2014-2015 Catalog 
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2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Accounting, A.A.S.

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

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.

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


* This course is part of the general education core.

** 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.

Additional course requirements: The Tennessee Board of Regents requires that students demonstrate the appropriate skill levels before enrolling in college-level courses. ACT/SAT scores, COMPASS test scores, or other relevant information determines whether a student needs to enroll in Learning Support courses in reading, writing, and/or math. After completing the required Learning Support course(s), a student may enroll in college-level courses.

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 Services Office will provide the correct course numbers.


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