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Accounting A.S.

The accounting program has four goals:

(1) To prepare students to be accounting paraprofessionals. The accounting employee with an associate degree can fill positions in business, industry and government including cost-accounting technician, budget technician, general bookkeeper, and various positions in the federal government;

(2) To provide students with an opportunity to take accounting courses in order to advance in their present job or to qualify for a promotion. These students may only require a few courses and may not wish to earn a degree;

(3) To provide accounting courses to students earning degrees in related areas such as business administration; and

(4) To allow the largest amount of credits to transfer to as many four-year colleges and universities as possible. We recommend that students be familiar with the requirements for the institution to which they will transfer. We encourage students to select their transfer college or university as early as possible. Students should see an advisor before choosing elective courses.

NOTE:  Accounting majors who wish to earn a certificate in a business or computer field while earning their associate degree in accounting need only select appropriate courses as their electives.

GPA 2.0 required

Download the Accounting Program Requirement Degree Worksheet.

Major Requirements:
Number Title Credits
ACC* 115 Financial Accounting 4
+ACC* 118 Managerial Accounting 4
+ACC* 123 Accounting Software Applications  
+CSA* 135 Spreadsheet Applications 3
+ACC* 275 Principles of Intermediate Accounting I 4
+ACC* 276 Principles of Intermediate Accounting II 4
+ACC* 233 Principles of Cost Accounting 4
*BMG* 202 Principles of Management 3
*BBG* 234 Legal Environment of Business 3
Select two courses from among ACC* (ACC* 108 or higher), BBG*, BES*, BFN*, BMG*, BMK*, or a 3 credit CSA* course

NOTE:  Students are strongly advised to select courses with the assistance of a faculty advisor, based upon the student’s career interests and transfer institution requirements.

     General Education Requirements:
Number Title Credits
+ENG* 101 Composition 3
BBG* 210 Business Communication  
BBG* 240 Business Ethics  
HUM* 185 Problem Solving and Decision Making  
COM* 173 Public Speaking  
SOC* 190 Self and Others:  Dynamics of Diversity 3
  Humanities Elective (Choose one): ART*, COM* 101, 121, 152, 171, 204, ENG* (101 or above), GRA*, HIS*, HUM*, MUS*101, 103, PHL*, SPA*, SGN*, THR* 3
  Fine Arts (Choose one):  ART*, COM* 166, DAN*, DGA* 111, 128, ENG* 206, 207, 213, 263, 264, 281, 282, 285, 289, MUS*, THR* 3
  Science Elective (Choose one): AST*, BIO*, CHE*, EVS*, OCE*, PHY*
For transfer students, a lab science is recommended.
   MAT* 104 or higher
(++ See Note Below)
ECN* 101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECN* 102 Principles of Microeconomics  
  Open Electives: Choose from any credit course numbered 100 or higher 4
                    Total Credits Required: 60

+ Prerequisite required
++ Transfer students should consult transfer institutions for course recommendations.

Program Outcomes :

The Accounting program covers topics in financial, managerial, intermediate and cost accounting in addition to a variety of foundational courses. Upon completion of the program, graduates are able to:

  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate verbally and in writing;
  • Prepare financial statements;
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills;
  • Use information technology to prepare financial reports;
  • Possess basic bookkeeping skills.

Transfer Opportunities :

Students transfer successfully to the Connecticut State Universities and are able to utilize transfer equivalencies and advising resources. The transfer counselor can always be consulted when transferring.

Employment Information :

Students with an accounting degree are employable in many fields: retail, manufacturing, banking, insurance and many others. Graduates find jobs in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

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