Program Overview

Leeward Community College has a unique certificate program in Small Business Accounting. This certificate encompasses all of the basics learning foundations students should have in order to work in a new or continuing small business dealing with finances. Accounting is an essential part of every business because it aids in measurement, disclosure, or provision of assurance about information. This will help managers and other decision makers make resource allocation choices. Students will be able to use the skills learned at Leeward to assist a management team in a small business to make both small to large business decisions.

The curriculum requires 12 to 15 credits in order to successfully complete this program. Students can typically finish the certification requirements in either one to two semesters depending on their learning schedule. Leeward offers all of the small business accounting classes online to ensure flexibility for those students who may have existing jobs or other obligations for which they cannot attend school full time and on-campus. Some of the classes in this program include: Financial Accounting, Business Computer Systems, Using QuickBooks in Accounting, and Payroll and Hawaii GE Tax. This is an ideal program for any aspiring businessman or businesswoman, or any student looking to gain a foundational understanding of the business world.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    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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