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Every organization, public or private, needs professionals with accounting knowledge and computer skills. Learn to understand and organize financial data for careers in accounting. Learn accounting fundamentals, managerial and payroll accounting, and income tax preparation.

Management decisions require the increasing use of accounting information, creating a real demand for employees trained to understand and organize financial data.

Edmonds Community College is well known throughout the region for its strong accounting programs. Our programs incorporate courses to teach you computer application, communication, problem-solving skills and accounting expertise.

Admission requirements

Minimum age requirement - Applicants must be at least 16 years old. Applicants who are 15 years old will be accepted if they have completed high school or equivalent studies. 

Language requirements

An English proficiency exam score (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) is not required for admission. However, students who submit TOEFL IBT 54 / IELTS 5.0 or equivalent will not have to take Intensive ESL classes.


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Duration & Cost

2 years

Total estimated costs for one academic year

  • Tuition                       $ 9,249
  • Living Expenses         $ 7,006
  • Books/Supplies          $ 1,200
  • Health Insurance        $ 812

Approximate Total         $ 18,267

Career perspective

The Accounting Associate of Applied Science - Transfer Degree is designed for students who want to transfer to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Administrative Management at Central Washington University (CWU). 
Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds CC certificate or degree is the responsibility of the student.

Transferring to Another University or College

  • Admission application deadlines vary, students must meet the deadline for the university or college to which they plan to apply for admission to transfer.
  • Consultation with the appropriate department or an advisor at the intended transfer school is highly recommended.

Take the first two years of your bachelor's degree at Edmonds Community College and then transfer to a university for your junior and senior years. With a four-year degree, you can find career opportunities in public or private accounting, management, consulting, tax preparation, manufacturing, government or non-profit organizations.

Career options include accounting clerk, accounting assistant, bookkeeper, and accountant. 

Choose from a variety of classes and certificate and degree programs to prepare for jobs ranging from office managers to accounting assistants, from payroll accountants to receivable or payable clerks to bookkeepers.