Accounting Program Description

What is accounting?
Accounting is managing and keeping track of people’s money. The field of accounting includes keeping financial records for individuals, businesses, and the government. Accountants create financial reports, prepare payroll and taxes, conduct audits, and assist in financial decisions for a company or individual. Accountants are responsible for financial records to be accurate and updated to ensure sound financial decision making.

The accounting program
The Kapi`olani CC accounting program offers an associate in science (AS) degree and three certificates. The purpose of the program is to prepare students to be successful in the field of accounting by teaching personal and professional skills. The program offers workplace relevant courses in accounting, payroll, tax preparation, business, and accounting-related computer software applications.

Transfer option
The AS degree in accounting articulates to the University of Hawai`i-West Oahu toward a bachelor of arts in business administration with a concentration in accounting. An advisormay provide detailed information about the courses required or recommended for articulation.