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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study

Certificate AL, AN, LO, MA, WO, ELI

Purpose:  The one-year certificate program is designed to provide the student with sufficient knowledge to keep a simple set of accounting books and/or to qualify for entry-level positions in bookkeeping and accounting.

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

One Year Credits
1st Semester
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
1AST 101 Keyboarding I 3
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
MTH 151 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 3
2SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   16
2nd Semester
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3
ACC 215 Computerized Accounting 3
BUS 125 Applied Business Mathematics 3
ITE 115 Intro to Computer Appl. & Concepts 3
3___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   15
Total credits for the Bookkeeping Certificate=31

1 Any IT course that is not already required may be substituted for AST 101.

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

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