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    Jul 22, 2024  
2019-20 RACC Student Catalog 
2019-20 RACC Student Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting, AAS

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Business Division

The Accounting Program is designed to prepare students for a career in public accounting, in industry, or as self-employed business people. Graduates of this program will have a well-rounded background in all major areas within accounting, preparing them for positions as public accounting paraprofessionals, tax preparers, general accounting clerks or office managers. College credit may be granted through Tech Prep articulation agreements between RACC and approved secondary schools.

Program Competencies

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Apply economic theory to solve social, political, financial and business problems.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills in writing and speaking in a business environment.
  • Apply math operations to solve fundamental business problems.
  • Utilize business management principles to analyze problems and make decisions.
  • Prepare financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and evaluate the results by performing basic financial statement analysis.
  • Calculate product costs and break-even point for manufacturing companies and prepare operational budgets using both variable and absorption costing methods.
  • Perform the steps in the accounting cycle both manually and using computerized general ledger software.
  • Apply accounting theory to complex business transactions.
  • Evaluate the internal control goals of various accounting information systems and recommend appropriate control plans to ensure the accomplishment of organizational goals.
  • Prepare tax returns and conduct research utilizing the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Apply the law to recognize legal implications of business and personal transactions.
  • Create integrated documents, worksheets, databases, and presentations suitable for coursework, professional purposes, and personal use using personal productivity software.

Required Program of Study

Major Requirements (42 Credit Hours)

Spring Semester 2

Suggested Electives

Your advisor may suggest and must approve other electives.

Total Credits=66

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