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Computerized Accounting and Office Diploma


 

The Computerized Accounting and Office program provides students with basic accounting and computerized accounting skills in all phases of the accounting cycle. With these skills, students will be qualified for junior positions in most organizations.

Brighton College has partnered with the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA), to deliver the Payroll Compliance Practitioner Certification (PCP) certification courses. The process consists of three courses from the Association and Introduction to Accounting from the College. Once the student passes the three CPA exams and pays the transfer fee for the Introduction to Accounting mark, they will be considered a PCP Candidate. Effective January 1, 2015, individuals who wish to obtain the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification must have at least one (1) year of weighted payroll experience obtained within five (5) years prior or five (5) years after the start of the Payroll Compliance Legislation course. The student must pay the membership fee when the student applies for certification. For more information regarding fees please visit www.payroll.ca. Students who do not wish to obtain the Payroll Compliance Certification may enroll in the Brighton College payroll courses. Students will be evaluated with Brighton College payroll assignments and exams.

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

The Accounting Program is Accredited by:

CPA

Students are eligible to apply for the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification once they have successfully completed the following courses with a minimum grade of 65%, plus a minimum of one year work experience in payroll as per the PCP Work Experience Requirement Application (WERA) requirement.

  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Payroll Compliance Legislation
  • Payroll Fundamentals I
  • Payroll Fundamentals II
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Entry-level Jobs
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounting Clerk/Payroll Clerk
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Junior Accountant
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Career Paths
  • Intermediate/Senior Accountant
  • Credit Supervisor
  • Payroll Administrator

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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 weeks.

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.
BAF150 | Financial Accounting
This course is a continuation of the work stated in Introduction to Accounting. This course provides students’ introductory knowledge about the construction and interpretation of financial systems, records, reports, and statements. It also shows how vital accurate and complete financial data is for a business to ensure its ongoing success.

Duration: 40 hours, 2 weeks.

Prerequisite: BAF140.
CPA050 | Payroll Compliance Legislation
Upon completion of Payroll Compliance Legislation, the student will have a thorough understanding of the compliance requirements. The student will be able to:

  • Describe payroll's objectives and stakeholders.
  • Identify an employer/employee relationship.
  • Apply federal and provincial legislation to payroll including:
    • The Canada Pension Plan
    • The Employment Insurance Act
    • The Income Tax Act
    • Employment Standards legislation
    • Worker's Compensation Acts
    • Quebec-specific legislation
  • Communicate the payroll compliance requirements to various stakeholders.


Duration: 80 hours, 4 weeks.

Prerequisite: none.
CPA100 | Payroll Fundamentals I
Upon completion of Payroll Fundamentals 1, the student will be able to:

  • Calculate regular individual pay.
  • Calculate non-regular individual pay.
  • Calculate termination payments.
  • Complete a Record of Employment (ROE).
  • Communicate all aspects of individual pay requirements to various stakeholders.


Duration: 80 hours, 4 weeks.

Prerequisite: none.
CPA200 | Payroll Fundamentals II
Upon completion of Payroll Fundamentals 2, the student will be able to:

  • Calculate organizational remittances to federal, provincial and third party stakeholders.
  • Prepare accounting documentation for payroll.
  • Complete year end documentation.
  • Communicate all aspects of organizational remittances, accounting and year end requirements to internal, external and government stakeholders.


Duration: 80 hours, 4 weeks.

Prerequisite: CPA100, BAF140.
CAC100 | Sage 50 (Simply Accounting)
Sage 50 (Simply Accounting) is one of most well-recognized accounting program. Students will learn how to use various 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 Pro
This accounting program is designed for the small to mid-sized business. Students will learn how to use various 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: 40 hours, 2 weeks.

Prerequisite: BAF140.
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 theory and skills learnt during the program with practical situation from the real world of business. The purpose is to obtain relevant field experience prior to graduation and identify strengths prior to embarking on a new, exciting career.

Duration: 150 hours, 4 weeks.

The program is delivered in an in-class instruction method. The program has an intermittent intake model. Students can start the program with any course indicated by (*) and then complete the remaining lecture courses in order listed.

ENHANCE YOUR CAREER Computerized Accounting and Office


" During my program, I was placed in a work experience term with a local accounting firm who offered me a job after graduation. "
Marilyn Chen Brighton College Alumni

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