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Courses - January 2022

Level 1

Course Details

Introductory Financial Accounting I
ACCT1030

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:
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Personal Tax Returns
ACCT1520

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: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Organizational Behaviour
BUS1021

Description:

This course is a study of workplace behaviour at the individual, team and organizational level. The course explores theories of motivation, perceptions, emotions, team effectiveness, decision making, leadership, power, culture, and change. The concepts and application explored will guide students in their application of best practices to strengthen organizations and their overall effectiveness as global citizens.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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College Reading & Writing Skills
COMM1085

Description:

This course introduces students to the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse a variety of texts and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising to produce writing that meets the expectations of selected audiences and purposes. The course prepares students for college-level writing tasks, research, and documentation by asking them to produce clear, informed, and purposeful documents relevant to both academic and professional contexts.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Business Computing Applications I
COMP1056

Description:

During this course, the student will learn to effectively use Windows operating system, apply word processing techniques, create basic business presentations, and explore the power of spreadsheets . Students will also learn the skills necessary to operate effectively within the Conestoga College computing environment. An emphasis will be placed on the development of solutions to business problems using commonly available microcomputer tools.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Conestoga 101
CON0101

Description:

This self-directed course focuses on introducing new students to the supports, services, and opportunities available at Conestoga College. By the end of this course, students will understand the academic expectations of the Conestoga learning environment, as well as the supports available to ensure their academic success. Students will also be able to identify on-campus services that support their health and wellness, and explore ways to get actively involved in the Conestoga community through co-curricular learning opportunities.

  • Hours: 1
  • Credits: 0
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Business Mathematics I
MATH1010

Description:

The purpose of the course is to provide the student with a mathematical basis for personal and business financial decisions through four instructional modules. The course stresses business applications 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:
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Level 2

Course Details

Introductory Financial Accounting II
ACCT1040

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:

Introduction To Payroll Administration
ACCT1110

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: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Introductory Cost Accounting
ACCT1135

Description:

This course introduces managerial accounting concepts and terminology including various methods of analyzing cost behaviour, as well as the elements of a job costing system, the application of cost-volume-profit analysis, and the preparation and use of master budgets.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: ACCT1030
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Excel in Accounting
ACCT1345

Description:

This course provides students with the intermediate level topics required for The Microsoft Office Specialist exam; Excel Expert: Interpreting Data for Insights. Excel is an essential accounting tool. The material covered in this course will enhance the ability of the student to create and streamline accounting workbooks for optimal control, ease of use, and report design.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: COMP1056 OR COMP1923
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Advanced Personal Tax Returns
ACCT1550

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: ACCT1520
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Accounting Applications I
ACCT2225

Description:

Through the use of Sage 50 (formerly known as Simply Accounting) and QuickBooks Online (QBO), students will learn how to use two popular accounting software packages for use in small and medium sized 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 Online (QBO) component of the course they will become familiar with computer accounting for applications such as Chart of Accounts, Writing Cheques, Sales Receipts, Customers, Suppliers, General Journal, General Ledger, and company setup.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: ACCT1030
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Program outcomes

  1. Apply bookkeeping practices and procedures related to financial reporting, analysis and control.
  2. Apply payroll record-keeping practices and procedures forming part of a human resource management system.
  3. Utilize the knowledge, skills and abilities required in successful business practice with a primary focus on financial administration.
  4. Apply computer practices and techniques, especially as these pertain to cash, accounts receivable, capital assets and inventories;
  5. Use a variety of accounting and related software packages competently.
  6. Apply knowledge of the Canadian income tax system, for the accurate preparation of payroll remittances and accurate information for T4 preparation.
  7. Apply the techniques of business mathematics to business processes.
  8. Maintain traditional and automated record control systems.
  9. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing in a business environment.
  10. Complete all work in accordance with business ethics and with regard for corporate responsibility.