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  Sep 25, 2017
 
2017-2018 Catalog

Accounting Technical Certificate


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Technical Certificate
Contact Information:
Program Office 615-353-3400, Program Site, E-mail: accounting@nscc.edu

The Accounting Technical Certificate prepares students for various entry-level positions within the accounting system of a company. The program includes courses that provide the student with basic accounting skills as well as a significant working knowledge of business application software.

The Accounting Technical Certificate provides an alternative to students who choose not to pursue the Associate of Applied Science degree in Accounting.

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Explain the role of accounting in business and how accounting information systems are used to gather, summarize, report, and analyze financial data.
  • Perform the steps in the accounting cycle, complying with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of local, state, and federal tax laws and competence in tax planning and compliance.
  • Apply knowledge of business and accounting application software to solve a wide range of business problems.

Career Opportunities

  • Staff Accountant, Assistant Accountant, or Full-Charge Bookkeeper
  • Payroll Accountant
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk or Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Tax Preparer

Grading Policy

A grade of “C” or above must be earned in all Accounting (ACCT) courses to meet requirements for graduation.

Transfer/Advising

The certificate is designed so that a student can apply all of the required courses toward the Nashville State A.A.S. degree in Accounting. A student who plans to apply the certificate toward an A.A.S. degree should consult his/her advisor about articulation options.

Total Certificate Requirements: 30 Credits


Note:


Additional course requirements: The Tennessee Board of Regents requires that students either demonstrate the appropriate skill levels in math, reading, and/or writing before enrolling in college-level courses or enroll in appropriate co-requisite experiences with college-level courses to develop competency in those skills while performing college-level work. ACT/SAT scores, ACCUPLACER test scores, COMPASS test scores, or other relevant information determine whether a student needs to enroll in co-requisite courses in math, reading, and/or writing (English).

Cooperative work experience can be an important addition to a student’s formal classroom work. Co-op courses may substitute for technical courses with the prior approval of the instructor. The Career Services Office will provide the correct course numbers.

 

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