Curriculum & Outcomes

Accounting

Associate of Applied Science Degree 

97 Credits

Program Mission: The Accounting AAS degree prepares students to gain a solid and extensive background in accounting. Academic Core courses, economics courses, business courses, and computer skills related to accounting such as spreadsheets, computerized accounting software, and tax systems complete the curriculum. Students have the opportunity to find jobs in companies ranging from small proprietorships to corporate accounting departments, governmental organizations, and public accounting firms.

Accounting AAS degree graduates will:

  • Be prepared to obtain an entry-level position in their field
  • Apply manual methods and software tools to prepare accounting statements and reports
  • Complete the accounting cycle, including end-of-period adjustments
  • Complete federal income tax returns
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation, and technical and information literacy skills
  • Meet Social Science, Humanities, Written Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning distribution area outcomes

It is the student's responsibility to discuss sequencing and work out their individual schedule with a counselor or advisor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

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Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring

Program Requirements

ACCT 105 QuickBooks 3
ACCT 111 Introduction to Accounting I 5
ACCT 112 Business Calculator Applications 3
ACCT 210 Introduction to Accounting II 5
ACCT 255 Income Tax I 5
ACCT 256 Income Tax II 5
ACCT 275 Ethics in Business 5
ACCT 280 Accounting Projects 3
ACCT& 201 Principles of Accounting I 5
ACCT& 202 Principles of Accounting II 5
ACCT& 203 Principles of Accounting III 5
BTE 105 Keyboarding I 3
BTE 112 Excel I 5
BTE 114 Access 5
BTE 120 Business Computer Management 5
BTE 212 Excel II 5
ECON& 202 MacroEconomics 5

Academic Core Requirements - 20 Credits

Written Communication 5
Humanities 5
Quantitative Reasoning 5
Social Science 5
Total Program Credits97

 See Academic Core for a list of all applicable courses for each of the categories listed above.

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Accounting Paraprofessional

Certificate of Proficiency

87 Credits

The Accounting Paraprofessional certificate program prepares students to gain extensive training in accounting through continuous application of their accounting knowledge in many phases of the program. Students have the opportunity to find jobs in companies ranging from small proprietorships to corporate accounting departments, governmental organizations and public accounting firms.

Keyboarding skill of 30 wpm or concurrent enrollment in a keyboarding class highly recommended.

Accounting Paraprofessional certificate graduates will:

  • Be prepared to obtain an entry-level position in their field
  • Apply manual methods and software tools to prepare accounting statements and reports
  • Complete the accounting cycle, including end-of-period adjustments
  • Complete federal income tax returns
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation , and technical and information literacy skills

It is the student's responsibility to discuss sequencing and work out their individual schedule with a counselor or advisor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

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Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring

Program Requirements

ACCT 105 QuickBooks 3
ACCT 111 Introduction to Accounting I 5
ACCT 112 Business Calculator Applications 3
ACCT 210 Introduction to Accounting II 5
ACCT 255 Income Tax I 5
ACCT 256 Income Tax II 5
ACCT 275 Ethics in Business 5
ACCT 280 Accounting Projects 3
ACCT& 201 Priniciples of Accounting I 5
ACCT& 202 Priniciples of Accounting II 5
ACCT& 203 Priniciples of Accounting III 5
BTE 105 Keyboarding I 3
BTE 112 Excel I 5
BTE 114 Access 5
BTE 120 Business Computer Management 5
BTE 212 Excel II 5

Academic Core Requirements - 15 Credits

BUSA 100 Business Math 5
BUSA 103 Business Communication 5
Social Science 5
Total Program Credits87

See Academic Core for a list of all applicable courses for each of the categories listed above.

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Practical Accounting

Certificate of Proficiency

69 Credits

The Practical Accounting certificate program prepares students to gain practical training in accounting through continuous application of their accounting knowledge in many phases of the program. Students have the opportunity to find jobs in companies ranging from small proprietorships to corporate accounting departments, governmental organizations and public accounting firms.

Keyboarding skill of 30 wpm or concurrent enrollment in a keyboarding class highly recommended.

Practical Accounting certificate graduates will:

  • Be prepared to obtain an entry-level position in their field
  • Apply manual methods and software tools to prepare accounting statements and reports
  • Complete the accounting cycle, including end-of-period adjustments
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation , and technical and information literacy skills

Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter.  It is the student's responsibility to discuss sequencing and work out their individual schedule with a counselor or advisor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

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Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring

Program Requirements

ACCT 105 QuickBooks 3
ACCT 111 Introduction to Accounting I 5
ACCT 112 Business Calculator Applications 3
ACCT 210 Introduction to Accounting II 5
ACCT 275 Ethics in Business 5
ACCT& 201 Prinicples of Accounting I 5
ACCT& 202 Prinicples of Accounting II 5
BTE 105 Keyboarding I 3
BTE 112 Excel I 5
BTE 114 Access 5
BTE 120 Business Computer Management 5
BTE 212 Excel II 5

Academic Core Requirements -15 Credits

BUSA 100 Business Math 5
BUSA 103 Business Communication 5
Social Science 5
Total Program Credits69

 See Academic Core for a list of all applicable courses for each of the categories listed above.

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Entrepreneurship

Certificate of Completion

38 Credits

The Entrepreneurship program is designed to prepare individuals to start their own business. Students will acquire knowledge regarding the principles of accounting, marketing, and management as they pertain to starting and managing a small business. Students will write a business plan and gain exposure to the laws governing business (with a regional focus). Finally, students will learn how to manage financial and human resources as well as market their business.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student’s responsibility to consult the class schedule and work out an individual schedule with an advisor or counselor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

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Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring

Program Requirements

ACCT 105 QuickBooks 3
ACCT 111 Introduction to Accounting I 5
ACCT 210 Introduction to Accounting II 5
BTE 120 Business Computer Management 5
BUSA 180 Small Business Management 5
BUSA 210 Entrepreneurship: Starting a Business 5
BUS& 101 Introduction to Business 5
Technical Elective* 5
Total Program Credits38

*Technical Electives: See Faculty Advisor/Instructor for pre-approval

ACCT 275 Ethics in Business 5
BUSA 220 Successful Business Marketing 5
BUSA 230 Business Investment: Financing a New Venture 5
ECON& 201 Microeconomics 5
ECON& 202 Macro Economics 5

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Accounting Assistant

Certificate of Completion

31 Credits

The Accounting Assistant certificate program prepares students for an accounting career by training, retraining or upgrading skills. Students learn the basic accounting cycle, journals, ledgers and financial statements. They are prepared for an accounting clerk position or, with some experience, to keep books for a small business.

Keyboarding skill of 30 wpm or concurrent enrollment in a keyboarding class highly recommended.

It is the student's responsibility to discuss sequencing and work out their individual schedule with a counselor or advisor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

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Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring

Program Requirements

ACCT 105 QuickBooks 3
ACCT 111 Introduction to Accounting I 5
ACCT 112 Business Calculator Applications 3
ACCT 210 Introduction to Accounting II 5
ACCT& 201 Priniciples of Accounting I 5
BTE 112 Excel I 5
BTE 120 Business Computer Management 5
Total Program Credits31

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I-Best Accounting Assistant

Certificate of Completion

40 Credits

The I-BEST Accounting Assistant certificate prepares an increasingly diverse workforce to begin accounting careers in order to meet business demands. It provides ESL and ABE students with the opportunity to pursue the Accounting Assistant Certificate of Completion while continuing their progress in Basic Skills, and it is intended to be an articulation option to the Accounting Paraprofessional Certificate of Proficiency or the Accounting AAS degree.

Co-requisites:

  • EASL 077 is a co-requisite for ACCT 111, 112, and BAS 120
  • EASL 078 is a co-requisite for ACCT 210 and BAS 112
  • EASL 079 is a co-requisite for ACCT 201, 105

It is the student's responsibility to discuss sequencing and work out their individual schedule with a counselor or advisor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

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Admission Date: Fall

Program Requirements

ACCT 105 QuickBooks 3
ACCT 111 Introduction to Accounting I 5
ACCT 112 Business CalculatorApplications 3
ACCT 210 Introduction to Accounting II 5
ACCT& 201 Priniciples of Accounting I 5
BTE 112 Excel I 5
BTE 120 Business Computer Management 5
EASL 077 ESL Accounting Applications I 3
EASL 078 ESL Accounting ApplicationsII 3
EASL 079 ESL Accounting ApplicationsIII 3
Total Program Credits40

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