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Accounting, A.A.S.

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Associate in Applied Science
HEGIS #5002
Chairperson: Ricky P. Thibodeau
Brahan Hall, Room 219, (518) 629-7225

The Accounting A.A.S. degree program is part of the college’s core business program and is aimed at students who want to focus their studies in accounting and also receive a solid business foundation. Students are required to complete core courses, as well as courses of specialization in the field of accounting such as Accounting Computerized Systems, Federal Income Tax, Quickbooks, Advanced Bookkeeping Applications and other electives that allow exploration of the many specializations associated with the field of accounting.

Full-time students who wish to complete this program in exactly four terms of study must successfully complete five courses each term. Degree requirements can be completed through either full- or part-time study through day, evening and online offerings.

The associate degree program is designed for students whose goal is to obtain an entry-level position in the accounting field in either the public or private sector. Emphasis is placed on developing strong communication skills in addition to accounting skills. According to a recent survey, 97 percent of local respondents say there is a demand in the Capital Region for those who possess the skills offered by these programs. HVCC has several articulation agreements with four-year colleges and universities for graduates who may wish to transfer to further their education.

Program Entrance Requirements

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 , ENGL 101 , FORM 104  and Computer Elective would be approximately $815.

Total Credits Required: 62

Major Requirements*

*or specific course equivalents as approved by the department chairperson.
**Required of first time full-time student

Program Electives

  • Liberal Arts Electives Credits: 6
  • (1) Restricted Elective Credits: 3

Total Credits Required: 62

Suggested Course Sequence for Full-Time Study

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