2023-2024 Catalog 
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2023-2024 Catalog

Accounting, A.A.S.

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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S)
Contact Information:
Program Office 615-353-3400, Program Site, E-mail: 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 Accounting.

The Accounting program at Nashville State Community College provides an innovative and robust accounting program in a diverse and inclusive environment that equitably prepares graduates to successfully fulfill their academic and professional aspirations.

The Associate of Applied Science in Accounting is designed to prepare students for employment in public, private, and governmental accounting as a paraprofessional. The program covers financial, managerial, and tax accounting using manual and computerized accounting systems.

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.
  • Identify ethical issues and apply a value-based reasoning system to accounting issues.
  • Apply knowledge of business and accounting application software to solve a wide range of business problems.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of cost accounting systems and the budgeting process.

Career Opportunities

  • Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Payroll Accountant
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • 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.


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

Recommended Full-Time Schedule


* This course is part of the general education core.

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

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, classic ACCUPLACER test scores, next-generation ACCUPLACER test scores, or other relevant information determine whether a student needs to enroll in co-requisite courses in math, reading, and/or writing (English).


Internships can be an important addition to a student’s formal classroom work.

Accounting Internship 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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