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Computerized Accounting and Bookkeeping Diploma


 

The Computerized Accounting and Bookkeeping Diploma program equips students with the essential knowledge and skills to perform basic accounting, computerized accounting for all phases of the accounting cycle, use CaseWare in the preparation of Notice to Reader financial statements for tax purposes, and prepare business T1 tax returns. Upon graduating from the program, students will be qualified for junior accounting and bookkeeping positions in most organizations.

Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma (or equivalent) or mature student status;
  • Pass college mathematic assessment or Math 10 and above
  • Domestic students: Grade 10 English or pass college English assessment; International students: IELTS 6.0 proof (or equivalent) or pass college English assessment

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    Communicate Effectively
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    Enhance your Skills
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    Rewarding Careers Await

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Entry-level Jobs
  • Junior accounting clerk in Public practice
  • Bookkeeper
  • Junior Accountant
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Career Paths
  • Bookkeeping Practice Owner
  • Intermediate/Senior Accountant
  • Credit Supervisor

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PROGRAM DURATION

34 Week Diploma, 4 Week Practicum Included

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

BUS100 | Business Communications*
Students will practice business writing skills, applying the mechanics of style, developing proofreading and editing skills and using words effectively. They will apply verbal and non-verbal styles to a variety of business communications. The students will also practice career and interpersonal skills necessary for success in the workplace, such as conflict resolution and business etiquette. They will work in teams to examine administrative, ergonomic and efficiency functions of a business office. Students will also learn about using PowerPoint to deliver demonstrations, training, and presentations in a professional manner.

Duration: 60 hours, 3 week.

Prerequisite: none.
COM200 | Microsoft Word*
COM200 & 210 introduces students to the most widely used office productivity software – Microsoft Office. Those courses explore three of the two major components of Office. In this particular module students learn about: using Word to create, edit, format, and manipulate documents in a professional manner as well as using Excel to create spreadsheets, perform calculations and print results.

Duration: 20 hours, 1 week.

Prerequisite: none.
COM210 | Microsoft Excel*
COM200 & 210 introduces students to the most widely used office productivity software – Microsoft Office. Those courses explore three of the two major components of Office. In this particular module students learn about: using Word to create, edit, format, and manipulate documents in a professional manner as well as using Excel to create spreadsheets, perform calculations and print results.

Duration: 60 hours, 3 weeks.

Prerequisite: none.
BAF140 | Introduction to Accounting*
This course introduces the students to the construction and interpretation of financial systems, records, reports and statements, including how vital accurate and complete financial data is for a business to ensure its ongoing success. This course is the first in a series of courses to build a solid base in accounting from both a practical and a theoretical perspective.

Duration: 60 hours, 3 weeks.

Prerequisite: none.
BAF155 | Bookkeeping in the Workplace
This course introduces the students to the application of the accounting knowledge gained from BAF140 in simulated work situations, through a series of case studies done in group work. This course will also focus on a number of practical reconciliations that occur in the work place like the bank reconciliation, petty cash, and other reports.

Duration: 40 hours, 2 weeks.

Prerequisite: BAF140.
CAC300 | Introduction to CaseWare
CaseWare is an industry standard for small to medium public accounting practices for preparing financial statements. In this course, student will learn about the three major types of client engagements performed by public practice accountants when it comes to preparing financial statements for tax purposes.

Duration: 20 hours, 1 weeks.

Prerequisite: BAF140.
ACC510 | Introduction to Personal Income Taxes
This course introduces the students to income tax. Students will prepare basic individual tax returns and will learn how to complete some of the more detail schedules. They will be introduced to preparation of Income Statements for tax purposes for proprietorships and partnerships. They will learn how to report this income on their personal tax return.

Duration: 60 hours, 3 weeks.

Prerequisite: BAF140.
ACC520 | Introduction to Taxation Software
This course introduces the students to the preparation of individual tax returns using computer software. Students will prepare individual tax returns using computer programs and learn how to complete some of the more detail schedules. They will learn to import statements from computerized accounting programs into the tax program.

Duration: 40 hours, 2 weeks.

Prerequisite: ACC510.
CAC100 | Sage 50 (Simply Accounting)
Sage 50 (formerly Simply Accounting) is one of the industry’s most well-recognized accounting programs. In this course students will learn how to use various Sage 50 modules and their features to prepare a set of financial records. The program is designed to give the student maximum hands-on practice under instructor supervision.

Duration: 60 hours, 3 weeks.

Prerequisite: BAF140.
CAC400 | QuickBooks
This course is designed to prepare students to perform accounting tasks in QuickBooks for small to mid-sized business. Students will learn how to use various modules and their features to prepare a set of financial records. The course is designed to give the student maximum hands-on practice under instructor supervision.

Duration: 40 hours, 2 weeks.

Prerequisite: BAF140.
CAC500 | Job Costing in Sage50 & QuickBooks
In this course, students will be introduced to the concepts of process costing and job costing, with the emphasis on job costing. Job costing via direct cost allocation and indirect cost allocation will be discussed. The job/project costing features of both Sage50 and QuickBooks will be covered as it relates to expenses, payroll, and overhead allocation. Then the student will be given assignments to use the job costing features in Sage50 & QuickBooks to allocate costs over jobs (or projects).

Duration: 40 hours, 2 weeks.

Prerequisite: CAC100, CAC400.
OAT200 | Office Procedures
This course helps students establish the skills they need to be effective in a modern office environment. Students will practice time management strategies, office communication methods, and techniques for maintaining an office’s professional image. They will also learn how to make travel arrangements for business, and how to prepare meeting minutes, conference notes, and official reports.

Duration: 40 hours, 2 weeks.

Prerequisite: COM200.
OAT220 | Introduction to Records and Data Management
This course introduces students to information management, including records management and basic database use and analytics reporting. Students will be introduced to Information Security concepts and issues and learn a systematic approach to managing information in an organization throughout its life cycle, including creating, identifying, classifying, storing, securing, retrieving, tracking, and disposing or permanently preserving records. Students will also learn how to enter data into databases, use and automate databases, document databases, and conduct basic data analysis.

Duration: 40 hours, 2 weeks.

Prerequisite: None.
BUS500 | Employment Readiness/Job Search
This course helps students prepare the required job search skills and knowledge they need to become employed. Students will learn the best known job search techniques to find viable opportunities, strategies to differentiate themselves from the competition and how they will add value to prospective employers in today’s competitive global economy.

Duration: 20 hours, 1 week.

Prerequisite: none.
WEP150 | Practicum
The student will have the opportunity to integrate competencies developed during the lectures into industry-specific experiences. This opportunity ensures students are able to practice and refine their skills and to obtain practical field experience to further strengthen their ability to obtain employment after completing the program. To ensure a high quality practical experience, the institution will monitor both the student’s and the employer’s performance throughout the practicum. At the conclusion of the practicum, students and employers jointly complete a written evaluation of the student’s performance to direct the future career development of the student.

Duration: 150 hours, 5 weeks.

The program is delivered via an in-class instruction method. The program has an intermittent intake model. Students must complete all courses indicated by (*) first, and then complete the remaining courses in any order unless there is a pre-requisite. See Course Descriptions for pre-requisites.

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