2019-2020 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jan 18, 2022  
2019-2020 College Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting, AAS

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PURPOSE: This two-year degree prepares students for entry-level jobs in the accounting field. Jobs include bookkeeper and cost accounting clerk.  All career-technical degrees are guided by advisory committees comprised of local business leaders.

CREDENTIALS:  An Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is a major in a career-technical area that takes two years for full-time students to complete. Graduates who have a Bachelor’s degree and complete this program may be able to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam in Virginia.

TRANSFER INFORMATION: This program is not intended for transfer. Students desiring to transfer should consult their academic advisor and their intended transfer institution for specific direction in program and course selection. More information can also be found at www.jtcc.edu/academics/transfer/

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit www.jtcc.edu/placement for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES: By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an intermediate level of competency in the following skills:

  1. Apply accounting problem-solving skills using intermediate-level concepts, including financial statement preparation and financial analysis. 
  2. Show an introductory proficiency with accounting concepts in a computerized accounting system. 
  3. Prepare appropriate sections of a comprehensive individual tax return including filing status, dependency exemptions, gross income, itemized deductions, and tax credits. 
  4. Integrate cost accounting skills with discipline-based concepts, including production costing systems, activity-based costing, service department allocations, budgeting, and variance analysis.
  5. Demonstrate an introductory understanding of the U.S. economic framework. 

Required Courses

Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 64


Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.

Students are strongly encouraged to complete any SDV, ENG, and MTH requirements first.

Students with good computer skills may seek to satisfy the ITE 115 requirement by taking the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or the John Tyler community College ITE 115 Test-out Challenge Exam.

Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report by accessing the Student Information System (SIS) in the myTyler portal.

Courses noted as offered in Fall only or Spring only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.

To determine eligibility for the Accounting Career Studies Certificate (CSC), students should meet with their faculty advisor.

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