Prospective students must be Grade 12 graduates, or equivalent, or have Mature Student status (19 years of age or over with at least one year out of high school) and subject to the discretion of the college Director. Grade 12 or equivalent graduates who cannot supply appropriate proof and Mature Students will be required to complete an entrance examination to properly assess their personal strengths and weaknesses. The minimum passing grade for this examination is 75%.
The objective of this program is to provide the student with opportunities to acquire and apply the knowledge of business concepts and office skills to meet the demands of today’s business environment.
* Not all programs are offered at each location.
The computerized accounting sector is one of the fastest growing areas. Excellent opportunities exist for skilled persons.
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
Advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
Sage 50 Premium Accounting, ACCPAC 500 ERP 5.5 Inventory Control and Order Entry, ACCPAC 500 ERP 5.5 General Ledger, ACCPAC 500 ERP 5.5 Accounts Receivable, ACCPAC 500 ERP 5.5 Accounts Payable, and QuickBooks Premier 2012
- Office Skills
Personal Computer Fundamentals for End Users, Basic Bookkeeping Levels 1 and 2, Office Procedures Level 1, and basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Outlook
- Database Management
Basic level of proficiency in one database application.
- Business Skills
Business Math, Management Fundamentals, Customer Service, and Grammar Essentials for Business Writing
- Simulations and Drills
Practical Applications – 3 Units
- Employability Skills
Job Search and Résumé Writing and Thought Patterns for a Successful Career