Jul 01, 2022  
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog 
    
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog

Accounting and Finance A.S.


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School: Business and Professional Careers
Academic Dept: Accounting
HEGIS: 5002

 

Important Note about Program Requirements

The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program from Fall 2022 to Summer 2023. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.

Program Description


The Associate in Science curriculum provides a broad technical and academic background that serves to prepare students for entry into career positions in accounting or continued study in accounting at the four-year college or university level. Westchester Community College has established transfer agreements with a number of colleges and universities. Students who plan their programs carefully will receive full transfer credit at these institutions and will advance to the bachelor’s degree with two years of additional study.

Program Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to present financial information effectively.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to use reliable internet resources to research company financial information
  3. Demonstrate the ability to use Excel to present financial information in a professional manner.

Program Map


The academic map below presents the recommended plan of study and will guide you through your program in a timely manner. Click the course abbreviations for full course descriptions. A course may be critical because it is a pre-requisite, requires a minimum grade, or because it is only offered once a year. Missing a critical course may push back your graduation date. Meet with an Academic Counselor or Faculty Advisor to ensure you are on track to complete your program.

Critical Courses should be taken in the order shown to stay on track and graduate on time.

 

 Semester 1

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
ACC 119   4  
CIS 110     3  
ENG 101       3  
MATH 131  or higher     4  
Arts, Foreign Language, or Other World Civilizations Gen Ed Elective       3  
Semester Total Credits     17  

Semester 2

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
ACC 120   4  
MGT 101   3  
ENG 102     3  
MATH 140     4  
American History or Western Civilization Gen Ed Elective       3  
Semester Total Credits     17  

Semester 3

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
ACC 203   4  
MKT 101   3  
Accounting Elective   3 - 4
COMM 109       3  
ECON 101     3  
Semester Total Credits     16 - 17  

Notes:

✹ Choose one: ACC 131 , ACC 200 , ACC 204 , ACC 210 , ACC 220 FIN 210  or FIN 215  

Semester 4

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
FIN 203   3  
Natural Sciences with Lab Gen Ed Elective     4  
Accounting Elective   3 - 4
ECON 102       3  
Semester Total Credits     13 - 14  

Notes:

✹ Choose one: ACC 131 , ACC 200 , ACC 204 , ACC 210 , ACC 220 FIN 210  or FIN 215 

Minimum Total Credits: 63 - 65

Transfer Opportunities


Westchester Community College is committed to facilitating a smooth transfer process to ensure that graduates of the college are prepared to transfer with junior status, and are able to complete a bachelor’s degree within two years of full-time study upon transfer. View 4-year institutions’ transfer agreement information by program here.

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