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Bookkeeping (Part-time)

Credential:
Ontario College Certificate
Program Code:
1271
School:
Business and Hospitality

About the Program

Students will gain 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.

Program Information

All courses must be completed within 6 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

How to Apply

Students may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at www.conestogac.on.ca/admissions/forms

Send completed applications to:
Conestoga College
Admissions Office
299 Doon Valley Dr
Kitchener, Ontario
Canada N2G 4M4

How to Register for Courses

Go to How to Register for detailed registration information.

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.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates will be prepared for employment in small business, as well as entry level positions in medium and large sized corporations.

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

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Program Outcomes

Program Courses

Click on the course code or title below for a full description of the course. If available for registration, clicking on "Details" in the status column will open a new browser tab or window in the Student Portal.

Course Information
Course Code Course Title Status
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:
Details
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:
Details
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:
Details
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:
Closed
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: COMP1917 or COMP1918, COMP1923 or COMP1924
CoRequisites:
Details
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:
Closed
ACCT1550 Advanced Personal Tax Returns
Description: This advanced level course will expand on the topics presented in Personal Tax Returns. Topics covered will include tax treatment of capital gains and losses; self-employment income and expenses; rental income and expenses; employment expenses and various types of investments, including foreign property.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
ACCT2225 Accounting Applications I
Description: Through the use of Sage 50 (formerly known as Simply Accounting) and QuickBooks students will learn how to use two popular accounting software packages for use in small and medium size businesses. In the Sage 50 component of the course they will become familiar with computer accounting for applications such as Chart of Accounts, General Journal, General Ledger, Sales, Purchases, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payments, Receipts, Reconciliations, Payroll, Inventory, Vendor files, Customer files, Employee files and company setup. In the QuickBooks component of the course they will become familiar with computer accounting for applications such as Chart of Accounts, Writing Cheques, Sales Receipts, General Journal, General Ledger and company setup.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: ACCT1040
CoRequisites:
Closed
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
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
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: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
COMP1917 Word Processing for Business
Description: During this course, the student will learn to effectively use the Windows operating system and develop the skills necessary to operate effectively within the Conestoga College computing environment. Students will apply word processing techniques to create business-related documents and create a basic business presentation. An emphasis will be placed on the creation of documents commonly found in an office environment.
Hours: 21
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
COMP1923 Spreadsheets for Business
Description: During this course, the student will learn to effectively use the Windows operating system and develop the skills necessary to operate effectively within the Conestoga College computing environment. Students will explore the power of spreadsheets to produce an assortment of formatted business worksheets. An emphasis will be placed on the creation of functions and formulas to produce data for analyses and to display the results graphically with charts.
Hours: 21
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
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:
Closed

Annual Delivery Schedule
Course Code Course Title Fall Winter Spring
ACCT1030 Introductory Financial Accounting I X X X
ACCT1040 Introductory Financial Accounting II X X X
ACCT1110 Introduction to Payroll Administration X    
ACCT1135 Introductory Cost Accounting   X  
ACCT1340 Accounting Projects     X
ACCT1520 Personal Tax Returns   X  
ACCT1550 Advanced Personal Tax Returns     X
ACCT2225 Accounting Applications 1     X
BUS1021 Organizational Behaviour X X X
COMM1085 College Reading & Writing Skills X X X
COMP1917 Word Processing for Business   X X
COMP1923 Spreadsheets for Business   X X
MATH1010 Business Mathematics I  X X X

Offerings are subject to change without notice.

Online Equivalencies
Course Code Course Title Online Code Online Course Title
ACCT1030 Intro Financial Accounting 1 OLRN1715 Accounting Basics 1
ACCT1040 Intro Financial Accounting 2 OLRN1725 Accounting Basics 2
ACCT1110 Intro to Payroll Administration OLRN1051 Payroll Administration
ACCT1135 Intro Cost Accounting ACCT1350 AND ACCT1360 Cost & Managerial Accounting 1

AND

Cost & Managerial Accounting 2
ACCT1340 Accounting Projects OLRN1293

AND
OLRN1303
Excel Core

AND

Excel Expert
ACCT1520 Personal Tax Returns OLRN2280 Taxation 1
ACCT1550 Advanced Personal Tax OLRN1815 Taxation II
ACCT2225 Accounting Applications 1 OLRN1319

AND

ACCT1080
Computerized Accounting

AND
QuickBooks I
BUS1021 Organizational Behaviour OLRN1470 Intro to Business Management & Organizational Behaviour
COMM1085 College Reading & Writing Skills OLRN1250 English 1
COMP1917
AND
COMP1923
Word Processing for Business
AND
Spreadsheets for Business
OLRN1087 Computer Applications in Business 1
MATH1010 Business Mathematics 1 MATH1002 Business Math

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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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Melissa Humphries, mhumphries@conestogac.on.ca, 519-748-5220 ext. 3764

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