Integrated Accounting - 099

Mohawk College Certificate
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Overview

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.

You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admissions & Registration tab) and then you may register for any available courses.

  • Some courses are offered in the classroom and all courses are offered online, providing the opportunity to combine traditional classroom learning with self-paced study.
  • The Quickbooks and Sage 50 software come with the required course textbooks.
Program Contact
CE Interdisciplinary, Media, Creative and Business
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.

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.

Additional or Technical Recommendations

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.

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

Software Versions

  • ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning.
  • Sage 50 Accounting 2016 (formerly Simply Accounting) (software included with course textbook) 
  • Excel  – Office 2013 and 2016
  • QuickBooks – Desktop 2015 (Software included with textbook)

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 -  Interdisciplinary, Creative, Media and Business

Click on the Course number or Course title for more information on each course.

Visit the Mohawk College Bookstore Textbook Search (opens in new window) for information on textbooks.

A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: Explore the basics of bookkeeping including: journals, ledgers, worksheets, and financial statements.
Credits: 3
Course description: Develop additional skills including: merchandise business transactions, inventory valuation, special journals, internal control, payroll, receivables, and bank reconciliations.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: ACCTBZ018
Course description: Develop advanced bookkeeping skills including: partnerships, corporations, capital assets, bonds, and financial analysis.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: ACCTBZ019
Course description: Discover QuickBooks for your small to mid-size business needs. Topics include vendors, customers, employees, reports and various transactions. Software is included with the text. Prerequisite: Knowledge of basic accounting and Windows.
Credits: 3
Course description: QuickBooks Online (QBO) is a cloud-based accounting software program. Students will learn the difference between QuickBooks Pro and QBO before utilizing program features. Students will explore and apply key features, including: tracking and communicating customers, invoicing, supplier management, profitability analysis, payroll, HST management and reporting. Additionally, students will explore a 3rd party application integration. Prerequisite: Knowledge of basic accounting and Windows.
Credits: 3

Select 2 from the next 3 courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description: Investigate how the cloud has revolutionized the field of accounting. Learn to transition clients from the desktop model to the Cloud as you build a Cloud Financial Management System or create your own Cloud Accounting firm. Topics will include Artificial Intelligence, Optical Character Recognition, 3rd party Integrations, Financial Management Ecosystems, security concerns, and more! It is recommended students complete Quickbooks Online (INFO10218) prior to this course.
Credits: 3
Course description: Learn to use Microsoft Excel to create and format spreadsheets in order to analyze data and make more informed business decisions. You will discover how to create, edit, format and print workbooks, use mathematical formulas and functions, create and format charts and shapes, insert images, and cut, copy and paste data.
Credits: 3
Course description:
Equivalents: INFO10087
Program Length Approximately 12 - 28 months
Cost ~$400 per course + textbooks
Intakes Fall, Winter, Spring
Application Process Students can register for course without applying to the program. View Admission & Registration tab for details.
Course Load 5 to 10 hours per week, per course


The list of scheduled course offerings for this program is below. Please note that all offerings are subject to change. Not every course is offered every semester, so please consider this schedule when planning your academic path.

The Applied Accounting - Bookkeeping courses (1, 2 and 3) must be taken in order; it is recommended you take these 3 courses prior to completing the other courses in the program.

Course Code Course Name Fall
(Sep to Dec)
Winter
(Jan to Apr)
Spring
(May to Aug)
ACCTBZ018 Applied Accounting-Bookkeeping 1

Classroom

eLearn

Classroom

eLearn

Classroom

eLearn

ACCTBZ019 Applied Accounting-Bookkeeping 2

Classroom

eLearn

Classroom

eLearn

Classroom

eLearn

ACCTBZ020 Applied Accounting-Bookkeeping 3

Classroom

eLearn

Classroom

eLearn

Classroom

eLearn

INFO10159 QuickBooks-Desktop eLearn eLearn eLearn
INFO10218 QuickBooks Online OntarioLearn OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
INFO10078 Excel Core OntarioLearn OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
ACCT10120 Cloud Accounting eLearn eLearn eLearn
INFO10201 Sage 50 Accounting OntarioLearn OntarioLearn OntarioLearn
Getting Started

Login to MyMohawk
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Access Mohawk Email
On the MyMohawk Home screen you will see a link to Mohawk email. Visit the Getting Started – Mohawk Email Guide to learn how to set up your account on your devices.

Access eLearn
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Access OntarioLearn
Visit www.ontariolearn.com to access your course. Visit the OntarioLearn Course page for step-by-step instructions. Please note your course will not appear in OntarioLearn until the scheduled start date.

Find your Classroom
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Find your Textbook
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Explore Student Services available

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.

Visit the OntarioLearn Course page to discover how to get started on OntarioLearn. Please note your course will not appear in OntarioLearn until the scheduled start date.

Visit Exams for Online Courses for everything you need to know about booking and writing your online learning exam.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

*This information can be helpful for your resume or for interview talking points in this field.

Career Opportunities

Enhance your understanding of computerized accounting and its effect on accounting practices.

  • Excel: allows you to build a budget and maintain financial documents. 
  • QuickBooks: allows you to keep track of invoices, purchase orders, cash account, payroll, and more.
  • Sage 50 Accounting (formerly Simply Accounting): allows you to keep track of invoices, purchase orders, cash account, payroll, and more.

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

Applied Accounting-Bookkeeping Courses

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.
     

QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Desktop

QuickBooks Online (QBO) is a cloud-based accounting software program. Learn the difference between QuickBooks Pro and QBO before utilizing program features. Explore and apply key features, including: tracking and communicating customers, invoicing, supplier management, profitability analysis, payroll, HST management and reporting. Additionally, a 3rd party application integration will be explored.

QuickBooks Desktop focuses on your small to mid-size business needs. Includes vendors, customers, employees, reports and various transactions. Software is included with the text. Prerequisite: Knowledge of basic accounting and Windows.


Discover QuickBooks Online


QuickBooks Online offers the most advanced technology when it comes to accounting and bookkeeping

  • 7 out of 10 new QuickBooks users are choosing QuickBooks Online over the desktop version 
  • In 5 years, global users have increased from 380,000 to over 2,380,000