ACCOUNTING A.A.S.

This program is intended for those planning to enter the accounting profession upon completion of the degree.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Apply knowledge of the activities of business and government and of the environments in which they operate
  • Apply a basic knowledge of finance, including financial statement analysis, capital budgeting and the time value of money
  • Function effectively with an understanding of the internal structure and operations of a business
  • Demonstrate knowledge of financial accounting, including content, concepts and structure of the various statements, both for internal and external use
  • Understand the process of identifying, gathering, measuring, summarizing and analyzing financial data in business organizations, including the use of computer based information
  • Utilize knowledge of management accounting in making critical decisions
  • Ability to perform the routine activities of a small business accountant
  • Apply a basic knowledge of tax accounting and appreciate its impact on financial and managerial decision-making
  • Apply accounting knowledge to solve real-world problems
  • Continue your education at a 4-year institution

CAREER POSSIBILITIES

Junior staff accountant, general account manager, account clerk and others.

TRANSFER INFORMATION

Students should contact their advisors and/or the transfer counselor in the Centers for Student Engagement and Academic Advisement for information on transfer planning. Early consultation to plan the most appropriate course sequence will optimize transferability.

SERVICE LEARNING FOR ACCOUNTING STUDENTS

The United Way of Cayuga County partners with Cayuga Community College to help run CA$H (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope), a free tax preparation service. From January through April each year, Cayuga accounting students who have completed the Federal Income Tax course are recruited by Professor Dawn Matijas to volunteer their time and prepare tax returns for low-income families in Cayuga County.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

COURSES CREDIT HOURS
FIRST SEMESTER
ENGL 101 Freshman English I 3
BUS 101 Principles of Accounting I 4
BUS 103 Principles of Business 3
BUS 225 Microcomputer Application Software 3
Math 3
Health or Physical Education 1
17
SECOND SEMESTER
ENGL 102
OR
ENGL 270
Freshman English II
OR
Technical Writing
3
BUS 102 Principles of Accounting II 4
BUS 205 Business Law I 3
Liberal Arts Elective 3
Health or Physical Education 1
14
THIRD SEMESTER
ENGL 221
OR
ENGL 222
Effective Speech: Public Address
OR
Effective Speech: Group Discussion
3
BUS 090 Small Business Accounting 1
BUS 201 Intermediate Accounting I 4
BUS 222 Federal Income Tax 3
BUS 227 Corporate Finance 3
ECON 201 Intro to Economics I 3
17
FOURTH SEMESTER
BUS 202 Intermediate Accounting II 4
BUS 209 Cost Accounting 3
BUS 220 Business Statistics 3
BUS 221 Accounting Systems with Microcomputer Applications 3
ECON 202 Intro to Economics II 3
16
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 64