Accounting (ACCT)

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The Accounting program at Green River College can help you prepare for a rewarding career in accounting or business. We offer two accounting tracks:

Career and Technical Education

Programs in this track are designed to help students acquire practical accounting skills so they can enter the workforce. In as little as one quarter, students can attain certification in basic entry-level accounting clerk skills. Certificates and degrees include:

  • 15-credit Accounting Clerk Certificate
  • 40-credit Accounting Certificate
  • 90-credit Accounting Associate in Applied Arts Degree
    The graduate of this two-year program will be well-prepared for employment in accounting and future supervisory positions in accounting and business.

University Transfer

For students who plan to transfer to a four-year university as accounting or business majors, Green River offers the Associate in Business Degree-Direct Transfer Agreement (AB-DTA).

Students in this track take a three-quarter sequence of transfer-level accounting courses. This degree is designed to meet the distribution requirements at universities in Washington State by fulfilling the general requirements taken by freshmen and sophomores.

Why Study Accounting at Green River?

Students in the accounting program learn skills required by today's employers. We use input from owners and managers of Puget Sound area businesses to ensure that program content is relevant and up-to-date. Computer skills are emphasized in our accounting courses. In addition to learning theory and practical knowledge, you will learn how to use applications such as Microsoft Excel, Peachtree, and QuickBooks.


Career & Technical Education

  • Paul Mueller
    Educational Planner
    Career & Advisng Center
    Ext. 2635
  • Susan Davis, MBA, CPA
    Accounting Instructor
    Ext. 4374

University Transfer