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Computer Accounting, A.A.S.

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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S)
Contact Information: Program Office 615-353-3400, Email: computer.accounting@nscc.edu

The following business degree at Nashville State Community College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs: A.A.S. in Computer Accounting.

The mission of the Computer Accounting program is to provide quality education in computerized accounting that will enable students to succeed in a career now and in the future.

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

Graduates of the program should possess a(n):

  • Capacity for inquiry, abstract logical thinking, inductive and deductive reasoning, and critical analysis.
  • Ability to identify ethical issues and apply a value-based reasoning system to ethical questions.
  • Knowledge of the role of accounting information systems including the ability to gather, summarize, report, and analyze financial data.
  • Ability to prepare and know the purpose and elements of financial statements.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal tax laws and reporting.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of business and accounting application software to solve a wide range of business problems.
  • Knowledge of auditing concepts, methods, and processes of control that provide for the accuracy and integrity of financial data and safeguarding of assets.

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 prerequisite courses to meet requirements for enrollment in subsequent courses. A grade of “C” or above in all Computer Accounting courses, ACCT and INFS, must be earned prior to graduation.


The A.A.S. degree is designed to prepare a student for employment upon graduation. Some universities, at their discretion, accept some technical courses for transfer. A student who plans to transfer to a university should consult his/her advisor and the receiving university about transfer and articulation policies. Failure to do so could result in loss of transfer credits.

Course Requirements

Speech (choose one)


  • Humanities Elective 3 Credits


Social Sciences Elective

  • Social Sciences Elective 3 Credits

Total Required – Associate’s Degree: 60 Credits

Recommended Full-Time Schedule


** Students possessing competencies equivalent to INFS 1000  may choose OAD 1117  instead of INFS 1000. If so, INFS 1010 - Computer Applications  should be taken in the first semester and OAD 1117 - Business Communications  in the second semester. Students that do not have INFS 1000  competencies should take INFS 1000  in the first semester and INFS 1010  in the second semester.

Note: Courses should be taken in the sequence indicated in order to ensure graduation on schedule.

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 Program Coordinator. The Career Employment Center will provide the correct course numbers.

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