A British Columbia Secondary School Diploma or equivalent with prior education in English at grade 10 level or higher.
Mature students who pass an entrance evaluation demonstrating sufficient ability (i.e., English comprehension and math skills) to undertake the program.
All applicants must demonstrate English proficiency through one of the above requirements or through an English language assessment (IELTS 5.5 or equivalent).
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.
* Not all programs are offered at each location.
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.
Upon completion of the program the participant must demonstrate the following core competencies:
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
Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
- Simulations and Drills
Practical Applications – 2 Units
Sage 50 Premium Accounting, QuickBooks, Sage 300 General Ledger, Sage 300 Accounts Receivable, and Sage 300 Accounts Payable
- Office Skills
Basic Bookkeeping Levels 1 and 2, Internet Fundamentals, Office Procedures Level 1, and basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Outlook
- Database Management
Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Access
- Business Skills
Business Math, Customer Service, Grammar Essentials for Business Writing, and Workplace Success/Intrapreneurship
- Employability Skills
Job Search and Résumé Writing and Thought Patterns for a Successful Career