 116.
5 ACC 215, ACC 219, ACC 220, ACC 230, ACC 232, ACC 240, and ACC 262 are acceptable electives.
6 See humanities/fine arts elective listed under General Education Electives.