Accounting

Welcome to the Accounting Program at Kaua'i Community College! 

The accounting curriculum promotes the dynamic yet practical nature of the accounting profession. An emphasis on the integration of knowledge and technology forms a solid foundation that will support versatile career and educational endeavors. Students are engaged in skills and competencies to succeed as paraprofessionals in business environments such as bookkeeping, payroll processing, tax preparation or supporting roles in government, new or continuing small businesses, or other large industries such as hospitality, tourism, or agriculture. All certificates and degrees allow students to blend a mixture of college-level, technical, occupational, and/or baccalaureate-leading, transferable courses. The curriculum is considerate of socio-economic and academic diversity and encourages life-long learning.

Graduation Requirements

A grade of “C” or higher in all Accounting program courses is required for graduation.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Convey financial information clearly and appropriately to the audience and purpose.
  2. Organize, analyze, interpret, and present timely and accurate financial information.
  3. Apply accounting principles and techniques as needed.
  4. Use standard and emerging technologies to perform basic office functions and to improve quality and productivity.
  5. Maintain professional and personal development.
  6. Demonstrate work attitude, behavior, and appearance that contribute to continued employability.
  7. Use critical thinking skills that reflect legal and ethical standards and values of the accounting profession.

Guided Pathways to Completion

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Accounting Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS), 60-61 credits

Fall Semester 1

  • ACC 124 - Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
  • ACC 255 - Using Excel in Accounting (formerly ACC 155 & BUSN 130) (3 credits)
  • Computer/Technology: BUSN 121, BUSN 123, BUSN 130; ICS 101, or ICS 111 (3 credits)
  • Cultural Environment: ANTH 200; HWST 107, HWST 111; PHIL 100; REL 150; or Core Options  (3 credits)
  • Written Communication:/ ENG 100 - Composition I (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • ACC 125 - Principles of Accounting II (3 credits)
  • ACC 132 - Payroll and Hawaii General Excise Tax (3 credits)
  • BLAW 200 - Legal Environment of Business (3 credits)
  • Electives: Any 100-level or higher course (3 credits)
  • Thinking, Reasoning-Mathematics: Core Options (excluding ACC 124 and ACC 201) (3 credits)

Fall Semester 3

  • ACC 126 - Principles of Accounting III (3 credits)
  • ACC 134 - Individual Income Tax Preparation (3 credits)
  • Electives: Any 100-level or higher course (3 credits)
  • Social Environment (3 credits)
  • Written Communication: Core Options (3 credits)

Spring Semester 4

  • ACC 137 - Business Income Tax Preparation (3 credits)
  • ACC 193V - Cooperative Education (1 credit) (1‐3 credits if completed ACC 201)
  • ACC 252 - Using Quick Books in Accounting (formerly ACC 128) (3 credits)
  • Natural Environment: Any 100-level or higher Natural Science, DB, DP, or Core Options (3 credits)
  • Oral Communication: Core Options (3 credits)
  • Social Environment: ECON 130, ECON 131; MGT 124; POLS; SOC; or Core Options (3 credits)

Total credits 60-61

*ACC 201 will fulfill the requirements for ACC 124 and ACC 125, or ACC 124 and ACC 201 will fulfill the requirements for ACC 124 and ACC 125
**ACC 202 will fulfill the requirement for ACC 126

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Accounting Certificate of Achievement (CA), 28-31 credits


Fall Semester 1

  • ACC 124 - Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
  • ACC 255 - Using Excel in Accounting (3 credits)
  • Computer/Technology: BUSN 121, BUSN 123, BUSN 130; ICS 101, or ICS 111 (3 credits)
  • Written Communication: Core Options (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • ACC 125 - Principles of Accounting II (3 credits)
  • ACC 132 - Payroll and Hawaii General Excise Tax (3 credits)
  • ACC 252 - Using QuickBooks in Accounting (3 credits)
  • Thinking - Reasoning-Mathematics: Core Options (excluding ACC 124 and ACC 201) (3 credits)

Summer Semester

  • ACC 193V - Cooperative Education (1 credit) (1‐3 credits if completed ACC 201)

Fall Semester 3

  • ACC 134 - Individual Income Tax Preparation (3 credits)
  • Electives: Any 100-level or higher course (3 credits)

Total credits: 28-31

*ACC 201 will fulfill the requirements for ACC 124 and ACC 125, or ACC 124 and ACC 201 will fulfill the requirements for ACC 124 and ACC 125.
**ACC 202 will fulfill the requirement for ACC 126

 

Accounting Assistant Certificate of Achievement (CA), 24 credits


Fall Semester 1

  • ACC 124 - Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
  • ACC 255 - Using Excel in Accounting (3 credits)
  • Computer/Technology: BUSN 121, BUSN 123, BUSN 130; ICS 101, or ICS 111 (3 credits)
  • Written Communication: Core Options (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • ACC 125 - Principles of Accounting II (3 credits)
  • ACC 252 - Using QuickBooks in Accounting (3 credits)
  • Electives: Any 100-level or higher course (3 credits)
  • Thinking, Reasoning-Mathematics: Core Options (excluding ACC 124 and ACC 201) (3 credits)

Total credits: 24

*ACC 201 will fulfill the requirements for ACC 124 and ACC 125, or ACC 124 and ACC 201 will fulfill the requirements for ACC 124 and ACC 125.
**ACC 202 will fulfill the requirement for ACC 126

Payroll Preparer Certificate of Achievement (CA), 24 credits


Fall Semester 1

  • ACC 124 - Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
  • Computer/Technology: ACC 252, ACC 255; BUSN 121, BUSN 123, BUSN 130; ICS 101, or ICS 111 (3 credits)
    Recommended options: ACC 252 and ACC 255
  • Elective (3 credits)
  • Written Communication: Core Options (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • ACC 132 - Payroll and Hawaii General Excise Tax (3 credits)
  • Computer/Technology: ACC 252, ACC 255; BUSN 121, BUSN 123, BUSN 130; ICS 101, or ICS 111 (3 credits)
    Recommended options: ACC 252 and ACC 255
  • Electives: Any 100-level or higher course (3 credits)
  • Thinking, Reasoning-Mathematics : Core Options (excluding ACC 124 and ACC 201) (3 credits)

Total credits: 24

*ACC 201 will fulfill the requirements for ACC 124 and ACC 125, or ACC 124 and ACC 201 will fulfill the requirements for ACC 124 and ACC 125.
**ACC 202 will fulfill the requirement for ACC 126.

Small Business Accounting Certificate of Achievement (CA), 24 credits


Fall Semester 1

  • ACC 124 - Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
  • ACC 255 - Using Excel in Accounting (3 credits)
  • Computer/Technology: BUSN 121, BUSN 123, BUSN 130; ICS 101, or ICS 111 (3 credits)
  • Written Communication: Core Options (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • ACC 125 - Principles of Accounting II (3 credits)
  • ACC 132 - Payroll and Hawaii General Excise Tax (3 credits)
  • ACC 252 - Using QuickBooks in Accounting (3 credits)
  • Electives: Any 100-level or higher course (3 credits)

Total credits: 24

*ACC 201 will fulfill the requirements for ACC 124 and ACC 125, or ACC 124 and ACC 201 will fulfill the requirements for ACC 124 and ACC 125.
**ACC 202 will fulfill the requirement for ACC 126.

Tax Preparer Certificate of Achievement (CA), 24 credits


Fall Semester 1

  • ACC 124 - Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
  • ACC 134 - Individual Income Tax Preparation (3 credits)
  • ACC 255 - Using Excel in Accounting (3 credits)
  • Written Communication: Core Options (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • ACC 125 - Principles of Accounting II (3 credits)
  • ACC 137 - Business Income Tax Preparation (3 credits)
  • Computer Technology: ACC 252; BUSN 121, BUSN 123, BUSN 130; ICS 101, or ICS 111 (3 credits)
  • Electives: Any 100-level or higher course (3 credits)

Total credits: 24

*ACC 201 will fulfill the requirements for ACC 124 and ACC 125, or ACC 124 and ACC 201 will fulfill the requirements for ACC 124 and ACC 125.
**ACC 202 will fulfill the requirement for ACC 126.

 

Basic Accounting Certificate of Competence (CO), 9 credits

Fall Semester 1

  • ACC 124 Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • ACC 125 Principles of Accounting II (3 credits)

Fall Semester 3

  • ACC 126 or ACC 252 (3 credits)

Total credits: 9

*ACC 202 or ACC 252 will fulfill the requirement for ACC 126

Accounting Office Assistant Certificate of Competence (CO) 18 credits


Fall Semester 1

  • ACC 124 - Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
  • ACC 255 - Using Excel in Accounting (3 credits)
  • Computer/Technology: ACC 252; BUSN 121, BUSN 123, BUSN 130; ICS 101, or ICS 111 (3 credits)
  • Written Communication: Core Options (3 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • ACC 125 - Principles of Accounting II (3 credits)
  • Thinking, Reasoning-Mathematics: Core Options (excluding ACC 124 and ACC 201) (3 credits)

Total credits: 18

*ACC 201 will fulfill the requirements for ACC 124 and ACC 125, or ACC 124 and ACC 201 will fulfill the requirements for ACC 124 and ACC 125.
**ACC 202 will fulfill the requirement for ACC 126.

We provide exceptional learning experiences that prepare students for successful careers in the Accounting industry which include jobs in bookkeeping, payroll processing, tax preparation, and office assisting. The many facets of accounting can lead to a variety of careers.