Get your future out of the red and into the black with an accounting degree. With over 40 start dates throughout the year, you can start as soon as next week!

Join a community of number-crunchers

Our Accounting program will get you the basic skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the accounting field. You’ll learn how to prepare financial statements, record business transactions, and track financial performance. Completing a certificate of completion or online Associate degree program will get you ready for entry-level accounting jobs.

Whether you’re pursuing a two-year degree or looking to expand your career options, Rio offers degree and certificate of completion programs to help you meet your educational goals.

Career Choices

Accountants play an important role in any company. No matter what industry a business is part of, they still need someone to crunch their numbers and balance their books. Getting an online Associate degree or certificate of completion will prepare you to take on entry-level accounting jobs that include:

  • Accounting clerk
  • Auditor, accounts payable/receivable clerk
  • Claims clerk
  • Credit clerk
  • Full-charge bookkeeper
  • Accounting intern

Licensure/Certification Disclosure

This program does not qualify students to sit for a licensure exam as a certified public accountant in any state. To become a certified public accountant, many states require 150 credit hours (with specific coursework) or a master’s degree in addition to an exam.

Two-Year Degree vs. Certificate of Completion

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Associate in Applied Science in Accounting

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Accounting program is one of several options if you are seeking to gain skills and a deeper level of knowledge in the field of accounting. It’s also a stepping stone towards getting a four-year degree at a university.

  • Associate in Applied Science (60-65 credit hours)
  • Cost per credit hour: $250
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Certificate of Completion

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Accounting program is designed for students seeking to gain skills and knowledge in the field of accounting.

  • Certificate of Completion (23-26 credit hours)
  • Cost per credit hour: $250

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Keep Yourself Accountable With Our Success Coaches

Keep yourself accountable by working with our Success Coaches. When it comes to enrollment, advising, and financial aid, our Success Coaches have the expertise to help you find the most flexible and affordable college options to get you on the fast track towards achieving your goals.