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Accounting is often called the language of business. Accounting majors learn how to keep financial records and prepare reports and statements to support businesses.


For most students wishing to transfer to a four-year university to major in Accounting, the Associate of Business degree is the right degree for you! As always, you need to check in with an advisor to ensure the degree and courses you are taking will prepare you for your specific goals. Students in this program will learn how to classify, analyze, record, and interpret business transactions, how business operate and why certain business decisions are made, and gain computer skills and experience through the use of general ledger and accounting software.

Careers in Accounting!

Career options include:

  • • Bookkeeper
  • • Accountant, CPA
  • • Pricing and Contracts
  • • Tax Accountant
  • • Auditors
  • • Budget Analysts
  • • Forensic Accountants

Prospective employers in Washington state include Microsoft, Amazon, Expedia, Costco, Starbucks, Alaska Airlines and many more!

Transfer Institutions

South Seattle College has direct transfer agreements with four-year institutions throughout Washington state, including University of Washington, Washington State University and Seattle University. With the assistance of an advisor, you will create an educational plan tailored to transfer to the institution of your choice. Accounting and Business graduates from South have also transferred to out-of-state institutions including the University of California and Oregon State University.

Degree Information

Students wishing to transfer to a four-year university to major in Accounting will need to complete either the Associate of Arts or the Associate in Business degree. Most students complete the Associate in Business degree as it includes all the business prerequisites, as well as the Accounting courses.

Associate In Business Degree

Accounting Faculty

Learn more about our faculty and how to contact them on the faculty page.