36 Weeks, 806 Hours



Anyone planning to enter the Accounting or Payroll field must have good computer skills and be familiar with computerized accounting and automated payroll systems.

This program provides graduates with the necessary skills to maintain complete sets of books, keep records of accounts, verify the procedures used for recording financial transactions, and provide personal bookkeeping services. It also provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge required to perform payroll administrative responsibilities in the payroll department.

The student will write CPA’s exams to acquire the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification.

In addition to accounting and payroll expertise, students gain basic skills and experience in business correspondence, office procedures, performing a job search, and being successful in today’s workplace environment.

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent, or
  • Mature Student Status
  • Courses are open to any applicant who possesses a good command of the English language and is able to follow instruction.
  • Full time students must attend the required hours per week as per the course schedule and may do so at times convenient to them.
  • Part time students may set their own schedules to a minimum of two training sessions per week. These times may be scheduled during the day, evenings, or on weekends.

Core Courses

  • ACCPAC Advantage General Ledger
  • ACCPAC Plus Accounts Payable
  • ACCPAC Plus Accounts Receivable
  • Basic Bookkeeping Level 1
  • Basic Bookkeeping Level 2
  • Business Correspondence Level 1
  • Business Financial Management
  • Employment Success Strategies
  • Human Resource Management
  • Office Procedures Level 1
  • Payroll Compliance Legislation
  • Payroll Fundamentals 1
  • Payroll Fundamentals 2
  • QuickBooks Pro

Career Opportunities

Careers in computerized accounting are in continuous high demand. Excellent opportunities exist for skilled persons in a variety of accounting related positions, including the role of accounting bookkeeper, across the public and private sectors.

Payroll administrators are employed by payroll administration companies and by other establishments throughout the private and public sectors.

Careers students find with the skills learned in this program include:

  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Bookkeeper
  • Pay and Benefits Administrator
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Pay and Benefits Clerk

Salary Administration Officer