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Accounting A.A.S.

Real world skills for the workplace.

An A.A.S. in Accounting from Herkimer College means not only being prepared to join the workforce, but having the skills to hit the ground running as an entry-level accountant.

As an accountant, you will 

  • collect and analyze financial data
  • design and maintain accounting systems
  • prepare budgets, financial statements, and tax returns
  • conduct audits

Herkimer College graduates find jobs in public accounting, private industry, government, and the not-for-profit sector. And the demand is strong—according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of accountants is projected to grow 10% before 2026. That’s faster than the average for all occupations. 

Many graduates also choose to transfer to exceptional four-year colleges and universities throughout the northeast, including SUNY Poly, Utica College, SUNY Oswego, SUNY Geneseo, SUNY Plattsburgh, and SUNY Binghamton.

Faculty Spotlight

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“It is rewarding to see students mature during their time at Herkimer. I also love hearing from students after they have graduated and know that they are doing well at their next school or in the workforce. I think the faculty and staff at Herkimer go out of their way to be friendly and helpful. They genuinely care about the school and the students.”

-- Amy Getman, Assistant Professor of Accounting

Read more about Amy Getman in her full faculty profile.



View our program course requirements as published in the College Catalog: Accounting A.A.S.

Transfer Agreements

Below is a list of transfer agreements we have established (for our Accounting A.A.S. Program) with four-year colleges & universities to provide a seamless transfer of credits.

Programs also offered online are denoted by asterisk.*

Career Opportunities

  • Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Clerk
  • Controller
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Payroll
  • Auditor
  • Tax Specialist

Online Learning

The Accounting A.A.S. program may also be completed entirely online through our Internet Academy. We offer the same level of care and service to online students as we do to on-campus students. All necessary services are accessible online, including registration, placement testing, bill payment, tutoring, book purchasing, and academic advisement. Learn more!


Cost & Financial Aid

Herkimer College offers a quality and affordable educational experience. Learn about our cost of attendance and financial aid.

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