Bookkeeping Advanced Certificate
Specialize further after completing the Office Assistant Certificate. This advanced certificate covers the numeracy skills needed by bookkeepers, accounting clerks, and various similar positions.
Advanced Bookkeeping students also complete a two-week practicum for a hands-on opportunity to apply skills and knowledge acquired in a workplace environment.
Successful completion of the Office Administration and Technology - Office Assistant Certificate (or equivalent) with program grade point average of 2.67 or better
The deadline for receiving required documentation is stated in the student’s admissions letter.
An interview (in person or by telephone) with the Program Coordinator (or designate) may be required before entry to the program.
Where space permits students may be admitted up to the end of the first week of the course. Admission beyond this point will only be possible with the approval of the instructor(s) involved.
The minimal requirement for graduation is a cumulative program GPA of 2.67 or equivalent standard.
OTEC111 - Keyboarding II
OTEC 111: Keyboarding II is an advanced keyboarding course designed to increase keying speed and accuracy to a minimum of 50 net words per minute on a five minute timing. Students cover the alphabetic and punctuation keys, keyboard numbers, and symbols. Keyboarding software provides immediate feedback and records results. Lessons must be completed successfully within the required accuracy goals before advancement. This course or the equivalent skill is essential for those interested in advancing in an office career.
OTEC171 - Payroll
OTEC 171: Payroll is an introduction to payroll procedures and employer responsibilities with regards to deductions and submissions. Students will practice manual payroll calculation and preparation. Topics of study include calculating employeesï¿½ earnings and deductions, calculating employer payroll expenses, recording and remitting employeesï¿½ deductions, and employersï¿½ annual responsibilities for filing the T4 summary form.
OTEC172 - Bookkeeping II
OTEC 172: Bookkeeping II is an intermediate approach to manual accounting. Students will gain additional knowledge in common accounting systems including sales, purchases, taxes, and inventory. The concepts will be presented in the context of a merchandising business. Topics of study include specialized journals, combined journals, merchandise inventory, HST/GST/PST, year-end procedures and worksheets, and annual reporting. Financial statements will be prepared in detail including a classified balance sheet, an income statement with a cost of goods sold section, and a statement of owner's equity.
OTEC175 - Computerized Accounting
OTEC 175: Computerized Accounting introduces students to an integrated computerized accounting system using Sage 50 Accounting for Windows. Utilizing business scenarios, students will establish company records; maintain daily transactions using the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, inventory, and payroll features; and create financial statements.
OTEC181 - Capstone: Bookkeeping
OTEC 181: Capstone: Bookkeeping helps students extend their accounting, word processing and database, and spreadsheet software knowledge by completing a variety of practical, integrated projects. Students will also further develop decision-making, prioritizing, organizing, and other administrative skills.
OTEC190 - Preceptorship
OTEC 190: Preceptorship - The two-week preceptorship/work placement integrates the skills developed from training into the working environment reinforcing the new skills and knowledge. The preceptorship gives students an opportunity to apply, extend and integrate academic and technical knowledge through work experience with qualified organizations.
OTEC 111, 171, 172, 175, and 181
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