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.

Contact Information:

Bob Traufler, Career Advisor

Online Campus

7:30AM – 4:00PM

Program Affiliations:

  • The logo for Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

More about the program:

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.  

Degrees & Certificates:

  • Associate of Applied Science: Accounting
  • Associate of Applied Science Transfer: Accounting
  • Certificate of Competency: Bookkeeping
  • CIP 52.0302 EPC 505 

Program Lengths:

  • AAS degree program length: Six Quarters
  • AAST degree program length: Six Quarters
  • Certificate of Competency: 4 Quarters

Faculty and Other Contact Information:

Dave Alldredge

253-680-7107

dalldredge@batestech.edu

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.

  • Description:

    Program Learning Outcomes:

    1. Use financial statements to make decisions
    2. Prepare and evaluate financial statements according to generally accepted accounting principles
    3. Perform basic accounting operations
    4. Evaluate accounting systems
    5. Prepare master budgets
    6. Apply established auditing concepts
    7. Analyze management control systems
    8. Analyze transition cycles
    9. Analyze and communicate the effects of basic tax rules on individuals, partnerships and corporations.
    10. Prepare basic tax returns for individuals and businesses
    11. File tax returns for individuals and businesses
    12. Identify accounting, tax, auditing and ethical issues in structure problems and unstructured fact-based situations
    13. Perform research relating to the accounting field
    14. Use a range of techniques to analyze information
    15. Use software to improve efficiency and internal control
      Course list not provided.
    1. Description:
      • 6 quarter AAS
      • Maximum class size: 20
      • Student to teacher ratio: 20:1
      • Enrollment point:  Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
      • This is an online only program.
      • Students need to have access to a computer.

        Required Courses:

        Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
        ACCT&201Principles of Accounting I5
        INFO101Computer Application Essentials5
        ACCT&202Principles of Accounting II5
        ACCT205Excel for Accounting5
        ACCT220Payroll Accounting5
        ACCT&203Principles of Accounting III5
        ACCT207QuickBooks5
        ACCT230Governmental Accounting5
        ACCT235Intermediate Accounting Topics5
        ACCT225Federal Income Tax5
        ECON&201Microeconomics5
        BUS&101Introduction to Business5
        BUS&201Business Law5
        BUS102Business Communications5

        General Education Requirements

        Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
        MATH171Technical Math5
        MATH172Business Math5
        MATH&107Math in Society5
        MATH&141Precalculus I5
        MATH&142Precalculus II5
        MATH&146Statistics5
        MATH&151Calculus5
        MATH&152Calculus II5
        MATH&153Calculus III5

        Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

        Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
        ENGL175Professional Writing5
        ENGL&101English Composition I5
        ENGL&235Technical Writing5

        Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

        Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
        HREL111Interviewing and Career Success5
        HUM&101Introduction to Humanities5
        CMST&102Introduction to Mass Media5
        CMST&152Intercultural Communication5
        CMST&210Interpersonal Communication5
        CMST&220Public Speaking5
        CMST&230Small Group Communications5
        CMST&240Culture & Diversity in Health Care5

        Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

        Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
        BIOL170Medical Terminology2
        BIOL&160General Biology5
        BIOL&175Human Biology with Lab5
        BIOL&241Human Anatomy and Physiology I5
        BIOL&242Human Anatomy and Physiology II5
        BIOL&260Microbiology5
        CHEM&121General Chemistry5
        CHEM&131Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry5
        NUTR&101Intro to Nutrition5
        PHYS&114Introductory Physics I (Algebra based Physics)5
        PHYS&221Engineering Physics I w/LAB5
        PHYS&222Engineering Physics II w/LAB5
        PHYS&223Engineering Physics III w/LAB5

        Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

        Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
        HIST101A History of Science and Technology5
        POLS&101Introduction to Political Science5
        PSYC&100General Psychology5
        PSYC&200Lifespan Psychology5
        SOC&101Introduction to Sociology5

        Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

      1. Description:
        • 6 quarter AAS-T  
        • Maximum class size: 20 
        • Student to teacher ratio: 20:1
        • Enrollment Point:  Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
        • This is an online only program.
        • Students need to have access to a computer.

          Required Courses:

          Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
          ACCT&201Principles of Accounting I5
          INFO101Computer Application Essentials5
          ACCT&202Principles of Accounting II5
          ACCT205Excel for Accounting5
          ACCT220Payroll Accounting5
          ACCT&203Principles of Accounting III5
          ACCT207QuickBooks5
          ACCT230Governmental Accounting5
          ACCT235Intermediate Accounting Topics5
          ACCT225Federal Income Tax5
          ECON&201Microeconomics5
          BUS&101Introduction to Business5
          BUS&201Business Law5
          BUS102Business Communications5

          General Education Requirements

          Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
          MATH&107Math in Society5
          MATH&141Precalculus I5
          MATH&142Precalculus II5
          MATH&146Statistics5
          MATH&151Calculus5
          MATH&152Calculus II5
          MATH&153Calculus III5

          Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

          Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
          ENGL&101English Composition I5

          Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

          Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
          HUM&101Introduction to Humanities5
          CMST&102Introduction to Mass Media5
          CMST&152Intercultural Communication5
          CMST&210Interpersonal Communication5
          CMST&220Public Speaking5
          CMST&230Small Group Communications5
          CMST&240Culture & Diversity in Health Care5

          Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

          Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
          BIOL&160General Biology5
          BIOL&175Human Biology with Lab5
          BIOL&241Human Anatomy and Physiology I5
          BIOL&242Human Anatomy and Physiology II5
          BIOL&260Microbiology5
          CHEM&121General Chemistry5
          CHEM&131Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry5
          NUTR&101Intro to Nutrition5
          PHYS&114Introductory Physics I (Algebra based Physics)5
          PHYS&221Engineering Physics I w/LAB5
          PHYS&222Engineering Physics II w/LAB5
          PHYS&223Engineering Physics III w/LAB5

          Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

          Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
          POLS&101Introduction to Political Science5
          PSYC&100General Psychology5
          PSYC&200Lifespan Psychology5
          SOC&101Introduction to Sociology5

          Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

        1. Description:
          • 3-4 quarter Certificate of Competency
          • Maximum class size: 20 
          •  Student to teacher ratio: 20:1
          • Enrollment Point:
          • This is an online only program.
          • Students need to have access to a computer preferably with two monitors, and the MS Office Suite

          Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
          ACCT&201Principles of Accounting I5
          INFO101Computer Application Essentials5
          ACCT&202Principles of Accounting II5
          ACCT205Excel for Accounting5
          ACCT220Payroll Accounting5
          ACCT207QuickBooks5

           

          General Education Requirements

          Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
          MATH171Technical Math5
          MATH172Business Math5
          MATH&107Math in Society5
          MATH&141Precalculus I5
          MATH&142Precalculus II5
          MATH&146Statistics5
          MATH&151Calculus5
          MATH&152Calculus II5
          MATH&153Calculus III5

          Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

          Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
          ENGL175Professional Writing5
          ENGL&101English Composition I5
          ENGL&235Technical Writing5

          Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

          Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
          HREL111Interviewing and Career Success5
          HUM&101Introduction to Humanities5
          CMST&102Introduction to Mass Media5
          CMST&152Intercultural Communication5
          CMST&210Interpersonal Communication5
          CMST&220Public Speaking5
          CMST&230Small Group Communications5
          CMST&240Culture & Diversity in Health Care5

          Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

          Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
          BIOL170Medical Terminology2
          BIOL&160General Biology5
          BIOL&175Human Biology with Lab5
          BIOL&241Human Anatomy and Physiology I5
          BIOL&242Human Anatomy and Physiology II5
          BIOL&260Microbiology5
          CHEM&121General Chemistry5
          CHEM&131Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry5
          NUTR&101Intro to Nutrition5
          PHYS&114Introductory Physics I (Algebra based Physics)5
          PHYS&221Engineering Physics I w/LAB5
          PHYS&222Engineering Physics II w/LAB5
          PHYS&223Engineering Physics III w/LAB5

          Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

          Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
          HIST101A History of Science and Technology5
          POLS&101Introduction to Political Science5
          PSYC&100General Psychology5
          PSYC&200Lifespan Psychology5
          SOC&101Introduction to Sociology5

          Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

          Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
          ECON&201Microeconomics5
          ECON&202Macroeconomics5

          Note: See a Career Advisor prior to choosing courses that meet general education requirements.

        No eligibility requirements have been provided.

        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.

        • National Median Salary: $73,560
        • National Potential Annual Job Openings: 125,700

        This information is based on data from O*Net, captured on June 2021.

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        This program is Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)-accredited. Read more about this program-specific accreditation.

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