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  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Bellingham Technical College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting


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Overview

Choose Bellingham Technical College’s Accounting program to prepare to get top accounting jobs. Employment choices are extensive in the high-demand field of accounting and financial jobs with this associate degree; you could work in a variety of office and business settings doing full-service bookkeeping, accounts receivable/payable, general ledgers, or payroll. If you’re good with numbers and have a high attention to detail, BTC’s associate degree Accounting Program will provide you a wide range of skills to use with top employers. Our graduates find bookkeeper and accountant jobs at wholesale firms and retail businesses; in local, state, and federal government; with service providers; and with health and education organizations.

Program Outcomes

  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate the ability to apply “Generally Accepted Accounting Principles” the recording of business transactions and preparation of financial statements for a merchandising business.
  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate effective skills using computerized accounting software.
  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate effective skills computing payrolls, payroll taxes, and tax forms.
  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate effective 10-key skills.
  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate competency in work processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate competency in basic keyboarding.
  • Graduates will be able to provide effective accounting support to an employer.

Program Entry Information

The program typically starts in Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer Quarters on a space available basis.

Testing Requirements

These requirements are for the AAS degree and are lower than those for the AAS-T degree. Please see the AAS-T Entry Page for AAS-T requirements.

  • ACCUPLACER score of 50 in Arithmetic or a grade of C or better in MATH 090  
  • ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085  
  • ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092  

Degree and Certificate Requirements

Accounting Degree and Certificate students must have a C in all degree classes (required and elective), but there is no minimum overall GPA expectation.

Programs

    Associate of Applied Science
    Associate of Applied Science - Transfer
    Certificate

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