May 29, 2024  
2024-25 Curriculum Guide 
    
2024-25 Curriculum Guide

Accounting, AS (ACCT-AS)

Location(s): Asnuntuck, Capital, Gateway, Housatonic, Manchester, Middlesex, Naugatuck Valley, Norwalk, Quinebaug Valley, Three Rivers, Tunxis


This 2024-25 Curriculum Guide is intended as a reference for Fall 2024 registration. The complete 2024-25 Academic Catalog will be finalized on July 1, 2024.


The Accounting associate degree program prepares students for employment as bookkeepers, and accounts receivable/payable and payroll associates.

Graduates will be able to maintain complete sets of accounting records and prepare financial statements and individual tax returns. Students have the opportunity to participate in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, in which they gain practical experience in the preparation of tax returns. Students interested in transferring to earn a bachelor’s degree should enroll in the Business Studies A.A. Transfer degree program or in the Business Administration A.S. program.

Note: Students should meet with a faculty advisor to plan their program of study.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of all accounting degree program requirements, graduates will

  • Demonstrate relevant content knowledge in required core business disciplines (accounting, business law, management and organizational behavior, and marketing) and apply concepts in problem solving through identifying and evaluating alternative solutions and offering a well-supported conclusion.
  • Recognize proper business acumen and decorum in professional interactions; demonstrate appropriate interpersonal communication and presentation skills and demeanor; demonstrate the ability to use presentation and team interpersonal skills effectively in class presentations.
  • Recognize and respond thoughtfully to situations that present ethical dilemma, demonstrating the ability to identify ethical dilemmas and social responsibilities of business, an ability to confront ethical dilemmas, and apply ethical principles to business situations using concepts learned.
  • Apply accounting concepts and critical thinking skills to make sound financial decisions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationships between accounting and business courses.

In addition, the graduate will complete the comprehensive learning outcomes identified with the General Education Core.

General Education Courses (21-23 credits)


Total Credits: 60-62