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Accounting

This program offers excellent academic options for students to enter the growing field of accounting through degree and certificate programs. Credits earned for certificates apply to the degree program. Contact the Institute for Business & Information Technology regarding changes to program requirements.

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Associate in Applied Science-T Degree Accounting - AAS-T

2014-15

Brief Description

The Associate in Applied Science-T Accounting degree combines technical courses required for job preparation and college-level general education courses. These degrees are designed for the dual purpose of immediate employment and preparation for the junior year in a Washington state bachelor of applied science (BAS) degree program. The AAS-T Accounting degree provides a strong background in accounting, preparing students for a wide range of career options in the accounting field. The degree has the option to earn two national certifications as well as several embedded program certificates, while earning the degree.

Learning Outcomes

Degree recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Correctly use accounting terminology
  • Analyze and record financial transactions and properly report financial information
  • Use critical thinking skills to identify and solve problems in accounting
  • Analyze and record financial transactions using general ledger computerized software for a small-to medium-sized business
  • Perform accounting procedures employed in a typical payroll accounting system

Completion Worksheet

Download the completion worksheet for this degree [PDF]

Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
Core Coursework
ACCT 101* Applied Accounting I 5
ACCT 102* Applied Accounting II 5
ACCT 135 Business Payroll Tax Accounting 3
ACCT 160 Washington State: Tax and Audit 3
ACCT 172 Small Business Computerized Accounting 5
ACCT 234* Managerial Accounting 5
ACCT 245 Accounting Information Systems 5
ACCT 250 Intermediate Accounting 5
ACCT 260 Accounting for Non-Profit Agencies 5
ACCT 285 Federal Income Taxes 5
ACCT 146 10-Key 1
BTS 165 Business Spreadsheet Analysis & Design 5
BUS& 201 Business Law 5
*ACCT& 201, 202 and 203 may be substituted for ACCT 101, 102 and 234
Communication
ENGL& 101 English Composition I 5
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
ENGL 201 The Research Paper (5 Cr)  
ENGL& 235 Technical Writing (5 Cr)  
ENGL 271 Expository Writing (5 Cr)  
Quantitative
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
MATH 130 Introduction to Statistics (5 Cr)  
Any other college level math of 107 or higher (5 Cr)  
Social Science, Natural Science or Humanities
Choose 10 credits of the following, or AAS-DTA list. One course must meet the Cultural Diversity Requirement (CDR). 10
BUS& 101 Introduction to Business (5 Cr)  
CES 241 Multicultural Business Consulting (5 Cr)  
CMST 202 Survey of Speech Communication (5 Cr)  
CMST& 210 Interpersonal Communication (5 Cr)  
CMST& 230 Small Group Communication (5 Cr)  
CMST 250 Organizational Communication (5 Cr)  
CMST 280 Inter-cultural Communication (5 Cr)  
ECON& 201 Microeconomics (5 Cr)  
ECON& 202 Macroeconomics (5 Cr)  
Accounting Electives
Choose 10-15 credits from the following: 10-15
ACCT 240 Computerized Accounting (5 Cr)  
ACCT 272 QuickBooks Certification (2 Cr)  
ACCT 288 Bookkeeper Certification (10 Cr)  
BTS 144 Personal Information Manager (3 Cr)  
BTS 168 Buesiness Data Management Tools (5 Cr)  
BTS 265 Advanced Spreadsheet Analysis & Design (5 Cr)  
BTS 268 Advanced Buesiness Data Management Tools (5 Cr)  
BUS 120 Organizational Behavior (5 Cr)  
BUS 221 Human Resource Management (5 Cr)  
BUSIT 103 SQU Fundimentals (5 Cr)  
EXPRL 191/2/3 Academic Internship Experience (V 1-5 Cr)  
PROG 160 System Analysis & Design (5 Cr)  
Total   92-97

2013-14

Brief Description

The Associate in Applied Science-T Accounting degree combines technical courses required for job preparation and college-level general education courses. These degrees are designed for the dual purpose of immediate employment and preparation for the junior year in a Washington state bachelor of applied science (BAS) degree program. The AAS-T Accounting degree provides a strong background in accounting, preparing students for a wide range of career options in the accounting field. The degree has the option to earn two national certifications as well as several embedded program certificates, while earning the degree.

Learning Outcomes

Degree recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Correctly use accounting terminology
  • Analyze and record financial transactions and properly report financial information
  • Use critical thinking skills to identify and solve problems in accounting
  • Analyze and record financial transactions using general ledger computerized software for a small-to medium-sized business
  • Perform accounting procedures employed in a typical payroll accounting system

Completion Worksheet

Download the completion worksheet for this degree [PDF]

Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
Core Coursework
ACCT 101* Applied Accounting I 5
ACCT 102* Applied Accounting II 5
ACCT 135 Business Payroll Tax Accounting 3
ACCT 172 Small Business Computerized Accounting 5
ACCT 234* Managerial Accounting 5
ACCT 245 Accounting Information Systems 5
ACCT 250 Intermediate Accounting 5
ACCT 260 Accounting for Non-Profit Agencies 5
ACCT 285 Federal Income Taxes 5
BTS 165 Business Spreadsheet Analysis & Design 5
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
BA 200 Business Law Legal Foundations (5 Cr)  
BUS& 201 Business Law (5 Cr)  
*ACCT& 201, 202 and 203 may be substituted for ACCT 101, 102 and 234
Communication
ENGL& 101 English Composition I 5
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
ENGL 201 The Research Paper (5 Cr)  
ENGL& 235 Technical Writing (5 Cr)  
ENGL 271 Expository Writing (5 Cr)  
Quantitative
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
MATH 130 Introduction to Statistics (5 Cr)  
Any other college level math of 107 or higher (5 Cr)  
Social Science, Natural Science or Humanities
Choose 10 credits from the following: 10
BUS& 101 Introduction to Business (5 Cr)  
CES 241 Multicultural Business Consulting (5 Cr)  
CMST 202 Survey of Speech Communication (5 Cr)  
CMST& 210 Interpersonal Communication (5 Cr)  
CMST& 230 Small Group Communication (5 Cr)  
CMST 250 Organizational Communication (5 Cr)  
CMST 280 Inter-cultural Communication (5 Cr)  
ECON& 201 Microeconomics (5 Cr)  
ECON& 202 Macroeconomics (5 Cr)  
OR choose any 10 Credits from the AAS Degree
(DTA) list of Social Science, Natural Science or
Humanities electives. You must have at least 5 credits
that meet the Bellevue College Cultural Diversity
Requirement (10 Cr)
Accounting Electives
Choose 10-15 credits from the following: 10-15
ACCT 240 Computerized Accounting (5 Cr)  
ACCT 270 Cost Accounting (5 Cr)  
ACCT 288 Bookkeeper Certification (10 Cr)  
BTS 144 Personal Information Manager (3 Cr)  
BTS 146 10-Key (5 Cr)  
BTS 265 Business Spreadsheet Analysis & Design (5 Cr)  
BUS 120 Organizational Behavior (5 Cr)  
BUS 221 Human Resource Management (5 Cr)  
EXPRL 191/2/3 Academic Internship Experience (V 1-5 Cr)  
Any program approved elective (5 Cr)  
Total   92-97

Associate in Arts Degree Accounting

2013-14

Brief Description

The Associate of Arts Accounting degree provides a strong background in accounting and business skills for accounting positions and supervisory roles in business and government. Certificates of Achievement and Accomplishment in Accounting Assistant, Bookkeeping, Accounting Preparation, Accounting Information Sys-mets, Financial Information Systems Specialist and Financial Data Report Specialist may be applied to this degree.

Learning Outcomes

Degree recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Correctly use accounting terminology
  • Analyze and record financial transactions and properly report financial information
  • Use critical thinking skills to identify and solve problems in accounting
  • Analyze and record financial transactions using general ledger computerized software for a small-to medium-sized business
  • Perform accounting procedures employed in a typical payroll accounting system

Nested Certificates

  • Accounting Information Systems – Certificate of Accomplishment

Completion Worksheet

Download the completion worksheet for this degree [PDF]

Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
ACCT 135 Business Payroll Tax Accounting 3
ACCT 172 Small Business Computerized Accounting 5
ACCT 245 Accounting Information Systems 5
ACCT 250 Intermediate Accounting 5
ACCT 285 Federal Income Taxes 5
BTS 165 Business Spreadsheet Analysis & Design 5
BUS 120 Organizational Behavior 5
BUS 145 Business Mathematics 5
ENGL& 101 English Composition I 5
ENGL& 235 Technical Writing 5
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
ACCT 101 Practical Accounting I (5 Cr)  
ACCT& 201 Principles of Accounting I (5 Cr)  
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
ACCT 102 Practical Accounting II (5 Cr)  
ACCT& 202 Principles of Accounting II (5 Cr)  
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
ACCT& 203 Principles of Accounting III (5 Cr)  
ACCT 234 Managerial Accounting (5 Cr)  
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
BA 200 Business Law Legal Foundations (5 Cr)  
BUS& 201 Business Law (5 Cr)  
Choose 10 credits from the following: 5
ACCT 240 Computerized Accounting (5 Cr)  
ACCT 260 Accounting for Non-Profit Agencies (5 Cr)  
ACCT 270 Cost Accounting (5 Cr)  
ACCT 288 Bookkeeping Certification (10 Cr)  
BTS 265 Advanced Business Spreadsheet Analysis & Design (5 Cr)  
Choose 5 credits from the following: 10
BTS 109 Business Communications (5 Cr)  
BTS 168 Business Data Management Tools (5 Cr)  
BTS 293 Business Technology Practicum (5 Cr)  
BUS& 101 Introduction to Business (5 Cr)  
BUS 241 /
CES 241
Multicultural Business Consulting (5 Cr)  
ECON 100 Introduction to Basic Economic Principles (5 Cr)  
EXPRL 191/2/3 Academic Internship Experience (V 1-5 Cr)  
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
ANTH& 204 Archaeology (5 Cr)  
GEOG& 100 Introduction to Geography (5 Cr)  
GEOG 207 Economic Geography (5 Cr)  
HIST 115 English History: 1603 to Present (5 Cr)  
HIST 120 Global History (5 Cr)  
HIST 223 History of Russia & Eastern Europe: 1533 to Present (5 Cr)  
HIST 250 U.S. Military History (5 Cr)  
Total   90

The following certificate(s) are nested in this degree:

  • Accounting Information Systems – Certificate of Accomplishment

2014-15

Brief Description

The Associate of Arts Accounting degree provides a strong background in accounting, preparing students for a wide range of career options in the accounting field. This degree is designed to prepare students for immediate employment. The degree has the option to earn national certifications, as well as several embedded program certificates while earning the degree.

Learning Outcomes

Degree recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Correctly use accounting terminology
  • Analyze and record financial transactions and properly report financial information
  • Use critical thinking skills to identify and solve problems in accounting
  • Analyze and record financial transactions using general ledger computerized software for a small- to medium-sized business
  • Perform accounting procedures employed in a typical payroll accounting system

Nested Certificates

  • Accounting Information Systems – Certificate of Accomplishment

Completion Worksheet

Download the completion worksheet for this degree [PDF]

Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
ACCT 135 Business Payroll Tax Accounting 3
ACCT 160 Washington State: Tax and Audit 3
ACCT 172 Small Business Computerized Accounting 5
ACCT 245 Accounting Information Systems 5
ACCT 250 Intermediate Accounting 5
ACCT 285 Federal Income Taxes 5
ACCT 146 10 Key 1
BTS 165 Business Spreadsheet Analysis & Design 5
BUS 120 Organizational Behavior 5
BUS& 201 Business Law 5
ENGL& 101 English Composition I 5
ENGL& 235 Technical Writing 5
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
BUS 145 Business Mathematics (5 Cr)  
Any college level math 107 or higher (5 Cr)  
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
ACCT 101 Practical Accounting I (5 Cr)  
ACCT& 201 Principles of Accounting I (5 Cr)  
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
ACCT 102 Practical Accounting II (5 Cr)  
ACCT& 202 Principles of Accounting II (5 Cr)  
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
ACCT& 203 Principles of Accounting III (5 Cr)  
ACCT 234 Managerial Accounting (5 Cr)  
Electives: Choose 8-10 credits from the following: 8-10
ACCT 240 Computerized Accounting (5 Cr)  
ACCT 260 Accounting for Non-Profit Agencies (5 Cr)  
ACCT 272 QuickBooks Certification (2 Cr)  
ACCT 288 Bookkeeping Certification (10 Cr)  
BTS 144 Personal Information Manager (3 Cr)  
BTS 265 Advanced Business Spreadsheet Analysis & Design (5 Cr)  
BUSIT 103 SQL Fundimentals (5 Cr)  
Electives: Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
BTS 109 Business Communications (5 Cr)  
BTS 168 Business Data Management Tools (5 Cr)  
BUS& 101 Introduction to Business (5 Cr)  
BUS 241 Multicultural Business Consulting (5 Cr)  
ECON 100 Introduction to Basic Economic Principles (5 Cr)  
EXPRL 191/2/3 Academic Internship Experience (V 1-5 Cr)  
PROG 160 Systems Analysis and Design (5 Cr)  
Social Science: Choose 5 Credits from the following, or any social science course 5 from the Associate in Business Degree--DTA 5
ANTH/ANTH& 204 Archaeology (5 Cr)  
GEOG& 100 Introduction to Geography (5 Cr)  
GEOG 207 Economic Geography (5 Cr)  
HIST 115 English History: 1603 to Present (5 Cr)  
HIST 120 Global History (5 Cr)  
HIST 223 History of Russia & Eastern Europe: 1533 to Present (5 Cr)  
HIST 250 U.S. Military History (5 Cr)  
Total   90-92

The following certificate(s) are nested in this degree:

  • Accounting Information Systems – Certificate of Accomplishment

Certificate of Achievement Accounting Assistant

Brief Description

This Accounting Assistant certificate emphasizes practical skills in the account field.

Learning Outcomes

Degree recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Analyze and record transactions including general accounting transactions, payroll
  • Perform fundamental accounting transactions
  • Prepare financial reports using selected small business computerized accounting software, database and spreadsheet programs
  • Communicate accounting results to management

Completion Worksheet

Download the completion worksheet for this certificate [PDF]

Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
ACCT 135 Business Payroll Tax Accounting 3
ACCT 172 Small Business Computerized Accounting 5
BTS 146 10-Key 1
BTS 165 Business Spreadsheet Analysis & Design 5
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
BUS 145 Business Mathematics (5 Cr)  
Any college level math of 107 or higher (5 Cr)  
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
ACCT 101 Practical Accounting I (5 Cr)  
ACCT& 201 Principles of Accounting I (5 Cr)  
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
ACCT 102 Practical Accounting II (5 Cr)  
ACCT& 202 Principles of Accounting II (5 Cr)  
Choose one of the following: 2-3
BTS 144 Personal Information Manager (3 Cr)  
ACCT 160 Washington State: Tax and Audit (3 Cr)  
ACCT 272 QuickBooks Certification (2 Cr)  
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
BTS 109 Business Communications (5 Cr)  
ENGL& 101 English Composition I (5 Cr)  
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
BUS 120 Organizational Behavior (5 Cr)  
BUS 221 Human Resource Management (5 Cr)  
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
ACCT& 203 Principles of Accounting III (5 Cr)  
ACCT 234 Managerial Accounting (5 Cr)  
BTS 168 Business Data Management Tools (5 Cr)  
BTS 265 Advanced Business Spreadsheet Analysis & Design (5 Cr)  
BUS& 101 Introduction to Business (5 Cr)  
Total   46-47

Gainful Employment Information

Federal regulations require academic institutions to disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution's Gainful Employment (GE) Programs, and about students who enrolled in those programs eligible for Title IV funding that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

GE Disclosure for Accounting Assistant [PDF]

Certificate of Accomplishment Bookkeeping

Brief Description

The Bookkeeping certificate emphasizes practical skills in the accounting field. Embedded in the certificate is a national certification in a leading accounting software package. Students completing the certificate are employable as AP, AR or payroll clerks for entry level positions.

Learning Outcomes

Degree recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Analyze and record transactions including general accounting transactions, payroll.
  • Perform fundamental accounting transactions
  • Prepare financial reports using selected small business computerized accounting software and spreadsheet programs.

Completion Worksheet

Download the completion worksheet for this certificate [PDF]

Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
ACCT 135 Business Payroll Tax Accounting 3
ACCT 172 Small Business Computerized Accounting 5
ACCT 146 10-Key 1
BTS 165 Business Spreadsheet Analysis & Design 5
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
BUS 145 Business Mathematics (5 Cr)
Any college level math 107 or higher (5 Cr)
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
ACCT 101 Practical Accounting I (5 Cr)  
ACCT& 201 Principles of Accounting I (5 Cr)  
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
ACCT 102 Practical Accounting II (5 Cr)  
ACCT& 202 Principles of Accounting II (5 Cr)  
Total   29

Gainful Employment Information

Federal regulations require academic institutions to disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution's Gainful Employment (GE) Programs, and about students who enrolled in those programs eligible for Title IV funding that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

GE Disclosure for Bookkeeping [PDF]

Certificate of Completion Accounting Preparation

Brief Description

This 16-credit certificate is the foundation coursework for students to begin accounting studies (suggested first-quarter course of study in accounting).

Learning Outcomes

Certificate recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of accounting principles
  • Use industry-standard financial tools

2014-15

Completion Worksheet

Download the completion worksheet for this certificate [PDF]

Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
ACCT 101 Practical Accounting I 5
ACCT 146 10-Key 1
BTS 165 Business Spreadsheet Analysis & Design 5
Choose 5 credits from the following: 5
BUS 145 Business Mathematics (5 Cr)
Any college level math of 107 or higher (5 Cr)  
Total   16

2013-14

Completion Worksheet

Download the completion worksheet for this certificate [PDF]

Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
ACCT 101 Practical Accounting I 5
BTS 146 10-Key 1
BUS 165 Business Spreadsheet Analysis & Design 5
BUS 145 Business Mathematics 5
Total   16

Certificate of Accomplishment Accounting Information Systems

Brief Description

The Accounting Information Systems certificate emphasizes computerized accounting for mid-range organizations.

Learning Outcomes

Certificate recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Analyze a business' accounting systems needs
  • Analyze and record transactions
  • Evaluate security needs
  • Perform extensive hands-on work using this software.
  • Perform fundamental accounting transactions
  • Prepare and communicate managerial accounting analysis, using selected information system software.

Completion Worksheet

Download the completion worksheet for this certificate [PDF]

Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
ACCT 172 Small Business Computerized Accounting 5
ACCT 240 Computerized Accounting 5
ACCT 245 Accounting Information Systems 5
BTS 168 Business Data Management Tools 5
BUSIT 103 SQL Fundamentals 5
PROG 160 Systems Analysis & Design 5
Total   30

Certificate of Accomplishment Financial Data Report Specialist

Brief Description

The Financial Data Report Specialist certificate emphasizes database and database reporting of financial and managerial information used for decision making and analysis. There is an emphasis on data analysis and reporting tools such as spreadsheets and databases.

Learning Outcomes

Certificate recipients should possess the skills and abilities described below:

  • Use spreadsheets and database programs for data collection and information reporting of financial and managerial accounting data
  • Perform decision making through data collection and analysis
  • Prepare and communicate managerial accounting analysis used in decision making
  • Prepare and communicate financial accounting information analysis, using selected information system software

Completion Worksheet

Download the completion worksheet for this certificate [PDF]

Requirements

Course No. Course Name  Credit Hrs.
ACCT 234 Managerial Accounting 5
ACCT 245 Accounting Information Systems 5
BTS 265 Advanced Business Spreadsheet Analysis & Design 5
BTS 268 Advanced Business Data Management Tools 5
BUSIT 103 SQL Fundamentals 5
PROG 175 Database Reporting 5
Total   30

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