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:

Dan Eberle, Career Advisor

253-680-7010

deberle@batestech.edu

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.
  • Description:
    • 6 quarter AAS
    • 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

    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
    MATH172Business Math5
    MATH&141Precalculus I5
    MATH&142Precalculus II5
    MATH&146Statistics5
    MATH&151Calculus5
    MATH&152Calculus II5

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

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    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
    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.

  • Description:
    • 6 quarter AAS-T  
    • Maximum class size: 20 
    • Student to teacher ratio: 6:1
    • 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

    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
    ACCT207QuickBooks5
    ECON&201Microeconomics5
    BUS&101Introduction to Business5
    BUS&201Business Law5

    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
    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
    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.

  • Description:
    • 3-4 quarter Certificate of Competency
    • Maximum class size: 20 
    •  Student to teacher ratio: 6:1
    • 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
    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
    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.

ACBSP accreditation logo

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

Program Metrics

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