Associate of Science

Accounting

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Program Overview

Program Overview

You can expect to leave NVCC with an understanding of accounting concepts, principles, techniques and methods as well as a broad array of business, general education and technology courses.

Earn a degree

  • Degree options include:
  • Career-oriented students are prepared for beginning positions in public and private accounting. Typical positions for which graduates are qualified include: junior account clerk, assistant auditor, cost accounting clerk and assistant office manager
  • Transfer seamlessly to a CT State College or University with the CSCU Transfer: Business studies degree.

Earn a certificate 

An accounting certificate program is available to students who do not wish to pursue a full two-year course of study.

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Quick Facts

Accounting Quick Facts

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Accountants and auditor positions are expected to grow by 9.9% from 2014-2024.

An In Demand Career
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Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks ranked "In Demand" by the Connecticut Department of Labor

Career Options
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Billing and Posting Clerks ranked as "In Demand Growth"

Additional Details

Transparency... Accountability... Follow-the-Money...

Accounting is in the news!

Every organization needs to know how it’s doing, what it has and where it’s going. Gathering and recording financial information and reporting, analyzing, interpreting and communicating that information is the mission of accounting. The 2015-16 Occupational Outlook Handbook from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, says:

"Employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 11 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. In general, employment growth of accountants and auditors is expected to be closely tied to the health of the overall economy. As the economy grows, more workers should be needed to prepare and examine financial records." Source

"Employment of bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks is projected to decline 8 percent from 2014 to 2024. Technological change is expected to reduce demand for these workers." Source

What will I learn?

You can expect to leave NVCC with an understanding of accounting concepts, principles, techniques and methods as well as a broad array of business, general education and technology courses.

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Program Requirements

Accounting Degree A.S.

Competency or
Program Requirement
Course Number and Title Required
Credits
Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communications Choose any Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communications listed 3
Continuing Learning and Information Literacy/Ethics CSC*H101 Introduction to Computers 3
Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication ENG*H101 Composition 3
Historical Knowledge BBG*H231 Business Law I 3
Oral Communication Choose any Oral Communication course listed 3
Quantitative Reasoning MAT*H167 Principles of Statistics 3
Scientific Knowledge Choose any Scientific Knowledge listed 3-4
Scientific Reasoning Choose any Scientific Reasoning listed 3-4
Social Phenomena ECN*H101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Written Communication Choose any Written Communication listed except ENG*H101 3
Program Requirements ACC*H113 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
ACC*H117 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
BBG*H210 Business Communications 3
BBG*H232 Business Law II 3
ACC*H271 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC*H272 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ECN*H102 Microeconomics 3
Directed Elective in Accounting, Business, or Computers1 9

Total Credits: 61-62

Any given course may only be used to satisfy one of the competency areas even if it is listed under more than one.

1Selection of Finance courses should be made in consultation with Accounting faculty advisor.

At least one Scientific Knowledge and Understanding OR Scientific Reasoning course must have a lab component.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the use of the concepts and techniques of generally accepted accounting principles in the recording and reporting of financial information.
  2. Describe accounting system procedures and techniques.
  3. Analyze and use financial reports for decision- making.
  4. Explain the use of financial information in controlling and evaluating performance.
  5. Use the vocabulary of financial and managerial accounting and economics for communicating.
  6. Explain how budgeting, activity-based costing and strategic cost management foster the effective use of resources and help an organization accomplish its goals.
  7. Use computerized spreadsheets and accounting software.
  8. Apply basic knowledge from history, social sciences, behavioral sciences, arts, literature and science to create solutions to problems that they have not encountered before.
  9. Demonstrate reasoning and analytic skills.
  10. Work with others, including culturally and intellectually diverse peoples.
  11. Demonstrate the ability to acquire, organize and present information effectively, regardless of medium – written, spoken or electronic.
  12. Show how organizational dynamics, socio-political and economic environments shape the creation of solutions.
  13. Display the traits and attitudes that promote ongoing success and a strong work ethic.

CSCU Pathway Transfer Degree: Business Studies A.A./A.S.

Competency or
Program Requirement
Course Number and Title Required
Credits
FIRST SEMESTER
Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication ENG*H101 Composition 3
Quantitative Reasoning MAT*H167 Principles of Statistics2 † 3
Social Phenomena ECN*H101 Macroeconomics2 † 3
Program Requirement ACC*H113 Principles of Financial Accounting3 † 3
SECOND SEMESTER
Global Knowledge ECN*H102 Microeconomics 3
Historical Knowledge Choose any Historical Knowledge listed 3
Scientific Reasoning Choose any Scientific Reasoning listed 3-4
Program Requirement ACC*H117 Principles of Managerial Accounting3 † 3
Program Requirement MAT*H158 Functions, Graphs and Matrices,

MAT*H232 Applied Calculus, OR

MAT*H254 Calculus I
4
THIRD SEMESTER
Oral Communication Choose any Oral Communication listed 3
Scientific Knowledge Choose any Scientific Knowledge listed 3-4
Written Communication Choose any Written Communication listed 3
Program Requirement BBG*H210 Business Communication 3
Program Requirement BMK*H201 Principles of Marketing3 3
FOURTH SEMESTER
Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communications Choose any Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communications listed 3
Continuing Learning/Information Literacy/Ethics Choose any Continuing Learning/Information Literacy/Ethics listed 3
Program Requirement BBG*H231 Business Law I3 3
Program Requirement BMG*H202 Principles of Management3 3
Program Requirement BFN*H201 Principles of Finance3 3
Program Requirement General Elective (any 100 level or above) 1

Total Credits: 60-61

Any given course may only be used to satisfy one of the competency areas even if it is listed under more than one.

At least one Scientific Knowledge and Understanding OR Scientific Reasoning course must have a lab component.

2 Must earn a C- or above in these courses.

3 Must earn a C or above in these courses.

Must earn a cumulative 2.5 or above in these 6 courses. Guaranteed admission into a State University or Charter Oak requires an overall 2.0 GPA (2.5 for Central CT State University)

Certificate in Accounting

Course No. Title Credits
CORE AREA: (Required)
ACC*H113 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
ACC*H117 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
ACC*H123 Accounting Software Applications 3
ACC*H271 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC*H272 Intermediate Accounting II 3
Elect three of the following: (9 credit hours)
ACC*H241 Federal Taxes I
BBG*H101 Introduction to Business
BBG*H231 Business Law I
BMG*H220 Human Resources Management
BBG*H210 Business Communication 9
Total Credit Hours 24

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the use of the concepts and techniques of generally accepted accounting principles in the recording and reporting of financial information.
  2. Describe accounting system procedures and techniques.
  3. Analyze and use financial reports for decision making.
  4. Explain the use of financial information in controlling and evaluating performance.
  5. Use the vocabulary of financial and managerial accounting and economics for communicating.
  6. Explain how budgeting, activity based costing and strategic cost management foster the effective use of resources and help an organization accomplish its goals.
  7. Use computerized spreadsheets and accounting software.

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