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The Accounting program prepares students for entry-level positions. Learning centers on the accounting equation and the accounting cycle, recording financial transactions, and preparing financial statements.

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Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students are prepared to: 

• Perform basic accounting tasks and business math skills to maintain accurate accounting systems in for-profit organizations. 

• Communicate with stake holders in a manner that reflects organizational culture and sensitivity to diverse customer and community needs. 

• Perform basic office functions using standard and emerging technologies. 

• Demonstrate, in a work environment, effective self management through efficient use of time and personal commitments. 

• Participate effectively in individual and group decision making.

• Use critical thinking skills to make decisions that reflect legal and ethical standards of the accounting profession.

Course Learning Outcomes

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs at Hawai‘i CC are an integral part of the local community and reflect its day-to-day life. Close cooperation among the faculty, employers, and employees in the community is maintained. One of the most effective formal means of providing for this type of cooperation is the Program Advisory Council. These groups advise their respective programs of training needs and new developments in the field. Councils include employers, alumni, and others knowledgeable about the field.

Accounting Program Advisory Council:

  • Jon Arbles, Audit Services, Taketa, Iwata, Hara & Associates
  • Allison De Guzman, Tax and Accounting Associate Member, Taketa, Iwata, Hara & Associates
  • Christin Gallagher, Controller, Bay Clinic
  • Sherri-Ann Ha-Ahu, HPM Building Supply
  • Keith Marrack, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
  • Joel Peralto, Owner/Principal, Peralto & Co. CPAs, Inc.
  • Le Pomaski, Controller, Heartwood Pacific, LLC
  • Amy Yanagihara, Staff Accountant, Taketa, Iwata, Hara & Associates

CTE Annual Notice of Nondiscrimination

The University of Hawai‘i does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, national origin, or disability. For inquiries regarding our nondiscrimination policies, please contact your campus designee noted in the link below.

UHCC applies an open access policy, with program admission based upon the completion of applicable course/testing prerequisites. The lack of English skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in CTE programs.

Please read about the entire nondiscrimination policy, presented in 14 primary languages.


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