Aug 07, 2020  
2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting (203), Associate of Applied Science Degree

Purpose: This degree is designed primarily for persons who seek full-time employment in the accounting field immediately upon completion of the community college program. Persons who are seeking their first employment in an accounting position and those presently in accounting who seek a promotion may benefit from this program.

Educational or Occupational Objectives: You are just an associate degree away from an accounting job. Thomas Nelson’s Accounting program will groom you for your first job in the field or help you update your skills if you are already working in the accounting industry. The curriculum blends accounting concepts and skills with financial applications and accounting standards. Study payroll accounting, fraud examinations, computer applications and more. The course will also prepare you to take the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB) national certification exam.

Program or Graduation Requirements: Students who receive a grade lower than “C” in any prerequisite accounting course will be required to repeat the course and earn a grade of “C” or higher.


Possible Career Opportunities

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Semester Total Credits 16

Semester Total Credits 18

Semester Total Credits 16

Spring II

Semester Total Credits 16

Total Minimum Credits 66

1Recommended courses to meet requirements are listed under General Education and Wellness Courses .
2Degree-related elective may be selected from the following: ACC, BUS, IT-, ECO, MKT, and FIN.

Program Information (BPSISM)

For additional information about this program visit the Business, Public Services, Information Systems, and Mathematics Division web page, stop by Room 122 Diggs Hall, phone 757-825-2900, or email