Accounting Assistant

Do you have a knack for numbers? A logical approach to problem-solving? A career in accounting might be the perfect fit for you. The Accounting Assistant career pathway in the Business Technology Management (BTM) program helps students prepare for entry-level work as an accounting assistant or bookkeeper, in organizations large and small.

King County boasts some of the nation’s highest employment levels for accounting assistants and bookkeepers, as well as wages well above the national average for the field.

Accounting Assistant Curriculum
Prefix Course Credits
ACCT& 202 Principles of Accounting II 5
ACCT& 203 Principles of Accounting III 5
BUS 210 Business Statistics 5
BUS& 201 Business Law 5
BTM 231 Applied Accounting I 5
*BTM 231 is required for this pathway. Students are strongly
encouraged to take BTM 232 and BTM 233 as elective courses.
Total   25
BTM 197 Internship 3-5
  Total Credits for 4 Quarter Certificates* 55-65
**Does not include Prerequisite courses.

How to Get Started

The Accounting Assistant career pathway option is available to students enrolled in the Business Technology Management program, which includes the option of earning short-term certificates or an Associate of Applied Science degree.

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In addition to specialized training, you will learn the business and office skills you need for entry-level work in the field.

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