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Accounting, A.S.


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CONTACT

Leah Russell, 413.552.2312, lrussell@hcc.edu

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Accounting is an associate degree program that includes foundational business courses and specialized accounting courses. Students will have the opportunity to obtain national certification through the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers. The program is appropriate for the student who is ready to enter the workforce directly from HCC. Moreover, most, if not all credits within this degree will transfer to four year institutions*. 

*These determinations are specific to the transfer institutions.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate job-ready skills applicable to bookkeeping and entry level accounting positions
  • demonstrate professional acumen required of professional bookkeepers and entry level accounting positions
  • articulate foundational accounting concepts, including the four common financial statements, the accounting cycle, payroll, inventory, internal controls, depreciation, and correcting, adjusting, and closing journal entries
  • demonstrate the four fundamental marketing principles on contemporary business examples
  • understand the role of law in business
  • demonstrate an understanding of business principles within the fields of ethics, economics, and finance
  • define the functions of management and their contributions to strategic planning
  • make data-driven business decisions
  • demonstrate technical competency skills in common business software applications
  • demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate and collaborate in a business environment

PROGRAM ELECTIVES: 3 CREDITS


Select from the following

ACC, BUS, HCA, LAW, MGT, MKT, SPO

TOTAL: 62 CREDITS


NOTES

Students who intend to transfer to a baccalaureate program should look at the following options: 

Depending on course selection, 80% of this program can be completed online. Go to Online Learning  for more information.

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