Associate of Science in Accounting

General

Program Description

Program Description

The Associate in Science curriculum provides a broad technical and academic background that serves to prepare students for entry into career positions or continued study at the four-year college or university level. Westchester Community College has established transfer agreements with a number of colleges and universities. Students who plan their programs carefully will receive full transfer credit at these institutions and will advance to the bachelor’s degree with two years of additional study.

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Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the key principles in accounting.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to summarize and communicate financial information effectively, orally and in writing.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate accurately the financial health of a company.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to use reliable internet resources to research company financial information and new and emerging accounting rules.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to find accounting rules related to a particular reporting question in the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Accounting Standards Codification.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to use Excel to present financial information in a professional manner.

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements - 33 Credits

Students are required to fulfill a certain number of credits within the specific categories shown below. Where specific courses are not listed within these categories, courses must be selected from the list of SUNY General Education Courses.

Basic Communication (6 credits)

  • ENG 101 - Writing and Research
  • COMM 109 - Speech Communication

Humanities (3 credits)

  • ENG 102 - Writing and Literature

Mathematics (8 credits)

  • MATH 140 - Statistics

and select ONE of the following:

  • MATH 135 - College Algebra with Trigonometry
  • MATH 161 - Precalculus (Functions & Coordinate Geometry)
  • MATH 180 - Calculus for Business
  • MATH 181 - Calculus 1

Natural Sciences (4 credits)

  • Natural Sciences - LAB course required - see SUNY General Education Courses.

Social Sciences (6 credits)

  • ECON 101 - Macroeconomics
  • ECON 102 - Microeconomics

The Arts, Foreign Language, or Other World Civilizations (3 credits)

Select a course from ONE of the following categories:

  • The Arts
  • Foreign Language
  • Other World Civilizations

American History or Western Civilization (3 credits)

Select a course from ONE of the following categories:

  • American History
  • Western Civilization

Degree Requirements - 30 Credits

  • ACC 119 - Financial Accounting
  • ACC 120 - Managerial Accounting
  • ACC 203 - Intermediate Accounting 1
  • CIS 110 - Computer Information Systems
  • FIN 203 - Managerial Finance
  • MGT 101 - Business Organization and Management
  • MKT 101 - Marketing

Accounting Electives (minimum 6 credits). Select TWO of the following:

  • ACC 132 - Federal Income Tax
  • ACC 133 - Coop Ed in Accounting 1
  • ACC 140 - Bookkeeper Capstone
  • ACC 200 - Computer Accounting with QuickBooks
  • ACC 204 - Intermediate Accounting 2

Transfer Students

Students are required to take two of the following four courses at Westchester Community College: ACC 119, ACC 120, ACC 203, and FIN 203. Additionally, the following course must be among those taken here, and must have been completed within five years of applying for graduation: ACC 203.

Minimum Total Credits - 63

Last updated Nov 2019

About the School

Westchester Community College is more than just the county’s largest educational institution. It is a living, breathing part of Westchester that goes beyond the influence of a typical college and affe ... Read More

Westchester Community College is more than just the county’s largest educational institution. It is a living, breathing part of Westchester that goes beyond the influence of a typical college and affects the lives of all who enter its doors. Read less