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Bookkeeping

Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
College Code:
CONS
School:
Business and Hospitality
Program Code:
1271
Accelerated Delivery:
Yes
Campus:
DO
Academic Year:
2016 / 2017

About the Program

This program provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform effectively in entry-level bookkeeping positions in business and industry. The program focuses on day-to-day operational bookkeeping and managerial accounting in a computerized business environment.

Upon completion of the certificate, students are eligible to receive credit for eight of the nine courses required by the Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping (CIB). Three years of relevant bookkeeping experience are also required for the Certified Bookkeeper designation. For more details, visit Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping.

Program Information

Length: One-year Ontario College Certificate program (also available part-time)
Delivery Sequence:
         Doon (Kitchener) - September/2016 (Open) - Fall | Winter
         Doon (Kitchener) - January/2017 (Open) - Winter | Spring/Summer
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: September and January
First-Year Capacity: 45 September, 35 January

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2016-2017 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2015 / 2016) for Bookkeeping - Program # 1271

Doon - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00 $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $2206.25 $1920.25
Year Total   $4126.50
Doon - Winter 2017 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2017-01-09)
Description Winter 2017 Spring 2017
Full-time Program Tuition $1420.00 $1420.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $191.62 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $2111.87 $1920.25
Year Total   $4032.12
Doon - Spring 2016 Level 2 (Program Start: 2016-01-05)
Description Spring 2016
Full-time Program Tuition $1379.00
Student Priority Fee $49.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55
Administration Fee $25.05
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40
CSI Capital Development Fee $66.50
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $1868.71
Year Total $3976.82

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2015 / 2016) for
Bookkeeping - Program # 1271


Doon - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7275.25 $6725.25
Year Total   $14000.50

Doon - Winter 2017 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2017-01-09)
Description Winter 2017 Spring 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $401.50 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7126.75 $6725.25
Year Total   $13852.00

Doon - Spring 2016 Level 2 (Program Start: 2016-01-05)
Description Spring 2016
International Program Tuition $5750.00
Student Priority Fee $49.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.15
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.55
Administration Fee $25.05
Technology Enhancement Fee $126.40
CSI Capital Development Fee $66.50
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56
ISR $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00
International Health Fee $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50
Session Total $6614.71
Year Total $13630.92

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates will be prepared for employment in small business, as well as entry-level positions in medium- and large-sized corporations. Graduates of this program would also be eligible to apply directly to Level 3 of Conestoga College's Business Administration - Accounting diploma program. For further information and details, please contact Dave Smiderle at Dsmiderle@conestogac.on.ca.

62% of 2013-2014 graduates found employment within 6 months of graduation. Their average starting salary was $34,680.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
ACCT1030 Introductory Financial Accounting I

Description: This course introduces accounting terminology, the accounting equation, the double-entry system of bookkeeping, the accrual basis of accounting, financial statements, and the ledgers and journals making up a basic accounting system.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMM1085 College Reading & Writing Skills

Description: This course focuses on the reading, writing and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse, summarize, and discuss a variety of readings and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising in response to written prompts. This course prepares students for post-secondary writing tasks, research, and documentation.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

COMP1056 Business Computing Applications I

Description: Introducing word processing and spreadsheet applications on a microcomputer, this course will teach: entering text, developing solutions to business problems, describing the processing cycle of a computer and how data is stored, the function and type of storage used in computers, input and output operations and the impact of computers on society.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1010 Business Mathematics I

Description: The purpose of the course is to provide the student with a mathematical basis for personal and business financial decisions through four instructional models. The course stresses business application using arithmetic, algebra, ratio-proportion and graphing. Applications include payroll, cost-volume-profit analysis and merchandising mathematics. This course stresses logical reasoning and problem solving skills. A Texas Instrument BAII 'Plus' calculator is required for the course.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MKT1040 Marketing I

Description: Marketing is about knowing the customers and the creative and strategic processes to meet their needs, wants and desires. This highly interactive course introduces you to the world of marketing from both a societal and organizational perspective. You will participate in a variety of hands-on practical activities and projects to immerse yourself in the fundamentals of marketing.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

OPER1160 Introduction to Supply Chain and Operations Management

Description: A Supply Chain is a network of organizations that are involved in the different processes and activities that produce value in the form of products and services in the hands of the ultimate customer or consumer. Operations Management is one of the three major functions of a business, along with Marketing and Accounting / Finance, and focuses on designing, creating, and improving goods and services. Understanding key Supply Chain and Operations Management foundations is crucial to any company's success and profitability. This introductory course will expose students to topics related to how products and services are created and delivered to the customer.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
ACCT1040 Introductory Financial Accounting II

Description: This course teaches introductory information on principles and methods used in accounting for current assets, long-term assets, long-term liabilities and equity accounts for both partnership and corporate business structures.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: ACCT1030
CoRequisites:

ACCT1110 Introduction To Payroll Administration

Description: Recommended: ACCT1030 Introductory Financial Accounting I or equivalent knowledge. Teaching the skills to process payroll for employees, this course teaches students various government forms associated with payroll deduction and reporting. Students will also make payroll calculations. Payroll legislation associated will also be covered.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ACCT1135 Introductory Cost Accounting

Description: The course introduces the primary concepts of cost accounting with emphasis on the cost of products and services, and the structure of job-order cost systems.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ACCT1030
CoRequisites:

ACCT1340 Accounting Projects

Description: This course will explore the fundamentals of project management in order to provide the student with a foundation in this discipline. Through discussion and application, students will learn the tools and techniques used to successfully manage projects. Students will gain hands on experience using Microsoft Excel for project planning and management applications.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: COMP1056M, COMP1056
CoRequisites:

ACCT1520 Personal Tax Returns

Description: This introductory course is designed to provide the knowledge required to prepare Canadian Income Tax Returns (T1). We will cover sources of income, deductions, credits and the calculation of tax. Successful completion of this course will allow you to be employed as a tax preparer for income tax specialty firms or prepare your own tax return.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

ACCT2180 Financial Applications In Business

Description: Exposing students to a variety of accounting packages, this course emphasizes practical hands-on experience. Input transactions, processing techniques, and output formats are examined.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: ACCT1030
CoRequisites:

BUS1021 Organizational Behaviour

Description: Studying people and organizations, this course examines the behaviour of individuals working alone or in teams. Using actual examples, this course examines how behavioural factors affect organizational effectiveness. Note: This course is an approved HRPAO credit. Equivalent: Introduction to Business Management & Organizational Behaviour.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

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Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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Program Status
Start DateCampusStatus**
SEP, 2016 Doon Open
JAN, 2017-AD * Doon Open
* AD = Accelerated Delivery
** Status applicable to domestic students

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