2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Apr 20, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting and Finance (A25800), AAS

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs by Curriculum


The Accounting and Finance curriculum is designed to provide students with the skills necessary for employment and growth in 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 ethics.

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 eligible to sit for certification exams upon completion of certain courses. Testing Fees may apply.

Program Curriculum

First Semester (Fall)

Class Hours 14-15 | Lab Hours 2-4 | Credit Hours 16

Class Hours 13-14 | Lab Hours 6 | Credit Hours 16 or 17

Third Semester (Fall)

Class Hours 11 | Lab Hours 13 | Credit Hours 16

Fourth Semester (Spring)

Class Hours 16 | Lab Hours 5 | Credit Hours 18

Total Credit Hours 66 - 67

Additional Curriculum Notes

  1. The Humanities/Fine Arts elective can be satisfied by completing one of the following: ART 111 , ENG 131, ENG 231 , ENG 232 , ENG 241 , ENG 242 , ENG 261, HUM 110 , HUM 115 , HUM 130 , MUS 110 , MUS 112 , PHI 215 , PHI 240 , REL 110 , REL 211 , REL 212 , REL 221 .
  2. The Social/Behavioral Science elective can be satisfied by completing one of the following: ECO 151 ECO 252 , POL 120 PSY 118 , PSY 150 SOC 210 , SOC 225 .
  3. Students considering transfer to a four-year institution should take ENG 112 .
  4. Potential Certifications:
  5. Potential Certifications
    Upon Completion of Course Eligible for Certification Test
    ACC-152 Quickbooks Certified User
    CTS-130 Microsoft Office User Specialist - EXCEL


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs by Curriculum