College Catalog
Academic Programs - School of Business
Business - Accounting
Associate in Applied Science
HEGIS #5002
Chairperson: Ricky P. Thibodeau
Brahan Hall, Room 220, (518) 629-7148

The Accounting program is designed for students whose goal is to obtain an entry-level position in the accounting field; students are prepared for work in either the public or private sector. Some students also may transfer to four-year colleges and universities to further their education. Students are required to complete core courses, as well as courses of specialization in the field of accounting such as computerized accounting software and federal income tax.

Please note: The core required courses are appropriate for other programs in the School of Business.

Degree requirements can be completed through either full-time or part-time study. Courses are offered both day and evening.

Courses Entry Term Special Notes H.S. Average
Algebra or 1 unit of equivalent academic math (70 or above in the course) Fall and Spring Bookkeeping and accounting courses recommended. 70 or above

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term in courses ACTG 110, BADM 110, BADM 120 or BADM 221, ECON 100, ENGL 101 and FORM 104, would be approximately $815.


Course No.


Credit Hrs.

FORM 104** College Forum (1)
ACTG 110 Financial Accounting 4
ACTG 111 Managerial Accounting 4
BADM 110 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business I 3
BADM 120 Bus. Mathematics or 3
BADM 221 Quantitative Bus. Applications
BADM 200 Business Communications 3
BADM 220 Statistics 4
CMPT 101 Computer Concepts and Applications I 3
ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
ENGL 102 English Composition II 3
ACTG 120 Personal Finance 3
ACTG 200 Accounting Computerized Systems 4
ACTG 201 Principles of QuickBooks 4
ACTG 210 Federal Income Tax 3
ACTG 216 Advanced Bookkeeping Applications 3
  Liberal Arts Electives 6
  (1) Restricted Elective 3
  Total Credits Required 62

*or specific course equivalents as approved by the department chairperson.

**Required of first time full-time student

(1) One of any ACTG or BADM 207, BADM 290 or BADM 111