ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN (Formerly Accounting: General )
A.A.S. Degree - Career Program
Department: Business Administration
School: 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.
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Requirements for Program Entrance
MCC Level 2 Mathematics Placement.
| Distribution Requirements |
|ENG 101 College Composition OR |
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
| MTH 130 Modern Business Mathematics# OR|
MTH 160 - Statistics I or higher*
| ACC 101 Principles of Accounting I |
| BUS 104 Introduction to Business|
| OFT 121 Introduction to Keyboarding OR |
First Semester Total:
| ACC 102 Accounting Principles II|
|ACC 202 Payroll Accounting|
| BUS 220 Business Applications OR|
CRC 125 Microsoft Office**
| ECO 101 Introduction to Economics OR |
ECO 111 Principles of Microeconomics
| SPC 141 Interpersonal Speech Communication OR |
SPC 142 Public Speaking
Second Semester Total:
|THIRD SEMESTER |
| ACC 201 Accounting Applications|
| ACC 210 Intermediate Accounting I|
| ECO 103 Personal Money Management OR |
ECO 112 Principles of Macroeconomics
|SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - OTHER WORLD LANGUAGES (SUNY-OWC) OR|
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - WESTERN CIVILIZATION (SUNY-WC) ELECTIVE
|MCC GENERAL EDUCATION - VALUES AND ETHICS (MCC-VE) ELECTIVE|
| Third Semester Total:|
| FOURTH SEMESTER|
| ENG 250 Professional Communication|
| ACC 204 Tax Procedures|
|ACC 220 Cost Accounting|
|ACC 230 Accounting Systems and Applications|
|BUS 275 Business Cooperative Education|
Fourth Semester Total:
* Students with strong math skills should consult with their advisor to select the appropriate math course.
** CRC 125 OR CRC 113, CRC 115, CRC 116, and CRC 117
*** OFT 121 is required, but may be waived (contact the Information and Computer Technologies department for waiver procedure). In instances when a waiver is granted, students may select an alternative open elective course of at least 1 credit, to satisfy the minimum 60 credits for the degree.
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