This program prepares students for a variety of entry-level accounting positions, which provide opportunities for advancement. Typical positions for which graduates are qualified are bookkeeper, junior clerk, assistant auditor, cost accounting clerk and assistant office manager.

Students who definitely plan to pursue a degree in accounting at a four-year school after completion of studies at DCC should enroll in the Business Administration Transfer Program.

The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is awarded upon completion of the requirements for this program.

Upon successful completion of the ACC program:
• Students will be able to use a variety of accounting and business software.
• Students will demonstrate knowledge of accounting principles.
• Students will have real world experience using simulations.
• Students will have a variety of skills needed in the business environment.
• Students will have an awareness of specialized career fields in the accounting profession.

Courses should be selected in consultation with an advisor.

First Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
ENG 101 Composition I 3
American History (Appendix D) 3
ACC 101 Principles of Accounting 4
BUS 101 Business Mathematics (a) OR  
  Math Elective (c) 3
BUS 103 Keyboarding for Information Processing 1
BUS 112 Introduction to Microsoft Word 2
ACC 100 Accounting Introductory Seminar (b) 1
TOTAL   17

Second Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
ENG 102 Composition II 3
ACC 102 Principles of Accounting II 4
ACC 205 Computerized Accounting Applications 2
BUS 102 OR Introduction to Business OR  
BUS 104 Business Organization and Management 3
BUS 109 Introduction to Microsoft Excel 1
BUS 110 Introduction to Microsoft Access 1
BHS 103 Social Problems in Today's World 3
TOTAL   17

Third Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
Math Elective (c) or Science (d) 3-4
ACC 204 Managerial Accounting 4
BUS 210 Business Communication 3
ACC 241 Income Tax Procedures 3
Elective (e)   3
TOTAL   16-17

Fourth Semester

Course No. Descriptive Title Credit Hours
Science (d)   4
ACC 213 Accounting Systems and the Computer 3
BUS 255 OR Office Practice OR  
ACC 260 Accounting Internship 3
Free Elective (f)   3-4
TOTAL   13-14

a. Recommended that BUS 101 be taken prior to or concurrently with ACC 101.

b. ACC 100 must be taken in the first semester for full-time students or within the first 9 credits for part-time students. Students entering the ACC program who have successfully completed BUS 100 have fulfilled the ACC 100 requirement.

c. Mathematics courses: MAT 109, 110, 118, 125,184, 185 or 221. Students must meet math course prerequisites.

d. Science courses: Applicable four-credit courses in astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, physical sciences, physics. See courses applicable in all programs.

e. Elective courses: Any course listed in appendix A, B, C, D, E, F, G or I on the SUNY General Education Requirement.

f. Click here for a full discussion of the free elective requirement. The subject area for Accounting includes all courses labeled ACC.