The Olympic College Accounting Technology program is designed to prepare students for employment in public accounting, private accounting, government and not-for-profit agencies. This program also provides an excellent basis for obtaining living-wage employment while engaging in further accounting or business studies.
At the end of the program, successful students will be able to:
- Effectively apply components of the accounting equation to typical business transactions.
- Maintain and evaluate internal control procedures.
- Analyze financial information and statements in order to make sound business decisions.
- Effectively use a variety of computer software to accomplish office tasks and to process accounting information.
- Apply mathematical concepts to typical business situations.
- Effectively communicate orally and in writing in the context of common business practices.
- Work as a team member in an office environment to accomplish the goals of the organization.
- Understand and use accounting and business terminology to produce reports, converse in a business-type setting and follow directions.
- Provide customer service in a variety of platforms (in person, by phone, or online) in a broad-based business setting.
- Maintain internal control procedures for completion of financial record keeping and related activities.
- Develop skill sets required for office management and leadership of human resources.
Associate in Applied Science—Transfer
Associate in Technical Arts
Certificate of Proficiency
Certificate of Completion
Certificate of Recognition
- Old Dominion University
- The Evergreen State College
- Accounts Payable Manager
- Accounts Receivable Manager
- Accounting Technician
- Auditing Assistant
- Billing Manager
- Bookkeeping/Accounting Assistant
- Income Tax Preparer
- Payroll Department Assistant Manager
MEDIAN HOURLY WAGE IN WASHINGTON STATE
$12.96 - $29.47
Source: 2012 Olympic College Workforce Development "Red Book"