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    1 and 2-year programs offering practical business skills that are in demand

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    Learn practical accounting skills that have value in a variety of accounting positions.

    Real work experience in the field

    Students will be able to apply the skills they learn in work setting, with a 2-week practicum experience

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Accounting Assistant Certificate

  • 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.

    Here's what our Accounting Assistant graduates say about the program.

    Students who achieve a minimum grade of B in the following courses will receive credit from the School of Business:

    • BTEC 252 may substitute for BADM 106
    • BTEC 117 and 217 may substitute for BFIN 141
    • BTEC 125 and 126 may substitute for BCPT 123 and a business computing elective
    • upon completion of the Accounting Assistant program, BTEC 211 may substitute for CMNS 220