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

An accountant sits at her desk reviewing invoices on a screen while inputting figures into a calculator.

Accounting is essential work. Accountants ensure a business is doing well and help it reach its financial goals. Earn your accounting degree online or in person at FLCC.

A.A.S. Accounting Degree Program Overview

Learn how to use computer programs like QuickBooks and Excel for taxes, payroll, and analytics. Improve your problem-solving skills, interpret financial information, and more. You'll also learn about business law, marketing, and communication in your classes.

Real-World Experience with Local Internships

Our accounting program helps you learn by doing. You'll get 135 hours of practice with real businesses like Wegman's and Petrella Phillips LLP. Gain experience with taxes, payroll, and receiving. This way, you can build a network to help you find a career in the future.

You'll also be able to take part in valuable community service work. Help low-income families file their taxes for free with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

Earn Your A.A.S. Accounting Degree 100% Online

Get your accounting degree online. Study whenever you want and from anywhere you want. Online classes are a very convenient way to learn and get an education. Learn more about FLCC's online degree programs.

A.A.S. Accounting Program Outcomes

Accounting careers are always in demand. Financial records tell us how businesses are doing. Accountants help companies stay organized and follow the rules by recording financial transactions.

Our program will help you get a job where you can manage money. You will learn how to do this for businesses, government agencies, or non-profits. You'll also learn skills that can help you start and run your own business!

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 to prepare general-purpose financial statements.
  • Use appropriate accounting software to perform accounting and business functions.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior and social responsibility associated with the current best practices in accounting.

Career Opportunities in Accounting

A degree in accounting can help you land a business career. Graduates of this program work at banks, loan companies, public accounting firms, and more. You can even work in a family business or start your own.

Some of the regional employers who have hired FLCC graduates include:

  • Constellation Brands
  • Crossman's
  • Mengel, Metzger, and Barr
  • PayChex
  • Petrella Phillips LLP
  • Victor Excavating

Transfer Opportunities for Accounting Graduates

Our accounting program aligns with New York Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) requirements. This alignment helps you earn industry credentials quickly if you pursue a bachelor's degree. FLCC has a cooperative admissions agreement with SUNY Geneseo allows you to transfer without a separate application.

Graduates of our accounting program can choose to continue their business education. Regional colleges and universities with a transfer-friendly bachelor's degree program in accounting include:

  • Keuka College
  • Nazareth College
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • St. John Fisher University
  • SUNY Buffalo
  • SUNY Empire State College
  • SUNY Geneseo
  • SUNY Oswego

Low-Cost Tuition and Scholarship Opportunities

Earn a quality education at an affordable rate. With our low cost-per-credit and general scholarship opportunities, you can maximize your potential with minimal debt. 80% of students are awarded scholarships or financial aid that help with the cost of college.

Accounting Program Faculty

Instructors in our accounting program have over 150 years of teaching and business experience. They are ready to guide you toward a fulfilling career in accounting and can help you reach your professional goals.

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