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.
All of the accounting courses at Riverland are available in an online format. This allows you great flexibility to complete your course work from anywhere you have an internet connection, anytime of day.
What will I study?
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. Demonstrate understanding of cost behavior including fixed and variable costs, cost/volume/profit analysis, budgeting and variance analysis, and other analytical tools for decision making.
What are my career options after graduating from this program?
In Minnesota, there are 32,090 workers employed in this very large career.
Where do Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks most often work?
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Administrative and Support Services
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
Current Demand - This career is currently in very high demand.
Sample Job Titles
Local Governmental accountant
Income Tax work
Albert Lea, Austin, Owatonna, Online, D2L brightspace/Web Enhanced
Fall, Spring Course Plan:
Two Year Faculty: Kim Hansen
For in-depth information including outcomes, program fees, course descriptions, and more please
program page at riverland.edu.