Skip to content

Accounting Associate Degree

AAS Associate of Applied Science Degree
type of award
2 Years
total Credits
Financial Aid Available
Next Steps

Start your journey!

Apply Now

Want to learn more?

Get Info
On this page

Launch your career with Clackamas Community College's Accounting Associate Degree 


Are you fond of numbers and have an eye for detail? Do you enjoy problem-solving and helping others achieve their financial goals? If so, then Clackamas Community College's Accounting Associate Degree is perfect for you! 

Accounting is the language of business. The Accounting Associate Degree and Accounting Clerk Certificate at CCC develop your expertise in principles and practices to prepare you for a professional career in bookkeeping, accounting, or finance. You'll learn from experienced instructors who are passionate about accounting and committed to your success.  

We offer an affordable accounting program that is flexible — so you can earn a degree at your own pace, without breaking the bank. The Accounting Associate Degree can be completed fully online, although there are in-person classes if that works best for you. Clackamas Community College's Accounting Associate Degree can help you achieve your financial goals.

For detailed description and outcomes for this program, view the course catalog.

Required classes for the Accounting Associate Degree

Job Outlook

Count on a bright future in accounting  


The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment for accountants and auditors will grow 6% by 2030. This growth is due to the increasing complexity of financial regulations and the need for businesses to comply with them. 

An entry-level accountant is a financial specialist who performs a wide range of functions to support other accountants, managers and departments. This lucrative, diverse and fulfilling career field is always in high demand. 


For more information on career opportunities for this program, view the course catalog.

Unlock in-demand accounting proficiency skills 

Accountants and bookkeepers perform important work in businesses, nonprofits and government. Employers today are seeking candidates who possess analytical thinking and problem-solving ability, strong written and verbal communication skills, experience with collaboration, a customer service orientation, cultural competency, computer savviness, ethical values and a professional demeanor. 
With CCC’s Accounting Associate Degree, you should gain a comprehensive understanding of accounting principles and practices. Learn how to: 
  • Prepare financial statements. 
  • Analyze financial data.
  • Use accounting software. 
  • Apply tax and payroll laws and regulations. 
  • Communicate effectively with clients and colleagues. 
You should also develop critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills that are essential for success in any accounting or financial career. 
For more information on expected outcomes of successfully completing this program, view the course catalog.

Investing in your future

Clackamas Community College offers some of the lowest tuition rates in the Portland metro area. To begin building the cost for your program, you can start with the base estimate below. 

This estimate includes the cost of tuition and the general fees applied per class and per academic term. This estimate does not include additional fees required for many courses or the cost of course materials. Contact the program to learn more about additional costs that may apply. 

You can also find more information about the costs of attending CCC on the Tuition and Fees page.

Get help paying for college

Scholarships and grants (free money!) are available for students in this program. For help with financial aid and scholarships, contact the Financial Aid Resource Lab.  


Transfer Options

Transfer seamlessly to a bachelor degree at Oregon Institute of Technology 

Looking to take your technical skills to the next level? Look no further! This program seamlessly articulates with Oregon Institute of Technology's Bachelor of Applied Science in Technology and Management, allowing you to transition from your associate degree to a four-year program. Many of CCC's Accounting Associate Degree classes directly transfer to other four-year universities, as well. 

Students planning to continue their studies at a four-year college should consult an advisor to obtain the most recent transfer information.

Learn Online

Earn your Accounting Associate Degree online 

Boost your career opportunities with a flexible online Accounting Associate Degree from Clackamas Community College. Learn at a location and on a schedule that works for you. Clackamas offers online accounting classes that will equip you with the essential skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the field.

To learn more about CCC's online options and resources, visit Online Learning at CCC.

Earn a certificate on the way to your degree

Many degree programs at CCC offer opportunities to earn professional certificates along the way. These certificates can give your resume a boost and qualify you for jobs, even before you graduate. Every step you take gets you closer to your dreams. Even if you decide to change direction later, you will have a solid foundation to build on to keep moving forward.

Ready to get started?

Are you ready to get started?

Let's find your path at CCC.

Get Started Schedule of Classes

When does the next term start?

Find your start date! View our academic calendar.

Academic Calendar 

How can I pay for college?

Invest in your future. Learn about financial aid options and manage costs.

Financial Aid + Scholarships

Tuition and Fees

Not sure what to study?

Discover your path! Explore our wide range of degrees and certificates.

Browse Degrees + Certificates
Ready to Get Started?