Associate in Applied Science in Accounting

Division of Business — Curriculum Code: 2000

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree
Why major in Accounting?

This Accounting A.A.S. degree program prepares you to collect, analyze, and report financial data and communicate that information to both managers and outside agencies. Program graduates can begin their careers as junior accountants, assistant auditors, bookkeepers, or accounting clerks. Such entry-level positions are found in accounting firms, industry, governmental agencies, small businesses, and non-profit organizations. The A.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.

Click below to learn more about Essex’s ACBSP-Accredited Program Outcomes.
ACBSP-Accredited Program Outcomes (prepared 2017)

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

Although the A.A.S. in Accounting degree program is job-oriented and not designed for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program, many colleges and universities will apply most or all the courses you have taken toward a bachelor’s 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.

How long will it take for me to complete this degree?

If you do not need developmental coursework and you register for and 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.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

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

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; and
  • Review and evaluate accounting reporting procedures for compliance with national and international guidelines/standards.
  • Prepare and discuss Capstone summaries of accounting practices that incorporate several accounting tasks and/or areas, and
  • Prepare Federal and New Jersey Individual Tax Forms and Schedules

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (21 - 22 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (6 credits)
ENG 101 (3 credits)
ENG 102 (3 credits)

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills and Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning (3 – 4 credits)
Choose one mathematics course or one lab science course from the following: MTH 100, MTH 101, MTH 103, MTH 109, MTH 113, MTH 114, MTH 119, MTH 120, MTH 121, MTH 122, MTH 127, MTH 136, MTH 213, MTH 221, MTH 222, or MTH 239; BIO 101, BIO 102, BIO 103, BIO 104, BIO 121, BIO 122; CHM 101, CHM 102, CHM 103, CHM 104; PHY 101, PHY 102, PHY 103, PHY 104, PHY 113, or PHY 114 (one 3- or 4-credit course)

Society & Human Behavior (9 credits)
ECO 101 (3 credits)
AND
Choose two of the following courses: ANT 101, ANT 105; POL 101, POL 104; PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 219; SOC 101 or SOC 108 (two 3-credit courses)

Historical Perspective (3 credits)
Choose one of the following history courses: HST 101, HST 102, HST 111, HST 112, HST 121, HST 122, HST 131, HST 132, HST 134, HST 135, HST 136 , HST 137, HST 161, or HST 162 (one 3-credit course)

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (28 credits)

ACC 101 Principles of Accounting I – Financial (4 credits)
ACC 102 Principles of Accounting II – Managerial (4 credits)
ACC 201 Intermediate Accounting I (4 credits)
ACC 202 Intermediate Accounting II (4 credits)
ACC 211 Cost Accounting (4 credits)
ACC 231 Federal Taxation I (4 credits)
ACC 232 Computerized Accounting (4 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (15 credits)

BUS 101 Business Organization and Management (3 credits)
BUS 141 Business Mathematics (3 credits)
BUS 251 Business Law I (3 credits)
ECO 102 Principles of Economics II (Micro) (3 credits)
CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3 credits)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 64 – 65

First Semester
ACC 101 Principles of Accounting I – Financial (4 credits)
BUS 101 Business Organization and Management (3 credits)
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills or Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning mathematics or lab science requirement (4 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)

Second Semester
ACC 102 Principles of Accounting II – Managerial (4 credits)
ACC 232 Computerized Accounting (4 credits)
BUS 141 Business Mathematics (3 credits)
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)

Third Semester
ACC 201 Intermediate Accounting I (4 credits)
ACC 211 Cost Accounting (4 credits)
BUS 251 Business Law I (3 credits)
ECO 101 Principles of Economics (Macro) (3 credits)

Fourth Semester
ACC 202 Intermediate Accounting II (4 credits)
ACC 231 Federal Taxation I (4 credits)
CIS 135 Microcomputer Spreadsheets (3 credits)
ECO 102 Principles of Economics II (Micro) (3 credits)
Historocal Perspective requirement (3 credits)


 
NOTES:
(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above, regardless of specific choices made by the individual student.
(2) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, English, and mathematics as well as other pre-requisites and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.
 
 

Associate in Applied Science in Human and Social Services

Division of Social Sciences — Curriculum Code: 2202

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree
Why major in Human and Social Services?

The Human and Social Services degree program provides students with the opportunity to obtain a broad-based education in preparation for a wide variety of jobs such as the following: clergy counselor, social services case aide, addiction counselor, youth services worker, gerontology worker, family services worker, crisis counselor, and mental health worker. While students majoring in Human and Social Services do not have to choose a concentration, this program does allow for the selection of various options including this degree. After earning this degree, students may begin a career that permits the satisfaction of helping individuals and communities.

To begin a career where you have the satisfaction of helping individuals and communities.

If I major in Human and Social Services, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

This program is designed for immediate employment. However, four-year institutions will apply most or all of the courses earned in the associate’s degree program toward a bachelor’s degree on their program requirements. Consult a Social Sciences academic advisor (faculty member) to obtain information about transferability. Students pursuing the Clergy Counselor option are, upon graduation, accepted into the Religious Studies online bachelor’s degree program at Hampton University.

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 mathematics, English and/or reading before taking the core curriculum courses in your major.

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.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Division at (973) 877-3250.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the structure, policies, procedures, purposes, and offerings of the agencies and institutions that provide human and social services to individuals, families, groups, and communities;
  • Describe, explain, and analyze the scope, importance, and components of ethical and professional standards and the moral values that guide professional practice and service providers;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of theoretical approaches of various levels of practice in social work, addictions and mental health counseling and treatment;
  • Discuss, examine, and demonstrate clinical skills (including but not limited to case conceptualization, hypothesis building, and therapeutic techniques and effective communication skills used to engage diverse client populations in the helping process in order to facilitate positive behavioral changes; and
  • Explain the psychological impact of diverse religious and cultural beliefs upon the helping relationship.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (22 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (6 credits)
ENG 101 (3 credits)
ENG 102 (3 credits)

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills and Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning (4 credits)
Choose one of the following mathematics or lab science courses: MTH 101, MTH 103; BIO 101, BIO 102, BIO 121, or BIO 122 (MTH 101 or BIO 102 are recommended) (one 4-credit course)

Society & Human Behavior (9 credits)
PSY 101 (3 credits)
AND
Choose two of the following courses: ANT 101, ANT 105; ECO 101, ECO 102; POL 101, POL 104; PSY 102, PSY 219; SOC 101, SOC 108, or SOC 219 (two 3-credit courses)

Historical Perspective (3 credits)
Choose one of the following history courses: HST 101, HST 102, HST 111, HST 112, HST 121, HST 122, HST 131, HST 132, HST 134, HST 135, HST 136, HST 137, HST 161, or HST 162 (one 3-credit course)

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (33 credits)

PSY 209 Abnormal Psychology or PSY 225 Child and Adolescent Abnormal Psychology (one 3-credit course)
PSY 250 Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy (3 credits)
PSY 251 Counseling and Treatment of Addictions (3 credits)
SOC 111 Helper Theory (3 credits)
SOC 121 Social Services Policies and Procedures (3 credits)
SOC 207 Understanding Death and Dying (3 credits)
SOC 228 Human and Social Services Fieldwork I (3 credits)
SOC 229 Human and Social Services Internship Seminar I (3 credits)
SOC 230 Human and Social Services Fieldwork II (3 credits)
SOC 231 Human and Social Services Internship Seminar II (3 credits)
SOC 250 Alcohol and Drug Use in American Society (3 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (12 credits)

Choose any one additional (non-repeated) free elective* (one 3-credit course)

Social Science electives** – choose three of the following courses based on chosen concentration option (see note below): CJI 211 Counseling the Addicted Offender; PSY 210 Group Dynamics, PSY 219 Child Psychology and Development, PSY 232 Human Sexuality; REL 101 Hebrew and Christian Thought, REL 105 Comparative Religion; SOC 108 Social Problems, SOC 153 Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention and Education, SOC 201 Social Gerontology, and/or SOC 252 Case Management of Addictions (three 3-credit courses)

*Note: CIS 107 Computer Literacy, HLT 101 Healthful Living, MTH 101 Statistics and Probability I, or SPN 100 Practical Spanish are recommended
 
**Note: In acknowledging the distinctive and specialized education and training that social workers, addiction counselors, clergy counselors, and mental health counselors obtain to provide a broad array of mental health and rehabilitative services, the Human and Social Services degree program has established several concentration options. The choice of Social Science electives depends on the chosen option. Students in the social work option should choose SOC 108, SOC 201, and any other course listed. Students in the addictions counseling option should choose CJI 211, SOC 153, and SOC 252. Students in the mental health option should select PSY 210, PSY 219, and PSY 232. Students in the clergy counselor option should select REL 101, REL 105, and any other course listed.Additional Note: Educational requirements for Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in New Jersey are met by taking CJI 211, PSY 251, SOC 153, SOC 250, SOC 252, SOC 228/229, and SOC 230/231.

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 67

First Semester
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
PSY 101 General Psychology (3 credits)
SOC 111 Helper Theory (3 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)
Free elective (3 credits)

Second Semester
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
PSY 209 Abnormal Psychology OR PSY 225 Child and Adolescent Psychology (3 credits)
SOC 121 Social Services Policies and Procedures (3 credits)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills or Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning mathematics or lab science requirement (4 credits)
Historical Perspective requirement (3 credits)

Summer Semester
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)
Social Sciences elective (3 credits)

Third Semester
SOC 207 Understanding Death and Dying (3 credits)
SOC 228 Human and Social Services Fieldwork I (3 credits)
SOC 229 Human and Social Services Internship Seminar I (3 credits)
(Note: SOC 228 and SOC 229 must be taken together)
Social Science elective (3 credits)

Fourth Semester
PSY 251 Counseling and Treatment of Addictions (3 credits)
SOC 230 Human and Social Services Fieldwork II (3 credits)
SOC 231 Human and Social Services Internship Seminar II (3 credits)
(Note: SOC 230 and SOC 231 must be taken together)
SOC 250 Alcohol and Drug Use in American Society (3 credits)
Social Science elective (3 credits)


 

NOTES:
(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above, regardless of specific choices made by the individual student.
(2) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, English, and mathematics as well as other pre-requisites and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.

Associate in Applied Science in New Media Technology

Division of Humanities & Bilingual Studies — Curriculum Code: 2071

Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree
Why major in New Media Technology?

New Media Technology is a career-oriented associate’s degree program fusing instruction in the new media; i.e., interactive artistic design of interfaces, audio and video editing, animation for the web and mobile devices, as well as basic game design. Multimedia artists and animators are playing an increasingly important role in education and corporate training, government agencies, web design firms, and the motion picture industry, as well as in radio and television. The diversity of digital multimedia employment opportunities is amazing. It is perhaps one of the fastest paced industries in the world today.

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

The New Media Technology degree major program is job-oriented and not designed for transfer to a bachelor’s program. However, many colleges and universities, including Thomas Edison State College, will apply most or all of the courses you have taken toward a bachelor’s 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.

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.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Program Coordinator Jennifer Wager at (973) 877-1937 or e-mail her at jwager@essex.edu.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental principles of design and apply them to new media projects;
  • Utilize industry-standard software applications and hardware equipment to effectively produce new media projects; and
  • Demonstrate knowledge of storyboarding, character development, interactivity, and introductory scripting using various computer software platforms.
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (22 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (6 credits)
ENG 101 (3 credits)
ENG 102 (3 credits)

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills and Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning (4 credits)
Choose one mathematics course or one lab science course from the following:
Mathematics: MTH 100, MTH 101, MTH 103, MTH 113, MTH 119, MTH 120, MTH 121, MTH 122, MTH 127, MTH 221, or MTH 222 (one 4-credit course)
or
Lab Science: BIO 101, BIO 102, BIO 103, BIO 104, BIO 121, BIO 122; CHM 101, CHM 102, CHM 103, CHM 104; PHY 101, PHY 102, PHY 103, PHY 104, PHY 113, or PHY 114 (one 4-credit course)

Society & Human Behavior (6 credits)
Choose two of the following courses: ANT 101, ANT 105; ECO 101, ECO 102; POL 101, POL 104; PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 219; SOC 101, SOC 108, or SOC 219 (two 3-credit courses)

Historical Perspective (6 credits)
Choose two of the following history courses: HST 101, HST 102, HST 111, HST 112, HST 121, HST 122, HST 131, HST 132, HST 134, HST 135, HST 136, HST 137, HST 161, or HST 162 (two 3-credit courses)

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS (23 credits)

ART 167 Introduction to Computer Art (3 credits)
ART 169 Advanced Computer Graphics (3 credits)
ART 171 Cyberspace Graphics and Beginning Animation (3 credits)
CMS 121 Fundamentals of Filmmaking (3 credits)
NMT 101 Interactive Multimedia Design (4 credits)
NMT 201 Flash and Action-scripting (4 credits)
NMT 202 Game Design and Applications or ART 170 Basic Web Design (one 3-credit course)

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS (21 credits)

ART 103 Fundamentals of Art (3 credits)
ART 107 Drawing I (3 credits)
ART 140 Introduction to Photography (3 credits)
ART 205 Two-Dimensional Design (3 credits)
CMS 110 Fundamentals of TV Production (3 credits)
CMS 113 Writing for Film and Television (3 credits)
Cooperative Education requirement (one 3-credit course)

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Total Credits Required for Degree: 66

First Semester
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
ART 107 Drawing I (3 credits)
ART 167 Introduction to Computer Art (3 credits)
Quantitative Knowledge & Skills or Scientific Knowledge & Reasoning mathematics or lab science requirement (4 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)
Historical Perspective requirement (3 credits)

Second Semester
ENG 102 College Composition II (3 credits)
ART 171 Cyberspace Graphics and Beginning Animation (3 credits)
NMT 101 Interactive Multimedia Design (4 credits)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)
Historical Perspective requirement (3 credits)

Third Semester
ART 103 Fundamentals of Art (3 credits)
ART 140 Introduction to Photography (3 credits)
ART 169 Advanced Computer Graphics (3 credits)
NMT 201 Flash and Action-scripting (4 credits)
CMS 113 Writing for Film and Television (3 credits)

Fourth Semester
ART 205 Two-Dimensional Design (3 credits)
CMS 110 Fundamentals of TV Production (3 credits)
CMS 121 Fundamentals of Filmmaking (3 credits)
NMT 202 Game Design and Applications or ART 170 Basic Web Design (one 3-credit course)
Cooperative Education requirement (one 3-credit course)

NOTES:
(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above, regardless of specific choices made by the individual student.
(2) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, English, and mathematics as well as other pre-requisites and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.