2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Oct 19, 2021  
2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook [Archived Catalog]

Accounting, A.S.


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Major in Tennessee Transfer Pathway with Emphasis in Accounting (A.S.)

Program and Career Description

The Accounting emphasis is a two-year program for students planning to complete a bachelor's degree in Accounting or Marketing. Students pursuing careers in accounting, sales, retail management, marketing, or advertising should consider this degree. Below are a few examples of career and salary information.

Career Entry-Level Education Entry-Level Pay Median Pay Experienced Pay
Accountant Bachelor's degree $40,960 $59,130 $79,010
Insurance Adjustor and Examiner and Investigator Bachelor's degree $41,190 $62,540 $71,960
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks HS diploma; some college, no degree $25,190 $36,070 $43,830

Career and salary information taken from JOBS4TN.GOV. Check out this website for additional information about job descriptions, education requirements and abilities, and supply and demand for these careers. For additional information from a national perspective, go to Bureau of Labor Statistics, U. S. Department of Labor on the internet at www.bls.gov. Visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook on this website. Salaries are not guaranteed.

Transfer Options

This program is a Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) major. A student who completes the associates degree in this major is guaranteed that all required community college courses will be accepted in this major at the transfer institution. To see which four-year institutions offer this TTP major and guarantees a seamless transfer, visit the Tennessee Transfer Pathway website at www.tntransferpathway.org.

Articulation agreements exist between other private and non-TN public institutions. These agreements are available at www.columbiastate.edu/admissions/transfer-information.

Program Requirements


Students may be required to take additional Learning Support courses.

Mathematics Requirement


Social/Behavioral Sciences


Take 2 courses

Requirements for Graduation Include:


  • earning 25% of total program credits in residence at Columbia State.
  • earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • taking the Exit Exam.

If you have completed TN eCampus courses, run a degree audit from the student tab in myChargerNet to determine how these courses apply to this program.

Accounting, A.S. Sample Academic Plan - Total Credit Hours: 60


First Year - Fall Semester - Total Credit Hours: 16


First Year - Spring Semester - Total Credit Hours: 15


Second Year - Fall Semester - Total Credit Hours: 13


Second Year - Spring Semester - Total Credit Hours: 16


Note(s):


*Check TN Transfer Pathway website for required Math or elective courses based on transfer university.

**Note: An elective can be any college-level course.

At some universities, foreign language may be required in certain programs that lead to the Bachelor of Arts Degree. Complete information regarding foreign language requirements at each university may be found on the transfer and articulation web sites of the Tennessee Board of Regents and the University of Tennessee System. Community college students are encouraged to be familiar with foreign language requirements at the universities and, if applicable, complete the requirements before transferring.

For more information contact:
Mike Harvey at
jharvey@columbiastate.edu or 931.540.2679
or
Science, Technology and Math Division office at 931.540.2710

Columbia State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educational institution. CoSCC- ACCT-02-14-2018

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