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