Areas of Study

Areas of Study


Degree Options

  • Associate Degree
    An Associate in Applied Science Degree in Accounting will be awarded upon successful completion of all core and general education requirements.
  • Certificate of Completion
    An Accounting Clerk Certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the Accounting Clerk core requirements and general education requirements. 

Angela Kirkendall
(360) 596-5338

Every successful business—from Microsoft to the corner espresso cart—has at least one thing in common: good accounting. No organization, private or public, can survive without it.

Accounting is a precise, logical and communicative skill. Students receive rigorous training in bookkeeping, accounting and related business subjects.

Accounting as a discipline has broad employment possibilities in both government and private business. Knowledge and skill in accounting provide excellent background for employment opportunities in business management, government administration, consulting, purchasing, finance and banking. Entry-level positions in accounting generally include accounting clerk, accounting assistant, full-charge bookkeeper and accountant.

What You'll Do Here
Governmental, public and private employers throughout the Thurston County area expect the best from South Puget Sound accounting graduates. They know that our graduates receive a solid education in all phases of accounting: financial, managerial, payroll, income tax, computerized and governmental including knowledge of Excel, business law and auditing.