This academic department offers more than 130 courses. Its staff prepares students for careers in more than 20 general business courses cover an assortment of topics including principles of business law, financial management, business communication, and human relations. In most courses, students have the opportunity to develop and practice their skills in the area of microcomputers. Many courses are offered for both day and evening students.
Dean: Dr. Ygnacio “Nash” Flores
Senior Secretary: Jan Duncan
Phone: (562) 463-7359
Fax. (562) 463-4650
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 4:30pm
The goal of the accounting program is to provide students with the basic knowledge of accounting to be successful at an entry level position and/or transfer to a four year university. The accounting program at Rio Hondo is designed to serve four functions:
1. To prepare students to be accounting paraprofessionals. The accounting employee with an associate degree can fill positions in business, industry, and government including cost-accounting technician, budget technician, general bookkeeper, and various positions in the federal government.
2. To provide students with an opportunity to take accounting courses in order to advance in their present job or to qualify for a promotion. These students may only require a few courses and may not wish to earn a degree.
3. To provide accounting courses to students earning degrees in related areas such as business management or computer technology.
4. To allow the largest amount of credits to transfer to as many four-year colleges and universities as possible. We recommend that students be familiar with the requirements for the institution to which they will transfer. We encourage students to select their transfer college or university as early as possible. Students should see an advisor before choosing elective courses.
We strive to provide our students with the highest quality instruction. All of our instructors have accounting experience in addition to completing academic studies of accounting. We believe that our instructors do a better job of teaching when they have both academic and practical experience.
For more information about the accounting degree or certificate, contact the Business office counselor at 562-463-7359.
Computer Information Technology
If you are interested in computers as a programmer, web designer, network technician, or administrative assistant, Rio Hondo College Computer Information Technology Department has the programs and courses to help you meet your educational and career goals.
Students completing the Associate of Science degree or Certificate of Achievement in international business management will:Differentiate between functions of accounting, finance, law, management, marketing, human resources, production, and research development in American organizations in contrast with organizations in other nations of the world.
Identify various cultures and cultural differences and their effects on the conduct of business.
Delineate the dynamics among global, national, regional trade, trade agreements and their political, economic, governmental and business environmental aspects, which facilitate or adversely affect the conduct of international commerce.
How can a company extend its business reach – linking factories, suppliers, and customers together more efficiently?Where can a business most effectively locate its distribution centers? How can it streamline its delivery process?With a solid background in logistics theory and practice, you can have a rewarding, successful career in transportation and traffic management, purchasing, inventory control, contract management, and warehouse management. As a Rio Hondo College logistics management student, you will learn how industry moves raw materials and finished products smoothly and efficiently, from point A to point B, using the latest technology and business resources.
More than 20 general business courses cover an assortment of topics including principles of business law, financial management, business communication, and human relations. In most courses, students have the opportunity to develop and practice their skills in the area of microcomputers. Many courses are offered for both day and evening students.