Students who want to study accounting with a goal of becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or attending business school can begin their education at Clatsop. Increasing regulation of the financial industry is driving demand for well trained accountants with the communication skills to work as part of a team to improve the competitiveness of organizations and businesses.

The Associate of Science, Oregon Transfer (ASOT) degree is the starting point for a transfer student pursuing further study of accounting. Four year schools also produce options for graduates of Clatsop’s Accounting Technician and Business Management Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) degrees. Your advisor can help you make a plan to begin or continue your education.

Accounting for Business Pathways Certificate Program  
Length of training:  approximately 12 months
Roadmap for Accounting for Business

Entry Level Accounting Clerk Pathways Certificate Program

Length of training;  approximately 9 months
Roadmap for Entry Level Accounting Clerk

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Take the COMPASS placement evaluation (You will be prompted to register online for the COMPASS through online admissions. For more information about the COMPASS Placement Evaluation click here).
  3. Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor (If you need help identifying your advisor contact the Student Services Center at 503-338-2411 or email). 
  4. Register for Classes.

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