Business: Accounting (A.A.S.)

HEGIS: 5002

SUNY CODE: 1129

Students graduating with an A.A.S. in Accounting are prepared for entry-level jobs in the accounting field.

The goals of this program are to:

  • prepare students to understand and apply basic accounting theory;
  • provide students with a working knowledge of business, economics and finance; and
  • prepare students for entry-level accounting jobs. .

Successful graduates from this program will be able to:

  • use generally accepted accounting principles and methods to collect, organize, report and interpret financial information;
  • use financial software to complete each step of the accounting cycle;
  • think conceptually, analyze rationally and communicate effectively in business, economic, and financial terms; and
  • perform fundamental accounting procedures with skill, knowledge and ability, work well alone and/or with others, and act professionally, ethically and in a socially acceptable manner.

Career Opportunities/Transfer Information

Graduates may find jobs in public accounting, private industry, government, and the not-for-profit sector. The demand for Accounting graduates is expected to increase as the economy grows. Most graduates, however, transfer to four-year colleges and universities throughout the northeast, including SUNY Institute of Technology, Utica College, SUC at Oswego, SUC at Geneseo, SUC at Plattsburgh, and SUNY Binghamton.

Program of Study

1st Year

1st Semester

BU 111Bus Organization & Management

3

BU 114Accounting I

4

EN 111English I - College Writing

3

FS 100First Year Student Seminar

1

IS 111Keyboarding Essentials

1

IS 115Computer Applications I

3

Physical Education Activity

1

Total Credit Hours:16

2nd Semester

BU 115Accounting II

3

BU 121Business Law I

3

BU 141Intro Marketing

3

EN 112English II - Intro to Lit

3

Mathematics Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:15

2nd Year

3rd Semester

BU 214Intermediate Accounting I

4

BU 216Fundamentals of Income Tax

3

BU 217Money & Banking

3

SS 185Intro Macroeconomics

3

Science Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:16

4th Semester

BU 215Cost Accounting

3

BU 224Intermediate Accounting II

3

BU 265Corporate Finance

3

Business Elective

3

Social Science Elective

3

Physical Education Activity

1

Total Credit Hours:16

Total Credit Hours: 63

For more information, contact the Business, Health, Science and Technology Division at (315) 866-0300 or toll free 1-888-GO-4-HCCC, ext. 8240.  

This program is Internet accessible and may be completed entirely online.

For more information access HCCC Internet Academy website: www.ia.herkimer.edu