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Academic Subject Certificate in Accounting

Accounting Academic Subject Certificate, 15 credits

Get workforce skills while earning your AA degree. In this certificate program, you’ll focus your AA degree electives on acquiring accounting skills.  If you’re interested in accounting as a possible major at a four-year institution, this is a perfect way to prepare. With this certificate, you’ll be have specialized training in accounting, which will greatly enhance your employment potential and admission into four-year business programs.


Updated for 2013-2014



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 Credits



*ACC 124, ACC 125, and ACC 126 can also be taken to meet ACC 201 and 202 requirements.

Planning to transfer to a four year?
It is recommended that students who are also completing the AA degree take ECON 130 or ECON 131 as one of their Social Science courses. ECON 130 and ECON 131 are required for students transferring to four-year business programs.

For students planning to transfer to UHM, BUS 101 or ICS 101 are recommended to fulfill the technology prerequisite for the Shidler College of Business.

Students planning to transfer to UHWO or UHM should review admission requirements for math and take the appropriate math course.

Additional recommendations are ENG 100 for written communication and SP 151 for oral communication.


Related Degrees and Certificates

  • AS in Accounting
  • CA in Accounting
  • CC in Small Business Accounting

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