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College Catalog 2014-2015

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.

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 and 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 and 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  
Total   15
4th Semester
ACC 222 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC 241 Auditing I 3
5ACC Elective 3
BUS 220 Introduction to Business Statistics 3
FIN 215 Financial Management 3
6__ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Total   18
Total credits for the Accounting A.A.S.=66

1 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 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.