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AAS Degree – Code #0630

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Thomas Stolberg, Program Coordinator
Email address: stolbete@alfredstate.edu

The accounting program is one of our most established and respected within the business discipline. It is a computer-based program in which the latest accounting theory and real-world practice receive equal emphasis as applied to both financial and managerial accounting issues. If you’re looking to enter the job market upon graduation or if you’re considering an advanced degree, this major is tailor made for you.

Advantages

  • Required course work covers areas critical to success in today’s business workplace: technical accounting knowledge, communication and interpersonal skills, career-related computer literacy.
  • High-tech classrooms with computer technology integrated into course content.

A laptop computer is recommended, but not required, for students entering the accounting program.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize the primary theories within the principle functional areas of business.
  • Demonstrate professional business communication.
  • Illustrate critical thinking and effective decision-making within the principle functional areas of accounting.
  • Identify ethical issues within accounting.

Direct Entry Into Baccalaureate Degree Programs

Alfred State accounting graduates may enter directly into either the business administration BBA, financial planning BBA, the interdisciplinary studies BTech, or technology management BBA degree program.

Continuing Education Opportunities

Students may transfer directly into one of our own BBA degree programs or to another college. Students are encouraged to make their intentions known to their academic adviser during their freshman year. Through the careful use of elective courses, students can realize excellent transfer credit.

The Business Department has established many formal articulation agreements with local four-year institutions, although graduates may transfer to colleges virtually anywhere. Historically, accounting graduates have done very well after leaving Alfred State, whether they enter the workforce or transfer to an advanced program.

Occupational Opportunities

  • Banking
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Government and other not-for-profit entities
  • Tax agencies
  • Financial services

Employment Statistics

Employment and transfer rate of 100 percent – 13 percent are employed; 87 percent continued their education.

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Entrance Requirements/recommendations

Required: Algebra

Recommended: Geometry and Algebra 2/Trigonometry

Accounting - AAS Degree

TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

ACCT 1124 Financial Accounting 4
COMP 1503 Freshman Composition 3
CISY 1103 Info Technology Management 3
MKTG 2073 Principles of Marketing 3
MATH xxx3 Math Elective 3
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Second

ACCT 2224 Managerial Accounting 4
BUAD 2033 Business Communications 3
BUAD 4203 Intro Personal Financial Plan 3
  xxx3 Humanities Gen. Ed. Elective 3
MATH xxx3 Math Elective 3
  xxx3 Gen. Education Elective 3
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Third

ACCT 3423 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ECON 1013 Macroeconomics 3
ACCT 3453 Tax Accounting I 3
BUAD 3043 Business Law I 3
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Fourth

ACCT 4523 Intermediate Accounting II 3
BUAD 3153 Fundamentals of Management 3
BUAD 4053 Business Law II 3
ECON 2023 Microeconomics 3
ACCT 4663 Acctng Sys & Computer Appl 3
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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

62 semester hours, including 20 hours in major field with a 2.0 cumulative index in such courses, as well as six hours of math.