Prepare for a career in business


Business and accounting skills are crucial in every type of organization and industry. Whether an organization is public or private, government or non-profit, skilled professionals who can plan, manage, market, and monitor operations are essential. Within LCC’s business and accounting programs, you can choose from associate degree programs that prepare you to go to work in business and entry-level accounting positions, or transfer to a bachelor’s program.

NEW! Online Associate in Business Degree

Get the flexibility of an online format combined with the full resources of the campus community. Our new online associate in business degree is perfect for working adults. Learn more about how it can work for you!

Career Paths

Choosing a career in business or accounting can lead to a long-term, rewarding career with plenty of variety as well as opportunities for advancement.

  • Business management
  • International business
  • Marketing
  • Organizational leadership
  • Project management
  • Public and non-profit management
  • Real estate sales
  • Accounting and finance
  • Construction
  • Emergency management
  • Healthcare management
  • Hospitality


 Business and Accounting Photo

Skills & Abilities

  • Accounting
  • Customer service
  • Business law
  • Salesmanship
  • Human resource management
  • Small business management
  • Marketing
  • Project management
  • Computer applications
  • Business and personal tax reporting
  • Economics
  • Communications

Certificate and degree options

There are four associate degree and two certificate options in this pathway. Students who attend full-time can earn a certificate in three academic quarters (one year) or less, and an associate degree in three additional quarters (two years total). Associate degree options include accounting technician, business management, and business transfer (available on campus or fully online). Certificates include general business and retail management.

Transfer pathways for both business and accounting are available through the Lower Columbia Regional University Center, located on the LCC campus.

Contact Professional Technical Programs

Entry and Career Services located in the Admissions Center. Make an appointment to discuss your future by calling the Entry Center at 360.442.2311. Walk-ins welcome during regular business hours.

Entry Center (General Inquiries)

  (360) 442-2311

Career Services Inquiries

  (360) 442-2330

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