Apr 15, 2021
The Accounting Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences degree and Certificate of Proficiency are designed to prepare students for careers in public and private accounting sector. Shoreline Community College works closely with local advisory committees and industry professionals to ensure students receive the knowledge and skills currently in demand by employers in the field. Students interested in pursuing a four-year baccalaureate degree in Accounting should follow the Business AA-DTA transfer degree planning guide.
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A.A.A.S. DEGREE - 90-92 Credits
Minimum 2.0 required in all Accounting courses.
Note: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. However, the information is subject to change without notice and final career decisions are the responsibility of the student.
Length of Program: 90-92 Credits
Completion Award: AAAS Degree
Enrollment: Fall, Winter, Spring
Approximate Quarterly Costs: $25-$85
(in addition to tuition, books and parking)
Keyboarding is assumed knowledge. If you are not proficient in this area, Shoreline Community College provides classes to help students gain the necessary skills.
General Education - 18-20 Credits
Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)
Take either BUS 102 or MATH 099 ,
Human Relations (5 Credits)
Core Requirements - 67 Credits
Select One or More to Complete Credit Requirements (3-5 Credits)
Work Experience/Industry Certification
Approval To Graduate
Student Name, SID and Date: ____________________________________________________
Faculty Advisor and Date: _______________________________________________________
Division Dean and Date: ________________________________________________________
Credential Approval and Date: ____________________________________________________
Accounting-What is it?
Accounting is the recording, reporting and analysis of financial information for a business. Typically, accountants establish, develop and maintain the financial records of an organization. Job duties may include maintaining the accounting information system, preparing financial statements, verifying the accuracy of records and analyzing the output of the accounting system. With the use of accounting software, many of these tasks are now performed and stored in computer files. In the Accounting program, students use current software and develop skills to organize, analyze and interpret financial information that can apply to a variety of accounting occupations.
Students who successfully complete this program - by obtaining a grade of 2.0 or above in each accounting course- should be able to:
- Apply basic principles, theories and procedures for recording and reporting financial data.
- Apply practical accounting practices in a variety of business structures including corporations, partnerships and small businesses.
- Prepare financial reports and analyze relevant financial data.
- Provide management support in the budgeting, planning and decision-making processes.
- Apply knowledge of payroll laws and related procedures.
- Apply knowledge of individual income tax laws (for A.A.A.S. Degree students only).
Career Opportunities-What can I do with a Certificate in Accounting?
The job outlook for accounting-related occupations is very good. Graduates may be hired as an Accounts Receivable/Accounts Payable Clerk, Full-Charge Bookkeeper, Junior Accountant, Ledger Clerk, Payroll Clerk, or Tax Preparer.
Potential employers include: Many of the new accounting positions will be created in small, rapidly growing businesses or CPA firms. The field also provides opportunities for temporary employment, part-time work or accounting services out of your home. For more, please visit career information and resources at http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.
Shoreline Community College
16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696