2011-2012 Catalog 
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2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting - Associate of Technical Arts Degree

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See program requirement sheet. 

The Associate of Technical Arts Degree in Accounting is a program designed for students who completed the Business Information Technology - Accounting Certificate  and want advanced skills for employment in the accounting field. The program includes technology, management, communication, and accounting courses for those who seek jobs as office managers, administrative assistants, executive assistants, program managers, small business owners, and others who will be working with budgets and financial information. The program is also designed for those who are looking for advancement in their careers or a new skill set in understanding and using financial information.

Credit/Grade Requirements This ATA degree requires successful completion of 90 credits as outlined. To receive the ATA degree in Accounting, the student must complete the 42-credit Accounting Certificate  requirements. A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds Community College. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college-level courses.

Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning degrees and certificates of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by completing courses marked as “CD” on the requirement sheet and/or “Meets Cultural Diversity Requirement” in the quarterly class schedule. Those courses may also be used to fulfill other requirements of the degree or certificate.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted to Enrollment Services by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Forms are available online or at Enrollment Services located in Lynnwood Hall.

Students are advised to:

  • Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year,
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning, and
  • Communicate with a faculty adviser.
Gisela Dicklin gdicklin@edcc.edu | 425.640.1504
Sophia Ju sophia.ju@edcc.edu | 425.640.1124
Amy Shigley amy.shigley@edcc.edu | 425.640.1599
Peter Vander Weyst pvanderw@edcc.edu | 425.640.1636
Andy Williams andy.williams@edcc.edu | 425.640.1450
College Resources:  
Edmonds CC website www.edcc.edu
How to enroll www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer center www.edcc.edu/transfer
Advising appointments 425.640.1458
College bookstore www.edcc.edu/bookstore

Note: This requirement planning sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic adviser. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds Community College degree or certificate is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

PGM Code – 505T
Effective summer 2011 | Rev: 02/11

II. Career Management Requirements (4-6 credits):

These courses should be taken within the last two quarters of your program.

Degree Outcomes

Students completing this degree will be able to:

  • Use appropriate technology and technical skills to manage information and solve problems.
  • Recognize professional values and exhibit professional behavior in the work environment.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships in multicultural settings.
  • Demonstrate the mathematical skills essential to employment.
  • Analyze and record financial information in a manual and computerized system.
  • Demonstrate the ability to research employment opportunities, prepare an effective employment package, and present oneself positively in a job interview.
  • Communicate business information effectively using a variety of formats.
  • Analyze information and make decisions that support the organization’s mission.

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