Accounting is the recording and communication of financial accounts. It is one of the most basic and important skills in business and management. This program builds on skills learned in the Accounting Clerk program. Students will learn and practice subjects such as small business accounting, income tax preparation, partnership and corporation accounting, financial applications, business law.
Enrollment Point: Fall
All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.
At Renton Technical College, tuition is affordable and competitive.
Federal aid is available for most students to help pay for school. Fill out your FAFSA now to get started.
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.
Does not reflect Winter 2021 remote learning. Hours vary according to program. For the most current information, see the Class Schedule.
- Basic keyboarding and computer skills
- High school diploma or GED
Course Requirements for Certificate:
|COL 101||College Success||2|
|ACCT 124||Small Business Accounting||5|
|ACCT 130||Payroll Accounting||5|
|ACCT 132||Basic Excel||5|
|ACCT 150||Bookkeeping Certification Preparation||8|
|ACCT 179||Taxation I – Individuals||5|
|ACCT 275||Taxation II – Business Entities||5|
|ACCT& 201*||Principles of Accounting I*||5|
|ACCT& 202*||Principles of Accounting II*||5|
|AMATH 175||Financial Math||5|
|ANTH& 106||American Mosaic or|
|PSYC& 100||General Psychology or|
|SOC& 101||Introduction to Sociology||5|
|COMP 100||Applied Composition||5|
Course Requirements for AAS Degree:
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|ACCT& 203||Principles of Accounting III||5|
|HUM& 101||Introduction to Humanities||5|
|BIOL& 100||Survey of Biology||5|
Three additional general education classes selected from the following list^:
|Course #||Course Title||Credits|
|AMATH 190||Financial Algebra||5|
|ANTH& 234||Religion and Culture||5|
|ART& 100||Art Appreciation||5|
|BUS& 101||Introduction to Business||5|
|BUS& 201||Business Law||5|
|CMST& 101||Introduction to Communication||5|
|CMST& 220||Public Speaking||5|
|ENGL& 102||Composition II||5|
|GEOL& 101||Introduction to Physical Geology||5|
|HIST 110||Survey of American History||5|
|MUSC& 105||Music Appreciation||5|
|NUTR& 101||Human Nutrition||5|
|POLS& 202||American Government||5|
|SPAN& 121||Spanish I||5|
*Core courses. A Certificate of Completion and AAS Degree 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.
^Not all courses are offered every quarter. Alternative general education options must be approved by the program Dean.
- 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.
- Perform functions of accounting clerk when required.
- Compile and organize and record data according to GAAP and/or government regulations.
- Analyze and summarize financial Information.
External accreditation is not applicable to this program.