Accounting

Earn your accounting degree fully online!

Bates Technical College fully online accounting program means you can earn your degree at your pace and your schedule.  Earn your associate in applied science degree in as little as four quarters! The program design includes video instruction, hands-on training and provides you with instant feedback. Students receive training in many types of accounting such as financial, managerial, payroll, individual taxation and governmental accounting. Graduates are prepared for careers as accounting clerks, full charge bookkeepers, tax preparers, and small business accountants.

General Information

Career Advisor: Dan Eberle
253-680-7002 | deberle@batestech.edu

Location: Online Campus
Hours: N/A

Program Length: Four Quarters

  • National Median Salary$70,500
  • National Potential Annual Job Openings146,000

This information is base on data from April 2020. For updated information, visit careeronestop, a database sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Tuition and Fees

At Bates, our tuition is affordable and there are options to help make it even easier to gain an education. Federal aid is available for many of our students. Scholarships are also available through the Bates Foundation.

See if you qualify for other funding through our special funding programs with the Workforce Education office.

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Note: Information is accurate as of its original posting date. The college reserves the right to edit, change, or update information as needed throughout the year. Up-to-date information is available in Student Services.

View the Program of Study

Associate of Applied Science
ACCOUNTING
CIP 52.0302EPC 505 

Accounting is the process that summarizes economic information about a business entity for use by decision makers. Users of this information include investors, creditors, management and government agencies. The accounting program at Bates Technical College provides training in many types of accounting; such as financial, managerial, payroll, individual taxation and governmental accounting. Graduates are prepared for careers as accounting clerks, full charge bookkeepers, tax preparers, and small business accountants. General Education courses provide training in understanding diversity in the workplace, effective oral and written communication and human relations skills.  

Program Metrics

For a deeper look into our Graduation & Retention rates, visit our Graduation & Retention charts.

Bates instructors are industry experts who enjoy working with and teaching students.

Instructors

  • Lori Keller, Dean

    253-680-7232 | Email

Bates Technical College is operating remotely, with limited labs on campus. We’re here to help you virtually. Learn more about our efforts to keep students and employees healthy and safe on the COVID-19 resource page.