Accounting/Financial Management

Division of Professional Studies
Associate Dean: Deborah Beall
Department Chair: Jennifer O’Hara

Upon completion, students in the AS in Accounting program will be prepared for transfer to four-year bachelor’s degree programs in accounting. This program is designed to parallel the courses they would otherwise be taking during the first two years of study at a four-year college. A faculty advisor will guide students in selecting electives that will make transferring to a four-year college as efficient as possible. Corning Community College has recently developed bachelor’s (four-year) degree completion and transfer credit agreements with other colleges in our region. Students who complete the program will also be prepared for immediate entry-level positions such as bookkeeper, accounting clerk, office manager, accounts payable or accounts receivable clerk, tax preparer, or inventory clerk.

Graduates are able to:

  • Demonstrate the foundation of business knowledge required to successfully complete the next level of courses post CCC;
  • Have the ability to complete a baccalaureate degree in two years post CCC;
  • Have the opportunity to specialize in a variety of business-related areas;
  • Achieve a broad-based liberal arts education suitable to multiple applications and transfer programs of study.
  • Develop the basic skills required in designing and maintaining a moderately complex, double entry set of accounting records;
  • Describe the theoretical foundations of the accounting discipline;
  • Develop basic quantitative skills required by those who are employed in entry-level book-keeping positions;
  • Understand basic written and oral communication skills required by those who are employed in entry-level accounting positions;

Program Requirements

Item #
Title
Credits
MATH 1310 or higher  +
3
Humanities Elective  +
3
Laboratory Science Electives  +
6
Accounting Program Elective  +
6
Liberal Arts & Sciences Electives  +
6
Sub-Total Credits
63
Total credits:
63

Course Sequencing

First Semester

Intended as a guide for academic planning. It need not be followed exactly or completed in four semesters.

Item #
Title
Credits
MATH 1310 or higher  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
16

Second Semester

Item #
Title
Credits
Laboratory Science Elective  +
3
Humanities Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
16

Third Semester

Item #
Title
Credits
Laboratory Science Elective  +
3
Accounting Program Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

Fourth Semester

Item #
Title
Credits
Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective  +
3
Accounting Program Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
13

* Based on placement, students might be required to take developmental and/or prerequisite classes before taking the required English courses.

Overview

Degree

Associate in Science

Type

Transfer