CIP Code: 52.0301
NOVA Code: 2030
Offered through AL, AN, LO, MA, NOL, WO
Purpose: The curriculum is designed for persons who seek employment in the accounting field or for those presently in accounting who wish to increase their knowledge and update their skills. Job opportunities include accounting trainee, accounting technician, junior accountant, and accountant.
NOVA’s A.A.S. in Accounting is excellent for those interested in the organization and reporting of financial data. Upon completion of the program, students can take an additional three courses for the Accounting Career Studies Certificate, and then are eligible to proceed to the CPA exam (if other education requirements are satisfied). Contact the Virginia Board of Accountancy for all education requirements.
Transfer Information: Transfer is not the primary purpose of an A.A.S. program, but NOVA has articulation agreements that facilitate the transfer of this and other career-oriented programs to selected senior institutions. Students interested in transfer should contact a counselor or their academic advisor early in their program.
Recommended Preparation: The student should possess a proficiency in high school English and a strong background in basic arithmetic.