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ACCT Certificate of Competence

Certificate of Competence
Small Business Accounting
12 or 15 Credits

Updated for 2014-2015

The Certificate of Competence in Small Business Accounting is for the student who wishes to quickly acquire accounting knowledge to be applied in a new or continuing small business. This certificate can be earned by attending live or online classes. Both the Certificate of Achievement and the Associate in Science Degree programs are designed to prepare the student for entry-level accounting positions in accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, inventory, bookkeeping, and other related fields. We emphasize our students’ development in the areas of analytical knowledge, communication skills, and computer applications. Our accounting programs provide solid foundations for any business career in government and private industry. In order to obtain an accounting certificate or degree, students must pass all required accounting courses with a grade of  “C” or better. Recommended schedules for full-time students: please see an academic advisor for help in choosing ACC 124 or ACC 201.

 First Semester Requirements

Course Alpha

Course Title


ACC 201
or ACC 124
and ACC 125

Intro to Financial Accounting (3)
College Accounting I (3)
College Accounting II (3)

3 or 6

BUS 101

Business Computer Systems



Total Semester Credits

6 or 9

 Second Semester Requirements

Course Alpha

Course Title


ACC 150

Using QuickBooks® in Accounting


ACC 132

Payroll & Hawai‘i GE Tax



Total Semester Credits



Total Credits

12 or 15

Certificate of Competence in Small Business Accounting
Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
Perform basic accounting tasks and maintain accurate accounting systems including the preparation of financial statements.
Use appropriate software to complete accounting/bookkeeping tasks.
Access, analyze, and interpret information to make judgments and to solve business problems.


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