The Accounting Paraprofessional certificate program prepares students to gain extensive training in accounting through continuous application of their accounting knowledge in many phases of the program. Students find jobs in companies ranging from small proprietorships to corporate accounting departments, governmental organizations and public accounting firms.
Keyboarding skill of 30 wpm or concurrent enrollment in a keyboarding class highly recommended.
be prepared to obtain an entry-level position in their field
apply manual methods and software tools to prepare accounting statements and reports
complete the accounting cycle, including end-of-period adjustments
complete federal income tax returns
demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation , and technical and information literacy skills
Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student’s responsibility to consult the Class Schedule and work out an individual schedule with an adviser or counselor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.
Recommended Course Sequence
The courses listed below are a suggested sequence; as long as prerequisites are met, courses may be taken in a different order.