Business Education: Accounting

@ Kauai 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.

In the Accounting Program, students can obtain:

Certificate of Competence; Basic Accounting ; 9 credits

Certificate of Competence; Accounting Office Assistant; 18 credits

Certificate of Competence; Small Business Accounting; 21 credits

Certificate of Competence: Accounting Assistant; 21 credits

Certificate of Competence; Payroll Preparer; 16 credits

Certificate of Competence; Tax Preparer; 21 credits

Certificate of Competence; Individual Income Tax Preparer; 20 credits

Certificate of Achievement; Accounting; 29-32 credits

Associate in Applied Science; Accounting; 60 credits

Credentials Available

CA - Certificate of Aptitude/Achievement
CC - Certificate of Completion/Competence
AAS - Associate in Applied Science

Cost of Program

$126 per credit hour during Spring/Fall; $248 per credit hour during Summer   –   "Do I have to pay this?"

Program Duration

Total Weeks


Total Hours

Not provided

Program Categories

"Green" program?


C3T program?




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About This Provider

Kauai Community College

Offering training in Kaua'i County
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Description of School

It is an accredited 2-year public community college and the only college on the island. Its 200-acre campus is located just west of the major town of Lihue. Kauai Community College is committed to the students and community that it serves. OCET is committed to providing professional development and personal enrichment classes.

Accreditation and/or Licensing Agency

Accrediting Commission for the Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Financial Aid Options

Yes, Kauai Community College has a financial aid department.


This provider is accessible to people with disabilities.


This provider does offer job placement services to its students.

Contact Information

Contact Person:
Office of Continuing Education and Training

3-1901 Kaumualii Hwy
Lihue, HI 96766

(808) 245-8318

(808) 245-8271



ETP Approval Dates

Last Approved On: January 1, 2013
Valid Through: June 30, 2017