Accounting - A.A.S.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate an understanding of concepts and terms in accounting, marketing, management, and law.
- Solve statistical problems in business.
- Communicate effectively in organizational settings.
- Analyze, record financial transactions, and prepare financial statements.
- Prepare individual tax returns.
- Analyze and respond effectively to legal and ethical situations in diverse organizations.
Add it up: Accountants are in demand, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
The AAS in Accounting prepares graduates for immediate employment as paraprofessionals in the accounting field. It’s also ideal for those who desire to increase their accounting knowledge and update their skills.
Students who graduate with an Accounting degree can expect to work in a variety of settings, including big and small businesses, government, healthcare and non-profit organizations.
Typical job titles for two year graduates are:
- Accounting assistant
- Office manager
- Full-charge bookkeeper
- Tax specialist/preparer
- Account Clerk
- Junior accountant
- Finance clerk
- Auditing clerk
- Accounts payable/receivable clerk
- Payroll specialist
- Program can be started in the Fall, Spring or Summer semesters
- Upper-Level accounting courses are rotated between days and evenings each semester
- Program can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis
- Recommended math preparation: 1 year of Integrated Algebra or equivalent
- Non-accounting courses are usually offered both days and evenings
- Approximately 60% of the degree requirements can be completed via SUNY Broome distance learning
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