Program Overview

Graduates of an AS program in accounting should possess skills to prepare tax statements, compile financial statements, utilize technology-based accounting resources, manage payroll and work cooperatively with members of other departments. Programs at Leeward Community College combine required core courses in the liberal arts and sciences with courses from a variety of business areas. Many postsecondary schools, including colleges, technical institutes, and community colleges, offer associate's degrees in accounting.

Courses in these programs are often intertwined with management, marketing, and other business topics for fundamental comprehension. As a result, graduates are expected to be more versatile in business management, bookkeeping, or tax-preparation roles. Students can expect to take some variation of courses that include: Business Ethics, Business Organizations, and Finance. For career opportunities, many positions may be available to those with a degree in accounting. Bookkeeping or accounting-related positions are available in nearly every industry, as any business needs professionals who know how to record transactions and keep track of finances. Graduates of associate's degree programs in accounting are typically able to begin their careers as entry-level bookkeepers, accounting clerks, and auditing clerks.

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    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

    School Overview

    The University of Hawai’i System first opened as a land grant institution called the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in Honolulu in 1907. By 1920, the school gained university status, changing its name to the University of Hawai’i. By the 1930s, UH began expanding its physical campus by adding other schools and awarding its first doctorate degree. World War II and the attack on Pearl Harbor halted growth for a short period. However, expansion resumed in the 1950s, as the university introduced the Hilo Branch and the Asian Theater program. Throughout the twentieth century, campuses were established on the various islands, and academic programs continued to develop. The main campus in Manoa is the largest and oldest of the college campuses and is a land grant, sea grant, and space grant research facility. 

    More than 600 degree programs are offered through the University of Hawai’i, including bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and graduate and professional certificates. Distance learning degrees extend from certificate and bachelor’s degrees to online master’s and doctorate programs.

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