The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Accounting degree at Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) prepares students to gain a solid and extensive background in the high-demand field of accounting. An accounting degree can open doors to numerous opportunities in the Seattle area and beyond. Accountants use critical thinking skills to solve problems.

Learn from Industry Experts

Students in the accounting program prepare for their career by taking challenging courses in accounting and business. Instructors teach students how to use the latest technology in computerized accounting software as well as spreadsheet creation and analysis.  

Accounting students at LWTech will:

  • Train on the latest industry software.
  • Enjoy small class sizes and hands-on training.
  • Gain an understanding of income tax systems and macro economics.

See the 2019-2020 projected annual schedule in the Accounting program

Career Opportunities

When you complete the Accounting program, you can secure employment in a variety of work environments such as small businesses, corporate accounting departments, governmental organizations and public accounting firms. It's also an excellent opportunity for those wishing to better manage finances, open their own business, or bring additional skills to their current occupation.

Admission Requirements

Entry into this program requires completion of an admissions application and the following prerequisites:

  • Typing at 30 words per minute or concurrent enrollment in a keyboarding course.

Related Programs

Gainful Employment

Regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010 require institutions to report aggregated information for students who enrolled in Title IV eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE programs). These regulations include the disclosure of tuition and fees, books and supplies, on-campus room and board, number of students completing the program, median student loan debt, and job placement rates which must be available to all prospective students. Below lists disclosures for Title IV eligible certificates offered within this academic program. Please visit LWTech's Gainful Employment page for more details.