Business Administration: Accounting

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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 degree programs. 

The Associate in Science in Business Administration with a concentration 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.

ACCN101 Financial Accounting I 4 1 4
BUSN101 Introduction to Business 3 0 3
BCPN101 Computer Technology and Applications 2 2 3
ENGN101 College Composition 4 0 4
LEXN101 First Year Experience 1 0 1
ACCN102 Financial Accounting II 4 0 4
BUSN110 Principles of Management 3 0 3
BCPN208 Spreadsheet: EXCEL 2 2 3
General Education: Group A Elective 3 0 3
General Education: Group E Elective* 4 0 4
ECON201 Microeconomics 3 0 3
ACCN201 Intermediate Accounting 4 0 4
ACCN206 Cost Accounting 4 0 4
General Education: Group C Elective 3 0 3
General Education:Group F or G Elective 3 0 3
BUSN240 Business Law 3 0 3
ACCN202 Intermediate Accounting II 4 0 4
ACCN214 Accounting Information Systems 3 0 3
ACCN290 Accounting Internship OR 1 8 3
XXXxxx Open Elective** 3 0 3
General Education: Group B Elective 4 0 4
Total 66 Credits
*MTHN106, MTHN110 or MTHN115 is recommended
** Consult with advisor.
Program Outcomes

Collision Repair Technology

Program Outcomes 

At the completion of the associate degree in automotive technology, graduates will be able to:

  1. Evaluate, diagnose, and repair various automotive systems using NATEF guidelines.

  2. Use technology and basic scientific principles for research and problem solving.

  3. Employ effective written and oral communication skills.

  4. Employ effective technical writing skills.

  5. Utilize mathematical logic and analysis for problem solving.

  6. Understand the connections between individuals and society.

  7. Have the ability to achieve ASE Master Certification.

  8. Perform reading skills at a college level.

  9. Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills.

auto_techAutomotive Technology

Day Program

Automotive Technology is a two-year Associate Degree program that is designed to combine automotive technical training and academic course work to provide the student with the skills and knowledge needed for an exciting and rewarding career in the automotive service industry. While enrolled in the program, students will study the theory of operation of the automotive systems including electrical, brakes, steering and suspension, automatic and manual transmissions, heating and cooling, engine performance and engine repair. Engine Repair is the capstone course for this degree program.

Each couse includes an automotive lab that allows the students to apply and build their knowledge and skills by performing work on vehicles with "real life" problems in a "real shop" atmosphere. This high tech training combined with the academic course work and "hands-on" experience not only prepares the student to be employed in the automotive field, but also prepares the student to take the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) technician certification exams.

Graduates of the program will satisfy an industry need for well-educated and technically-trained people.

Features of the program include:

  • The Automotive Program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).
  • Highly trained ASE Master Certified Instructors
  • Modern facility with state of the art equipment

In addition to the general admission requirements, the Automotive Technology applicant should be aware of the following criteria:

  1. A minimum of one year of high school Algebra I is recommended.

  2. Basic skills in written English are required.

  3. A basic automotive tool kit and roll cabinet are required. A copy of the required tool list is available at the bottom of this page. The major tool manufacturers offer substantial discounts to enrolled students. The college hosts a "Tool Day" at the college in late August for students needing tools or tool kits. Depending on the tool manufacturer, approximate tool kit cost is between $1,600.00 and $3,500.00 (prices subject to change).

  4. Students are expected to posses a good work ethic and a strong desire to learn.

  5. A clean, valid drivers license is required for employment in the automotive service industry (see Program Coordinator for details).

AUTN106 Internal Combustion Engine 2 3 3
AUTN113 Automotive Electricity & Wiring 2 3 3
AUTN121 Automotive Service and Maintenance** 2 4 4
ENGN101 College Composition 4 0 4
AUTN114 Automotive Suspension and Steering 2 4 4
AUTN115 Advanced Automotive Electricity/Electronics 2 3 3
AUTN122 Automotive Brake Systems 2 4 4
General Education: Group A Elective  3 0 3
MTHN103 Topics in Applied College Mathematics - OR - 3 0 3
General Education: Group E Elective 4 0 4
General Education: Group A-F 3 0 3
AUTN210 Engine Performance I 2 3 3
AUTN226 Automotive Power Trains 2 4 4
AUTN227 Automatic Transmissions 2 4 4
SCIN150 Physical Science I 3 2 4
General Education: Group D Elective 3 0 3
AUTN215 Engine Performance II 2 3 3
AUTN221 Automotive Heating & Air Conditioning 2 3 3
AUTN228 Automotive Engine Repair:  A Capstone Experience 2 6 4
General Education: Group C Elective 3 0 3
General Education: Group F or G Elective 3 0 3
Total 68/69 Credits

**A student must earn a "C" or better to achieve a passing grade in this course.

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Program Outcomes
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*This course may be waived by Accuplacer Test score or by Math Department placement exam. These credits do not count towards graduation.

Aviation Technology

Program Outcomes 

Upon the completion of the degree in Aviation Technology, graduates will be able to:

  1. Perform maintenance and inspections on aircraft using FAA and manufacturers' instructions.
  2. Perform maintenance on aircraft structures using FAA and manufacturers' instructions.
  3. Perform maintenance on aircraft powerplants using FAA and manufacturers' instructions.
  4. Inspect and repair aircraft composite structures using FAA and manufacturers' instructions.
  5. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  6. Demonstrate legal and moral judgment when supervising others.
  7. Demonstrate positive work ethics, integrity, and knowledge of work skills.
  8. Exercise a desire to continue professional development and lifelong learning.
  9. Successfully pass the FAA airframe and powerplant certification examination.
  10. Find employment directly related to the field of study.