Associate of Applied Science Degree
Choose Bellingham Technical College’s Accounting program to prepare to get top accounting jobs. Employment choices are extensive in the high-demand field of accounting and financial jobs with this associate degree; you could work in a variety of office and business settings doing full-service bookkeeping, accounts receivable/payable, general ledgers, or payroll. If you’re good with numbers and have a high attention to detail, BTC’s associate degree Accounting Program will provide you a wide range of skills to use with top employers. Our graduates find bookkeeper and accountant jobs at wholesale firms and retail businesses; in local, state, and federal government; with service providers; and with health and education organizations.
Associate Degree Program and Transfer Opportunities
- AAS Associate Degree: Graduate from BTC with your Associate of Applied Science degree in accounting and start your accounting career.
- AAS-T Transfer Degree: Graduate from BTC with your Associate of Applied Science degree in accounting and start your career, or transfer your courses to a four-year college or university to earn your bachelor’s degree.
- Accounting Assistant Certificate: Take about three quarters of classes for this accounting certificate program, which increases your job skills with training in computers, accounting practices, math, and more.
Accounting Jobs & Employment Outlook
The large size of accounting field ensures plentiful job openings, including many opportunities for temporary and part-time accountant and bookkeeper work. With an associate degree in accounting from Bellingham Technical College, you are trained to get top jobs in accounting, bookkeeping, accounts payable, payroll, and more.
Nationally, about 25 percent of bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks are employed in wholesale or retail trade, and 34 percent find jobs in organizations providing business, health, educational, and social services. The average annual wage in the accounting field is $39,998, with a wage potential of $48,318 annually.
70% BTC graduate placement rate
$33,467 starting annual wage
$40,893 average annual wage
$49,358 potential annual wage
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