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Computerized Accounting

Computerized Accounting

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Admission Requirements

Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Student Status. Courses are open to any applicant who possesses a good command of the English language and is able to follow instructions. An admissions interview will be administered to determine if the applicant has the required interest, motivation, and entry-level skills to take this program. Full-time students must attend the required hours per week as per the course schedule and may do so at times convenient to them.

Program Highlights

The objective of this program is to provide students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge of business concepts, as well as gain the necessary computerized accounting and office skills. This program provides graduates with the necessary skills to maintain complete sets of books, keep records of accounts, verify the procedures used for recording financial transactions, and provide personal bookkeeping services.


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Career Opportunities

Careers in computerized accounting are continuously in high demand. Excellent opportunities exist for skilled persons in a variety of accounting related positions, including the role of accounting bookkeeper, across the public and private sectors.

Core Courses

Upon completion of the program the participant must demonstrate the following core competencies:

  • Keyboarding
    Minimum 25 words per minute (WPM)
  • Operating Systems
    Advanced level of proficiency in a Windows operating system
  • Office Skills
    Personal Computer Fundamentals for End Users, Internet Fundamentals, Basic Bookkeeping Levels 1 and 2, Office Procedures Level 1, and advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Outlook
  • Business Skills
    Business Math, Customer Service Essentials, and Management Fundamentals
  • Word Processing
    Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Word
  • Spreadsheets
    Advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Database Management
    Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Access
  • Accounting
    ACCPAC General Ledger, ACCPAC Accounts Receivable, ACCPAC Accounts Payable, ACCPAC Inventory Control and Order Entry, Sage 50 Premium Accounting, and QuickBooks Premier
  • Simulations and Drills
    Word Processing and Spreadsheet Practical Applications
  • Job Readiness/Employability Skills
    Thought Patterns for a Successful Career

Elective Courses

Students must complete three elective courses from any of these groups:

  • Accounting
  • Office Skills
  • Business Skills
  • Program Type:Diploma
  • Anticipated salary:C$35,262 - C$73,021
  • (Information from PayScale Canada)
  • Program Duration:42 Weeks
  • Program Notes:Tuition fees include all materials and student manuals. Financial assistance may be available to qualified students.
  • Program Category:Accounting
  • Program Syllabus:Click to Download
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