Rowan College at Gloucester County

Accounting (A.A.S.)


The Accounting career program provides basic accounting knowledge and skills for success in business and industry. This program offers a concentration in accounting along with a variety of courses necessary for entry into the business world.

Program Goals

Students who have completed the program will be able to:

  • Interpret, analyze and communicate financial and managerial information to make decisions

  • Understand and create financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles

  • Demonstrate computer literacy and competency with accounting spreadsheet applications

  • Meet qualifications for entry-level positions in accounting or upgrade their professional competence


Rowan College welcomes students seeking a post-secondary education. Admission to this program is open to high school graduates, High School Equivalency (HSE) recipients or those 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.

Program Classes

Students may download the Program Requirements​ to view a semester-by-semester breakdown of the required classes and electives for this program.

The RCGC Catalog provides class descriptions.

The Class Schedule Listing shows the availability of classes for each semester.

Program Advisor
Current students please visit to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor. Future students please visit to learn more about how to get started.
NOTE: Students involved with other groups (Educational Opportunity Fund, Student Athlete, etc.) report to that advisor.

Download Program Requirements


Transfer Options

Through the College’s new premier partnership with Rowan University and other college partnership programs, students are admitted concurrently to Rowan College and one of its partnering universities —​ immediately beginning their studies toward an advanced degree. 

In addition, the College also maintains 75 program articulation agreements with four-year institutions. After successfully completing an associate degree, students have the option to transfer to the university or college of their choice.

Some students in this program have transferred to the following four-year institutions:

  • Fairleigh​ Dickinson University

  • Rowan University

  • Rutgers University​ – Camden

Students may visit the Career and Planning (CAP) Center to discuss transfer options.​

Career Opportunities

Students who successfully complete this program will qualify for employment as:

  • Junior accountants

  • Entry-level bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks

  • Accountants and auditors

  • Financial analysts

U.S. News & World Report rates accounting positions in U.S. New​s' Best Business Jobs.

Students may visit the CAP Center to discuss career options.

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.