Accounting

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.

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

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Potential Careers

Bookkeeping Clerk
Bookkeeping Clerk Pay

In Washington state, the median wage for a bookkeeping clerk is $14.56 an hour or $30,300 per year.

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Bookkeeping Clerk Growth Outlook

In Washington state, the office clerk field is expected to grow 15% between 2010 and 2020 — from 48,785 positions to 56,174 positions.

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Bookkeeping Clerk Job Duties

Perform duties too varied and diverse to be classified in any specific office clerical occupation, requiring knowledge of office systems and procedures. Clerical duties may be assigned in accordance with the office procedures of individual establishments and may include a combination of answering telephones, bookkeeping, typing or word processing, stenography, office machine operation, and filing.

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Bookkeeping Clerk Cost

Our Bookkeeping Clerk Certificate — the recommended certificate for this career path — has an estimated cost of $3,917.36.

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Fiscal Technician
Fiscal Technician Pay

In the state of Washington, the median wage for a fiscal technician is $18.28 an hour or $38,000 per year.

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Fiscal Technician Growth Outlook

It's predicted that the number of fiscal technician jobs in the U.S. will grow by 14% between 2010 and 2020.

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Fiscal Technician Job Duties

Compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete. Perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. May also check the accuracy of figures, calculations, and postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers

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Fiscal Technician Tuition & Fees

The total tuition and fees for the Accounting Degree — the recommended degree for this career — is $9,758.48.

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Meet the Instructors

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.

Contact Lucy
lucy.dorum@cptc.edu
253-589-5621
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.

Contact Suzanne
suzanne.cooke@cptc.edu
253-589-5691

Degrees & Certificates

Within our Accounting Program, we offer both an Accounting Degree and a Bookkeeping Clerk certificate. Click the links for details.