Students in Ike Lea
Associate in Applied Science

Accounting

Interested in a career that every business needs? Accounting is an information system that measures business activities, prepares financial reports, and communicates the results to decision makers.

Take The Next Step

Request more information about this program or contact the program coordinator below to learn more:
Johanna (Jan) Moore
808-984-3468
moorejan@hawaii.edu

Course Schedules

View a month-by-month schedule of courses, as well as descriptions for each.

Scholarships

View our current scholarship opportunities. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Academic Counseling

Wayne Aguiran
waguiran@hawaii.edu
Appointments: 808.984.3306
Direct: 808.984.3327

Program Information

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 moorejan@hawaii.edu for more information.

Upon successful completion of the ACC Program, the student should be able to:

    1. Demonstrate satisfactory proficiency in the basic fundamental principles of financial and managerial accounting following generally accepted accounting principles with special emphasis on the elements of the accounting cycle; the rules of debit and credit, journalizing and posting, trial balances, adjustments, worksheets, financial statements, and the closing process.
    2. Demonstrate satisfactory proficiency in the basic principles procedures, terminology, and application of income and payroll tax laws.
    3. Demonstrate satisfactory proficiency in hands-on accounting skills for maintaining accounting records using commercial accounting software, and the use of spreadsheets to solve accounting problems.