Accounting A.A.S.


The career program in accounting has been developed for students contemplating careers in the expanding field of accounting, banking, retail sales, management, personnel, and other related fields, as well as to provide a comprehensive general education. 

The Accounting program at Clinton Community College seeks to provide students with a well-rounded education that promotes development of communication and writing skills, as well as appropriate accounting training. The program seeks to prepare students to work in the Accounting or Business fields upon graduation.

The Accounting A.A.S. program will:

  • Prepare students to apply the basic quantitative skills required in business.
  • Prepare students to apply in-depth knowledge and practical competence in the functional areas of accounting.
  • Prepare students to apply basic knowledge and practical competence in the functional areas of business.
  • Prepare students to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Prepare students to demonstrate proficiency in using computer software.
  • Prepare students for employment.

Discipline Category Descriptions

Minimum Degree Requirements (63 credits)
Effective Fall 2024

English (6 credits)
ENG 101 English Composition
ENG 102 Literature & Composition 
Humanities (3 credits)
COM 101 Public Speaking
Accounting (17 Credits)
ACC 120 Financial Accounting
ACC 125 Managerial Accounting
ACC 159 Payroll Accounting
ACC 251 Federal Income Tax
ACC 252 Computer Applications in Accounting


Computer Science (3 Credits) 
CSC 102 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications


Business (18 Credits) 
BUS 101
Introduction to Business
BUS 110
Personal Finance
BUS 213
Business Communications
BUS 260
Business Law I
BUS 261
Business Law II
BUS 275
Integrated Business Experience   or
Business Elective (Any ACC, BUS, CSC Course) 
History or Social Science (6 Credits)
ECO 101
ECO 102
Principles of Microeconomics   or
Principles of Macroeconomics
US History or World History or Social Science
Gen. Ed. Course
Math (3 Credits)
Math Gen. Ed. Course
Science (4 Credits) 
Natural Science Gen. ed. Course

Free Elective (3 Credits)
Any course that receives college credit

Degree Requirements Worksheets

An Accounting A.A.S. degree can open the door to a wide range of career possibilities. Many jobs in this field offer potential for advancement with training or experience.

Some popular career options are:

  • Accounting Assistant
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Auditing Clerk
  • Bookkeeping Clerk
  • Payroll Clerk

Some graduates of the program have gone on to open their own bookkeeping and tax services.                                                              


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Moore Bldg., 5th floor
Room 533M
Phone: 518-562-4193

Dr. Denise Coughlin
Division Coordinator - Business, Criminal Justice, Human Services, Social & Behavioral Sciences