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Accountant Programs

  • Instructors are CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS (C.P.A.s) with INDUSTRY experience
  • A.A.S. degree transfers SEAMLESSLY to Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, towards a B.A.S. (Bachelor of Applied Science degree)
  • Apply the A.A.S. degree and an additional 24 Ridgewater credits toward a B.A. in Business from Concordia University, St. Paul 

The Ridgewater College Accountant and Accountant Technician programs offer three diplomas and an A.A.S. degree to provide various levels of accounting education.

Student outcomes include:

  • Completion of a financial accounting cycle
  • Preparation of financial & cost-variance reports
  • Payroll reports & spreadsheets
  • Individual income tax returns
  • Utilization of accounting software

Courses emphasize the development of analytical skills and provide a good foundation for a variety of business positions.  Some courses are offered over Interactive Television (I.T.V.) from the Hutchinson campus, Willmar campus, and St. Cloud Technical College. Ridgewater instructors are Certified Professional Accountants (C.P.A.s) with industry experience.

  • R.A.P. certification (Registered Accounting Practitioner). R.A.P.s are licensed by the State of Minnesota as qualified to provide accounting services to the public. Successful completion of the A.C.A.T. exam and work experience is required.
  • B.A.S. degree through Southwest Minnesota State University
  • The A.A.S. in Accounting is accepted into the Bachelor of Applied Science program in Business Administration at SMSU. Courses are offered online and via I.T.V. on both Ridgewater campuses.

2016-2017

Accountant A.A.S. Degree
Hutchinson and Willmar
60 Credits

Accountant Diploma
Hutchinson and Willmar
60 Credits

Accounting Technician Diploma
Hutchinson and Willmar
45 Credits

Accounting Clerk Diploma
Hutchinson and Willmar
32 Credits

2015-2016

Accountant A.A.S. Degree
Hutchinson and Willmar
60 Credits

Accountant Diploma
Hutchinson and Willmar
60 Credits

Accounting Technician Diploma
Hutchinson and Willmar
45 Credits

Accounting Clerk Diploma
Hutchinson and Willmar
32 Credits