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Potential careers include positions in accounting, bookkeeping, financial analysis, tax preparation and payroll accounting.
Do you want a career where you will be in demand, you will always be learning, your work will be interesting and you will meet with clients, attend meetings, and prepare various financial reports? HCCC’s accounting certificate program is a steppingstone to such a career. You will be taught by accounting professionals with years of experience who will help you to gain knowledge in the field. HCCC’s certificate program credits are fully transferable to our AS Accounting Program.
The Certificate in Accounting program prepares graduates already in the field of accounting along with new accounting students with the minimal accounting job skills required for employment. Potential careers include positions in accounting, bookkeeping, financial analysis, tax preparation, and payroll accounting.
COMPLETE: ACC-121 ACC-211 ACC-221 ACC-224 ACC-240 BUS-230 CSC-100 MAN-121.
|ACC-121 Principles of Accounting I|
|ACC-211 Computerized Accounting|
|ACC-221 Principles of Accounting II|
|ACC-224 Federal Taxation|
|ACC-240 Intermediate Accounting I|
|BUS-230 Business Law|
|CSC-100 Intro to Computers and Computing|
|MAN-121 Principles of Management|
The majority of our students who complete the entire AS Accounting degree transfer to neighboring colleges, in particular Rutgers, to earn their Baccalaureate degree in accounting. Articulation agreements exist with these colleges and several of them have on-site local advisors ensuring that our student do not lose credits when they transfer.
A career in accounting will provide an opportunity to specialize in different areas. Some areas you can specialize in include Financial Accounting, Cost Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Tax Accounting, Accounting Information systems, Internal Auditing, External Auditing, Management consulting as well Government and Not for profit Accounting. In addition you could end up working for the FBI, IRS, or SEC as these Government agencies hire many accountants.
Regardless of how the economy is doing, there is a need for accountants. For those continuing their education, opportunities exist in areas such as staff accountant and auditor at accounting firms as well as many businesses. For those not continuing, opportunities exist for bookkeeping, accounts payable clerk, accounts receivable clerk, and payroll clerk.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the median pay for accountants is $71,550 but in the New York area it is $98,650. The median pay for Bookkeeping and accounting clerks is $41,230 but the median pay in the New York area, it is $47,220.
Our accounting courses are accepted by neighboring four-year colleges such as Rutgers’s University, St. Peter’s University, and New Jersey City University. Also we have numerous articulation agreements with other colleges.