Accounting

Associates of Science

Earn a degree

The curriculum is designed either as a career or transfer program.

  • 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.
  • Students may transfer to the four-year school of their choice to pursue a bachelor's degree in accounting.

Earn a certificate

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

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.

Degree Requirements

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.

Degree Outcomes (What you will learn)


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

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.

Certificate Requirements

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

Certificate Outcomes - What you will learn

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

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.

Program Coordinator
Michael G Labet
203-596-2132 (p)
Room: E522
Office Hours:
Monday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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