A.S. Accounting

The Accounting A.S. degree program is best suited for the student who wishes to completing his/her associate’s degree and pursue a bachelor’s degree in Accounting with the goal of becoming a CPA, CMA or CIA.

With advanced degrees/certifications and relevant job experience, students can secure rewarding positions such as accounting manager, internal auditor, financial analyst, tax accountant, or controller in accounting firms, industry, governmental agencies, and non-profit organizations.

The A.S. in Accounting degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). For more information, please visit http://www.acbsp.org.

Fall 2019: Classes will begin soon!

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About this A.S. in Accounting degree

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

Based on your placement test scores, you may have to take developmental courses in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major.

If I major in Accounting, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

Yes. The A.S. in Accounting degree prepares you to transfer to upper-division colleges and universities to complete your bachelor’s degree. You may choose to participate in the Dual Admissions Program with Rutgers-Newark, Kean University, and Seton Hall University.

How long will it take for me to complete this degree

If you do not need developmental coursework and you register for an average of 17 credits each semester, you can complete the degree in two years. You may shorten the amount of time required by taking courses in the summer sessions.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the underlying framework of accounting concepts and principles;
  • Apply various accounting skills to prepare financial and/or management accounting summaries and reports, both manually and by using computers;
  • Review and evaluate accounting reporting procedures for compliance with national and international guidelines/standards; and
  • Prepare and discuss Capstone summaries of accounting practices that incorporate several accounting tasks and/or areas.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Business Division at (973) 877-3222.