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.
“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.” Read more...
- Amy Getman, Assistant Professor of Accounting
View our program course requirements as published in the College Catalog: Accounting A.A.S.
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.*
- Bellevue University*
- Morrisville State College
- SUNY Canton
- SUNY Cobleskill
- SUNY Empire State College *
- SUNY Polytechnic Institute
- Chief Financial Officer
- Financial Analyst
- Tax Specialist
Online Accounting A.A.S. Degree
The Accounting A.A.S. degree program is internet accessible and may be completed entirely online. Learn how!