Associate in Applied Science in Accounting
Riverland Community College

Program Details

The online Associate of Applied Science in Accounting degree 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

% Online

100% Online

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Admission Tests

ACCUPLACER, ACT/SAT

Application Requirements

Official High School Transcript/GED Score