Accounting Technology

Associate in Technical Arts

Graduates of this program may seek employment in public, private, and/or governmental entities as bookkeepers, accounting technicians, accounting support, or payroll assistants.

Graduation Proficiencies

  • Keyboarding proficiency of 30+ words-a-minute, one error per minute, is required for graduation. Students may take BSTEC 110 to develop proficiency or may take a keyboarding test to verify proficiency.
  • Ten-key desktop calculator proficiency of 8,000 keystrokes per hour. Students may take BSTEC 132 to develop the required proficiency or may take a 10-key test to verify proficiency.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:
  1. Effectively apply components of the accounting equation to typical business transactions.
  2. Analyze financial information and statements.
  3. Maintain and evaluate internal control procedures.
  4. Effectively use a variety of computer software to process accounting information and documents.
  5. Apply mathematical concepts to typical accounting and business situations.
  6. Effectively communicate orally and in writing in the context of common business practices.
  7. Work as a team member in an office environment to accomplish the goals of the organization.
  8. Define, explain, correctly spell, and effectively use accounting and business terminology.
Advisor Office Phone
Salas, Joanne Business 109 360.475.7372

Required Courses Credits
ACCT& 201 Prin of Accounting I 5
ACCT& 202 Prin of Accounting II* 5
ACCT& 203 Prin of Accounting III* 5
BMGMT 140 Business and Personal Mathematics* 5
BSTEC 123 MS Word Specialist* 4
BSTEC 124 MS Excel Specialist* 4
BSTEC 130 Practical Accounting 5
BSTEC 133 Computerized Accounting* 4
BSTEC 134 Payroll Accounting* 5
BSTEC 135 Accounting Simulation/Serv Business* 1
BSTEC 136 Accounting Simulation/Merch Business* 1
BSTEC 137 Accounting Simulation/Corporation* 1
BSTEC 138 Payroll Simulation* 1
BSTEC 150 Business English* 5
BSTEC 229 Individual Taxation* 5
BSTEC 231 Practical Fund Accounting* 5
BSTEC 239 Taxation for Business* 5
BSTEC 240 Taxation Simulations* 1
BSTEC 250 Business Correspondence* 5
BUS& 201 Business Law 5

Choose one of the following three courses:
CMST& 210 Interpersonal Communication* 5  
CMST& 220 Public Speaking 5  
CMST 242 Career Communications 5 5
ENGL& 101 English Composition I* 5
OLRM 220 Human Relations in the Workplace 3
Total Credits Required 90

*See course description for prerequisite.

Source: 2014-2015 Olympic College Catalog