This program is designed primarily for students who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree in accounting or finance at a four-year institution. Graduates of this program have also successfully entered the workplace in a variety of entry-level accounting related positions. The program offers not only an extensive background in accounting, but also a strong fundamental knowledge of the major functions of business and industry.
Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
■ Transfer to an accredited four-year program in accounting or finance.
■ Demonstrate a knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
■ Describe and implement all the steps in the accounting cycle.
■ Identify and develop effective internal control systems.
■ Identify unethical accounting practices and explain the impact of such practices on an organization’s various stakeholders (i.e., customers, shareholders, government regulators, competitors, investors, employees, etc.).
■ Obtain entry-level positions in business, retail, not-for-profit, and government entities as accounting assistants, accounting clerks, junior accountants, assistant auditors, assistant financial analysts.
The Accounting AS at SCCC is designed for students who wish to transfer into 4-year Bachelor of Science programs. In September 2008, the governor and state legislature created a law that established a statewide transfer agreement for students transferring with a degree from a New Jersey community college to a New Jersey public four-year college or university. Students can now seamlessly transfer their academic credits from a completed community college Associate of Arts (A.A.) to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or from a completed Associate of Science (A.S.) to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program at New Jersey’s public four-year colleges and universities. Our Counseling & Advising Center can help you with transfer questions. More information on this opportunity is available at njtransfer.org.