Business Accounting - Nova Scotia

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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 the opportunity to acquire knowledge of business concepts, as well as gain valuable computerized accounting and office skills. This program provides graduates with the necessary skills to maintain complete sets of books, payroll, 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.


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

  • Keyboarding
    Introduction to Keyboarding (10 WPM)
    Keyboard Skill Building Level 1 (25 WPM)
  • Operating Systems
    Advanced level of proficiency in a Windows operating system
  • Word Processing
    Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Word
  • Spreadsheets
    Advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Database Management
    Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Access
  • Accounting
    Sage 300 General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, and Accounts Payable, Sage 50 Premium Accounting, QuickBooks Premier
  • Payroll
    Payroll Compliance Legislation, and Payroll Fundamentals 1 and 2
  • Business Skills
    Business Math, Management Fundamentals, Business Correspondence Levels 1 and 2, Business Essentials, Business Financial Management and Financial Literacy
  • Office Skills
    Basic Bookkeeping Levels 1 and 2, Personal Computer Fundamentals, Internet Fundamentals, basic level ofproficiency in Microsoft Outlook, and Office Procedures Level 1
  • Job Readiness/Employability Skills
    Job Search and Résumé Writing, Strategies for Success and Occupational Health and Safety
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  • Anticipated salary:

    C$29,023 – C$49,108 (Information from PayScale Canada)

  • Program Duration:

    64 Weeks

  • Program Notes:

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

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