Program Description

Accounting is fundamental to any successful business! Learn the basics of applied accounting and bookkeeping, along with key skills to help you effectively manage the finances in your own small business, bookkeeping practice or other ventures.

Computer software has significantly changed accounting practices by standardizing processes and procedures for recording and communicating financial information. Through a combination of accounting theory and practical application, this program focuses on developing foundational skills and then moves into mastering integrated accounting software, including QuickBooks Online, Microsoft Excel, Sage 50, cloud-accounting software and more.

By enrolling in Integrated Accounting (099), you will be aligned with Canada’s largest and fastest-growing certifying body of bookkeepers. Graduates can fast-track toward the nationally recognized Certified Professional Bookkeeper (CPB) designation. Students will also have access to a preferred student membership rate (opens in new window), full of member benefits (opens in new window) that will provide access to continuing education and networking opportunities with bookkeeping professionals across Canada!

Continuing Education students usually complete this program in twelve to twenty eight months. The typical workload is five to ten hours per course, per week.

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Admission and Registration

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Simply ensure you meet the requirements listed on the Admission Requirements webpage prior to registering.


  • Depending on the course, instructors will assume that students have prior knowledge and experience with software and bookkeeping principles. This required knowledge and experience could be obtained through work experience, personal study, or our formal courses.
  • If you do not have an adequate level of computer literacy upon entry to the program, you are strongly urged to complete Introduction to Computers (COMP10136) before beginning any course.

Interested in taking a single course? Provided you have the appropriate prerequisites, the courses in this program can be taken individually.

Financial Assistance

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Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes outline what graduates need to know, and be able to do, after they complete a program.

  • Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.
  • Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.
  • Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken, and visual form that fulfills the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.
  • Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.
  • Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.
  • Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.
  • Show respect for the diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.
  • Take responsibility of one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.
  • Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.


Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Integrated Accounting Certificate can provide accounting/bookkeeping support for Canadian companies from all sectors.

For details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, visit the Government of Canada Job Bank (opens in new window).

Next Steps

Additional Information

Accounting - Bookkeeping Courses

If you do not have an accounting background or experience we recommend you complete the three levels of Accounting - Bookkeeping prior to registering for the computerized accounting courses.

Classroom Delivery - In the classroom, all three levels of students are together. The instructor will provide different information and instruction to all three levels. You can complete one level per semester.

Online Delivery - Courses will be scheduled for the full term, allowing you to complete one level at a time.

Accelerated Online Delivery - In this format, you can complete two levels in one term. Weekly modules, with assignment deadlines, will be adhered to. This option is ideal for students who are not able to come in person, or like the flexibility of online, but still need assistance and structure.

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Completion Requirement

7 Course(s)

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This program of studies applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion email the Program Contact listed at the bottom of this page.

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A selection of courses will be offered each term. Visit our course schedule page for a tentative list of future offerings.

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