Western Nevada College


Associate of Applied Science

The accounting degree has been designed to enable students to establish, maintain and manage both manual and automated accounting systems. Students can also develop the necessary competencies to create and analyze information for managerial decision-making situations. In addition to this degree program, students who intend to become full-charge bookkeepers will also need experience in the field.

Salary: $27,700–$44,020 / year (Nevada)

Career Outlook: Above Average Growth

Good To Know: Demand is increasing for bookkeepers and auditors as regulations become stricter. Opportunities often exist for temporary and part-time work.

WNC Academic Division: Career and Technical Education

Total Requirements: 60 Units (Credits) Online Program

Course Requirements
Program Requirements (Core Business Requirements) 45 Units (Credits)
Core Business Requirements 30 Units (Credits)
ACC 201 Financial Accounting 3
ACC 202 Managerial Accounting 3
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 273 Business Law I 3
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 103 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
IS 101 Introduction to Information Systems 3
IS 201 Computer Applications 3
MGT 201 Principles of Management 3
MKT 210 Marketing Principles 3
Accounting Degree Requirements 6 Units (Credits)
ACC 203 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC 220  Microcomputer Accounting Systems 3
or ACC 223 Introduction to QuickBooks  
Accounting Electives: Choose 9 units from the following: 9 Units (Credits)
ACC 105 Taxation For Individuals 3
ACC 180 Payroll & Employee Benefit Accounting 3
ACC 204 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC 220 Microcomputer Accounting Systems 3
ACC 223 Introduction to QuickBooks 3
ACC 261 Governmental Accounting 6
ACC 290 Certified Bookkeeper Course 3
ACC 295 Work Experience I 3
COT 262 Intermediate Spreadsheets Concepts 3
ECON 261* Principles of Statistics I 3
ECON 262* Principles of Statistics II 3
NOTE: Students should consult a counselor or instructor for information regarding sequence of accounting courses.
General Education Requirements 15 Units (Credits)
English/Communications Requirement
Recommended: BUS 107, BUS 108 or ENG 101*, ENG 102*; must include a writing course
Mathematics Requirement 3
Science Requirement 3
U.S. and Nevada Constitution Requirements 3
*Recommended for students who plan to enroll in a bachelor's degree program.
A list of all courses filling general education requirements for the Associate of Applied Science can be found on the Associate of Applied Science page.

Suggested Course Sequence

1st Year

First Semester: 15 Credits

Second Semester: 15 Credits

2nd Year

Third Semester: 15 Credits

Fourth Semester: 18 Credits

Mission and Outcomes

Mission: The purpose of the AAS Accounting in business is to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the current business environment.

Student Learning Outcomes

This program can be completed entirely online.

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