Accounting graduates are in great demand in today's economy, and the Accounting Technical Certificate prepares students with skills for today's workplace. Program courses provide students with basic accounting skills and a significant working knowledge of business application software. Students are prepared for various entry-level positions within the accounting system of a company, such as staff accountant, assistant accountant, full-charge bookkeeper, payroll accountant, accounts receivable clerk or accounts payable clerk, and tax preparer.
Earn a One-Year Technical Certificate or a Two-Year A.A.S. Degree
The Accounting Technical Certificate is a 30 credit-hour program that can be completed in one year. All of the required Accounting Technical Certificate courses can be applied toward the Nashville State Associate of Applied Science degree in Accounting if students choose to continue their education. Students who plan to apply the certificate toward an A.A.S. degree should consult their advisors about articulation options.
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Paul Koulakov, Associate Professor, 615-353-3404
B.B.A. Belmont University, 1980
M.B.A. Tennessee State University, 1986
Secondary Education Certification, Trevecca University, 1991
Real Estate Broker, Tennessee, 1986
Certified Public Accountant, Tennessee, 1991
Philip Lee, Associate Professor, Southeast Campus, 615-916-5888
B.A. Freed-Hardeman University, 1983
B.B.A. University of Memphis, 1987
M.S. Middle Tennessee University, 1995
Certified Public Accountant, 1990
Maryann Ludden, Instructor, 615-353-3419
B.S. West Virginia University Institute of Technology, 1991
M.B.A. Vanderbilt University, 1997
Certified Public Accountant, Virginia, 2007
Karen Powers, Instructor, 615-353-3418
B.A. Baldwin-Wallace University, 1983
M.A. Tennessee State University, 2003
Graduate Certificate, Devry/Keller Graduate School of Management, 2012
Certified Public Accountant, Ohio, 1985
Laurie Lea Swanson, Assistant Professor, 615-353-3427
B.S. Tennessee Technological University, 1986
M.B.A. Tennessee Technological University, 1988
Certified Public Accountant, 2005
The college has a very active Career Services Office that assists students, graduates and alumni with their career and employment needs.
Cooperative work experience can be an important addition to a student’s formal classroom work. Co-op courses may substitute for technical courses with the prior approval of the Program Coordinator. The Career Services Office will provide the correct course numbers. For more information about cooperative work experience opportunities, please visit the Career Services Office Web site, phone 615-353-3248, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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