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.

Transfer Options

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


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