Accounting

AAS Degree – Code #0630

Thomas Stolberg, Program Coordinator

Email address: stolbete@alfredstate.edu

The accounting program is one of the most established and respected programs within the business discipline. It is a computer-based program in which accounting theory and practice receive equal emphasis as applied to both financial and managerial accounting issues. It intends to support the career objectives of those looking to enter the job market upon graduation, as well as the academic needs of those looking to pursue advanced degrees. Required course work covers areas critical to success in today’s business workplace:

  1. Technical accounting knowledge
  2. Communication and interpersonal skills
  3. Career-related computer literacy

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

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM

Alfred State accounting graduates may enter directly into either the business administration BBA, financial planning BBA, or technology management BBA degree programs here at Alfred State.

TRANSFER 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

EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

Employment and transfer rate of 100 percent - 25 percent are employed; 75 transferred to continue their education.

RELATED PROGRAMS

Agricultural Business

Business Administration

Computer Information Systems

Financial Planning

Financial Services

Marketing

Technology Management

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS

Required: Algebra

Recommended: Geometry and Algebra 2/Trigonometry