Program Description

Detail oriented, organized, and excellent communicators, Bookkeepers are responsible for ensuring an organization's accounts are in order. Designed to provide a solid foundation in accounting/bookkeeping, this group of courses offers the knowledge to effectively manage the finances in your own small business, bookkeeping practice or other ventures.

Begin by exploring the basics of bookkeeping including: journals, ledgers, worksheets, and financial statements. Move on to develop additional skills such as business transactions, inventory valuation, special journals, payroll, receivables, and bank reconciliations. By the final course you will have developed advanced bookkeeping skills including: partnerships, corporations, capital assets, bonds, and financial analysis.

Micro-credential Information:

Students who began the program in Spring 2022 or later are eligible to apply for a Micro-credential after successfully completing each course:

  • Accounting Bookkeeping 1 (1000)
  • Accounting Bookkeeping 2 (1001)
  • Accounting Bookkeeping 3 (1002)

Student who began the program prior to Spring 2022 are eligible to apply for an Acknowledgement of Completion upon successful completion of all three courses. This credential will not be issued based on completion of equivalent courses.

Additional Details

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.

Basic computer skills are essential.

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

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Gain a full set of organizational bookkeeping skills from beginning to Financial Statements.
  • You can then apply these skills to accounting software programs.


Academic Opportunities

After completing the three levels of Accounting - Bookkeeping, you can progress to the Integrated Accounting Certificate to develop computerized accounting software skills.

You may also be interested in the Integrated Business Studies Certificate.

Career Opportunities

Possible career opportunities include record keeping and entering accounts for small and medium size enterprises.

Industries of Employment

  • Bookkeeping
  • Small Business Ownership

For more 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

Some online classes are offered in an accelerated format so you can complete two levels in one term. Each week a new module is made available indicating what you need to review for that week. Assignment deadlines are assigned at the beginning of the course and must 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.

In the classroom, all three levels of students are together. The instructor will provide different information and instruction to all three levels during this time. This option is ideal for learners who perform best when taught in person. You would complete one level per semester so you could finish the three levels within 3 semesters.

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Completion Requirement

3 Course(s)

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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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