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Accounting A.S. Tennessee Transfer Pathway

The Accounting Associate of Science degree program is designed to prepare students for successful transfer to a four-year college or university. This degree program is a great choice for students interested in pursuing a career in accounting or an accounting related field. In addition to core curriculum, the Accounting path introduces students to the following:

  • basic principles of accounting
  • secondary accounting principles with emphasis on partnership and corporate entity accounting manufacturing cost systems and financial statement analysis
  • a study of microcomputer applications including their uses, capabilities and limitations
  • how the use of spreadsheet applications can be used to identify business and accounting problems and organize accounting data
  • basic statistical theories, concepts, methods, and techniques, and their applications in business
  • an intuitive approach to calculus with applications to business and economics
  • other interesting curriculum in preparation for bachelor's degree completion at any one of Tennessee's colleges or universities

Practical Experience

Students will be engaged in the learning process through activities like:

  • critical thinking
  • in-depth research and analysis
  • interaction with students and instructors
  • exposure to fascinating coursework, lectures and classroom interaction
  • an independent study designed to allow exploration of a specific facet of business of particular interest to the student

Career Opportunities

The A.S. degree prepares students for transferring to a Tennessee public university or select regionally accredited, non-profit, Tennessee private colleges and universities to complete their baccalaureate degree. Upon graduation with a B.S., students can work as an accountant, auditor, or other related fields.