Accounting: General

Explore how our accounting degree can go straight to your bottom line.

Protect your budget and boost your income with a practical, career-building accounting degree from Monroe Community College. Our two-year program offers fast, professional workplace preparation, with emphasis on job skills that hiring managers seek—including the ability to use up-to-date accounting software programs.

You’ll learn from seasoned faculty who have years of business experience, while completing at least half your coursework online — whenever it fits into your schedule.

With an associate degree in accounting, you’ll have the background and skills to compete for good jobs in organizations of every size and type, including:

  • Bank of America
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Penfield Central School District
  • Citibank
  • Paychex Securities Corporation
  • Thompson Health
  • Financial Institutions, Inc.

Take the Fast Track to a Financial Career

The accounting A.A.S. program at MCC is career-oriented. After only two years, you’ll be ready to enter the job market. You could have one of these job titles:

  • Accounting technician
  • Assistant bookkeeper
  • Head bookkeeper
  • Auditing clerk
  • Payroll bookkeeper
  • Accounts payable/receivable clerk

You’ll study general accounting procedures, automated accounting systems, and spreadsheet programs. In addition you’ll learn these essentials so you’re valuable in any business office:

  • Record keeping
  • Payroll procedures
  • Money management
  • Business law

Upon graduation, you’ll have the background to fulfill many important accounting tasks. For example, you’ll be qualified to:

  • Record financial transactions
  • Create financial statements
  • Prepare reports

To find out more about the accounting associate degree from Monroe Community College, contact the admissions office at or (585) 292-2200.


A.A.S. Degree - Career Program

Department:Business Administration

School(s): Business & Entrepreneurial Studies

CIP Code: 52.0302
MCC Program Code: AC01
NYSED Code (BRI): 27626
NYSED Code (DCC): 27627

75% or more of this program can be completed online.

This program prepares students for a position as an accounting clerk able to keep records of daily financial transactions; create financial statements; analyze financial data; and communicate information through both oral and written reports. The required courses develop knowledge of general accounting procedures, automated accounting systems and spreadsheet programs, as well as general knowledge of business management.

This program is NOT designed as a transfer program. Students who plan to become accountants require at least a bachelors degree and should enroll in MCC's Business Administration AS degree program.
(Housed in the Business Administration & Economics Department)

Program Learning Outcomes
1) Complete all steps of the accounting cycle.
2) Create information such as budgets or variance analyses in support of the planning and control functions.
3) Apply appropriate principles to stakeholder issues such as valuation or ownership for various business assets and equities.
4) Apply appropriate quantitative reasoning skills in performing job duties such as ratio analysis or cost-volume-profit computations.
5) Prepare basic tax forms such as payroll taxes or income tax.
6) Use computer software such as spreadsheet or general ledger as an aid in performing business and accounting functions.
7) Apply economic principles to costing and pricing decisions.
8) Describe the relationship between managers and employees and their respective obligations to each other.
9) Utilize effective communication skills in a variety of situations.

Employment Potential
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Requirements for Program Entrance
MCC Level 2 Mathematics Placement.

Distribution Requirements Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
MTH 130 Modern Business Mathematics (recommended) OR
MTH 104 Intermediate Algebra or higher (NOT MTH 150 Survey of Mathematics)*
BUS 104 Introduction to Business 3
ACC 101 Principles of Accounting I OR
ACC 110 Fundamentals of Accounting I AND
ACC 111 Fundamentals of Accounting II
OFT 121 Introduction to Keyboarding*** 1
SECOND SEMESTER: 16-17 Credit Hours
ECO 101 Introduction to Economics OR
ECO 111 Principles of Microeconomics
SPC 140 Introduction to Speech Communication OR
SPC 141 Interpersonal Speech Communication OR
SPC 142 Public Speaking OR
SPC 143 Small Group Communication
ACC 202 Payroll Accounting2
ACC 102 Principles of Accounting II 4
BUS 220 Business Applications OR
CRC 125 Computer Applications Software**
THIRD SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
ECO 103 Personal Money Management OR ECO 112 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ACC 201 Accounting Applications3
ACC 210 Intermediate Accounting I4
FOURTH SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
ENG 250 Professional Communication 3
ACC 204 Tax Procedures 3
ACC 220 Cost Accounting3
ACC 230 Accounting Systems and Applications3
BUS 275 Business Cooperative Education4
* Students with strong math skills should consult with their advisor to select the appropriate math course.
** CRC 125 or the combination of CRC 113, CRC 115, CRC 116, CRC 117
*** May be waived
**** Recommended BUS 200 or BUS 201
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