Bookkeeping

College-Approved Certificate (8 courses) Part-time Online
Program Code: 6028X07PWO Academic Year: 2016/2017


This program is listed under the following fields of study:

Other Delivery Options

Part-time On Campus

Our Program

This College Certificate program is the first in a series of programs that introduce students to the skills and knowledge required to embark on a career in bookkeeping. Through applied exercises and assignments using accounting and office productivity software, students develop a foundation in accounting principles and bookkeeping practices.

To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within four years.

Success Factors

This program is well-suited for students who:

  • Are adaptable and enjoy problem solving.
  • Communicate effectively with people in a variety of capacities.
  • Work well under pressure and are deadline driven.
  • Perform well working both independently and collaboratively.
  • Possess a keen eye for detail.
  • Have strong organizational skills.
  • Are comfortable using technology.

Your Career

Graduates may find entry-level employment in various industries in clerical accounting roles, such as accounts payable clerk, accounts receivable clerk, bookkeeper and general accounting clerk.

Fees & Expenses

Fees for part-time programs are charged on a course-by-course basis and are published on each individual course page. For questions related to fees, please call the Registrar's Office at 613-727-0002.

Graduation Fee

Once you have completed all the courses in the program, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the Registrar's Office to obtain a certificate/diploma application. A graduation fee of $40 will be charged when the application is submitted. When your certificate/diploma application has been approved, you will be invited to Spring or Fall Convocation.

Admission Requirements

College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).
College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).

Notes

Program Progression

As per policy AA39: Program Progression and Graduation Requirements, if you started the Bookkeeping Certificate Program prior to September 2013, to complete the Certificate you need to successfully complete: ACC2201, ACC2202, BUS2301, ACC2152, ACC2384 and ACC2344 or equivalent courses.

2013/2014 Program Progression

If you started the Bookkeeping Certificate program between September 2013 and before August 2014, to complete the Certificate you need to successfully complete ACC2201, ACC2202, BUS2301, ACC2346, ACC5039, ACC2152 and ACC2384 or equivalent courses.

2014/2015 Program Progression and 2015/2016 Program Progression

If you started the Bookkeeping Certificate program between August 2014 and before September 2016, to complete the Certificate you need to successfully complete QUA2227, ACC2201, ACC2202, BUS2301, ACC2152, ACC2384, ACC2346 and ACC5039 or equivalent courses.

2016/2017 Program Progression

If you started the Bookkeeping Certificate program after September 2016, to complete the Certificate you need to successfully complete QUA0002, ACC2201, ACC2202, ACC2152, ACC2384, ACC2346, ACC5039 and OFF2395 or equivalent courses.

THE CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF BOOKKEEPING (CIB)

  • Certified Bookkeeper Designation is a nine-course program. Six courses in this Bookkeeping certificate program are equivalent courses to the CIB program. The remaining three courses can be completed at Algonquin College. The required three courses are: ACC2343 Spreadsheet Applications, ACC2354 Managerial Accounting I, and ACC2344 Taxation I.
  • A minimum grade of C (65%) is required in all Algonquin College courses used for exemptions in the CIB program.

For further information on the CIB program, please contact Natalie Gamble at gamblen@algonquincollege.com or the Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping at:

Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping
P.O. Box 963, 31 Adelaide Street East
Toronto ON M5C 2K3
PHONE: 416-925-9420 or FAX: 416-929-8815
cibcb.com
info@cibcb.com

CCOL Academic Planner

The Academic Planner provides registered part-time students in the Centre for Continuing and Online Learning (CCOL) the ability to declare into a program of study. The Academic Planner outlines successfully completed courses to date, as well as courses that need to be completed in order to meet graduation requirements. It is therefore, essential that all part-time students in CCOL declare to their program of study, allowing administrators to plan course offerings. The tool is available on ACSIS, located under 'Continuing Education' on the left-hand toolbar.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact Natalie Gamble, Program Coordinator at 613-727-4723 ext. 5864 or gamblen@algonquincollege.com.

Courses

Online:Online Learning   On campus: On Campus
Course
Number
HoursCourse NameWinterSummer
QUA000245.0Business MathematicsOnline Learning Online Learning
ACC220160.0Financial Accounting IOnline Learning Online Learning On Campus
ACC220260.0Financial Accounting IIOnline Learning Online Learning On Campus
ACC215245.0Financial Accounting Computer Applications I

ACC2152 Financial Accounting Computer Applications I

Using a widely utilized accounting software package, students learn accounting information systems skills required to support the accounting function, including maintaining accounting records and preparing financial statements and reports.

Pre-requisites: ACC2202 or ACC2312 and BUS2301

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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ACC238445.0Microcomputer Applications in AccountingBlank Icon Blank Icon On Campus
ACC234660.0Canadian TaxationBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
ACC503942.0Payroll AdministrationOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
OFF239545.0Spreadsheet Applications (Oa)Online Learning Online Learning Blank Icon

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

QUA0002 Business Mathematics

A review of basic arithmetic and algebra is provided, as well students are provided with mathematic tools and concepts required for solving problems found in a business environment. Included problem-solving areas are cost- volume-profit analysis, index numbers, markup and markdowns, terms of invoicing and business finance.

ACC2201 Financial Accounting I

Accounting is referred to as the backbone of the business world; the ability of a business to analyze and monitor its financial transactions is critical to its success. Accounting involves capturing, measuring and analyzing business transactions and reporting that information to interested parties. Focus is on the fundamentals of the accounting process including topics, such as creating financial statements, measuring and capturing financial transactions through a variety of journal entries, accounting for inventory in merchandising operations and accounting for cash and the need for internal controls. Through a combination of practical exercises and computerized lab assignments, students are given the tools to learn fundamental accounting concepts.

ACC2202 Financial Accounting II

Students continue to expand their knowledge of fundamental accounting concepts involved in measuring and analyzing business transactions and reporting financial results. Topics covered include, receivables, capital assets, intangibles, depreciation, current and long-term liabilities, payroll entries, corporations, partnerships and statement of cash flows. Through a combination of practical exercises and computerized lab assignments students are provided the tools to learn fundamental accounting concepts.

Pre-requisites: ACC2201 or ACC5151A

ACC2152 Financial Accounting Computer Applications I

Using a widely utilized accounting software package, students learn accounting information systems skills required to support the accounting function, including maintaining accounting records and preparing financial statements and reports.

Pre-requisites: ACC2202 or ACC2312 and BUS2301

ACC2384 Microcomputer Applications in Accounting

Using Quickbooks software, students learn to set up and transact cash, general ledger, accounts payable and accounts receivable procedures. Students gain an understanding of the payroll and inventory modules, as well as how an accounting program carries out account reconciliation.

Pre-requisites: ACC2152

ACC2346 Canadian Taxation

Students gain an understanding of the different types of tax remittances and returns that are required to be filed by businesses and individuals in Canada. They learn how to prepare payroll, GST/HST (QST), EHT and WSIB remittances for government and regulatory filings. As well, students learn how to prepare basic personal tax returns using preparation software.

Pre-requisites: ACC2202 and ACC5039 or ACC2312 and ACC5039 or ACC5039 and ACC5151

ACC5039 Payroll Administration

Students examine the following topics: maintaining payroll records; salaried, hourly, commission and contract workers; taxable benefits; statutory and other deductions; preparation of payroll journal entries; preparation of record of employment; preparation of T4's and T4 summary; workers' compensation; employment standards; and computerized payroll.

OFF2395 Spreadsheet Applications (Oa)

Efficient use of computers and office productivity tools is essential for the timely completion of assigned tasks in the workplace. Students continue to develop their skills with office productivity tools. Through a series of activities and practical tests, students develop a range of valuable skills for computer operation and spreadsheets, ensuring that they are following instructions, proofreading and using software functions properly.

Pre-requisites: QUA2227