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Accounting, Business, Economics, and Computer Technology

The Accounting, Business, Economics and Computer Technology area of interest will prepare you for certificates, degrees, transfer and careers in the fields of accounting, business, economics, computer technology, finance, logistics, management and marketing.

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Programs

Degrees

High Unit Certificates

(18 units or more)

Low Unit Certificates

(18 units or less)
Notes:
AS-T Associate in Science for Transfer Degree
AA-T Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
AA Associate of Arts Degree
AS Associate of Science Degree
CC Career Certificate
COA Certificate of Achievement
COSP Certificate of Skill Proficiency

Meet Your Success Team

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Vanessa Chavez
Counselor
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Moises Perez Martinez
Counselor
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Elsa Anguiano
Senior Instructional Assistant
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Adam Bijelic
Success Coach
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Jan Duncan
Business Secretary
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Lisa Sandoval
Senior Instructional Assistant
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Brian Young
Librarian
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Marissa Young
Business Management Instructor
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Gita Runkle
Dean of Business

Career Outlook

Examine, analyze, and interpret accounting records to prepare financial statements, give advice, or audit and evaluate statements prepared by others. Install or advise on systems of recording costs or other financial and budgetary data.

Median Salary:
$80,516.94
Annual Job Opening:
17,768
Typical Education Level:
a Bachelor's degree
Top Entry-level Education:
A Bachelor's degree
44%
Some college
39%
An Associate degree
14%

Analyze, test, troubleshoot, and evaluate existing network systems, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), cloud networks, servers, and other data communications networks. Perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.

Median Salary:
$69,525.81
Annual Job Opening:
1,447
Typical Education Level:
a Bachelor's degree
Top Entry-level Education:
A Bachelor's degree
49%
An Associate degree
22%
Some college
14%

Conduct research, prepare reports, or formulate plans to address economic problems related to the production and distribution of goods and services or monetary and fiscal policy. May collect and process economic and statistical data using sampling techniques and econometric methods.

Median Salary:
$124,825.91
Annual Job Opening:
180
Typical Education Level:
a Doctoral degree or more
Top Entry-level Education:
A Doctoral degree or more
65%
A Master's or Professional degree
35%

Conduct quantitative analyses of information involving investment programs or financial data of public or private institutions, including valuation of businesses.

Median Salary:
$98,349.67
Annual Job Opening:
3,303
Typical Education Level:
a Bachelor's degree
Top Entry-level Education:
A Bachelor's degree
62%
A Master's or Professional degree
35%
An Associate degree
2%

Sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers where technical or scientific knowledge is required in such areas as biology, engineering, chemistry, and electronics, normally obtained from at least 2 years of postsecondary education.

Median Salary:
$102,276.00
Annual Job Opening:
4,179
Typical Education Level:
a Bachelor's degree
Top Entry-level Education:
A Bachelor's degree
41%
Some college
30%
A high school diploma or less
14%

Research, design, and develop computer and network software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions, applying principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis. Update software or enhance existing software capabilities. May work with computer hardware engineers to integrate hardware and software systems, and develop specifications and performance requirements. May maintain databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team.

Median Salary:
$138,952.84
Annual Job Opening:
27,710
Typical Education Level:
a Bachelor's degree
Top Entry-level Education:
A Bachelor's degree
80%
A Master's or Professional degree
16%
An Associate degree
3%

Prepare tax returns for individuals or small businesses.

Median Salary:
$52,892.35
Annual Job Opening:
1,918
Typical Education Level:
a high school diploma or less
Top Entry-level Education:
A high school diploma or less
36%
A Bachelor's degree
32%
Some college
18%

Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.

Median Salary:
$98,089.55
Annual Job Opening:
2,195
Typical Education Level:
a Bachelor's degree
Top Entry-level Education:
A Bachelor's degree
41%
A high school diploma or less
34%
An Associate degree
24%
Source: Emsi Data.

Resources

  • Business Division Website
    Visit our Division website to learn more about our programs.
  • Teacher Preparation Pathways Website
    This informational website is designed for Rio Hondo College students from all majors who are interested in pursuing teaching K-12 careers in California or abroad.
  • Economics Program Website
    This program is part of the Behavioral and Social Science Division.
  • Small Business Association
    The Small Business Association (SBA) helps small business owners and entrepreneurs start, grow, expand, or recover their businesses.
  • Small Business Development Center
    The SBDC Network provides small businesses and entrepreneurs with confidential, no-cost, one-on-one advising, expert training and a wide business network.
  • CalCPA, LA Chapter
    CalCPA's mission is to increase the value and promote the integrity of the CPA profession; contribute to the success of our members; and strengthen client, employer, public and government trust in CalCPA member advice, work products and opinions.
  • American Marketing Association
    Members of the American Marketing Association are dedicated professionals who work, teach and study in the field and have a passion for advancing the industry.
  • Association of Latino Professionals For America, LA Chapter
    The Association of Latino Professionals In Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) seeks to provide educational programs, workshops and mentoring for individuals who desire to build their career in accounting, finance, and other related fields.
  • American Management Association
    American Management Association (AMA) is an international, nonprofit, membership-based association that provides a broad range of management development and educational services to individuals and organizations.
  • American Finance Association
    The American Finance Association (AFA) is the premier academic organization devoted to the study and promotion of knowledge about financial economics.
  • Association for Computing Machinery
    As the world’s largest computing society, the Association for Computing Machinery supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life‐long learning, career development, and professional networking.
  • International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology
    IACSIT is a registered international scientific association of distinguished scholars engaged in Computer Science and Information Technology.
  • Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance, LA Chapter
    The mission of the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance is to enable women in all accounting and finance fields to achieve their full potential and to contribute to their profession.
  • National Association of Black Accountants, LA Chapter
    The National Association of Black Accountants is a nonprofit membership association dedicated to bridging the opportunity gap for black professionals in the accounting, finance and related business professions.
  • American Association of Finance & Accounting, LA Chapter
    The American Association of Finance & Accounting (AAFA) is the most established professional affiliation of Finance and Accounting Search firms in North America with a history dating back to 1978.
  • Society of Human Resources Management, LA Chapter
    SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. As the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today’s evolving workplaces.
  • BDPA (Black Data Processing Associates), LA Chapter
    BDPA is an international organization with a diverse membership of professionals and students at all levels in the fields of information technology, computer science and related S.T.E.M fields.
  • Information Systems Security Association, LA Chapter
    ISSA is the community of choice for international cybersecurity professionals dedicated to advancing individual growth, managing technology risk and protecting critical information and infrastructure.
  • Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology
    At AnitaB.org, they connect, inspire, and guide women in computing, and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative.
  • IEEE Computer Society, LA Chapter
    The IEEE Computer Society is the premier source for information, inspiration, and collaboration in computer science and engineering.
  • The Consortium
    The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management awards merit-based, full-tuition fellowships to top MBA candidates who have a proven record of promoting inclusion in school, in their jobs or in their personal lives.
  • Prospanica, LA Chapter
    Since their founding as the National Society of Hispanic MBAs in 1988, Prospanica has hosted annual career and professional development conferences, connecting thousands of Hispanics to graduate programs, subject matter experts, corporations, and each other.
  • National Black MBA Association, LA Chapter
    The mission of the National Black MBA Association® is to lead in the creation of educational, wealth building, and growth opportunities for those historically underrepresented throughout their careers as students, entrepreneurs and professionals.

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Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.

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3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

Phone: (562) 692-0921
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