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Bookkeeping Courses at Clover Park Technical College (CPTC)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 005752
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Bookkeeping Courses

The bookkeeping program at Clover Park Technical College prepares students for bookkeeping positions or entry-level accounting positions. The program focuses on providing technical administrative support to professional accountant and other financial management personnel. Program courses include: posting transactions to accounts, record-keeping systems, accounting software operation, and general accounting principles and practices. Get more details below including other Washington colleges that offer bookkeeping courses.

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Students Enrolled in the Bookkeeping Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. CPTC has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Less Than One Year Certificate
  • Associate's Degree
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Less Than One Year Certificate2
    Associate's Degree11

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male2
    Female11

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Asian1
    Black1
    White8
    Unknown2

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Bookkeeping program at Clover Park Technical College, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Tax Preparers

  • Description:

    Prepare tax returns for individuals or small businesses.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, tax preparers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 9.8% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 630
      • Average Hourly Rate: $19.43
      • Average Annual Salary: $40,410
    • Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division
      • Average Hourly Rate: $13.36
      • Average Annual Salary: $27,780

Statement Clerks

  • Description:

    Prepare and distribute bank statements to customers, answer inquiries, and reconcile discrepancies in records and accounts.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, statement clerks employment is expected to grow at a rate of 19.7% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 5,080
      • Average Hourly Rate: $19.53
      • Average Annual Salary: $40,610
    • Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 1,400
      • Average Hourly Rate: $16.63
      • Average Annual Salary: $34,590

Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

  • Description:

    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.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks employment is expected to grow at a rate of 13.6% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 17,200
      • Average Hourly Rate: $19.53
      • Average Annual Salary: $40,610
    • Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 3,990
      • Average Hourly Rate: $18.15
      • Average Annual Salary: $37,760

Gaming Cage Workers

  • Description:

    In a gaming establishment, conduct financial transactions for patrons. May reconcile daily summaries of transactions to balance books. May accept patron's credit application and verify credit references to provide check-cashing authorization or to establish house credit accounts. May sell gambling chips, tokens, or tickets to patrons, or to other workers for resale to patrons. May convert gaming chips, tokens, or tickets to currency upon patron's request. May use a cash register or computer to record transaction.

Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks

  • Description:

    Compile and record employee time and payroll data. May compute employees' time worked, production, and commission. May compute and post wages and deductions, or prepare paychecks.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, payroll and timekeeping clerks employment is expected to grow at a rate of 14.6% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 1,530
      • Average Hourly Rate: $22.01
      • Average Annual Salary: $45,770
    • Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 360
      • Average Hourly Rate: $18.60
      • Average Annual Salary: $38,690

Brokerage Clerks

  • Description:

    Perform duties related to the purchase, sale or holding of securities. Duties include writing orders for stock purchases or sales, computing transfer taxes, verifying stock transactions, accepting and delivering securities, tracking stock price fluctuations, computing equity, distributing dividends, and keeping records of daily transactions and holdings.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, brokerage clerks employment is expected to grow at a rate of 5.9% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 460
      • Average Hourly Rate: $21.59
      • Average Annual Salary: $44,900
    • Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 70
      • Average Hourly Rate: $22.73
      • Average Annual Salary: $47,280

Statistical Assistants

  • Description:

    Compile and compute data according to statistical formulas for use in statistical studies. May perform actuarial computations and compile charts and graphs for use by actuaries. Includes actuarial clerks.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, statistical assistants employment is expected to grow at a rate of 6.0% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 260
      • Average Hourly Rate: $21.30
      • Average Annual Salary: $44,310

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Bookkeeping Programs in Washington

Bookkeeping programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Pierce College District 11

Lakewood, WA
Type: Community College

11 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Bookkeeping (C,A)
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Tacoma Community College

Tacoma, WA
Type: Community College

130 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Bookkeeping (C,A)
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Bates Technical College

Tacoma, WA
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Bookkeeping (A)
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Pierce College at Puyallup

Puyallup, WA
Type: Community College

6 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Bookkeeping (C,A)
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Highline Community College

Des Moines, WA
Type: Community College

33 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Bookkeeping (C,A)
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Green River Community College

Auburn, WA
Type: Community College

170 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Bookkeeping (C,A)
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South Puget Sound Community College

Olympia, WA
Type: Community College

46 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Bookkeeping (C,A)
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South Seattle Community College

Seattle, WA
Type: Community College

9 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Bookkeeping (A)
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Renton Technical College

Renton, WA
Type: Community College

42 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Bookkeeping (C,A)
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Olympic College

Bremerton, WA
Type: Community College

38 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Bookkeeping (C,A)