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College Catalog 2018-2019

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Offered through AL, AN, ELI, LO, MA, WO
CIP Code: 52.0101

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.

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 3
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning or Higher 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills or SDV 101 1
Total   16
2nd Semester
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 3
ACC 215 Computerized Accounting 3
CST 110 Intro to Communication or 3
  CST  227  Business and Professional Communication  
ECO 120 Survey of Economics 3
ITE 140 Spreadsheet Software 3
Total   15
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
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
Total   15
4th Semester
ACC 222 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC 241 Auditing I 3
BUS 200 Principles of Management 3
BUS 220 Introduction to Business Statistics 3
FIN 215 Financial Management 3
PHI 220 Ethics 3
Total   18
Total credits for the Accounting A.A.S.=64

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.