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Program Description

As society becomes more complex, trained personnel are needed to interpret and manage the fiscal aspects of business and industry. The curriculum is designed either as a transfer or career program. Career-oriented students are prepared for beginning positions in public and private accounting. Typical positions for which graduates are qualified include: junior account clerk, assistant*auditor, cost accounting clerk, and assistant office manager.

Students who plan to transfer to a four-year business program are urged to see a counselor or the division director for guidance regarding the transferability of courses to the four-year program. Courses listed under Naugatuck Valley's business programs may not automatically transfer to a four-year college.

Students have the opportunity to join the Accounting/Finance Club which is a student chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants. (Co-op available) Learn More »

View common core course listings and definitions at Placement testing will determine the sequencing of courses. Additional courses may be required. Full-time students, see your advisor for suggested course sequence.

Program Requirements

Course Type Course Number & Title Cr.


Core Communications ENG*H101 Composition 3
Core Mathematics MAT*H167 Principles of Statistics or
MAT*H172 College Algebra or
Mathematics course (higher than MAT*H137)
Program Business ACC*H113 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
Program Business BBG*H231 Business Law I 3
Program Business CSC*H101 Introduction to Computers 3


Core Humanities ENG*H102 Literature and Composition 3
Core Behavioral Science ANT*H101 Introduction to Anthropology or
PSY*H111 General Psychology I or
SOC*H101 Principles of Sociology
Program Business ACC*H117 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
Program Business ACC*H123 Accounting Software Application 3
Program Business BBG*H101 Introduction to Business 3
Program Business BBG*H232 Business Law II 3


Core Communications COM*H100 Introduction to Communication 3
Core Science Any Science (AST, BIO, CHE, GLG, MET or PHY) course (except BIO*H111) 3-4
Core Social Science ECN*H101 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Program Business ACC*H271 Intermediate Accounting I 3
Program Requirement Accounting or Business or Computer Science or Mathematics course† 3


Core Arts or Core Humanities Any Arts course or Humanities course †† 3
Program Social Science ECN*H102 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Program Business ACC*H272 Intermediate Accounting II 3
Program Business BBG*H210 Business Communication 3
Program Requirement Accounting or Business or Computer Science course† 3

†Selection should be made in consultation with Accounting Program faculty.

  • Career-oriented students: Accounting or Business selections from: Acc*H241. Computer Science courses higher than CSA*H105 or Computer Information Systems courses higher than CSC*H101. Mathematics selections from: Mat*H167 or higher.
  • Transfer-oriented students: Accounting or Business selections from: BMG*H105, 202. Computer Science courses higher than CSA*H105 or Computer Information Systems courses higher than CSC*H101.

Mathematics selections from: Mat*H167.††see page 50 for listing of Arts and Humanities Courses


Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the use of the concepts and techniques of generally accepted accounting principles in the recording and reporting of financial information.
  2. Describe accounting system procedures and techniques.
  3. Analyze and use financial reports for decision- making.
  4. Explain the use of financial information in controlling and evaluating performance.
  5. Use the vocabulary of financial and managerial accounting and economics for communicating.
  6. Explain how budgeting, activity-based costing and strategic cost management foster the effective use of resources and help an organization accomplish its goals.
  7. Use computerized spreadsheets and accounting software.
  8. Apply basic knowledge from history, social sciences, behavioral sciences, arts, literature and science to create solutions to problems that they have not encountered before.
  9. Demonstrate reasoning and analytic skills.
  10. Work with others, including culturally and intellectually diverse peoples.
  11. Demonstrate the ability to acquire, organize and present information effectively, regardless of medium - written, spoken or electronic.
  12. Show how organizational dynamics, socio-political and economic environments shape the creation of solutions.
  13. Display the traits and attitudes that promote ongoing success and a strong work ethic.


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