Rock Valley College

Sample 2 Year Plan of Study


This sample 2 Year Plan of Study for the RVC Accounting degree will give you an outline for a suggested way to approach taking your courses each semester.

You should still meet with an Academic Advisor regularly to make sure you are on the proper track.


Fall Semester Year 1

Number Title Credits
  BUS-101 Introduction to Business (3)
  ATG-110 Financial Accounting (4)
  ENG-101 Composition I (3)
  MTH-120 College Algebra, or
* MTH-160 Topics From Finite Mathematics (3)
  CIS-102 Intro to Computers & Info Systems (3)

* prerequisite for BUS 223

Spring Semester Year 1

Number Title Credits
  ATG-111 Managerial Accounting (4)
  SPH-131 Fundamentals of Communication (3)
  PCI-106 Microcomputer Applications/Windows Based (4)
  BUS-223 Business Statistics (3)
  ATG-220 Fraud Detection and Deterrence (3)

Fall Semester Year 2

Number Title Credits
  ATG-120 Microcomputer Spreadsht Applns. in Acctg (2)
  ATG-123 Gen Ledger Software Applications Account (2)
  ATG-215 Intermediate Accounting I (4)
  ATG-218 Federal Income Tax (4)
  BUS-203 Economics for Business (3)

Spring Semester Year 2

Number Title Credits
  ATG-298 Accounting Capstone (4)
  ATG-210 Cost Accounting (4)
  ATG-216 Intermediate Accounting II (3)
  BUS-279 Principles of Finance (3)
  BUS-201 Business Law, or
  BUS-200 Legal Environment in Business (3)
General Education Elective (HUM or SOC prefix)  (3)



1. ATG 110 has a prerequisite of MTH 096A or MTH 096S unless you have completed an introductory accounting course or have associated work experience.

2. Both BUS 201 and BUS 200 are articulated courses. If you plan to transfer, please verify which course the transfer institution prefers for transfer credit.