Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

The Outlook

Accountants play a critical role in nearly every industry to ensure companies run efficiently from a financial standpoint. Pursuing a career in accounting provides you the opportunity to become employed in one of the most in-demand areas in the field of business. If you enjoy keeping track of and making sense of numbers, and it is your goal to apply your interests to a career that deals with managing numbers, a future in accounting may be the right match for you. Whether you end up overseeing finances for a business, government agency, or non-profit organization, FLCC will prepare you for a successful path in this growing profession.

The Program

As an Accounting student at FLCC, you'll obtain a well-rounded education that is centered on a strong core of accounting and business classes. From financial to managerial accounting and intermediate to cost accounting, our degree program will provide you a solid foundation of knowledge in accounting, and it will equip you with the analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills that are necessary for a successful future in this field. Combined with your accounting courses, you'll take classes in marketing, business communications, and business law. With your degree, you'll be prepared to advance your studies in accounting or a business-related area at the four-year level.

Online Learning

Online learning provides a convenient and flexible way to earn an education. Study on your time and from a location that fits your busy schedule. With this option, this degree is available completely online. Learn more about FLCC online learning.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this degree program, students will have the ability to:

  • Maintain a complete set of accounting records (i.e. financial transactions and business communications).
  • Analyze accounting information in order to prepare general purpose financial statements.
  • Utilize appropriate accounting software to perform accounting and business functions.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior and social responsibility associated with the current best practices in accounting.

The Graduates

Graduates of our program have gone on to pursue additional education in accounting at institutions such as St. John Fisher College, Nazareth College, Keuka College, RIT, SUNY Buffalo, and SUNY Oswego. Others have landed positions after FLCC as chief accountants and controllers, and some have become business owners of accounting and tax firms.

The Scholarships

At FLCC, we offer a variety of scholarships for you to check out. We also have specific scholarships that are available for Accounting students. If you meet award criteria, you are encouraged to apply for the Mark J. Prockton Memorial Accounting Award or Dennis Morga Memorial Business Scholarship. To get details on these scholarships, or to find out more about other scholarships, visit our FLCC Foundation website.

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Trina Brizzee

"My degree in Accounting from FLCC gave me a vision and the belief that I could obtain my goals, and that is exactly what I have done and I am doing."