Accounting A.S., A.A.S.
In order to prepare students for a career in accounting, Morrisville State College offers two degrees in this field; the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree and the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. Both degrees are accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
The A.S. degree program is designed to prepare students for the accounting profession in the 21st century. This program prepares students to continue their education in bachelor degree programs and to eventually take the C.P.A. exam. The A.A.S. degree program contains requirements for a minimum of 15 semester hours in accounting and also includes supporting courses in law, statistics, business organization and computer information systems. Students planning to enter accounting or business immediately upon graduation are advised to take as many accounting courses as possible while students who plan to complete a baccalaureate degree program are advised to utilize free course electives in areas other than accounting and related subjects.
Students who wish to diversify their accounting program may use free electives to build a supplemental knowledge base in computer information systems or management. Accounting is the language of business and is a key ingredient to solid career preparation.
Morrisville State College students access state–of–the–art software through a campus–wide computer network and laptop computers. They use interactive computerized programs designed as part of the Accounting Education Change Commission initiative. The networked programs allow the student to “experience” accounting with immediate, consistent feedback.