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Accounting Degree Program: Accounting AAS

Meet the Faculty

Department Chair:
Dr. Stephen Paulone

Phone:  (207) 216 4353

Prior to coming to YCCC, Dr. Paulone had extensive educational experience as a faculty member, director of graduate business programs and educational consultant. More..

Department Chair Introduction


The sequencing of courses in this program begins in the fall semester. Students entering in the spring or summer will likely take longer than two years to complete the program.
The Accounting Program leading to an Associate in Applied Science Degree is designed to provide students with a realistic and practical foundation in general accounting practices. Graduates will have mastered a wide variety of accounting functions essential to modern business and non-profit offices. The graduate will possess knowledge of accounting functions, automated systems, as well as an understanding of overall business processes. The skills gained in the program prepare individuals for initial entry into, and advancement within, the accounting departments of organizations of any size. Graduates are also prepared for transfer to 4-year colleges or universities should they seek a CPA career track. Areas of study in addition to the general education requirements include accounting practices, quality customer service, budgeting, fund accounting, human resource management and supervision, business finance, and computer applications.


Graduates from the Accounting program will be prepared to assume positions as (but are not limited to) management trainees, accounting clerks, assistant customer service representatives, documentation control clerks, accounts payable/receivable clerks, personnel coordinators, tellers, purchasing assistants, credit managers, warehouse managers, bookkeepers, and other positions requiring strong skills in accounting practices operations. Additionally, students from this program can transfer credits into a 4-year baccalaureate accounting or other business program.



Students who successfully complete the Associates in Applied Science degree in Accounting will be able to:

  1. Analyze contemporary business and financial issues, using critical thinking skills.
  2. Effectively demonstrate oral and written communication skills to convey essential business concepts.
  3. Demonstrate awareness of factors which may inhibit access to services including issues related to finances, culture, language, mental health problems and cognitive disabilities.
  4. Identify and describe principles of personal and community engagement appropriate for members of the business community.
  5. Describe and explain appropriate ethical behavior relevant to a variety of business environments.
  6. Demonstrate a recognition of the value of diversity in opinions, values, abilities and cultures in all business environments.
  7. Analyze, articulate and communicate business information using appropriate information technology.
  8. Define, measure, classify and report all major elements of the basic financial statements.
  9. Demonstrate the ability to record, analyze, interpret, and communicate accounting data for decision making and compliance with regulatory/governmental agencies.
  10. Describe and explain the relevant political, economic, regulatory, legal and ethical environment that governs the accounting profession.

Accounting Program Sheet

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Getting Started

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How Long?

Estimated Degree
Completion Time

Full-Time Semesters 
60 Credit Hours

Please note, these estimates are based on a student taking an average of 15 credits per semester and do not include college preparatory or developmental courses.

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