Mar 04, 2024
Program Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
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.
Accounting Paraprofessional certificate graduates will:
- 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 advisor. 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.
General Education Requirements - 15 Credits
Diversity and Social Justice Requirement
Within the certificate requirements, students must complete a 3-5 credit course that meets the college’s Diversity and Social Justice (DSJ) requirement. DSJ courses are designated in the college schedule and are designed to meet other general education or technical requirements simultaneous to meeting the DSJ requirement (e.g., ENGL& 101D meets both the ENGL& 101 requirement and the DSJ requirement).
Visit the DSJ requirement webpage to view the current list of general education and technical courses that meet the requirement.
Total Program Credits: 84