About the Applied Accounting career pathway

If you have a passion for numbers, problem-solving and technology, accounting might be just the field for you. The Applied Accounting career pathway in the Business Technology Management (BTM) program helps students prepare for entry-level roles like accounting clerk, accounting associate, bookkeeper, and payroll clerk.

From small companies to mega-corporations to non-profits, accountants are needed in every area of business and industry. Washington state has some of the nation’s highest employment levels and annual wages for accounting and bookkeeping clerks, according to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Applied Accounting Curriculum
Prefix Course Credits
BTM 231 Applied Accounting I 5
BTM 232 Applied Accounting II 5
BTM 233 Applied Accounting III 5
BTM 234 Bookkeeping Test Prep* 1
*Students may choose to enroll in a test prep course and/or take the
certification exam
Total   15-16

How to Get Started

The Applied Accounting career pathway option is available to students Business Technology Management, which includes an Associate of Applied Science option.

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Course Planning

In addition to specialized training, you will learn the business and office skills you need for entry-level work in the field. If you are interested in earning a short-term industry certificate in Applied Accounting, enroll in these classes after completing the prerequisite classes for the Business Technology Management Certificate.

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