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Associate in Applied Science in Accounting
The online AAS in Accounting degree program from Riverland Community College provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to:
Complete accounting processes and prepare financial statements according to GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) both manually and using computerized accounting software
Analyze and communicate the effects of basic tax rules (including payroll taxes) on individuals, partnerships, and corporations and prepare basic tax returns
Apply the fundamentals of activity based costing, job costing, and process costing, demonstrating an understanding of cost behavior including fixed and variable costs, cost/volume/profit analysis, budgeting and variance analysis, and other analytical tools for decision making
Identify and apply elements of contract, tort, agency, property law, partnerships, corporations, UCC (Uniform Commercial Code) sales and secured transactions, and professional liability law
Identify and apply basic principles of fund accounting for governmental type funds according to principles established by GASB (Governmental Accounting Standards Board)
Demonstrate proficiency in using computer hardware and software, including spreadsheet, database, and internet browser software to solve complex business issues and report these solutions
Official high school transcript or GED certificate
Accuplacer or ACT scores (or evidence of successful completion of college-level math and/or English courses)
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
Riverland Community College is a participant of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). This program may not be authorized in non-member states and territories.
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