2015-2016 Catalog & Handbook 
    Sep 25, 2023  
2015-2016 Catalog & Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting (A25100), AAS


The Accounting curriculum is designed to provide students with the skills necessary for employment and growthin the accounting profession. Using the “languages of business,” accountants assemble and analyze, process, and communicate essential information about financial operations. In addition to course work in accounting principles, theories, and practice, students will study business law, finance, management, and economics. Related skills are developed through the study of communication, computer applications, financial analysis, critical thinking skills, and thics.

Graduates should qualify for entry-level accounting positions in many types of organizations including accounting firms, banks, hospitals, school systems, and governmental agencies. With work experience and additional education, and individual may advance in the accounting profession.

Admission Requirements and Special Conditions

A high school diploma (or equivalent), satisfactory scores on college placement tests (or equivalent) and a minimum GPA in English and mathematics are required. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, RCC offers pre college courses to prepare students for the Accounting curriculum.

Special Accreditation Status

Students are eligibe to sit for certification exams upon completion of certain courses. Testing Fees may apply.

Program Curriculum

First Semester (Fall)

Class Hours 11-12 | Lab Hours 8 | Credit Hours 14

Class Hours 13-14 | Lab Hours 8 | Credit Hours 17-18

Third Semester (Fall)

Class Hours 15 | Lab Hours 6 | Credit Hours 18

Fourth Semester (Spring)

Class Hours 15 | Lab Hours 4-5 | Credit Hours 17

Total Credit Hours 67

Additional Curriculum Notes

  1. The Humanities/Fine Arts electives can be satisfied by completing one of the following: ART 111 , MUS 110 , MUS 112 , PHI 215 , PHI 240 , REL 110 , REL-211, REL-212 or REL 221 .
  2. The following courses will not be counted towards graduation requirements if they are over (5) years old: DBA 110  and CTS 230 .
  3. Students considering transfer to a four year institution should take the denoted general education courses.
  4. Potential Certifications
Upon Completion of Course Eligible for Certification Test
ACC 152   Quickbooks Certified User