Invest in your future – get a degree or certificate in Accounting. Our programs deliver skills-focused curriculum with excellent instruction, affordable tuition, convenient locations, and flexible scheduling.

Learn the practical skills accounting industry ermployers need today:

  • Technical skills: Microsoft Excel®, QuickBooks®, payroll accounting, taxation, computation, and accounting principles and practices for recording transactions, preparing financial statements, and making management decisions. The BAS in Accounting also includes data and business analytics skills, cost accounting, finance, auditing, and accounting information systems and controls.
  • Soft skills: communication, critical thinking, work readiness, and skills to help foster diverse, equitable, and inclusive teams and organizations.


What is your professional goal? Consider the work you want to do. Different accounting careers require different education and skills:

Bookkeeper or Bookkeeping Clerk; Accounting Clerk or Assistant; Accounts Receivable or Payable Clerk; Auditing Clerk; Payroll Clerk or Specialist; Tax Preparer

Associate degree in Accounting

Accountant, Auditor, Cost Accountant, Tax Accountant, Managerial (or Management) Accountant, Financial Auditor, Internal Auditor, Financial Analyst, Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) [additional college courses required for licensure]

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting

Earnings for accounting occupations that require a bachelor’s degree are significantly higher than those requiring an associate degree. Determine your career goals and we will help you chart your educational path to achieve them! 


Start with an associate degree. Advance your career in the field and unlock more opportunities with a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in accounting. Keep your job while you complete the program and advance your career!

Associate in Applied Arts (AAA) – Accounting

This is a 90-credit program with a focus on developing in-depth practical accounting knowledge and skills.

Students who complete this degree can apply for entry-level jobs in accounting or continue their education in Green River’s BAS in Accounting program. You can earn all 90 credits for this technical associate degree entirely online, or take some classes in a hybrid format for an in-person learning experience.

This degree generally does not transfer to universities.

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Accounting 

NEW! Beginning FALL 2024

This is four-year 180-credit degree that builds on a technical associate degree. We designed this program to prepare students for employment in a variety of accounting and auditing positions.

Combine your associate degree with 90 additional credits to earn the Bachelor of Applied Science in Accounting degree. Although you can build upon any associate degree,  Accounting, AAA and Associate in Business AB-DTA/MRP degrees provide the best foundation.

The BAS in Accounting degree is a great pathway for students who want to earn a master’s degree, or to attain the CPA (Certified Public Accountant) or CMA (Certified Management Accountant) credential.

The program is structured to allow students to work while attending college:

  • online classes for some courses
  • hybrid classes meet one evening per week

You must complete an associate degree to enroll in the BAS program.

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Planning to transfer to a public or private university?

See the Associate in Business, AB-DTA/MRP degree 






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Nicole Harris

Program Director and Accounting Faculty Member 

Pat Carter, CPA

Faculty, Accounting

Jeanette Fohn, CPA

Faculty, Accounting



Explore careers in accounting - education, earnings, employment trends

Associate Degree Careers: Accounting Clerk/Associate/Specialist/Technician, Tax Preparer, Payroll Clerk/Specialist, Accounts Receivable/Accounts Payable Specialist, Auditing Clerk, Bookkeeping Clerk

Bachelor's Degree Careers: Accountant, Tax Accountant, Managerial Accountant, Forensic Accountant, Management Advisory Services Consultant, Auditor, Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Cost Accountant, Financial Auditor, General Accountant, Internal Auditor, Revenue Tax Specialist

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