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.
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.
- Office Skills
Personal Computer Fundamentals for End Users, Internet Fundamentals, and Microsoft Outlook Level 1
Bookkeeping Levels 1 and 2, Sage 50 Premium Accounting 2013, ACCPAC 500 ERP 5.5 – General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, and Accounts Payable, and QuickBooks Premier 2012
- Business Skills
Business Math, Customer Service Essentials, and Management Fundamentals
- Word processing
Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Word and Word processing Practical
Advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Spreadsheet Practical Applications
- Database Management
Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Access
- Operating Systems
Advanced level of proficiency in a Windows operating system
- Office Skills
Basic Bookkeeping Levels 1 and 2, Personal Computer Fundamentals for End Users, and Office Procedures Levels 1 and 2
- Job Readiness/Employability Skills
Thought Patterns for a Successful Career