The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Accounting degree at Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) prepares students to gain a solid and extensive background in the high-demand field of accounting. An accounting degree can open many opportunities in the Seattle and the Puget Sound area. Accountants use critical thinking skills to solve accounting and other related analytical problems.

Learn from Accounting Industry Experts

Accounting students prepare for their career by taking challenging courses in accounting and business. Instructors teach students how to use the latest technology in computerized accounting software. They also gain skills in areas such as Excel spreadsheet creation and analysis.

Accounting students at LWTech will:

  • Train on the latest industry software.
  • Enjoy small class sizes and hands-on training.
  • Gain an understanding of income tax systems and macro economics.

Career Opportunities

When you complete a degree or certificate in the Accounting program, you can secure employment in a variety of work environments. This includes small businesses, corporate accounting departments, governmental organizations and public accounting firms. Accounting courses at LWTech can also provide excellent opportunity for those wishing to learn better manage finances, open their own business, or bring additional skills to their current occupation.

Additional Accounting Program Information

  • Accounting Program Admission Dates
    • Fall Quarter
    • Winter Quarter
    • Spring Quarter
    • Summer Quarter
  • Accounting Program Class Format
    • 100% online classes
    • Combination of online and on-campus (hybrid or hyflex)

Supported certificate(s):

I-BEST Support in Accounting

Discover the advantages of I-BEST support for students pursuing the Accounting Assistant Certificate of Completion. Our comprehensive program provides in-class assistance in various areas, including writing, math, notetaking, presentation skills, study techniques, and career readiness.

What is I-BEST?

At LWTech, I-BEST classes are uniquely structured with TWO instructors in ONE classroom. One instructor is a Professional-Technical or General Education faculty member, while the other specializes in Adult Basic Education (ABE) or English Language Learning (ELL). This collaborative approach ensures that I-BEST students receive exceptional attention and support throughout their classes. With this additional academic assistance, our I-BEST classes yield remarkable student success rates, allowing them to commence their certificate programs earlier, complete their degrees faster, and acquire the necessary education for pursuing their desired careers.

To discover more about I-BEST and connect with a knowledgeable advisor, please visit our dedicated I-BEST webpage.

At LWTech we welcome all students as an open enrollment college and we are committed to your inclusion at the college. The Accounting program of study leads to an industry or specific employers that may require a full or partial background check as well as a drug test before you start the job. Please know LWTech is committed to your inclusion at the college and you can talk with an advisor about alternative options that may be similar to this program.

Entry into the Accounting program requires completion of LWTech's general online application.

Additional admission requirements are listed below. 

Program Prerequisites

  • Typing at 30 words per minute or concurrent enrollment in a keyboarding course

Additional Admission Considerations

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

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Associate Degrees and Transfer Information

LWTech students who complete all requirements for the completion of the AAS in Accounting are encouraged to determine what their target bachelorโ€™s degree program is to help plan their schedules accordingly with an LWTech advisor. The following Washington accredited bachelor's programs, accept LWTech's graduates with an AAS in Accounting.

To learn more about transferring to another college or university, please visit our Transferring from LWTech page.


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