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Business and Computer Science

Accounting A.A.S. Degree

Accounting is one of the most rapidly expanding fields in today’s economy. Since it is service oriented, it involves working with people almost as much as with financial records. Accountants not only collect and report financial data, but they also serve as the link between the data and the people who use it. Potential careers include:

  • Bookkeeping
  • Accounting
  • Financial Analyst
  • Tax Preparer
  • Brokerage Clerk
  • Payroll

Semester I


Students may select an alternate Computer Science (GE MST) course for which they have appropriate academic advisement and preparation in mathematics, such as CSC-106.


BUS-115 Mathematics of Finance will satisfy the math requirement. Students considering transfer to a baccalaureate program should consult an academic advisor as to the other math choices.

Semester 2

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Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Social Science.

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Semester 3

Semester 4



Students must select a 4-credit General Education course with the GE MST designation from the following sciences: BIO, CHM, PHY, SCI.

Total Credits: 60

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Program will be able to:

  • Possess a strong foundational knowledge of accounting principles, with the ability to analyze financial transactions, prepare and post journal entries and construct a complete set of financial statements. Apply foundational knowledge of accounting principles to prepare management reports, projections, and budget analysis.
  • Create written and computer-generated reports and documents using correct accounting terminology and references to current accounting pronouncements.
  • Demonstrate ethical/professional responsibility in the analysis and reporting of business financial data.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will students learn studying Accounting?

They acquire an extensive background in accounting and a strong fundamental knowledge of the major functions of business and industry. They study business law, business organization and management, mathematics and economics.

Are there any requirements students must satisfy before taking courses in the major?

Algebra I is a prerequisite for all majors. Algebra I competency may be verified with a passing score on the College’s placement test or by completing the appropriate class.

How long will it take to complete this degree?

Once students complete developmental coursework (if needed), the degree can be completed in two years of full-time study. They can shorten the amount of time by taking courses in the summer and winter sessions.

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Transfer Information

Our students transfer to 4-year colleges and universities around the globe. We’ve had students transfer to every state, including Alaska and Hawaii.

The Statewide Transfer Agreement for New Jersey ensures that students who earn an A.A. or A.S. degree at a community college will have those credits fully transferable to a New Jersey public four-year institution, will have completed half of the credits required for a basic four-year degree and will have completed all lower division general education requirements. In addition, articulation agreements are being worked out with institutions granting baccalaureate degrees to facilitate the transfer process. Students should discuss the transfer process with an advisor.

Are you interested in transferring to a school in New Jersey? You can use the tools at NJTransfer.org to see which of your MCC courses will transfer to a specific college.