Academic Catalog

Accounting, an Option to the Associate in Science in Business Administration

Program Description

The Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree in Accounting is a business curriculum with an emphasis in accounting studies. This program is designed to transfer to four-year institutions and to prepare students for entry-level positions in the accounting profession. Students will be able to analyze and journalize transactions, prepare financial statements, and learn the managerial aspects involved in accounting. They will also understand the basic roles of sole proprietorships, corporations, and partnerships.

Transfer Information

Students are encouraged to work closely with OCC business faculty and Advising Transfer Services. Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution in NJ can explore the “Transfer Programs” feature on NJ Transfer.

Career Information

The Associate of Science degree is designed to provide students with the coursework needed to transfer to a four-year institution and pursue a bachelor’s degree. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with OCC faculty and Career Services as they begin to explore career options. OCC students can also utilize Focus2 Career, a resource provided by OCC, to explore degree programs and corresponding careersTo get started, log in through Ocean Connect.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
ENGL 151 English I 3
MATH 156
Introduction to Statistics (or Higher)
or Precalculus I
ACCT 161 Principles of Accounting I 3
Lab Science Gen. Ed. Requirement 4
Any STSC - Student Success Seminar course 1 2
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
ENGL 152 English II 3
ACCT 162 Principles of Accounting II 3
ECON 151 Macroeconomic Principles 3
CSIT 123 Integrated Office Software 3
Any Gen. Ed. Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Third Semester
BUSN 210 Business Communications 3
BUSN 271 Principles of Management 3
ECON 152 Microeconomics Principles 3
Accounting Program Elective(s) 2 3
Any Gen. Ed. Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Semester
BUSN 134 Principles of Marketing 3
BUSN 251 Business Law I 3
Accounting Program Elective(s) 2 3
Humanities Gen. Ed. Requirement 3
Elective to meet 60 credits 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours60

A variety of STSC -Student Success Seminar courses are available. Please speak to your academic advisor for assistance when selecting.


Accounting Program Electives: include any ACCT (except ACCT 121) and/or any INTR course in the area of Accounting (with a 3 credit maximum in INTR).