Accounting AS
SUNY Jefferson
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Accounting AS

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Please note that the Accounting AS program at JCC is not accepting
applications at this time.

Program Highlights

  • Program Type: Transfer
  • Delivery: On-campus or online
  • Personal Interests: Working with numbers, order, attention to details
  • Skill Building: Accounting and business processes, management, analysis, communication
  • Career Options: Business, government
  • Program Code: HEGIS 5002

Your accounting career starts at Jefferson

Learn accounting fundamentals and complete general college requirements at Jefferson before seamlessly transferring to SUNY Polytechnic, SUNY Oswego, or another four-year college to complete a bachelor’s degree.

You’ll take core classes in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, plus general business and accounting classes—essentially your first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. You’ll graduate with an associate’s degree that prepares you for one of the fastest-growing professions in the United States. And you may find work as an accounting clerk or assistant while pursuing a bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration.

This program offers:

  • Preparation for continued studies in accounting and business
  • Savings on general education and core business classes
  • Entry-level preparation for accounting jobs
  • Access to ample job opportunities

Pursue a career in one of the fastest-growing professions in the U.S.

Accountants are the backbone of business. They help companies and organizations create budgets, control costs, understand their financial statements, and stay compliant with state and federal tax laws and regulations.

Employment opportunities for accountants are closely tied to the health of the overall economy—as the economy grows so does the need for workers who can prepare and examine financial records. The profession is expected to grow by 10 percent through 2026, making it one of the fastest-growing fields in the United States.

With additional training, accounting graduates can become Certified Internal Auditors, Certified Management Accountants, Certified Public Accountants, comptrollers, or controllers.

Learn to apply accounting principles and practices in business

When you complete the Accounting A.S. degree you will be able to:
  • Use accounting practices to record transactions, process information, and prepare financial statements for a business
  • Organize, analyze, manage, and disseminate information
  • Demonstrate communication, interpersonal, research, and organizational skills and work as part of a team
  • Transfer to a SUNY bachelor’s degree program with classes in seven of the 10 SUNY General Education Requirement areas



Contact Enrollment Services for Application and Admissions Information

Jules Center 6-010 (ground level)
(315) 786-2437, fax (315) 786-2349 or toll free (888) 435-6522

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Friday


Transfer to the bachelor’s program of your choice

Complete a Jefferson Accounting A.S. and choose from a wide range of transfer options, including SUNY Polytechnic and SUNY Oswego.

Formal transfer agreements with these institutions make transfer to their programs especially smooth:

  • SUNY Empire State College
  • Franklin University, Accounting B.S.
  • Franklin University, Business Administration B.S.


Degree requirements for Accounting A.S.

Effective Spring 2018

Accounting and Business Requirements (26 credit hours)
Accounting and Business Requirements (26 credit hours) Credit Hours
ACC 101: Accounting Principles 1 4
ACC 102: Accounting Principles 2 4
BUS 112: Introduction to Business 3
BUS 124: Marketing 3
BUS 160: Spreadsheet Applications 3
BUS 211: Business Law 1 3
Accounting Electives 6
Liberal Arts Requirements (31 credit hours)
Liberal Arts Requirements (31 credit hours) Credit Hours
ECO 101: Macroeconomics 3
ECO 102: Microeconomics 3
ENG 101: Research and Composition 3
ENG 102: Literature and Composition 3
MTH 144: Elementary Statistics or
MTH 174: Mathematical Probability and Statistics 1
MTH 155: Algebra, Functions & Modeling or
MTH 165: College Algebra and Trigonometry or
MTH 185: Precalculus Mathematics or higher
Humanities Elective1 3
Science Electives2:
At least one laboratory science is required.
Social Science Elective3 3
Free Elective Requirement (3 credit hours)
Free Elective Requirement (3 credit hours) Credit Hours
Free Elective 3
Physical Education Requirements
Physical Education Requirements Credit Hours

Total Credit Hours 62


Advising Notes
Advising Notes:  
1Select from the areas of The Arts or Foreign Language in the SUNY General Education Course List.  
2Select from the area of Natural Sciences in the SUNY General Education Course List.  
3Select from the areas of American History, Western Civilization or Other World Civilization in the SUNY General Education Course List.  


Program Contact

Richard E. Merryman

Associate Professor of Accounting 
(315) 786-2465