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Associate in Applied Science - Accounting Assistant

MSM Group - Spokane Community College MSM Group - Spokane Community College, USA

Intake Sep 2023

Jan 2023, Jul 2022, Sep 2022

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USD 20788

Tuition Fee (USD)

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USD 100 Waived

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24 months


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Program Overview

As a paraprofessional in the accounting field, the accounting assistant analyzes and interprets the essential information about the operations of a business and contributes vitally to important policies and decisions.

An accounting assistant should have an above-average aptitude for working with numbers and the ability to concentrate and communicate. Accounting affords a continuing challenge to creative, alert minds.

In addition to earning and AAS at the completion of the six-quarter program, students will earn an Accounting Clerk Certificate after completing the first three-quarters of the AAS degree, and an Accounting Assistant AAS after completing the full six quarters of the program. All students graduating from this program must have a minimum grade of 2.0 in each of the accounting, business, economics, and management courses. Students must also have a 2.0 cumulative minimum grade point average in all required courses in this program.

This degree is non-transferable to a four-year university. Students working toward the associate in arts degree for transfer to a four-year institution should consult individually with an advisor or counselor for planning the Business DTA or AA degree program. For information on Business DTA and AA degree requirements, refer to the Degree and Certificate Requirements section of the CCS catalog. More information on specific transfer programs can be found in the Academic Programs section of the CCS catalog.

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze financial data and prepare statistical comparisons for use in the budgeting process.
  • Assist in determination of inventory order quantities, cash requirements, capital investment decisions, and break-even analysis.
  • Use various types of office machines.
  • Post and/or supervise the posting of accounts receivable and payable.
  • Help maintain data processing applications of routine accounting systems.
  • Have a basic comprehension of business operations, a knowledge of business vocabulary, and an understanding of economic systems.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly or annual business and payroll tax reports.
  • Process payroll related transactions.

Additional Information

Program Level Associate Degree

Application Processing Days 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma.

    5.5 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
    61 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    43 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    85 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
    60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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    Tuition Fee

    USD 100 Waived

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    0 Per year

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    Frequently Asked Questions

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    Student Visa

    When Should I Apply?

    4 to 6 months

    Bank Account?

    No Need

    Duration of visa

    Course Duration + 3 Months

    Time to Wait for Visa

    35 Days



    How can you apply

    Cost and Expenses


    Visa Fee

    Minimum Funds

    833 CAD, 917 CAD

    Other Expenses

    Medical Fee and more

    Examination and Skills

    Medical Examination


    Language Skills


    Work Permit

    Students who wish to work in Canada require a work permit to do so. A student in Canada can work part-time during the course of his studies and full-time during holidays and semester breaks and post the completion of their course/program.

    Work Permit

    Till valid study visa

    Working Hours

    20 hours/week

    Documents Required

    Study Permit

    Social Insurance Number

    Study Permit

    Post Graduate Work Permit

    The Post- Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) allows you to work for three years in Canada if you have completed a two years degree or more.

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    Form or Online

    Documents Required

    List of Documents

    When to Apply

    First 3 months

    How long does it take?

    90 Days


    3 Years


    CAD 255


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