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Accounting A.S.

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Begin your journey here, and unlock the future.

As a student graduating with an A.S. in Accounting, you’ll be prepared to study further at four-year colleges and universities.

As an accountant, you’ll:

  • Collect and analyze financial data
  • Design and maintain accounting systems
  • Prepare budgets, financial statements and tax returns
  • Conduct audits

Most graduates transfer to four-year colleges and universities throughout the northeast including SUNY Institute of Technology, Utica College, SUC at Oswego, SUC at Geneseo, SUC at Plattsburgh, and SUNY Binghamton. The demand for Accounting graduates is expected to increase as the economy grows. Salaries for accountants remain well above national averages.


Featured Graduate

Thomas DolinThomas Dolin loves helping people; he has always been that individual that stops what he is doing to assist others in need.  As a Financial Advisor for The Prudential Insurance Company of America, he helps clients to develop a clear picture of their financial goals by mapping out the best approach on how to achieve them.  He provides guidance in identifying the best steps to take, and points out any risks, so that they may make an informed decision – whether they’re just starting out in life, providing for a family, or planning for retirement.

“My clients work hard their entire life in order to retire,” Dolin says. “I like to see to it that they can do so in the comfort of knowing their limits, because they have a strategy in place.”

Dolin describes his time at Herkimer as a transitional experience, in which he was able to discover his interests.  Being a student athlete played a key role in his success.  “I would be lying if I didn’t admit that my college studies, good grades, and my participation in events were strongly driven by baseball.” Dolin says.  “To be a Herkimer College athlete, there were high expectations as a scholar.”

In addition to financial advising, Dolin also recruits and develops people with interest in his line of work, along with participating in his company’s Management Development Program.  Looking back, he credits Herkimer with helping him find his path.

“I firmly believe that I wouldn’t be who I am today if it wasn’t for attending Herkimer and being enrolled in their Accounting program.”

Offering investment advisory services through Pruco Securities, LLC (Pruco), doing business as Prudential Financial Planning Services (PFPS), pursuant to separate client agreement. Offering insurance and securities products and services as a registered representative of Pruco, and an agent of issuing insurance companies.

Transfer Agreements

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

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Course Catalog

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

Job Opportunities

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

Online Learning

Online Accounting A.S. Degree

The Accounting A.S. degree program is internet accessible and may be completed entirely online. Learn how!

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