Accounting Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree

The primary objective of Bramson ORT College's Accounting Associate Degree (A.A.S.) Program is to train students to become successful and effective junior accountants, junior auditors, cost clerks and tax examiner trainees. To achieve this goal, the associate degree program is designed to provide students with a solid core competency in general accountancy practices, procedures, concepts and theory.

In order to effectively prepare students for professional long-lasting careers in accounting, the Associate Degree Program covers an array of topics from cost accounting to taxation for individuals, partnerships and corporations. All accounting courses are taught by highly experienced and knowledgeable instructors who carry at least a CPA or Master's Degree. The program also gives students the opportunity to receive hands-on training (through an accounting internship) that will accelerate their studies and make them highly competitive individuals in the job market.

Bramson ORT College's high job placement rate has led accounting graduates to advance to positions as accountants, auditors, managers, and tax examiners in a variety of businesses, industries and sectors.

Credits obtained by students while in the Accounting Program are transferable to four-year programs at other colleges and universities worldwide. In order to earn the Accounting Associate Degree at Bramson ORT College, a student must complete at least 63 credits.

Program Summary Chart


Accounting Associate Degree

Program Length:

63 semester credits

Entrance Dates:

Rolling Semesters


Queens & Brooklyn Campuses

Admission Requirements:

Admission to Bramson ORT College's Accounting Associate Degree Program is open to all students who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of studies.

Please visit the Admissions Office Site for the complete requirements. High School Diploma or High School Equivalency is required.


More Information
Accounting Department
Bramson ORT College
69-30 Austin Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Phone: 877-281-3717

21 Credits
Required Major Courses
AC111 Principles of Accounting I
3 Credits
AC112 Principles of Accounting II
3 Credits
AC211 Intermediate Accounting I
3 Credits
AC212 Intermediate Accounting II
3 Credits
AC220 Cost Accounting
3 Credits
AC230 Internal Auditing
3 Credits
CS100 Introduction to Computer and Information Technology
3 Credits
Elective Major Courses
18 Credits
Elective Major Courses (select six)
AC121 Business Law I
3 Credits
AC122 Business Law II
3 Credits
AC130 Principles of Finance
3 Credits
AC221 Taxation I
3 Credits
AC222 Taxation II
3 Credits
AC223 Federal Taxation of Corporations
3 Credits
AC261 Advanced Computer Applications for Business
3 Credits
AC296 Accounting Internship I
3 Credits
AC297 Accounting Internship II
3 Credits
BM100 Introduction to Business
3 Credits
BM110 Business Management
3 Credits
BM120 Fundamentals of Marketing
3 Credits
BM140 Small Business Management
3 Credits
BM150 Sales Psychology
3 Credits
BM180 Human Resources Management
3 Credits
BM290 Business Communication
3 Credits
CS206 Advanced Computer Applications
3 Credits
MA110 Business Mathematics
3 Credits
SS101 Keyboarding I
3 Credits
SS121 Word Processing I
3 Credits
SS125 Desktop Publishing
3 Credits
Required Art and Sciences Courses
15 Credits
(General Education)
EN100 English Composition I
3 Credits
IL100 Information Literacy
2 Credits
JP100 Career Planning
1 Credits
Select one course out of the following:
MA120 Statistics
3 Credits
MA121 College Algebra And Trigonometry
3 Credits
MA125 Pre-Calculus I
3 Credits
MA130 Discrete Mathematics
3 Credits
Select two courses out of the following:
EC100 Economics
3 Credits
LA140 American History I
3 Credits
LA141 American History II
3 Credits
LA160 American Government
3 Credits
LA161 State and Local Government
3 Credits
Elective Art and Sciences Courses
9 Credits
Elective Arts and Sciences Courses
General Education Courses (Select three)
9 Credits
Select credits from the list of liberal arts courses which are not required liberal arts.

Career Outlook

Bramson ORT College's Associate Degree Program in Accounting prepares students to become junior accountants, junior auditors, cost clerks and tax examiner trainees. Graduates may advance to positions as accountants, auditors, managers, and tax examiners in different levels of business, industry, or service organizations. Examples of careers that Bramson ORT graduates have pursued can be found below.

  • Junior Accountant
  • Junior Auditor
  • Public Accountant
  • Cost Accountant
  • Junior Internal Auditor
  • Budget Accountant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Office Manager
  • Tax Accountant
  • Tax Examiner
  • Payroll Specialist
  • Management Accountant
  • Management Specialist
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Assistant Controller
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Fund Accountant
  • Fixed Income Accountant
  • Billing Specialist
  • Financial Advisor
  • Medical Billing Clerk
  • Loan Officer
  • Collections Specialist

  • Employment Opportunities

    Below you will find a table of average annual salaries for Bookkeeping Clerks. Salaries are listed by both position and Industry/Sector. These salaries have been provided by the U.S. Department of Labor and Bramson ORT College'sCareer Services Center.


    Average Salary

    Industry / Sector



    Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services

    Accountant/ Auditor


    Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services

    Accountant/ Auditor


    Management of Companies and Enterprises

    Accountant/ Auditor



    Accountant/ Auditor


    Insurance Carriers