Associate of Science

Associate of Applied Science

School: Business and Professional Studies

Dean: George Repic,

Program Director: James Tappan,

Support Staff: Diane Mena,

Location: Academic II, Room 2337, Phone: 845-574-4330


Degrees Offered:

Program Goals:

  • Encourage active informed citizenship and leadership in students through the mastery of effective written and oral communication skills and thoughtful consideration of ethical issues in today’s business world.
  • Instill an appreciation and awareness of racial, ethnic, and gender issues in today’s society.
  • Provide a rigorous and dynamic interdisciplinary education that will attract, motivate and prepare students for the challenges of accounting practices.
  • Enhance the student personal and professional development.

Program Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Identify and describe generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), explain how the application of GAAP impacts the recording of financial transactions, and the preparation of financial statements.
  • Apply the steps in the accounting cycle in order to prepare financial statements.
  • Assess the financial condition and operating results of a company, and analyze and interpret financial statements and information to make informed business decisions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role that accountants play in business and society.
  • Utilize information technology tools to conduct business effectively and efficiently.