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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.
Hear what our Accounting Assistant graduates say about the program.
To learn more about the program and meet with faculty, join us at our
Info Night on Tuesday, March 6.
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Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the territories of the Lil’wat, Musqueam, Sechelt (shíshálh), Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.