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Accounting/AAS

The Accounting program equips students with accounting skills that will make them immediately employable upon graduation with the associate degree. Graduates will also be able to transfer to accounting programs at other senior colleges within The City University of New York through existing articulation agreements. Students should consult City Tech’s Career and Transfer Office, the Namm Building, room N 105 for additional information.

Accounting graduates are employed in all facets of industry, holding responsible positions in major corporations and not-for-profit groups such as hospitals, service organizations and governmental agencies. Some of these employers include Long Island College Hospital, the Brooklyn Hospital, Brookdale Hospital, Downstate Medical Center, NYU Medical Center, the New York City Department of Finance, the Internal Revenue Service, H & R Block, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, the New York City Department of Housing, Astoria Federal Savings Bank, TD Bank, JPMorgan Chase, HSBC Bank, Wachovia Bank, Ernst & Young, ConEdison and National Grid.

Learning Outcomes in Accounting

The Accounting program at City Tech will help students:

  • To acquire effective business communication skills, via group reports;
  • To understand the components of financial statements;
  • To be proficient in the use of computer spreadsheets and integrated accounting systems;
  • To understand how management uses information from the accounting system to operate business enterprises;
  • To acquire knowledge of the accounting cycle.

GENERAL EDUCATION COMMON CORE1

25 CREDITS

I - REQUIRED CORE2 (3 COURSES, 10 CREDITS)*


English Composition (1 course, 3 credits)

ENG 1101 English Composition I 3

Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (1 course, 4 credits)

MAT 1375 or higher3 Precalculus 4

Life and Physical Sciences (1 course, 3 credits)

Any Approved Course 3

II - FLEXIBLE CORE (4 COURSES, 12 CREDITS)*

In addition to the two required courses listed below, select one course each from any two of the other four areas; no more than two courses may be selected from any discipline. 6

Individual and Society

ECON 1401 Microeconomics 3
COM 1330 Public Speaking 3

World Cultures and Global Issues

Any Approved Course

US Experience in its Diversity

Any Approved Course

Creative Expression

Any Approved Course

Scientific World

Any Approved Course

Writing Intensive Requirement4

Students at New York City College of Technology must complete two courses designated WI for the associate level, one from GenEd and one from the major; and two additional courses designated WI for the baccalaureate level, one from GenEd and one from the major.

PROGRAM-SPECIFIC DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 38 CREDITS*
ACC 1101 Principles of Accounting I 4
ACC 1201 Principles of Accounting II 4
ACC 2301 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC 2311 Cost Accounting I 3
ACC 2322 Taxes 3
ACC 2401 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC 2411 Cost Accounting II 2
BUS 1122 Business Law 3
BUS 2339 Financial Management 3
BUS 2341 Financial Forecasting 3
BUS 24255 Business Management 3
CST 2206 Introduction to Information Systems and Technologies 4
ENG 1101 English Composition I Met as GenEd
MAT 1375 Precalculus Met as GenEd
ECON 1401 Microeconomics Met as GenEd
COM 1330 Public Speaking or higher Met as GenEd
TOTAL PROGRAM-SPECIFIC REQUIRED AND ELECTIVE COURSES 38
TOTAL NYSED LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE CREDITS 22
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE DEGREE 60

1 Although students enrolled in AAS programs are not required to meet all of the CUNY Pathways requirements, the college and program general education requirements are organized by Pathways categories to inform students of their standing should they transfer to a CUNY baccalaureate program.

2 Specific courses listed indicate double duty courses, i.e., program degree requirements that also meet general education requirements in that category.

3 Students without the requisite math background to enter MAT 1375 must take MAT 1175, and/or MAT 1275 in preparation, depending on initial placement. This will increase the number of required credits for the degree by 4-8.

4 A semester-specific list of writing intensive courses is available online at the City Tech Pathways website.

5 A potential substitute for BUS 2425 is IS 901 (required: a 3.0 minimum GPA and departmental permission).

* The sum of all credits for the degree must add up to at least 60.