North Seattle College Opens Doors to Multiple Careers in Accounting
Accounting is the language of business and encompasses the information systems which measure business activities and process economic information into reports for decision makers.
North’s programs serve both college graduates and new students with little or no background in the field. You can retrain in the CPA preparation program, enroll in the AB transfer program and prepare for a 4-year college degree in business or accounting, complete the 2-year AAS degree for immediate employment as an accountant, learn about tax preparation (these programs are currently on hold pending review and revision), get a bookkeeping or accounting achievement certificate, update your skills in computerized accounting or enroll in the Not-for-Profit Management certificate.
Choose from daily daytime classes or twice-a-week evening classes onsite, hybrids that run part onsite and part online, and fully online classes (for most accounting programs). Online learning is very popular and provides flexibility for students while providing an education in a 24/7 environment.
North is one of the top 2-year colleges in numbers of accounting courses in the state of Washington. Class-offerings and schedules are student-driven, with lots of flexibility and rapid response to student needs.
Accounting faculty have industry and government experience and reflect the changing environment in the accounting industry itself, including varied ethnic backgrounds and specialties.
Computer labs provide exposure to the latest accounting software, such as QuickBooks and Peachtree. Study assignments develop not only number skills, but also writing/speaking and teamwork/interpersonal skills.
Internships are currently imbedded in the program (because the current economy precludes most industry internships). Faculty provide an unpaid teaching assistant post and opportunities for students to work with staff — doing research, special projects and surveys.
Make use of tutoring options at the Accounting Learning Center where well-qualified tutors provide assistance from 1 – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday on a drop-in basis at no cost. You’ll get excellent individual attention from your student tutor, who is closely supervised by accounting faculty members.
Access financial aid through federal, state and institutional sources and Worker Retraining, as well as scholarships, international student programs, veterans’ assistance and emergency assistance.
Participate in the Student Accounting Club, which attracts varied speakers, including CPAs and company financial directors.