Accounting graduates are in great demand in today's economy, and the Accounting Technology 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.
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Expressway Accounting Technology Technical Certificate
NSCC Expressway Fast Track Cohort programs allow you to complete your degree in the fastest time possible. Talk to an advisor and visit nscc.edu/expressway-cohort-program for more Expressway Cohort Program information.
Earn a One-Year Technical Certificate or a Two-Year A.A.S. Degree
The Accounting Technology Technical Certificate is a 29 credit-hour program that can be completed in one year. All of the required Accounting Technology Technical Certificate courses can be applied toward the Nashville State Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer 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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Patrick Cooper, Instructor, 615-353-3529
B.A. Floriday State University, 2003
J.D. Vanderbilt University, 2007
M.Acc. Belmont University, 2010
Certified Public Accountant, Tennessee, 2010
Barbara M. Gershowitz, Associate Professor, 615-353-3501
B.S. Middle Tennessee State University, 1974
Certified Public Accountant, 1980
M.S. Middle Tennessee State University, 1983
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
Karen Powers, Instructor, 615-353-3529
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
Cathy Thomas, Assistant Professor, 615-353-3420
B.S. University of Mississippi, 2001
M.A. University of Mississippi, 2002
Certified Public Accountant, Tennessee, 2004
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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