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Academic Subject Certificate in Accounting

Academic Subject Certificate 

Updated for 2014-2015

15 credits
Designed to provide workforce skills to Liberal Arts students while earning their AA degree. Students taking these courses will also be able to enter the workforce after receiving their AA and can continue to work while pursuing a bachelor’s degree.

The Academic Subject Certificate in Accounting will provide students with an opportunity to focus their elective studies on acquiring accounting skills. Students interested in exploring accounting as a possible major at a four-year institution can take these courses while earning their AA degree. Students also will have the opportunity to show potential employers they have accounting skills improving their chances of getting an accounting clerk position. Students holding this certificate will also be able to present themselves as receiving specialized training in accounting, which will greatly enhance their employment potential and admission into four-year business programs.


Course Alpha

Course Title


Core Courses



MGT 121

Customer Service


ACC 201*

Introduction to Financial Accounting


ACC 202

Introduction to Managerial Accounting


Accounting Electives, select two


ACC 132

Payroll and Hawai‘i GE Tax (3)


ACC 134

Income Tax Preparation (3)


ACC 150
or ACC 255

Using QuickBooks® in Accounting (3) Using Spreadsheets in Accounting (3)


Total Semester Credits


Academic Subject Certificate in Accounting
Program 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
Access, analyze, and interpret information to make judgments and to solve basic business problems
Use appropriate software to complete accounting/bookkeeping tasks
Interact with customers, vendors, and co-workers in ways that effectively support the work to be accomplished and customer satisfaction

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