The Accounting program at UH Maui College is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the accounting profession within government and private business. Students who select the Accounting program should have the interest and aptitude for computational work. Students are prepared to work as an Account Clerk or Accounting Assistant with completion of the Certificate of Achievement (30 credits), and as a Bookkeeper with completion of the Associate in Applied Science degree (60 credits). With additional education, graduates of this program may become an Accountant or Auditor.

Students planning to transfer to the UH Maui College ABIT program, the UH Mānoa Shidler College of Business, or to business programs at UH Hilo, UH West Oahu, or another college should see a counselor about the requirements for entrance to these schools. These colleges have specific entrance requirements and not all Accounting program courses fulfill these requirements or are transferable. Accounting majors are required to earn a letter grade of C or better (or credit-by-exam) for Accounting courses.

Contact the program coordinator, Jan Moore, at 984-3468, or by email at for more information.

Requirements for Certificate of Achievement (CA):  30 credits
Accounting 124(3), 125(3), 132(3), 150(3)**   Business/Communication 130(3)
Business Technology 150, or   Any two:  English 100, 209(3,3)
Information & Computer Science 101 or 115(3)   General Education elective(3)
Business elective(3)***


Requirements for Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree: 60 credits
All CA courses(30) plus:
Accounting 134(3), 255(3), 202(3), 295(3)    Social Science elective(3)
Business electives(6)***    Natural Science elective(3)
Humanities elective(3)    Mathematics 103,**** 115, or higher(3)

Full-time students would take courses in this sequence:
First Semester (Fall) Credits
*ACC 124 Principles of Accounting I** 3
*ACC 132 Payroll and Hawai‘i  General Excise Tax 3
*BUSN 150 Introduction to Business Computing, or
ICS 101 Digital Tools for the Information World, or
ICS 115  Microcomputer Applications 3
ENG 100 Composition I 3
General Education elective 3
Second Semester (Spring) Credits
*ACC 125 Principles of Accounting II, or
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting** 3
*ACC 134 Income Tax Preparation 3
ENG 209  Business & Managerial Writing 3
 *BUS/COM 130 Business Communication – Oral 3
*Business elective*** 3
Third Semester (Fall) Credits
ACC 150 Using QuickBooks in Accounting 3
ACC 202  Managerial Accounting** 3
Business elective*** 3
Humanities elective 3
Social Science elective 3
Fourth Semester (Spring) Credits
ACC 255  Using Spreadsheets in Accounting 3
ACC 295  Accounting Capstone 3
Business elective*** 3
Natural Science elective 3
MATH 103 College Algebra,**** or
MATH 115  Statistics, or
MATH 135  Pre-Calculus:  Elementary Functions, or
MATH 203  Calculus for Business and Social Sciences 3

Grade C or better required in all ACC courses.


      *Note: Courses required for Certificate of Achievement.
    **Note: Option 1:  ACC 124, ACC 125, and ACC 202;
Option 2:  ACC 124, ACC 201, and ACC 202; or
Option 3:  ACC 201, ACC 202, and Business elective(3).
 ***Note: Prerequisite courses to program requirements may not be used as Business electives.  Recommended:  ACC 193v and/or BLAW 200
****Note: Mathematics 103 is required for transfer to UH West Oahu Business Administration.