- AAS - Career Program
- Department of Business Administration
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.
You may even earn course credit based on prior learning. Learn how to test out of courses and earn credit with CLEP.
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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (585) 292-2200.
A.A.S. Degree - Career Program
School(s): Business & Entrepreneurial StudiesMCC Program Code: AC01
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.Analyze data, which may include budgets or variance reports, to support managerial decisions.
3.Explain how stakeholders are impacted by various business decisions.
4.Apply quantitative reasoning skills in performing job duties which may include ratio analysis or cost-volume-profit computations.
5.Prepare basic tax forms which may include payroll taxes or income tax.
6.Perform accounting functions using business software, which may include spreadsheets or general ledgers.
7.Describe how the state of the economy affects the financial stability of a business entity.
8.Describe the obligations inherent in manager-employee relationships.
9.Utilize effective communication skills in a variety of situations.
Requirements for Program Entrance
MCC Level 2 Mathematics Placement.
|ENG 101 College Composition OR |
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
| MTH 130 Modern Business Mathematics# OR|
MTH 160 - Statistics I or higher*
|ACC 101 Accounting Principles 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 Applied 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:
|ACC 201 Introduction to QuickBooks|
|ACC 210 Intermediate Accounting I|
| ECO 103 Personal Money Management OR |
ECO 112 Principles of Macroeconomics
|SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - OTHER WORLD CIVILIZATIONS (SUNY-OWC) OR|
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - WESTERN CIVILIZATION (SUNY-WC) ELECTIVE
|MCC GENERAL EDUCATION - VALUES AND ETHICS (MCC-VE) ELECTIVE|
|Third Semester Total:|
|ENG 250 Professional Communication|
|ACC 204 Tax Procedures|
|ACC 220 Cost Accounting|
|MCC GENERAL EDUCATION - HEALTH AND WELLNESS (MCC-HW) ELECTIVE|
|BUS 275 Business Cooperative Education|
Fourth Semester Total:
* Courses selected with a higher number than MTH 160 must qualify for MCC-QL. 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.