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Associate in Applied Science Degree

Length
Four Semester (Two-Year) Program

Purpose
The Associate in Applied Science Degree Program in Accounting is designed primarily for persons who seek full-time employment in the accounting field immediately upon completion of the community college program. Both persons who are seeking their first employment in an accounting position and those presently in accounting who are seeking a promotion may benefit from this program.

Occupational Objectives

  • Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
  • Accountants
  • Billing, Posting, and Calculating Machine Operators
  • Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks
  • Office Clerks
  • Information and Records Clerks
  • Tellers
  • Office Machine Operators
  • Procurement Clerks
  • Statement Clerks
  • Order Clerks
  • Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
  • Postal Service Clerks
  • Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
  • Stock Clerks
Admission Requirements
In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Associate in Applied Science Degree Program in Accounting requires English prerequisites as described in the catalog. Additionally, students should have command of the fundamental processes of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and decimals.

Program Requirements
The first two semesters (first year) of the Associate in Applied Science Degree Program in Accounting are similar to other curricula in business.  In the second year, students will pursue their specialty in accounting. The curriculum will include technical courses in accounting, courses in related areas, general education, and electives. Instruction will include both theoretical concepts and practical applications needed for future success in accounting.

Students are urged to consult with their faculty advisor and a counselor to plan a program and select electives. Courses within this program may be applied to four-year colleges at the discretion of those institutions. Upon satisfactory completion of the four-semester curriculum listed below, the student will receive the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Accounting.

Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college after completing A.A.S. degree requirements should inform their academic advisors at the beginning of studies to determine the appropriate courses to meet transfer requirements.



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FIRST SEMESTER (Fall)

Catalog Course Title Credits
ACC 124 Payroll Accounting 2
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I 4
AST 117 Keyboarding for Computer Usage 1
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
MTH 141 Business Mathematics I 1 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
17

SECOND SEMESTER (Spring)

Catalog Course Title Credits
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II 4
ACC 215 Computerized Accounting 3
BUS 226 Computer Business Applications 3
ENG 116 Writing for Business 3
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3
16

THIRD SEMESTER (Fall)

Catalog Course Title Credits
ACC 221 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC 219 Government and Non-Profit Accounting 3
ACC 261 Principles of Federal Taxation I 3
BUS 200 Principles of Management 3
BUS 241 Business Law I 3
_____ _____ Health or Physical Education 1
16

FOURTH SEMESTER (Spring)

Catalog Course Title Credits
ACC 222 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC 231 Cost Accounting I 3
ACC 297 Cooperative Education (or ACC 134, ACC 290 or ACC 299) 3
ECO 120 Survey of Economics (or ECO 201) 1 3
_____ _____ Social Science Elective 2 3
_____ _____ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 2 3
18
Total Minimum Credits 67

Notes:
The following courses are offered every other year for evening students:

Catalog Course Title Year
ACC 124 Payroll Accounting Fall 2014
ACC 215 Computerized Accounting Spring 2014
ACC 219 Gov't & Non-Profit Accounting Fall 2014
ACC 221 Intermediate Accounting I Fall 2013
ACC 222 Intermediate Accounting II Spring 2014
ACC 231 Cost Accounting I Spring 2015
ACC 261 Principles of Federal Taxation Fall 2014

The following courses are offered online every semester:

Catalog Course Title  
ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I  
ACC 212 Principles of Accounting II  

The following courses are offered online in alternating years from the night classes:

Catalog Course Title Year
ACC 124 Payroll Accounting Fall 2013
ACC 215 Computerized Accounting Spring 2015

Footnotes:

1 Students who plan to transfer must take MTH 163 and ECO 201.
2 Students may choose from college approved Social Science and Humanities/Fine Arts electives on page 58 of the NRCC 2013-2014 catalog.

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