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.


Enrollment Point: Fall, Winter, Spring 


Certificate of Completion: 
2 Quarters
32 Credits
Associate of Applied Science: 
N/A
N/A
AAS - Transfer: 
N/A
N/A
Bachelor of Applied Science: 
N/A
N/A

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

Median Salary: 
$39,400
Projected Growth: 
11%
Annual Job Openings: 
37,000

These amounts are based on median entry level wages, they are estimates and are not guarantees. For more information, visit careerinfo.net

Tuition

At Renton Technical College, tuition is affordable and competitive.

Financial Aid

Federal aid is available for most students to help pay for school. Fill out your FAFSA now to get started.

Scholarships

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.

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Martha Chamberlin, John M. Newcome


Entry Requirements

Admission Recommendations

  • Basic keyboarding and computer skills
  • Counselor and instructor interview
  • High school diploma or GED

Course Information

Course # Course Title Credits
ACCT 132 Basic Excel 5
ACCT 160 Human Relations in an Accounting Office 2
ACCT 179 Taxation I – Individuals 5
ACCT 232 Intermediate Excel** 5
ACCT 284 Job Search Skills 3
ACCT& 201* Principles of Accounting I 5
AMATH 160V Basic Math for Accounting 2
AMATH 170V Applied Math for Accounting 3
COL 101 College Success 2
Total   32

*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.

Students who can demonstrate proficiency in AMATH 160V and AMATH 170V can substitute credits with successful completion of the following:

Course # Course Title Credits
BIOL& 160 General Biology 5
CHEM& 121 Introduction to Chemistry 5
ECON& 201 Microeconomics 5
ECON& 202 Macroeconomics 5
GEOL& 101 Introduction to Physical Geology 5
AMATH 175 Applied Math for Business and Industry 5
AMATH 185 Applied Algebra for Business and Industry 5
MATH 075 Pre-Algebra 5
MATH 085 Beginning Algebra 5
MATH 095 Intermediate Algebra 5
MATH& 141 Precalculus I 5
MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics 5
MATH& 148 Business Calculus 5

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.

Accreditation

External accreditation is not applicable to this program.

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