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Business, Education, Social Science, & Technology Division

Business, Education, Social Science, & Technology Division

Accounting, A.A.S. (Cumberland)

Accounting is one of the most rapidly expanding fields in today's economy. Since it is service oriented, it involves working with people almost as much as with financial records. As an accountant, you will not only collect and report financial data, but also serve as the link between the data and the people who use it.
Program Goals

Upon completion of this program, students should be able to:

• Prepare financial statements according to Generally Accepted Accounting

Principles, prepare journal entries and complete the accounting cycle

using computerized general ledger software.

• Demonstrate mastery of financial and managerial accounting concepts by

preparing balance sheets, income and cash flow statements, and budgets

by performing costs, volume and profit analysis.

• Demonstrate managerial and cost accounting concepts.

• Analyze and interpret financial statements for economic decision-making.

• Effectively communicate with use of financial information orally and in


  • • Locate, retrieve and critically evaluate information and information sources.
Rowan College welcomes students seeking a post-secondary education. Admission to this program is open to high school graduates, GED (General Education Development) recipients or others who can benefit from the instruction offered. High school students may be considered for early admission or the High School Option program. Applications are accepted from residents of other New Jersey counties and other states and countries.

When you Graduate

AAS programs are designed for students who want to enter a career directly after

graduating but those who change their plans find that most, sometimes all, of their CCC credits transfer to four-year colleges. Students are encouraged to visit the NJ transfer website: for transfer course equivalencies. The latest technology and learning tools support your education for a wide range of employment opportunities. This program provides students with an understanding of accounting skills and business fundamentals in order to prepare them to collect and report financial data as well as serve as the link between the data and the people who use it. Employment opportunities exist in public accounting,

private accounting, government, and notfor profit accounting.

Career Opportunities

Students who successfully complete an advanced degree will qualify for employment in the following fields:

The content and requirements of the program requirements may be altered at any time at the discretion of the College. The program requirements were checked for accuracy at the time of publishing but should not be considered a contract between the College and the student.