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 students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge of business concepts, as well as gain the necessary computerized accounting and office skills. This program provides graduates with the necessary skills to maintain complete sets of books, keep records of accounts, verify the procedures used for recording financial transactions, and provide personal bookkeeping services.
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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:
Minimum 25 words per minute (WPM)
Advanced level of proficiency in a Windows operating system
Personal Computer Fundamentals for End Users, Internet Fundamentals, Basic Bookkeeping Levels 1 and 2, Office Procedures Level 1, and advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Outlook
Business Math, Customer Service Essentials, and Management Fundamentals
Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Word
Advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Access
ACCPAC General Ledger, ACCPAC Accounts Receivable, ACCPAC Accounts Payable, ACCPAC Inventory Control and Order Entry, Sage 50 Premium Accounting, and QuickBooks Premier
Simulations and Drills
Word Processing and Spreadsheet Practical Applications
Job Readiness/Employability Skills
Thought Patterns for a Successful Career
Students must complete three elective courses from any of these groups:
- Office Skills
- Business Skills
C$35,262 – C$73,021 (Information from PayScale Canada)
Tuition fees include all materials and student manuals. Financial assistance may be available to qualified students.
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