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1 and 2-year programs offering practical business skills that are in demand
Learn practical accounting skills that have value in a variety of accounting positions.
Students will be able to apply the skills they learn in work setting, with a 2-week practicum experience
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The Accounting Assistant Certificate program is a full-time, eight month program offered from September to April. This program provides students with training in accounting, computer applications, and administrative procedures. A two-week practicum is included in this training program.
You gain an excellent understanding of both manual and computer accounting systems and the ability to apply this knowledge to business situations. You are also introduced to other computer applications, including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, in addition to general office procedures, business writing, and organizational behaviour. At the end of the Accounting Assistant Certificate program, you will gain practical experience and the opportunity to network when you participate in a two-week work practicum with a local company.
Graduates find employment as accounting assistants, accounts receivable or payable clerks, accountants for small and medium-sized firms, or they perform accounting functions in their own businesses. In addition, graduates of this program who want to take more advanced courses leading towards a diploma, degree or a professional accounting designation are encouraged to contact our School of Business as they will receive credit for some courses.
Students who achieve a minimum grade of B in the following courses will receive credit from the School of Business:
After taking the Accounting Assistant
certificate program at Capilano University I was able to find full time
employment for a company I had been wanting to work for. During the program I
let my teachers know my career goals and they were able to advise me in ways to
achieve those goals. I now have been working for my ‘dream company’ for almost
a year now. Thanks to Capilano University I have a secure position with room
for advancement. My employer has even offered to help pay for my continuing
I am very happy that I chose
Capilano University and, especially, Accounting Assistant program to upgrade my
knowledge. During that year I learn a lot, met new people, and had fun. Now I
feel more confident about my career, and I decided that I will continue
upgrading my education at Cap.
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