Accounting AAS

Associate of Applied Science

The Accounting Associate of Applied Science Degree is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills directly applicable to a career as an Accounting Technician (Bookkeeper) or Staff Accountant. The program is also designed to provide a quality workforce education for positions in various levels of accounting and management. In addition to providing classroom-based course work, NCTC works with area employers to provide job training and experience to blend theory and practice.

Career Concentrations

The program has two career paths that are selected by the student. The two paths are separated by a concentration of courses.  These courses are as follows:

Accounting Career Concentrations available at NCTC
Accounting Technician (Bookkeeper)
See classes below
Staff Accountant
See classes below
ACNT 1303 Intro to Accounting ACCT 2301 Principles of Financial Accounting
ACNT 1304 Intro to Accounting II ACCT 2302 Principles of Managerial Accounting
ACNT 2311 Managerial Accounting ACNT 2331 Internal Control & Auditing
ACNT 1325 Principles of Accounting I ACNT 2336 Financial Statement Analysis

All of the courses in the certificate program transfer directly into the degree.

Upon completion of the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Accounting, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate written and oral communication skills appropriate for a business environment.
  • Plan, operate, and maintain an accounting system in business.
  • Demonstrate foundational knowledge in accounting and the role in business.

The degree can be completed through a mix of face-to-face classes and online classes. The program is designed to take two years to complete and is comprised of the following suggested pathway or course of study.

Degree Requirements

First Semester

First semester courses and credits required to earn the Accounting AAS Degree
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
EDUC 1300 LEARNING FRAMEWORK 3
BUSG 1301 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3
ACCT 2301 OR ACNT 1303 PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING  OR
INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING I
3
ACCT 2302 OR ACNT 1304 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING OR
INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING II
3
ACNT 1313 COMPUTERIZED ACCOUNTING APPLICATION  3
ACNT 1311 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERIZED ACCOUNTING  3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 18

Second Semester

Second semester courses and credits required to earn the Accounting AAS Degree
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
ACNT 2331 OR ACNT 1325 INTERNAL CONTROL & AUDITING OR
PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I
3
ACNT 2336 OR ACNT 2311 FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS OR
MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
3
ACNT 1329 PAYROLL & BUSINESS TAX ACCOUNTING 3
ACNT 1305 FORENSIC ACCOUNTING 3
ACNT 2332 ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS 3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 15

Third Semester

Third semester courses and credits required to earn the Accounting AAS Degree
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
ACNT 2303 INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I 3
ACNT 2304 INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING II 3
SPCH 1321 BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS  3
BUSG 2305 BUSINESS LAW/CONTRACTS 3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 12

Fourth Semester

Fourth semester courses and credits required to earn the Accounting AAS Degree
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
BCIS 1305 BUSINESS COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 3
ECON 2302 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS 3
MATH 1314 COLLEGE ALGEBRA 3
ENGL 2311 TECHNICAL & BUSINESS WRITING 3
ACNT 2302 ACCOUNTING CAPSTONE 3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 15

Total Credit Hours: 60

Capstone Requirement: Accounting Capstone ACNT 2302  This must be completed the last semester before graduation. Please contact Mrs. Amaradasa at damaradasa@nctc.edu for more information.