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Accounting

Associate's Degree

Next program start date

February 10, 2021

Finish in as few as

18 months1

Learning includes

  • Online
  • Campus Support and Resources
  • Flex Choice®

Learn career-focused accounting skills in as few as 18 months.1 Rasmussen College has been a pioneer in business and accounting suncarat.cncation for more than 100 years and employs Accounting faculty with years of experience at cutting-edge companies. Through our flexible and competitively priced online Accounting degree programs, you’ll learn more than technical business skills: gain experience with computer applications like QuickBooks® and Excel®, learn to manage accounts receivable and accounts payable, and prepare tax returns and financial statements.3,4

This online Associate’s degree in Accounting is available with Flex Choice®, which allows you to combine traditional online coursework with self-directed assessments—a more affordable way to receive credit for what you already know. You’ll also be supported by our dedicated teams of career services, library resources, experienced tutors, 24/7 tech support and personal student advisors. Our laddering approach to suncarat.cncation allows you to help bolster your resume by earning your Accounting Certificate online in the process of earning your Accounting Associate’s degree online. Then, once you’re ready, you can smoothly transfer your credits to help you complete your online Accounting Bachelor’s degree.

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After this credential

What Will I Be Prepared to Do When I’m Done?

Advance Your suncarat.cncation

Whether this is the first step on your path to an accounting career or you’re currently working and ready to advance your credentials, we’ve made it easy. Our online Accounting degree is designed so credits simply ladder-up, one to the next, Associate’s to Bachelor’s.

Help Move Your Career Forward

Graduates of our online Accounting degree feel confident advancing their careers in this competitive industry and working in a team environment. You will assemble a complete job-seeking portfolio with demonstrations of accounting training and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

Pursue Potential Job Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the yearly projected job growth potential between 2018 and 2028 for billing and posting clerks is 10%.2 An Associate's degree in Accounting from Rasmussen College can help set you up for success in this growing field.5

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Skills

What Skills Will I Gain?

Accounting Foundations

Manage accounts receivable and accounts payable, general ledger, payroll, budgeting and forecasting. Understand financial and managerial accounting concepts as related to the business environment.

Proficient Computer Applications

Prepare tax returns, financial statements and other accounting functions through the use of a computer, including maintaining account records, input and process information and produce standard accounting reports.

Advanced Microsoft Excel® Skills

Utilize electronic spreadsheet features available in Excel, ranging from data input and manipulation to charting and pivot tables.

Problem Solving and Communication

Value written and interpersonal communication, critical thinking and problem-solving, information and financial literacy.

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Careful review of financial information is critical to every business, and an Accounting Associate’s degree can help you prepare for this crucial field.

Sample Courses

What Types of Classes Will I Take?

    Financial Accounting I

    • ACG 1022
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Learn the fundamental principles of bookkeeping and accounting objectives. Introduces trial balance, working papers, financial statements and completing an accounting cycle. Emphasizes valuing assets, including property, plant and equipment, inventory, and accounts receivable.

    Payroll Accounting

    • APA 1500
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Focuses on computing and paying of wages and salaries, social security taxes and benefits, federal and state employment insurance and taxes, and payroll accounting systems and records.

    Financial Investigation

    • ACG 2680
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    An introduction to the field of fraud examination, including how fraud occurs and is detected within financial statements. Includes revenue, inventory, liabilities, assets and inadequate disclosures related to financial statement investigations and fraud.

26 Courses to Complete

90 Credit Hours

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Enrollment

What Should I Know Before I Enroll?

Entrance Requirements

Entrance requirements at the Rasmussen College School of Business vary depending on the program. We do not require enrolling students to submit standardized test scores; however, every entrant must have at least a high school diploma or the equivalent.

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We believe in giving credit where it’s due. You can get an estimate of your transfer credits without an official transcript in one business day (on average). Talk to an admissions advisor today or explore our Transfer Policy page for our seamless credit policies designed to maximize credits, potentially save money and expedite graduation.

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Higher suncarat.cncation should be a manageable investment. Talk to an admissions advisor and learn how these programs can make it more affordable with Flex Choice® learning options, loans and grants, scholarship opportunities and corporate and military discounts.

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The Rasmussen College Accounting Associate's degree program exposes students to a wide variety of accounting concepts. This allows our students to work in their career field and gain experience while continuing with their upper division courses.

Margaret
Accounting Instructor

Class Locations

Where Can I Find an Online Accounting Program Near Me?

At Rasmussen College, we want our courses to be available on your schsuncarat.cnle, not the other way around. Select programs are available for enrollment through a specific campus and nationally online, but students complete the courses online and are able to utilize online and on-campus support and resources. See below to find out where you can find an online Accounting program near you.

  • Online

    Online Learning

    While students will be completing the classes online, they can enroll online or through their nearest campus. Select a state to see what specific campuses may be available for enrollment.

  • Florida

    Florida Campuses

    This is an online program, but students can enroll at one of these campuses.

    Rasmussen Fort Myers campus building

    Fort Myers Campus

    9160 Forum Corporate Parkway
    Suite 100
    Fort Myers, FL 33905

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    Rasmussen Land O' Lakes - East Pasco campus building

    Land O' Lakes/East Pasco Campus

    18600 Fernview Street
    Land O' Lakes, FL 34638

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    Rasmussen New Port Richey-West Pasco campus building

    New Port Richey/West Pasco Campus

    8661 Citizens Drive
    Suite 300
    New Port Richey, FL 34654

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    Rasmussen Ocala campus building

    Ocala Campus

    4755 SW 46th Court
    Ocala, FL 34474

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    Rasmussen Orlando campus building

    Orlando Campus

    385 Douglas Avenue
    Suite 1000
    Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

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    Rasmussen Tampa-Brandon campus building

    Tampa/Brandon Campus

    4042 Park Oaks Blvd
    Suite 100
    Tampa, FL 33610

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  • Illinois*

    Illinois Campuses

    *This program is offered online in Illinois. 

    Rasmussen Aurora campus building

    Aurora/Naperville Campus

    2363 Sequoia Drive
    Aurora, IL 60506

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    Rasmussen Mokena Tinley Park campus building

    Mokena/Tinley Park Campus

    8650 West Spring Lake Road
    Mokena, IL 60448

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    Rasmussen Mokena Tinley Park campus building

    Rockford Campus

    6000 East State Street 4th Floor
    Rockford, IL 61108

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    Rasmussen Romeoville campus building

    Romeoville/Joliet Campus

    1400 West Normantown Road
    Romeoville, IL 60446

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  • Kansas

    Kansas Campuses

    This is an online program, but students can enroll at one of these campuses.

    Rasmussen Kansas City-Overland Park campus building

    Kansas City/Overland Park Campus

    11600 College Boulevard
    Suite 100
    Overland Park, KS 66210

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    Rasmussen Topeka campus building

    Topeka Campus

    620 SW Governor View
    Topeka, KS 66606

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  • Minnesota

    Minnesota Campuses

    This is an online program, but students can enroll at one of these campuses.

    Rasmussen Blaine campus building

    Blaine Campus

    3629 95th Avenue NE
    Blaine, MN 55014

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    Rasmussen Bloomington campus building

    Bloomington Campus

    4400 West 78th Street
    6th Floor
    Bloomington, MN 55435

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    Rasmussen Brooklyn Park campus building

    Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove Campus

    8301 93rd Avenue North
    Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

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    Rasmussen Eagan campus building

    Eagan Campus

    3500 Federal Drive
    Eagan, MN 55122

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    Rasmussen Lake Elmo campus building

    Lake Elmo/Woodbury Campus

    8565 Eagle Point Circle
    Lake Elmo, MN 55042

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    Rasmussen Mankato campus building

    Mankato Campus

    1400 Madison Avenue
    Mankato, MN 56001

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    Rasmussen Moorhead campus building

    Moorhead Campus

    1250 29th Avenue South
    Moorhead, MN 56560

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    Rasmussen St. Cloud campus building

    St. Cloud Campus

    226 Park Avenue South
    St. Cloud, MN 56301

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  • North Dakota

    North Dakota Campuses

    This is an online program, but students can enroll at one of these campuses.

    Fargo Rasmussen campus building

    Fargo Campus

    4012 19th Avenue South
    Fargo, ND 58103

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  • Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Campuses

    This is an online program, but students can enroll at one of these campuses.

    Rasmussen Green Bay campus building

    Green Bay Campus

    904 South Taylor Street
    Suite 100
    Green Bay, WI 54303

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    Rasmussen Wausau campus building

    Wausau Campus

    1101 Westwood Drive
    Wausau, WI 54401

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  1. Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 1, 2020] www.bls.gov/ooh/. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
  3. QuickBooks is a trademark and service mark of Intuit Inc., registered in the United States and other countries.
  4. Excel is a registered trademark of Microsoft Inc.
  5. This Accounting program does not meet all suncarat.cncational prerequisites for licensure as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in any state. For further information on professional licensing requirements, please contact the appropriate board or agency in your state of residence.
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