Catalog 2018-2019 
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Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting Paraprofessional, Certificate of Proficiency

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Program Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring

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 adviser or counselor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

Program Requirements

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

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