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Accounting

Why Choose the Accounting Program?

If you love logic, numbers, attention to detail and accuracy, Clover Park Technical College's Accounting program can teach you how to understand the processes of identifying, measuring and communicating economic information for a career in accounting.

Jobs in the accounting field typically have regular work hours, and employers are looking for problem-solving and people skills, as well as the ability to analyze transactions and record or resolve them. If you like working with numbers in an office environment, this program and career path might be the perfect fit for you!

How Long It Takes:

Accounting AAT & AAST Degree

Bookkeeping Clerk Certificate

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.

Potential Careers

Payroll/Timekeeping Clerk

Payroll/Timekeeping Clerk Career & Wage Details 


Fiscal Technician/Bookkeeping Clerk 

Fiscal Technician/Bookkeeping Clerk Career & Wage Details


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

Career Pathway

Find your timeline and learning plan with Program Maps.

Understand program costs, Tuition and Fees

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Meet Your Instructors

Lucy Dorum 

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Lucy Dorum has an associate degree from Fort Steilacoom Community College (now Pierce College) and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Western Washington University. She has over 40 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 more than 30 years.

Bldg 11, Rm 148
253-589-5621
lucy.dorum@cptc.edu


Suzanne Cooke

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Suzanne Cooke has an associate 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 more than 12 years.

Bldg 11, Rm 147
253-589-5691
suzanne.cooke@cptc.edu

Accounting Program Information Sessions usually occur at 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. 

To learn more about information sessions, visit cptc.edu/info-sessions

Visit the Academic Calendar at cptc.edu/academic-calendar to see when the next information session is scheduled.

STORIES ABOUT OUR ACCOUNTING PROGRAM

Board of Trustees Awards Tenure to Four Instructors

The Clover Park Technical College Board of Trustees capped last week’s March meeting by awarding tenure to a quartet of CPTC instructors.

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New Career Track Starts at CPTC

Going back to school with a 2-year-old daughter took some adjusting for Accounting Program student Leslie Potts. After relocating to Washington state from South Dakota and enrolling at Clover Park Technical College, Potts had to adjust to seeing her daughter less during the day.

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‘You Can Go Back to School’

"It doesn’t matter what age you are or what background you have, you can go back to school,” Accounting Program student Michael Kizer said. “You can have a better life.”

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