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.
For students interested in qualifying for the CPA exam and did not major in Business, this degree will provide the necessary business courses and the introductory Accounting courses required. After completion of this degree the student should consider enrolling in the Career Studies Certificate to obtain the remaining accounting courses necessary to be eligible to sit for the CPA exam.
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.
Upon the completion of this program, students may consider the Accounting Career Studies Certificate. Additional courses needed are as follows: ACC 219 Government and Non-Profit Accounting, ACC 262 Principles of Federal Taxation II, and ACC 230 Advanced Accounting.