Business, A.A.S. - Accounting

Degree: Associate of Applied Science
Major: Business
Concentration: Accounting

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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 paraprofessional 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.

The Associate of Applied Science in Business, Accounting Concentration was developed in compliance with the Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010.  Students who begin this program at Volunteer State Community College and transfer to another Tennessee public community college are guaranteed their credits will transfer and be credited toward completion of the Associate of Applied Science degree in Business, Accounting Concentration at the receiving institution.

The Entrepreneurship Technical Certificate is embedded within the Associate of Applied Science in Business, Accounting concentration.  Courses in the certificate may be used to award this concentration.

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the E-Proficiency Profile (EPP) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:

  1. Explain the role of accounting in business and how accounting information systems are used to gather, summarize, report, and analyze financial data.
  2. Perform the steps in the accounting cycle, complying with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of local, state, and federal tax laws and competence in tax planning and compliance.
  4. Identify ethical issues and apply a value-based reasoning system to accounting issues.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of cost accounting systems and the budgeting process.

CIP Code: (32) 52.0201.01

Accounting Concentration Electives - Credits (12)

  • Accounting Concentration Electives (Choose from the following list) Credits: (12)
    ​Choose from any ACCT, BUSN, HMGT, LOGI, or WKBL Courses Credits: (0-12)
    CITC 1303 - *Database Concepts  Credits: (3)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)

Recommended Schedule

This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (15)

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (15)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)