Why Study Accounting?

Accounting is the means by which a company or organization communicates its financial information. It is for this reason many call it the “language of business.” Thus, accounting majors learn how to create and maintain a detailed and accurate system that displays the finances of a business. Students study the theory behind accounting and learn how to analyze the financial position of a firm or organization.

School of Business and Professional Studies

Real World Ready

Listening to workforce needs

Graduates of Rockland Community College are provided with a clear path to meaningful careers that meet the needs of businesses and industry in the communities we serve. Our students are trained in specific skills that are needed by employers, and guided through a career path that leads directly to workforce opportunities. With affordable tuition, students who begin their college careers at RCC are ready to meet the demands of the real world.

Free Career Exploration Assessment [ACCESS CODE: pathways]

Student Success

At Rockland Community College, you are provided with a Student Success Team that will help you with your academic journey, career exploration, transfer planning, support service referrals, and more! Your Team includes your Dean, Program Director, Faculty Advisor, Student Success Advisor, Connection Center Counselor, Financial Aid Advisor, Peer Mentors, and if you’re involved in any of these special programs, your Athletics, Honors, TRiO, and Veterans Advisors. During your first semester, you will take an ‘Introduction to the School’ course that will outline the various College offices and departments that can help you on your path.

Get Advised

Career Outlook

Accounting students may find employment in small businesses, larger corporations, not-for-profit organizations, and government agencies.

Job Roles

Financial Accountant, Managerial Accountant, Forensic Accountant, Auditor, Budget Analyst, and Credit Analyst


Banking, Insurance, Pharmaceutical, Not-for-Profit Organizations, Local Government, and Higher Education


Accountants and Auditors

$113,310 NYS Average
National Average $90,780 annually

Credit Analysts

$142,370 NYS Average
National Average $94,750 annually

Budget Analyst

$99,780 NYS Average
National Average $90,880 annually

Employment and wage data by occupation are based on the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey, which collects information from approximately 51,000 businesses. labor.ny.gov

Alumni Spotlight

Get Started Today

Rockland Community College, State University of New York, offers a safe, supportive learning environment for thousands of students from diverse backgrounds. RCC has become the “first choice” for parents and students. Thanks to our affordable tuition, students can save $100,000 on a college education by starting at RCC and transferring to outstanding four-year colleges.