Associate in Applied Science
The contemporary accountant is a valued associate in business, industry and non-profit organizations. Because of their vast knowledge of business, accountants analyze data and make decisions which greatly impact the American and international marketplace. Perhaps no one else in an organization sees “the big picture” like the accountant. This is the reason that accountants frequently are promoted to senior-level management.
The NCCC Approach
Recognizing the various facets of the profession, accounting students at NCCC receive a broad-based education, both theoretical and practical. Courses in the curriculum not only cover the principles of accounting but also include computers, economics, business and management which provide a solid background and enhance the student’s career potential.
Students admitted in September and January.
Accounting is offered as a full-time day program or part-time evening program. Because of the sequencing of courses, it may take longer than eight semesters to complete the part-time evening program or four semesters to complete the full-time day program if a student begins in a spring semester.
SUNY College/Empire State
SUNY College at Oneonta
Program Goals and Objectives
- To provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for careers in accounting.
- To assist students to meet 4 or 5 of the SUNY general education knowledge and skills areas.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Record business transactions using double-entry accounting, both manually and on a computer.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the difference between a service business, a merchandise business and a manufacturing business when recording business transactions.
- Compare the difference between a sole proprietorship and a corporation when recording business transactions.
- Post from journals to ledgers, both manually and on a computer.
- Prepare the component parts of an income statement, a balance sheet and a statement of cash flows.
- Complete the accounting cycle.
- Define basic accounting terms and concepts.
- Read and analyze the financial statements of a business.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.