Accounting Assistant

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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 the student with opportunities to acquire and apply the knowledge of bookkeeping, office skills, and accounting to meet the demands of today’s business.

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Career Opportunities

Computerized accounting is a growing area. Excellent opportunities exist for skilled people. Graduates can become employed in the accounting department of a large company as an assistant or be in charge of the accounts in a smaller enterprise.


  • Keyboarding
    Minimum 25 words per minute (WPM).
  • Operating Systems
    Basic level of proficiency in a Windows operating system
  • Word Processing
    Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Word
  • Spreadsheets
    Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Graphics/Presentations
    Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Accounting
    QuickBooks Premier and Sage 50 Premium Accounting
  • Office Skills
    Basic Bookkeeping Levels 1 and 2, Internet Fundamentals, Personal Computer Fundamentals for End Users, and basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Outlook
  • Job readiness/Employability Skills
    Thought Patterns for a Successful Career
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  • Anticipated salary:

    C$29,837 – C$48,691 (Information from PayScale Canada)

  • Program Duration:

    23 Weeks

  • Program Notes:

    Tuition fees include all materials and student manuals. Financial assistance may be available to qualified students.

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