Small Business Accounting: Certificate of Competence
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 through successful completion of live or online classes and can be completed in two semesters.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to do the following:
- 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 solve business problems.
Program Coordinator: Evelyn Wong
Location: BE 208
Phone: (808) 455-0422
Business Program Counselor: Joy Lane
Location: BE 210
Phone: (808) 455-0220
Certificate of Competence (CO) Info at a Glance
Certificate of Competence (CO)
Accounting Core (Options)
Total Credits: 3
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting
ACC 124 Principles of Accounting AND ACC 125 Principles of Accounting II
Students who took ACC 124 in Semester 1, must take ACC 125 Principles of Accounting II.
The sequence of ACC 124, 125 and 202 is equivalent to the sequence of ACC 201 and 202 and vice versa. Therefore, credit will not be given for both sequences. A student who has completed ACC 124 or ACC 125 may not use ACC 201 as an elective for any AS or AAS degree. Similarly, a student who has completed ACC 201 may not use ACC 124 and ACC 125 as an elective for any AA degree.
***Highly Recommended, in addition to degree requirements:
- ACC 137 Business Income Tax Preparation (3)
Any course with ACC, BLAW, BUS, BUSN, FIN, ECOM, HIT, HOST, MGT, MKT, or TIM alphas may be taken.
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.