Your bright future starts today.

With an A.S. in Accounting, you’ll be prepared to successfully transfer to a four-year college or university to continue your studies.

As an accountant, you will:

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

Most Herkimer 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.

The workforce demand is strong. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of accountants is projected to grow 10% before 2026. And salaries remain well above national averages.


View our program course requirements as published in the College Catalog.

View Curriculum

Cost & Financial Aid

Herkimer College offers a quality and affordable educational experience.

Cost Of Attendance

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Career opportunities await

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

Transfer Agreements

Please review transfer agreements we have established (for our Accounting A.S. Program) with four-year colleges & universities to provide a seamless transfer of credits. Programs also offered online are denoted by asterisk *.

Online Learning

The Accounting 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.

Thomas 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.

Dolin describes his time at Herkimer as a transitional experience.

“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.”

"I was fortunate to have some outstanding teachers when I was in high school, and I saw what a difference a person could make as a teacher. I also became a math tutor my freshman year of college, and I really enjoyed it. I enjoy working one-on-one with students on topics that interest them. I have been fortunate to work with many intelligent and motivated students."