Course descriptions are listed under Business Administration and Office Administration & Accounting Technologies .
Many career opportunities exist in the accounting field. Accountants and paraprofessionals are hired by private industry, governmental agencies and public accounting firms.
Students who plan to major in Business Administration at a four-year institution should take ACCT& 201 , ACCT& 202 and ACCT& 203 and consider Skagit’s Associate in Business transfer degree. In addition, students should contact a counselor or advisor for other pre-major requirements.
Those who plan to enter the profession as paraprofessionals or accounting clerks should complete the requirements for an Associate in Technical Arts Degree or the Microcomputer Accounting Certificate or Payroll Accounting Certificate. Both the ATA degree and the certificates are offered through the Office Administration and Accounting Technologies department. ATA and certificate programs concentrate on required office skills, computer skills, communication skills and technical accounting skills.