The two-year Accounting Assistant Diploma program gives students practical accounting skills, computer competence and basic management expertise that ensure success in the workplace.
Graduates gain a solid foundation in accounting/bookkeeping and general business knowledge with courses in management, quantitative methods, business law, finance, economics and communications during their second year.
- Prepare business emails, letters and memos using fundamental principles of grammar, punctuation, and written communication skills so that the message is clearly transmitted and demonstrates critical thinking.
- Apply basic math skills in the computation of the numerical aspects of business situations and use basic business statistics in decision-making.
- Analyze and record accounting transactions in both manual and computerized environment.
- Operate Microsoft Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint as software tools to be used in a business setting.
- Produce an effective team project which links high-performance team concepts.
- Use their resume, letters of application, interviewing techniques and other job strategies to seek employment and complete a two week practicum placement.
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of the main themes and ideas of microeconomic theory.
- Analyze diverse business situations using an assortment of strategic management and business analysis techniques.
- Recognize the effect upon business relationships of legal principles.
- Students who achieve a minimum grade of B in the following courses will receive credit from the School of Business: 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. Note: BTEC 252 is equivalent to BADM 106.
Tuition and Fees Per Year
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Total program credits: 60.00
Oct 1, 2019 - Sep 1, 2020
Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts
Jul 6, 2020
Fee Payment Deadline
Aug 24, 2020 4:00 PM
Note: Dates are subject to change.
How to apply
- Check the admissions requirements.
- Check the application and document deadlines for your program.
- Complete and submit your application through EducationPlannerBC.
- Upload all your required/supporting official documents.
- Pay your application fee.
- Admissions will review your application and contact you.