Rock Valley College

Accounting Degree

Degree conferred: Associate in Applied Science - 65 credits
Program contact: Division of Business/Computers & Information Systems, (815) 921-3101


Program overview

Graduates of this program will play a central role in the financial life of a business or client. They will learn to assemble, identify, record, and interpret financial information in private and public accounting. Students who decide to go on to pursue a bachelor’s degree will find other opportunities available in a wide range of

Work and employment

Graduates of this program are prepared to assume positions such as accounting technician, accounting assistant, accounting clerk, or bookkeeper.

Transfer Opportunities

Graduates of this degree (or program) have limited transfer options.  Students are advised to contact the institution to which they plan to transfer to ensure course transfer credit availability.  Students should also consult with an academic advisor, or the Dean or Academic Chair of the Accounting program.  


Accounting Course Requirements (49 credits)

Number Title
  ATG-110 Financial Accounting
  ATG-111 Managerial Accounting
  ATG-120 Microcomputer Spreadsht Applns. in Acctg
  ATG-123 Gen Ledger Software Applications Account
  ATG-210 Cost Accounting
  ATG-215 Intermediate Accounting I
  ATG-216 Intermediate Accounting II
  ATG-218 Federal Income Tax
  ATG-220 Fraud Detection and Deterrence
  ATG-298 Accounting Capstone
  BUS-101 Introduction to Business
  BUS-223 Business Statistics
  BUS-200 Legal Environment in Business
  BUS-201 Business Law
  BUS-203 Economics for Business
  BUS-279 Principles of Finance

General Education Course Requirements: (Select at least 16 credits)

Number Title
  ENG-101 Composition I
  CIS-102 Intro to Computers & Info Systems
  PCI-106 Microcomputer Applications/Windows
  SPH-131 Fundamentals of Communication

Potential Careers & Wages