Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S)
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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; and
- Knowledge of auditing concepts, methods, and processes of control that provide for the accuracy and integrity of financial data and safeguarding of assets.
- Staff Accountant, Assistant Accountant, or Full-Charge Bookkeeper
- Payroll Accountant
- Accounts Receivable Clerk or Accounts Payable Clerk
- Tax Preparer
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.