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Accounting, AAS

Highline College
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Associate's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Des Moines
English
Fall

About this program

Accounting, AAS

The study of Accounting affords students the opportunity to apply real life applications. Certified Public Accountants manage the finance of business big and small, make a competitive wage salary and are always in need. During times of high unemployment, accounting jobs are always readily available.

Admission requirements

  • Suggested proficiency on keyboard (30-40 wpm) and 10-key (10,000 kph)
  • Consultation with an accounting faculty member.
  • Accounting degree and certificates are not intended for business majors planning to transfer to a four-year program.
  • This information does not substitute for meeting with a faculty adviser.
  • Students must achieve a cumulative 2.0 GPA to attain an AAS degree.
  • Certificate and AAS degree programs emphasize preparation in specific job skills required for entry-level employment.
  • Not all classes are offered every quarter or at night.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the college website.


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Program content

Professional-Technical Core Courses:

  • Practical Financial Accounting
  • Accounting with Quickbooks
  • Business Taxes and Payroll Accounting
  • Principles of Accounting I
  • Principles of Accounting II
  • Principles of Accounting III
  • Individual Income Tax Procedures

Please check the program webpage for more information about its courses.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.

Tuition

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Qualification

  • Analyze, record and communicate business information using generally accepted accounting procedures, computer systems and accounting software as appropriate.
  • Initiate projects, research accounting authorities and business practices, and develop recommendations using appropriate policies, guidance, ethical standards and management directions, including using computer systems and software.
  • Manage and complete team projects, including making team assignments and coordinating team activities (including the supervisor), consistent with sound human relations procedures.
  • Use an understanding of business principles and organizational priorities to make decisions about work being performed. Give guidance and instructions to subordinates consistent with management priorities and ethical standards.
  • Manage and protect basic information systems, accounting records and customer and vendor information using appropriate laws and regulations, ethical standards and management policies.
  • Interpret and use oral instructions to complete assigned tasks; speak clearly and produce written documents that meet standards of accuracy when dealing with the organizations’ stakeholders.
  • Use accounting and other business data to develop information and reports to assist management in planning operations, identifying potential problems and controlling business activities.

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Highline College

Highline College prides itself as being the 5th most diverse college in the entire USA. It is located in the breathtaking Pacific Northwest, which is home to renowned national parks, a stunning coastline and peninsula, a rainforest, the North Cascade...


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Why study at Highline College

  • Award-winning college (ranked in the top 150 community colleges in the USA in 2021)
  • Individual advising to help you meet your goals
  • New on campus student housing
  • University Transfer Pathways with many four-year university partners
  • Over 120 programs, certificates and degrees and still growing
  • U.S. high school diploma awarded after completing a 2-year degree with no additional requirements.
  • Active student life with many activities, programming, communities and leadership opportunities
  • Beautiful location just next to Seattle and the Puget Sound waterway
  • Internship &, scholarships opportunities
  • Unique OPT, CPT and internship opportunities

Contact info

Highline College

2400 S 240th St
98198 Des Moines WA
United States of America

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international.highline.edu

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