The Finance Certificate of Achievement is designed for students who desire to complete a course of study in financial services to gain skills and knowledge and to obtain entry-level finance positions in small and medium-sized businesses. It will provide students with basic accounting skills combined with training in financial planning and will serve as an excellent foundation for those choosing to take the National Association of Securities Dealers series 6 or 7 examinations. It consists of 17 units and can be completed in 2 semesters if a student is attending full time.Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.
|FIN 101 - Introduction to Financial PlanningM||3.0|
FIN 101 - Introduction to Financial Planning (3.0 units)
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate assessment
This course provides an overview of the fundamentals of financial planning, and is designed to provide students with tools needed to achieve their personal financial goals. Students will learn to make informed decisions related to spending, saving, borrowing, and investing by applying quantitative reasoning concepts. Course topics include the financial planning process, budgeting, cash flow, debt consolidation, investing, and retirement planning.
|ACCT 105 - Income Tax AccountingM||4.0|
ACCT 105 - Income Tax Accounting (4.0 units)
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; ACCT 101
This course covers Federal and California State income tax laws and preparation as related to individuals and small business entities. Emphasis is placed upon income inclusion, exclusion, exemptions, capital gains and losses, and business and individual deductions. Students who successfully complete the course with at least a “C” grade will be certified by the California Tax Education Council as fulfilling the 60-hour qualifying education requirement (45 federal hours and 15 California hours) imposed by the State of California for becoming a Registered Tax Preparer.
|ACCT 110 - Excel for Business and AccountingM||1.0|
ACCT 110 - Excel for Business and Accounting (1.0 units)
Prerequisite: ACCT 101
This course is designed for individuals seeking to enhance entry level Microsoft Excel spreadsheet skills in a business and accounting environment. Students will learn how and why Excel is used for analyzing data, managing budgets, forecasting and modeling financial performance in business.
|Total Semester Units:||8.0|
|FIN 102 - Fundamentals of Financial Management and InvestingM||3.0|
FIN 102 - Fundamentals of Financial Management and Investing (3.0 units)
Prerequisite: FIN 101
This course will provide an introduction to financial management and investment decision making involving stocks, bonds, mutual funds, government securities, options, and real estate. Topics include asset allocation principles, modern portfolio theory, investment tools and strategies, diversification, and tax implications of investments. This course is designed for students interested in pursuing a finance certificate or entry-level position in financial planning.
|Select one: BUSL 110 / MGMT 108 M||3.0|
BUSL 110 - Legal Environment of Business (3.0 units)
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
This course examines the legal regulatory, and international environment of business. Included are the topics of alternative dispute resolution, the forms of business organization, regulations affecting employment, and current environmental statutes. Case studies are used to discuss torts, crimes, contracts and sales, warranty and product liability, labor law, employment discrimination, and environmental law.
MGMT 108 - Business Writing (3.0 units)
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
The course covers the principles of effective writing in business. Extensive experience is provided using the different forms of business writing-memorandums, letters, reports, and resumes. Cultural differences and their impact on communicating in business will be studied. This course is designed for students pursuing careers in business.
|ACCT 106 - Computerized AccountingM||3.0|
ACCT 106 - Computerized Accounting (3.0 units)
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement; ACCT 100(Formerly ACCT 090); ACCT 101
This course is designed to provide students with a sound basic knowledge of how computerized integrated accounting systems function. Students will be processing accounting data using receivables, payables, inventory, payroll and project modules. This course is designed for accounting majors, those interested in starting a small business, and those interested in pursuing entry-level positions in the field of accounting.
|Total Semester Units:||9.0|
|Total Units for Finance COA program||17.0|
|AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor.|
|M||Major course; course may also meet a general education requirement|
Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601
Phone: (562) 692-0921