This degree program prepares students for entry level accounting careers such as junior accountant, payroll accountant, receivables/payables clerk, or bookkeeper. It combines application courses in accounting, computer science, law, and management with liberal arts courses to develop communication and computation skills. With this background, the students will be readily employable and have the skills necessary for further development. Students interested in professional careers in public accounting (CPA) or management accounting (CMA) that require a bachelor's degree are encouraged to refer to the Associate in Science in business administration degree information.

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Minimum program credit hours: 60

Program Codes
Degree Option
Associate in Applied Science Degree
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General Requirements
18 credit hours Degree Requirements Met
ENG 1530: English Composition II3 BCOM H CENG
English Electives (college level)3 H CWRT
Social Sciences Electives6 S (SR, VEDP)
Mathematics Electives (college level)3 MATH N CMAT
Mathematics and Sciences Electives3 N (SR, VEDP)
Core Requirements
33 credit hours Degree Requirements Met
BUS 1410: Accounting Fundamentals3
BUS 1510: Principles of Financial Accounting4
BUS 1520: Principles of Managerial Accounting4
BUS 2270: Introduction to Taxation3
BUS 2580: Management & Organizational Behavior3
BUS 2590: Advanced Managerial Accounting3
CSC 1560: Microcomputer Applications I4
BUS 1610: Personal Finance or BUS 2510: Corporate Finance3
BUS 2530: Business Law I or BUS 2540: Business Law II3
BUS 2550: Marketing or BUS 2570: Principles of Management or BUS 2630: Human Resource Management3
9 credit hours Degree Requirements Met

At least 2 credits must be SUNY Liberal Arts & Sciences specific.

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Important Points
  • To maximize student success, it is strongly recommended that ENG 1530 be taken before registering for 2000-level business courses.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of business concepts.
  2. Identify business problems and make appropriate recommendations using business applications.
  3. Compile, report, and interpret accounting information.
  4. Demonstrate competency with a fully integrated computerized accounting software package.
  5. Demonstrate the use of computer resources to acquire, manage, and present information.
  6. Communicate accounting information in a way that is useful to the user.
  7. Explain, describe, and evaluate basics of the American legal system in general and to business law in particular.
  8. Perform calculations to analyze the importance of and impact of the time value of money.
  9. Demonstrate an understanding of human behavior in organizations as it relates to topics such as productivity, tardiness, absenteeism, organizational citizenship behavior, turnover, and attitudes such as job satisfaction and job involvement.
  10. Demonstrate an understanding of the tax implications of business decisions.

Transfer Agreements

Our courses and programs are designed to give you a strong foundation in your area of study. But we know that for many of you, your time at JCC is just the first step in your educational journey. And when it's time for you to take your next step, that strong foundation, coupled with the wide variety of transfer agreements we maintain with several top colleges and universities, will help make your transfer process as smooth as possible. Learn More
It is important when planning your transfer to talk with your advisor about the specifics of each four-year college or university. 

View additional agreements in accounting:
Franklin UniversityMedaille College
St. Bonaventure UniversitySUNY Fredonia
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

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James Chimenti, Director, Business
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