Accounting | Clover Park Technical College
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If you love numbers, attention to detail and accuracy, Clover Park Technical College's Accounting Program can prepare you to understand the process of identifying, measuring and communicating economic information.

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Our next program info session for Accounting is February 22 at 3 p.m. in Building 11, Room 144 . Come meet the instructors, see the classrooms, and learn how you can get started!

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We recommend that you start in fall or spring quarter with instructor permission.

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How Much It Costs

For program costs, visit the Tuition and Fees page.

Costs are estimated and are not guarantees.

You can learn more about financial aid and scholarships right here. Or view our full tuition & fees breakdown.

How Long It Takes

Bookkeeping Clerk Certificate: 3 quarters.

Accounting Degree: 6 quarters

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.

Potential Careers

Bookkeeping Clerk 

In Washington, median pay for bookkeeping clerks is $30,900 per year.

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Fiscal Technicians  

In Washington, median pay for fiscal technicians is $39,400 per year.

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Career Pathway

This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at

What You'll Learn

  • How to prepare and analyze basic and advanced financial statements according to industry standards.
  • How to prepare payroll, access forms, and prepare tax reports according to industry standards.
  • How to access information, analyze source documents, and record accounting transactions using common practices.

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Stories About Our Accounting Program

CPTC Joins Springbrook Summer Block Party

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One of the best places to spend a sunny Friday afternoon is in a park enjoying the warm weather and building relationships. That’s how a group of Clover Park Technical College students, faculty and staff spent several hours on Friday, July 29, offering free haircuts, face painting and numerous other activities to local residents at Lakewood’s Springbrook Park.

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New Career Track Starts at CPTC

After Leslie Potts rediscovered her love of math, she enrolled in CPTC's Accounting Program to pursue a career as an accountant.

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‘You Can Go Back to School’

After almost two decades in the workforce, Michael Kizer enrolled at CPTC to prepare for a career as a business owner.

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Degrees & Certificates

Within our Accounting Program, we offer both an Accounting Degree and a Bookkeeping Clerk certificate.

Bookkeeping Clerk Certificate

Type: Certificate

Avg. # of Quarters: 3

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Accounting Degree (AAT or AAS-T)

Type: AAT or AAS-T Degree

Avg. # of Quarters: 6

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Meet the Instructors

Lucy Dorum, an instructor at Clover Park Technical College near Tacoma
Lucy Dorum
Lucy Dorum has an associate’s degree from Fort Steilacoom Community College (now Pierce College) and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Western Washington University. She has 35 years of experience, including experience at a print shop, medical office and several civic groups. She has been teaching at Clover Park Technical College for 25 years.
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Suzanne Cooke, an instructor at Clover Park Technical College near Tacoma
Suzanne Cooke
Suzanne Cooke has an associate’s degree from Clover Park Technical College and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Texas A&M University. She has 17 years of experience in the finance industry, including work with consumer loans, mortgage loans and as a controller. She has been teaching at Clover Park Technical College for five years.
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