With a degree in Accounting from GCC - whether it's an Associate in Science (AS) degree in preparation for transfer to a four-year college, or an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree as a path to immediate employment - you will be equipped to move ahead toward your career aspirations. The AS degree ensures a seamless transfer to an institute of higher learning. GCC has articulation agreements with numerous four-year colleges and universities.

Study Online!

Did you know that a majority of the Accounting program can be completed online?

  • Accounting AS (75% or more can be completed online)
  • Accounting AAS (75% or more can be completed online)
  • Accounting CERT (75% or more can be completed online)

Visit our Office of Online Learning for more information!

Why GCC?

As an Accounting student, you will learn financial statement preparation and analysis and become proficient with Excel spreadsheets and computer programs in small classes led by two full-time faculty members and several adjunct instructors. Our emphasis is on making the educational experience as interesting as possible, utilizing teacher-student interaction and hands-on projects.



The Accounting Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program includes the necessary introductory accounting and liberal arts courses you will need to successfully transfer to a four year institution. 

This degrees test the groundwork for careers in accounting and finance, including a CPA track. By working with your transfer counselor, you will acquire the electives needed to meet your transfer requirements and career goals. 


The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is designed to allow you enter into the business world in entry-and mid-level positions. 

You will develop problem-solving, communication, and analytical skills and form a strong foundation of accounting concepts, principles and methods. Earning an AAS degree will also allow you to transfer to many four-year institutions.


For those already in the workforce who have their sights on a career change or promotion, the certificate program in Accounting may provide the vehicle to success.

You will learn introductory and intermediate-level principles of financial, managerial and cost accounting, gain an understanding of the legal environment in which businesses operate, and sharpen your computer application skills. The certificate requires four semesters because of sequential prerequisites, and all courses may be applied toward the Accounting AAS degree program.

Career Opportunities

Jobs for young accountants are available across a wide range of industries, from small firms to government work to multinational corporations. Certified Public Accountants now work in financial management for publishing companies, forensic accounting, internal auditing and federal agency accounting.

Outside of the industry, you can apply the information you've learned at GCC as an accounting professor, a field with a large number of openings, according to the American Accounting Association.

Transfer Opportunities

GCC has many transfer agreements with 4-year institutions like:

  • Alfred University
  • Bryant & Stratton
  • Canisius College
  • Cazenovia College
  • Clarkson University
  • Daemen College
  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
  • Empire State College/SUNY
  • Excelsior College
  • Franklin University
  • Hartwick College
  • Hilbert College
  • Houghton College
  • Keuka College
  • Manhattan College
  • Medaille College
  • Nazareth College
  • Paul Smith's College
  • RIT
  • Roberts Wesleyan College
  • SUNY Buffalo
  • SUNY College at Brockport
  • SUNY College at Buffalo
  • SUNY College at Geneseo
  • SUNY College at Oneonta
  • SUNY College at Oswego
  • SUNY College at Plattsburgh
  • University of Phoenix
  • Utica College
  • Wells College
  • Western Governors University

Please contact our Transfer Center for more information.