What will you learn?
Accounting is an associate degree program that includes foundation business courses and specialized accounting courses. Many baccalaureate institutions accept this program as a transfer option in their accounting programs.
Upon graduating from this program, students will:
- Possess the skills needed to secure a full-charge bookkeeper position
- Be able to analyze and interpret basic financial statements
- Be able to evaluate accounting data and integrate the disciplines of accounting and management
what will you do?
Transfer to a four-year college or university, or go right into the workforce! Job and career options include:
- Financial accounting
- Budget analysis
- Tax planning
62 total credits
23 credits General Education Requirements + 36 credits Program Requirements
Depending on course selection, 50% of this program can be completed online.
General Education Requirements
This course explores the basic statements of an accounting system: the Balance Sheet, the Income Statement, and the Statement of Retained Earnings. Students will examine the accounting cycle with an emphasis on the methods of accumulating and summarizing data generated by business transactions. Students will apply their manual accounting skills to an automated accounting system using a learning management system. Areas of concentration will include adjusting entries, closing process, inventory analysis, merchandising transactions, cash control procedures, and receivables. Prerequisite: Eligibility for MTH 085
Choose from any ACC, BUS, HCA, LAW, MGT, MKT, SPO course.
Students who intend to transfer to a baccalaureate program should look at the following options: B023 Business Administration MassTransfer to state universities including UMass and Westfield State University; B034 Business Administration General Transfer to most four-year private colleges; B045 Paralegal Option for transfer to Elms College and Bay Path University; B056 Hospitality Management Transfer to state universities including UMass and to Johnson & Wales University; or B096 Sport Management transfer to state and private universities.