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Business: Accounting (A.A.S.)

Study accounting at JCC

The Business: Accounting degree program (A.A.S.) at Jamestown Community College prepares you for careers in accounting and interpreting financial information. You can pursue roles such as junior accountant, payroll accountant, receivables/payables clerk, and bookkeeper immediately after graduation. While at JCC, you’ll take courses in accounting, computer science, law, management, and communication.

If you're interested in a professional career in public accounting (CPA) or management accounting (CMA), check out our Business: Business Administration degree.

Program is available online.

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Courses

Minimum program credit hours: 60

Program Codes
Degree Option
Associate in Applied Science Degree
Hegis Code
5002
Curriculum Code
0630
General Requirements
18 credit hours
6
ENG 1510: English Composition I3
ENG 1530: English Composition II3
6
Social Sciences Electives - SUNY Gen Ed3
Social Sciences Electives3
6
Mathematics Electives (college level)3
Natural Sciences Electives - SUNY Gen Ed3
Core Requirements
33 credit hours
24
BUS 1410: Accounting Fundamentals3
BUS 1510: Principles of Financial Accounting4
BUS 1520: Principles of Managerial Accounting4
BUS 2270: Introduction to Taxation3
BUS 2580: Management & Organizational Behavior3
BUS 2590: Advanced Managerial Accounting3
CSC 1560: Computer App Software I4
9
BUS 1610: Personal Finance or BUS 2510: Corporate Finance3
BUS 2530: Business Law I or BUS 2540: Business Law II3
BUS 2550: Marketing or BUS 2570: Principles of Management or BUS 2630: Human Resource Management3
Electives
9 credit hours

At least 2 credits must be SUNY Liberal Arts & Sciences specific.

9
Important Points
  • To maximize student success, it is strongly recommended that ENG 1530 be taken before registering for 2000-level business courses.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of business concepts.
  2. Identify business problems and make appropriate recommendations using business applications.
  3. Compile, report, and interpret accounting information.
  4. Demonstrate competency with a fully integrated computerized accounting software package.
  5. Demonstrate the use of computer resources to acquire, manage, and present information.
  6. Communicate accounting information in a way that is useful to the user.
  7. Explain, describe, and evaluate basics of the American legal system in general and to business law in particular.
  8. Perform calculations to analyze the importance of and impact of the time value of money.
  9. Demonstrate an understanding of human behavior in organizations as it relates to topics such as productivity, tardiness, absenteeism, organizational citizenship behavior, turnover, and attitudes such as job satisfaction and job involvement.
  10. Demonstrate an understanding of the tax implications of business decisions.