The mission of the Department of Business and Technology at Nashua Community College is to provide a variety of degrees and professional certificates that respond to the needs of local and regional employers, while maintaining academic integrity. Degrees, certificates, and courses are designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn skills, theories, and practices that prepare students to be successful in business endeavors. Additionally, degrees, certificates, and courses are designed to fulfill the academic requirements to allow students to transfer into a variety of bachelor’s degree programs.
The Associate of Science in Accounting offers a mix of both applied and theoretical courses. Specifically, the Accounting concentration program is designed to provide students with the accounting knowledge and skills required to confidently pursue a career in the accounting field.
Students enrolled in this program will participate in a comprehensive learning experience through the challenges of increasingly complex levels of accounting study. In addition, students will have the opportunity to further enhance and master their accounting skills by selecting an accounting elective or by gaining real world experience through participation in an accounting internship program. To ensure that students are exposed to, and are familiar with, automated accounting software used in business, Accounting Information Systems is the capstone course for this degree program. Upon graduation, students will be well prepared for successful employment in this dynamic profession.
For the student planning to continue their education beyond the associate degree, the Accounting program is also designed to provide transferability to a college or university that offers a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Accounting/Finance or Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting.