Accounting Clerk

Accounting is the recording and communication of financial accounts. It is one of the most basic and important skills in business and management. The Accounting Clerk program instills fundamental skills in accounting theory and procedures. Students receive training in word processing, database, electronic spreadsheets, and general ledger.

Program Map: Guide to program costs, careers, and classes.

Enrollment Point: Fall

Certificate of Completion
2 Quarters
32 Credits
Associate of Applied Science
AAS - Transfer
Bachelor of Applied Science

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

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At Renton Technical College, tuition is affordable and competitive.

Financial Aid

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The RTC Foundation offers scholarships to help pay the costs of attending school.

All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Please see the online class schedule for day & time information.

Kwabena Amo-Mensah

Entry Requirements

Admission Recommendations

  • Basic keyboarding and computer skills
  • High school diploma or GED

Course Information

Requirements for Certificate:

Course # Course Title Credits
COL 101 College Success 2
ACCT 130 Payroll Accounting 5
ACCT 132 Basic Excel 5
ACCT& 201* Principles of Accounting I* 5
ACCT& 202* Principles of Accounting II* 5
ACCT 124 Accounting with MS Excel or  
ACCT 179 Taxation I or  
AMATH 175 Financial Math 5
COMP 100 Applied Composition 5
  Total 32

Students can substitute more advanced mathematics classes for AMATH 175. They also may substitute ENGL& 101 for COMP 100.

*Core courses. A Certificate of Completion will be issued to students who earn a 2.0 or higher in each core course with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Program Outcomes

  • Communicate verbally and in writing with customers, colleagues and vendors.
  • Differentiate and identify skill-appropriate issues.
  • Identify and categorize data, and record financial transactions.
  • Practice ethical and professional behavior.


External accreditation is not applicable to this program.


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