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Accounting Technology and Bookkeeping


Accounting technology and bookkeeping programs prepare people to work with accountants and others who manage financial records.

Accounting technology programs include instruction in:


Many career and technical schools offer one- and two-year certificate and associate degrees in accounting technology and bookkeeping. A certificate usually takes a year of full-time study. An associate degree program at a community college usually takes two years to complete.

See schools that offer this program.

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Program Admission

You can prepare for this program of study by getting your high school diploma or GED.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

Typical Course Work

Program Courses

An associate degree program typically includes courses in the following subjects:

Things to Know

The software and even some of the procedures you learn in school may be out of date in a few years. Expect to be constantly learning new skills once you get hired.


East Side Area

Big Bend Community College

Walla Walla Community College

Walla Walla Community College (Clarkston)

Wenatchee Valley College

Wenatchee Valley College (Omak Campus)

King-Snohomish Area

Bellevue College

Edmonds Community College

Everett Community College

Everett Community College (East County Campus)

Green River College

Highline College

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

North Seattle College

Renton Technical College

Shoreline Community College

Kitsap Area

Olympic College

Olympic College (Poulsbo Campus)

Spokane Area

Spokane Community College

Spokane Falls Community College

Tacoma Area

Bates Technical College

Clover Park Technical College

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom

Pierce College Puyallup

Tacoma Community College

Tri-Cities Area

Columbia Basin College

Vancouver Area

Clark College

West Side Area

Bellingham Technical College

Centralia College

Grays Harbor College

Lower Columbia College

Olympic College (Shelton Campus)

Peninsula College

Skagit Valley College

South Puget Sound Community College

Whatcom Community College

Yakima Area

Perry Technical Institute

Yakima Valley College