Applied Accounting - Bookkeeping

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Overview

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. You will then 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.

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

You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements listed on the Admission & Registration tab. Interested in taking a single course? No problem. Provided you have the appropriate prerequisites, these courses can be taken individually or as part of the full program.

Program Highlights

  • Courses are available each term (Fall, Winter, and Spring)  in both an online and an evening in-class delivery so students can decide which delivery method they would prefer.
  • Online classes are just seven weeks long, so you can complete two levels within one semester 
  • For in-class delivery, all three levels of Applied Accounting-Bookkeeping (ACCTBZ018, ACCTBZ019, ACCTBZ020) will be taught within the same class. The instructor will provide different information and instruction to all three levels during this time.
Program Contact
Continuing Education Business
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.
  • Basic computer skills are essential.

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2019/20 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 contact Continuing Education - Business.

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Mandatory Courses

Course Number Course Name Course Description
ACCTBZ018 Applied Accounting - Bookkeeping 1 Explore the basics of bookkeeping including: journals, ledgers, worksheets, and financial statements. 36 hours.
ACCTBZ019 Applied Accounting - Bookkeeping 2 Develop additional skills with emphasis on merchandise business transactions, inventory valuation, special journals, internal control, payroll, receivables, and bank reconciliations. Prerequisite: ACCTBZ018. 36 hours.
ACCTBZ020 Applied Accounting - Bookkeeping 3 Further enhance your bookkeeping skills. Topics include partnerships, corporations, capital assets, bonds, and financial analysis. Prerequisite: ACCTBZ019. 36 hours.

 

Getting Started

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Online learning courses provide you with the opportunity to learn online, anywhere, at your convenience!  You can study at home or at work - wherever you like, whenever you like, within a predetermined time frame.

Courses are delivered over a set time period and are led by instructors. Most courses do not require that you be online at a certain time of day or night, but that you are active in the course during the schedule. There are scheduled start and end dates and you cannot start courses late nor finish early.

Visit the eLearn Course page for registration information and a step-by-step guide to get started. Please note your course will not appear in eLearn until the scheduled start date.

Learning Outcomes

Learn to do a full set of organizational bookkeeping from beginning to Financial Statements. Students can then apply these skills to accounting software programs.

Career Opportunities

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

Industries of Employment

  • Bookkeeping
  • Small Business Ownership

In-Class for a Full Semester

  • Traditional classroom delivery.
  • All three levels of students are in the classroom together and the instructor teaches and helps each level.
  • 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.

7 Week Online Course

  • 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.
  • Since you would complete each level in 7 weeks, you have the option to complete two levels of the Applied Accounting courses in one semester.