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									                                          Bookkeeping Certificate Program
                                                Conestoga College
                                                                PROGRAM INFORMATION
Program name:                 Bookkeeping Certificate                               Program number: 1271

Location:                     Campus – Doon

Program length:               Weeks: 30                   Total hours / week: 18-20               Total Hours: 555

Total Fees:                   $5,986.51 (estimated)

Start dates:                  1 September                 2                          3                        4

Program overview:

This certificate program will provide the knowledge and skills to function as a bookkeeping clerk in a manual or computerized bookkeeping environment.
The graduate will be able to perform bookkeeping duties to the trial balance as well as perform duties related to accounts receivable, accounts payable
and general ledger.


Ontario College Certificate

Career Opportunities:

The skills learned in this program are required by private companies, government or manufacturing companies. This comprehensive program will qualify
graduates for entry level positions such as bookkeeping clerk, accounting clerk, payroll clerk, administrative/executive assistant and database/data entry
clerk. This program is ideal for employment in a small business.

                                                                 CONTACT INFORMATION
Name:                  Customer Service Liaison                                    Phone:     519-748-5220 exts. 2459 / 2722 / 3535
Title:                 Conestoga Career Centre                                     Fax:       519-748-3569

Address:               299 Doon Valley Drive , Kitchener ON N2G 4M4                Email:

                                                                    ADDITIONAL NOTES
Total fee includes tuition ($2420.00), books ($1967.29 includes HST) and a parking pass (if required $435.00.) Total fee also includes ancillary fees of
An additional fee of $30.00 is required if Math and English testing is required.
Document and fees correct at time of printing
This program meets the criteria for Second Career Strategy funding.

                                                              ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Admission requirements:

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older
NOTE: Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in the English language
Completion requirements:

Students must successfully complete course/program objectives with 55% or higher grades in each course.

Admission procedure:

Interested students apply on the Ontario Colleges web site at Please contact the program contact to discuss receiving a
funding/ acceptance letter.

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                                          Bookkeeping Certificate Program
                                                Conestoga College

COURSE   Introductory Financial Accounting 1                                Code: ACCT1030                    Hours: 45
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. Equivalent Course: OLRN1320 Financial Accounting 1

COURSE        Simply Accounting 1                                           Code:ACCT1120                     Hours: 36
Recommended: ACCT1090 Introduction to Accounting or equivalent knowledge. Simply Accounting is an integrated accounting software package.
Students will review proper accounting procedures and learn how to set up and use the general ledger, payables, and receivables modules. In
addition, bank reconciliation and graphing will be covered.

COURSE        ACCPAC For Windows                                            Code:ACCT1140                     Hours: 36
ACCPAC for Windows (V. 5.2) is an integrated accounting software package. This higher-end accounting system will be used to process the general
ledger, accounts receivables and accounts payables modules. Students will be expected to have a firm understanding of accounting procedures and

              Introduction to Professional Writing and Presentation
COURSE                                                                      Code: COMM1500                    Hours: 45
Introducing the communication skills necessary for success, this course analyzes cases that reflect real life situations. Students will attain the skills in
problem solving and decision making required in professional communications. Emphasis will be placed on producing effective letters and memoranda.
The course also helps students develop presentation skills.

COURSE        Excel                                                         Code: COMP1100                    Hours: 36
Recommended: COMP1150 Computer Literacy for Windows (Word/Excel) or equivalent knowledge.
This course takes you beyond the basics to cover intermediate spread sheeting concepts and techniques using Excel 2003. Students will learn how to
produce professional workbooks. Emphasis will be placed on: planning and creating spreadsheets; using formulas and functions; data analysis;
generating graphs; and linking, summarizing and consolidating worksheets.

COURSE        Computer Literacy for Windows                                 Code: COMP1150                    Hours: 36
Recommended: Keyboarding skills are an asset. This course provides an introduction to the basics of using a computer and Microsoft Office. Students
will be introduced to Windows, a word processor (Word), and an electronic spreadsheet (Excel). This course will benefit those who need to understand
the basics of a computer on the job or at home.

COURSE        Business and Financial Mathematics                            Code: MATH1030                    Hours: 64
Preparing the student with a mathematical background for financial decisions, this course reviews topics ranging from arithmetic operations to ratio and
proportion. Students will also study topics on simple interest, compound interest and annuities. Applications include sinking funds, mortgages and
present and future value of money.

COURSE        Introductory Financial Accounting II                          Code: ACCT1040                    Hours: 60
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. Equivalent Course: OLRN1330 Financial Accounting 2 (Internet)

COURSE        Simply Accounting II                                          Code: ACCT1070                    Hours: 36
Building on the Simply Accounting I course, this course teaches advanced capabilities of this software. This course reinforces the use of GL, A/R and
A/P. Students will learn how to use the payroll, inventory and project modules. In addition, year-end procedures will also be covered

COURSE        Introduction to Payroll Administration                        Code: ACCT1110                    Hours: 36
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.

COURSE        Applied Managerial Accounting                                 Code: ACCT2460                    Hours: 45
An introductory course in Managerial Accounting for non-accounting students, this course provides the student with an understanding of the types of
costs used by managers in the planning and budgeting processes. Concepts are applied in several computer lab assignments using a computerized

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COURSE        Records Management                                             Code: ADMN1060                    Hours: 36
This course is designed to show the student how to analyze, plan, design, implement and utilize both traditional and automated records control
systems. Practical activities will be emphasized to reinforce the theory.

COURSE        Interpersonal Communications Skills                            Code: COMM1140                    Hours: 45
This course will help students develop skills needed to interrelate with others in a variety of workplace situations and social settings. With the
assistance of self-assessment and feedback instruments, students will be able to build on individual strengths and overcome weakness in their ability
to communicate effectively one-on-one and in group settings. Although the course will incorporate relevant communication theories, the focus will be
on developing the ability to present oneself effectively in the majority of managerial roles (e.g. managing conflict, instructing, seminar leader,
counsellor, team member). The course will also focus on managing ones image to maximize career potential.

COURSE        Excel - Advanced                                               Code: COMP1310                    Hours: 36
Recommended: COMP1475 Excel 2007 or equivalent knowledge. This course builds on the knowledge gained in the Excel course. Emphasis will be
placed on organizing and consolidating data with efficient multi-sheet models; applying arrays and formulas to new and powerful uses; working in an
OLE (Object-Linking and Embedding) environment; recording and editing macros; advanced charting; utilizing scenarios; pivot tables; and finding the
best solution using Solver.

COURSE        Career Development                                             Code:                             Hours: 18
This course emphasizes the knowledge, skills, behaviours and activities required in order to identify appropriate and rewarding employment
opportunities and to effectively participate in the typical job search process for entry level roles. This will include preparing a personal career portfolio
to highlight the student’s skills and accomplishments. In addition, a portion of the course will be focused on developing subsequent career
development plans including acquiring designations, mentor development, further education or international job opportunities. Students will be required
to practice skills essential for job search success including: networking, cold-calling, self-assessment, research, personal promotion, interviewing, and
customized writing of resumes and cover letters.

                                                            LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION

 Program: Bookkeeping

 Program Code: 1271

 National Occupation Classification Code: 1231

 National Occupation Classification

 Ontario Job Futures

 Working in Canada

 Labour Market Information

 Workforce Planning Board

 Career Cruising User ID: conestoga, Password: doon

 Ontario Skills Passport

 Career Path

 This information is to help guide you towards programs/careers you are choosing for the future. It is not definitive and
 we encourage you to do further exploration to make sure your choices are suitable.

 Career Cruising- Sample Career Path

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Career Cruising-Related Careers


Canadian Bookkeepers Association


Conestoga College- School of Business & Hospitality

Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping

Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada

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                                      Bookkeeping Certificate Program
                                            Conestoga College
Frequently Asked Questions:
  1.    Are detailed course descriptions available to prospective students?
  2.    What resources are available if you require additional help while in training?
        Peer tutoring
  3.    What academic counseling is available prior to starting school and during the training period?
        Career Advising
  4.    How does the school accommodate the needs of adult learners?
        There are many services on campus to help adult learners learn to balance school and life. The Learning Commons can assist you with a
        variety of support services. You can make an appointment with a Learning Skills Advisor to discuss time management, study and test-taking tips
        or with Writing Services to learn more about the expectations for college level writing and how to improve your writing skills. For more
        information, visit
  5.    Do students have the opportunity to evaluate the instructor and the program?
  6.    Does the institution have publicized policies dealing with human rights issues?
  7.    Will the school provide references (e.g. signed release forms, past graduates and/or current students)?
        Freedom of Information & Confidentiality Policies do not allow us to release student information.
  8.    How does the institution support continuing education upgrading for graduates in this field of work?
        Conestoga offers credit courses and many are transferrable to other programs within the college. We offer many CE courses and programs to
        continue to develop skills of the employed.
  9.    How does the institution make an effort to place its graduates in jobs after completion of the program?
        Job postings, career and job fairs, workshops and one-on-one assistance. For details please visit
  10.   How will the credentials you receive be recognized by the industry/employer/sector?
        Conestoga College grants approved credentials . We have a solid reputation and have been ranked the #1 college in Ontario for the past 9 out
        of 11 years.
  11.   What are the methods of instruction?
        Courses are Instructor-led and are made up of a combination of lectures and hands-on practice
  12.   What certification will you get upon completion of this program?
        Ontario College Certificate
  13.   Please explain how your progress will be monitored and reported (Method and Frequency).
        Students are required to complete assignments, quizzes and tests on a regular basis.
  14.   How many hours of home study are expected per week?
        10+ per week
  15.   What percentages of students who are enrolled in the program successfully complete it?
  16.   What are the qualifications of the instructor(s)?
        All instructors have industry and adult teaching experience
  17.   Are you allowed to audit a few classes?
  18.    Will there be a practicum or work placement? When and how long is it?
  19.   What percentage of graduates from this training find work in a field related to their training?
        New full-time program
  20.   List employers, industries or sectors who hire graduates from this program.
        Local business.

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