Course Recommendations for Tax Preparer at Riverland Community College - Riverland

Tax Preparer

Course Notes

Keyboarding (min. 25 wpm) and basic microcomputer skills (Windows operating system, word processing, spreadsheet, and database) are necessary for success in this course of study. If student is not competent in these skills, the following course(s) are highly recommended. These credits do not count toward meeting the program requirements.

Students entering this program must meet the following minimum program entry requirements: Reading: An Accuplacer score of 63 is recommended.

Assessment Results and Prerequisites: Students admitted into Riverland Community College program may need to complete additional courses based on assessment results and course prerequisite requirements. Certain MATH and ENGL courses have additional prerequisites.

Required Core Courses (21 credits)

  Course # Course Name Credits  
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ACCT1021
Excel™ Spreadsheet Applications

This course includes the use of Microsoft Excel™ as used in accounting-related applications. Accounting applications included in this class are financial statement analysis, budgeting, capital budgeting, loan and bond amortization, and depreciation calculations. Attention is also given to other Excel™ applications such as charting, database applications and pivot tables.  This course is part of the Associate in Applied Science -Accounting degree which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Pre-requisite: BUSO1620, BUSA1060, or equivalent microcomputer competency, or instructor approval.

(3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

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ACCT1022
QuickBooks™ Certification Training

This course covers basic use of QuickBooks™ software for the purposes of preparation for the Certified QuickBooks™ User exam. QuickBooks is used not only to compile transaction data but also to generate basic financial reports. This course is a component of the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in accounting, which is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Pre-requisites: BUSO1620, BUSA1060, basic microcomputer competency, or instructor approval.

(3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

3
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ACCT1031
Business Math/Calculators

This course introduces the application of mathematical functions of business problems and solutions.  The touch system of 10-key calculator operations is introduced.  Students will also develop speed and accuracy using the touch system for the four basic arithmetic operations and solving business problems.  This course is part of the Associate in Applied Science Accounting degree which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).  Prerequisites:  MATH 0550 or basic math competency.

      (3 Cr – 2 lect, 1 lab) 

3
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ACCT1040
Applied Individual Income Taxes

This course introduces federal and state income tax laws as they apply to individuals.  It includes business income tax provisions as they apply to sole proprietors. Students will perform various tax calculations manually and with the aid of computer software.  This course is part of the Associate in Applied Science Accounting degree, which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).  Prerequisites:  BUSO 1620 or equivalent microcomputer competency.

(3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

3
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ACCT1099
Payroll Accounting

This course introduces various federal and state laws pertaining to the employment process and the computation and payment of salaries and wages. Topics include Fair Labor Standards Act, Federal Insurance Contributions Act, Unemployment Tax Act, withholding laws, preparation of employment records, payroll registers, time cards, employee earnings records, and federal and state reports.  Students will perform various payroll calculations and complete a computerized payroll project.  This course is part of the Associate in Applied Science Accounting degree which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).  Prerequisites:  ACCT 2011 or concurrent enrollment.

(2 Cr – 2 lect, 0 lab) 

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ACCT1120
Applied Business Income Taxation

This course covers the income taxation of sole proprietorships, corporations, partnerships, fiduciaries, and S corporations. Students complete the appropriate federal tax returns as they apply to these entities.  This course is part of the Associate in Applied Science Accounting degree which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).  Prerequisites:  ACCT 1040 or instructor approval.

      (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

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ACCT2011
Principles of Financial Accounting

This course is an introduction to financial accounting concepts and principles through a study of business transactions and their effect on financial statements. Topics/concepts included are: accounting as an information system; transactions and the accounting cycle; financial statements (including the Income Statement, Statement of Equity, Balance Sheet, and the Cash Flow Statement); and analysis of profitability, liquidity, and risk.  Accounting practices will be applied to measure, classify and report current and long-term assets, current and long-term liabilities, and equity. The course focus will be on corporate accounting. This course is part of the Associate in Applied Science Accounting degree which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

(4 Cr – 4 lect, 0 lab) 

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Last Updated: March 20, 2018