The Accounting Technology program is designed to provide learners with a thorough working knowledge of fundamental accounting procedures. Upon program completion, learners will have developed the skills necessary to maintain manual or computerized accounting records for a business.
Program graduates who have acceptable standing from courses in the areas of Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Business Law, Economics and Computers may be granted credit exemptions in these areas by the CGA (Certified General Accountants Association) or other universities and colleges.
The Accounting Technology program offers a two-year Accounting Technician diploma. Through consultation with program faculty, a one-year Bookkeeper Certificate profile is also available. NOTE: All applicants are automatically enrolled in the diploma program.
The program offers real world experiences, on-the-job training, hands-on projects, industry speakers combined with creative and innovative teaching methods to ensure learners gain a deep-rooted knowledge of today's business world.
Learners will be required to complete up to 8 weeks of on-the-job training in the second year of their program.
Accounting Technician Coursesprint full list with descriptions
Take the following course(s):
Financial Accounting I
Students are introduced to basic financial accounting theory and practical concepts. Development of skills to prepare, maintain and close financial statements for service and retail businesses are explored. Learn fundamental principles that are required to control and account for issues such as cash, banking, inventory and its value.
Course Code: ACCT-1000
Financial Accounting II
Explore balance sheet items and the relationship they have on other financial statements. Learn the fundamental requirements expected to maintain a receivable and payable system. Directly apply adjustments to account for bad debt, cost of capital assets and owner's equity.
Course Code: ACCT-1005
Computerized Accounting I
Students are introduced to computerized accounting software. The main areas of focus include: recording and data entry, addition of accounts, customizing a company's preferences and printing reports.
Course Code: ACCT-1010
Students explore various sources to interpret and apply tax legislation. Learn to prepare an individual's income tax return as well as determine any tax installments that are applicable for different situations.
Course Code: ACCT-1015
Financial Accounting III
Students will examine different accounting systems and learn what needs to be considered for choosing the proper one for an organization. The main areas of focus include: investments, liabilities, trusts, funds, not for profit organizations, income tax, government assistance, leases, branches, notes to financial statements, and the statement of cash flows.
Course Code: ACCT-2000
Students learn how to directly apply calculations in areas such as; cost concepts in developing a budget, allocating service department costs, preparing a breakeven analysis, job order and process costing along with variable, absorption and activity costing. Students explore variance analysis as it relates to standard costs as well as the concept of using relevant costs in decision making.
Course Code: ACCT-2005
Computerized Accounting II
Explore advanced modules of a computerized accounting system. Students learn fundamental requirements for the computerized security of files, the preparation of year end reports, as well as setting up data files and using special features of the system.
Course Code: ACCT-2010
Students develop skills to prepare a corporate income tax return with required schedules and applicable income tax rules. The main areas of focus include: identification of current tax legislation and the use of taxation resources.
Course Code: ACCT-2015
Explore the basic legal concepts and principles that govern personal and business relationships in Canada. Students examine legal concepts such as; negligence, formation and enforcement of contracts, professional misconduct and liability, personal property and real estate, negotiable instruments, employment law, and debtor/creditor law.
Course Code: BUSI-1000
Human Resource Management I
Students learn the functions of Human Resource Management (HRM), the value of an organization's human resources, and the challenges facing organizations to survive, remain competitive, grow, and diversify. Students develop skills in the areas of planning, job design, recruitment and selection, placement, record management and various acts and regulations that impact Human Resource Management.
Course Code: BUSI-1010
Develop competency in the basics of reading and analyzing financial statements. Students learn how the financial component of a business plan is prepared with emphasis on cash flow. Other accounting related areas such as credit policy and insurance program management are explored.
Course Code: BUSI-2020
Explore the basic principles and concepts of microeconomics and macroeconomics. Learn the concepts of demand and supply, the theory of the firm, and distribution of income, including the study of business behaviour and decision making under various market conditions. A macroeconomics view includes the examination of national income levels, employment and prices, the business cycle, factors affecting economic growth and monetary and fiscal policies.
Course Code: BUSI-2030
Students develop fundamental skills required to control information in both a manual and computerized system. The main areas of focus include: developing the work environment, information management systems, record retention, metric conversion, statistics, business forms, working paper files and audit preparation.
Course Code: BUSI-2040
Develop professional written communications skills for a variety of workplace settings. Learn and practice how to write and streamline correspondence in personal employment portfolio, media news releases, minutes, letters and written reports.
Course Code: COMM-1010
Develop oral and non-verbal communication skills for success in today's workplace. Students practice and perform these communication skills through group discussions, debates, presentations, meetings and the use of electronic media.
Course Code: COMM-1020
In this course, students are introduced to the fundamentals of various software programs and information processing systems used in today's workplace and educational environments. Students develop the skills necessary to understand and efficiently use common workplace productivity tools. The main areas of focus include: operating systems, e-mail and groupware, word processing, spreadsheets, electronic presentation software, and the integration of these technologies.
Course Code: COMP-1000
Management Information Systems I
Students develop skills to competently use word processing software, electronic spreadsheets, database applications and web-based business tools. The main areas of focus include: creating professional documents using a word processor, preparing complex formulas and data manipulation using spreadsheets, developing databases and queries using business software applications and cloud computing.
Course Code: COMP-1500
Learn, review and practice English grammar, punctuation, proofreading, editing, and spelling skills to demonstrate language usage competency. Develop the ability to convey thoughts clearly and concisely building both written and oral communication skills.
Course Code: ENGL-1000
Review and apply basic arithmetic and algebra concepts to solve problems. Perform various math calculations for business and financial workplaces such as: merchandising, loans, annuities, investments, and mortgages.
Course Code: MATH-1000
On-the-Job-Training (OJT) provides students an opportunity to gain confidence by directly applying acquired skills and abilities in a real-work setting. Students learn about professional standards, routines and demands of an organization within that career choice.
Course Code: PRAC-2010
|Credential Issued:||Diploma, Accounting Technician|
- Private industry
- Public Accounting
- Self employment
- Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
- Resumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program.
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