Program Overview

The mission of the Accounting Department is to provide quality curriculum, instruction, and programs to meet the existing and changing needs of students, the community, industry, local government, and all citizens who look to Riverland Community College for lifelong learning and professional development opportunities.

The Accounting Clerk courses, ranging from business math and business law to microcomputer accounting systems and workplace human relations, prepare students to enter the working world with confidence. The Accounting Clerk option can be especially helpful for someone already working in the business field by expanding capabilities with some accounting background. This program is a way to add formalized training within a short time frame.

Riverland graduates are prepared for a variety of entry-level jobs in Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and Payroll departments of business firms. Students may also find work as a full charge bookkeeper for a small firm. An accounting clerk performs any combination of routine calculating, posting and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records.   

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Diploma

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Riverland Community College is an institution located in Austin, Minnesota, and is part of the larger Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. RCC was founded in 1940 as Austin Junior College. The school later changed its name to Austin Area Vocational-Technical School to match the technology-oriented academics offered at the institution. The title Riverland Community College was established in 1996 because of its merge with different schools in the region. Today the public, two-year college maintains campuses in Albert Lea and Owatonna, in addition to the Austin site, and promotes its mission as “a regional comprehensive community college inspiring learning for living through a personalized educational environment.”

    Riverland Community College offers career technical training and associate’s degrees. More than 350 Riverland courses are offered online or through hybrid formatting, and several programs are offered completely online.


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