• Accounting 

    A highly respected profession in demand from all sectors of our economy.

  • The Accounting program leads to an Associate in Science (AS) degree and is administered by the Business & Technology Department. The program provides a solid foundation in accounting and liberal arts to maximize transfer credit to senior CUNY colleges such as Baruch College and Queens College for students interested in pursuing four-year degrees in accounting and finance. The program includes a selection of accounting and business courses, and an internship that will provide valuable learning experiences and an opportunity for future contacts and work.

  • Current Students
    Log in to the CUNY Portal to review your Degree Audit to find out what classes to take. Have questions about using Degree Audit? Visit LaGuardia's Degree Audit page for tutorials and how-to guides.

    Prospective Students
    Review the Accounting Curriculum and the recommended course sequence below.


    Selecting Flexible Core Courses

    The courses you should take to satisfy the Pathways Flexible Core depends upon many factors, including: schools you are considering transferring to, your academic strengths and interests, and credits that you have earned from previous colleges. It is also important to note that some Pathways Flexible Core courses will also satisfy LaGuardia’s Urban Study requirement.


    We strongly recommend that you meet with a member of the advising team to decide together which courses would work best for you. Below a list of generally recommended courses based on course content and/or transferability:


    World Cultures and Global Issues

    Discipline   Course Number  Course Name
    Anthropology SSA101 Cultural Anthropology
    History SSH103 Western Civilization from Ancient Times to the Renaissance
    History SSH104 Western Civilization from the Renaissance to Modern Times
    History SSH105 World History from Ancient Times to 1500
    History SSH106 World History from 1500 to Present
    History SSH110 East Asian Civilization & Societies
    History SSH232 Survey of Latin American & Caribbean History

    U.S. Experience in its Diversity

    Discipline   Course Number  Course Name
    Sociology SSN187 Urban Sociology (satisfies Urban Study requirement)


    Creative Expressions

    Discipline   Course Number  Course Name
    Communication Studies HUC106 Public Speaking


    Individual and Society

    Discipline   Course Number  Course Name
    Economics SSE103 Introduction to Microeconomics
    Economics SSE104 Introduction to Macroeconomics


    Scientific World

    Discipline   Course Number  Course Name
    Mathematics MAT200 Pre-Calculus
    Mathematics MAT201 Calculus I


    The following course sequence is recommended for new students. Current students should check their Degree Audit and the information above for recommended Flexible Core courses.


    First Year, Fall I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    BTF101  First Year Seminar for Business  Degree Program Core
    BTA111  Principles of Accounting I  Degree Program Core  4
    ENG101  English Composition  Pathways Required Core 
    BTM101  Introduction to Business  Degree Program Core 
      Mathematics Required Core  Pathways Required Core  3
        Session Credits  15 
        Total Credits  15 


    First Year, Fall II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
      Flexible Core Elective  Pathways Flexible Core 
        Session Credits 
        Total Credits  18 


    First Year, Spring I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    BTA112  Principles of Accounting II Degree Program Core 
      Flexible Core Elective  Pathways Flexible Core 
      Flexible Core Elective (STEM)  Pathways Flexible Core 
    ENG102 Writing though Literature  Pathways Required Core 
        Session Credits  13 
        Total Credits  31 


    First Year, Spring II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    BTI121  People, Work & Organizations  Degree Program Core 

      Session Credits 
        Total Credits  34 


    Second Year, Fall I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
      Science Required Core  Pathways Required Core 
    BTA201  Intermediate Accounting I  Degree Required Core 
      Flexible Core Elective  Pathways Flexible Core 
    BTM110  Business Law I  Degree Required Core  3
        Session Credits 
        Total Credits  46 


    Second Year, Fall II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
      Flexible Elective  Pathways Flexible Core 
        Session Credits 
        Total Credits  49 


    Second Year, Spring I

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
      Flexible Core Elective  Pathways Flexible Core 
    BTC200  Introduction to Information Systems  Degree Program Core 
    BTA202  Intermediate Accounting II  Degree Program Core 
        Session Credits 
        Total Credits  58 


    Second Year, Spring II

    Course Number Course Name Fulfills Credits
    BTI201  Business Internship  Degree Program Core 
        Session Credits 
        Total Credits  60 


    For information about this program’s retention and graduation rate visit the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment website page.

    In support of the LaGuardia’s mission to educate and graduate its students to become critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens, the College has undertaken a team approach toward advising, designed to support you in your major from orientation through graduation.


    Your advising team, made up of faculty and professional advisors, will guide you at every step during your college career. They are ready to help you:

    • Explore your major
    • Select introductory and advanced courses
    • Connect you with campus support services
    • Prepare an educational and career plan

      

    Visit the Advising page to learn more about when to get advised and how to prepare for an advising appointment, and check out the Advising Calendar for information sessions, events and more.


    Please feel free to reach out to these advisors if you have any questions or need assistance, and visit laguardia.edu/visit for directions to campus.

    Advising Team Staff Members Email Phone Office Location
    Belal Mobarak, Advising Services bmobarak@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-482-5251 B 103C 
    Aqueelah Muhammad, Advising Services amuhammad@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-730-7582 B 100O 
    Salma Shaheen, Advising Services
    sshaheen@lagcc.cuny.edu
    718-482-5259
    B 100M


    Advising Team Faculty Members Email Phone Office Location
    John Appiah, Accounting appiahjo@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-482-5901 B 327T
    Rajendra Bhika, Accounting rbhika@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-482-5735 B 327W
    Lee Boyar, Accounting lboyer@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-349-4020 B 225          
    Kathleen Forestieri, Accounting Program Director kforesti@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-482-5607 B 327I
    Andrea Francis, Accounting afrancis@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-349-4095 B 327X
    Yves Richards, Accounting yrichard@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-482-5650 B 327R
    Angela Wu, Accounting awu@lagcc.cuny.edu 718-482-5655 B 327P


    The Accounting program at LaGuardia is designed to maximize transfer credit to senior CUNY colleges such as Baruch College and Queens College for students interested in pursuing four-year degrees in accounting and finance. The program includes a selection of accounting and business courses, and an internship that will provide valuable learning experiences and an opportunity for future contacts and work.


    LaGuardia’s Accounting program is also articulated with the Bachelor of Science program in Fraud Examination and Financial Forensics at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Graduates of LaGuardia’s Accounting program that meet the articulation agreement requirements will transfer all 60 credits to the Fraud Examination and Financial Forensics program


    Businesses, large or small, public or private, seek accounting professionals to manage and analyze financial matters. Through a study of the field of accounting you can learn the skills you need to become one of those professionals, and a two-year degree will place you well on your way to an accounting career.


    Many employers require a four-year degree for accounting positions, which is why the Accounting program at LaGuardia is articulated with senior CUNY colleges. An articulation agreement outlines course credits from LaGuardia that will transfer to a four-year CUNY program.


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