Associate of Science (AS) in Accounting:
Students wishing to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Accounting after their graduation from Volunteer State should declare themselves as AS Accounting TTP majors. This is one of the Tennessee Transfer Path degrees designed to facilitate a smooth transition to a 4-year public college in the state of Tennessee. More information about this degree can be found at the Tennessee Tranfer Path homepage.
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in General Business Administration (Accounting Concentration):
Students wishing to earn a 2-year degree from Volunteer State and then going to work in an accounting-related field should pursue the AAS degree. The Accounting Concentration is designed to prepare students for work in a supporting role within the accounting system. Duties performed by this person are generally in a para-professional capacity and include accounts receivable management, accounts payable management, tax preparation assistance, general ledger maintenance and cash control. The A.A.S. graduate could be expected to assume responsibilities represented by titles including Full-charge Bookkeeper, Accounting Office Manager, Assistant Accountant, or General Ledger Manager. More information about this degree, and the courses required in the curriculum, can be found by looking at the online Catalog.
Degree Advancement Program Agreement with MTSU
MTSU and Vol State have developed an AAS-to-BS program to allow students who earn an Associate of Applied Science in General Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting at Vol State to transfer the majority of those credits to MTSU toward the completion of a Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies with a concentration in Organizational Leadership. This degree is offered through MTSU's University College in cooperation with the Tennessee Board of Regents.
MTSU provides a wealth of information about the Degree Advancement Program on their website; including an information sheet about Accounting.