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Accounting Certificate

Online Campus | Program Code: B0805
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Overview

The Accounting Certificate Program is designed for individuals who wish to acquire a thorough accounting education. Many students have also found these studies to be of value in career advancement. Several of the courses may be of interest to those who would like to expand their accounting experience.

In order to earn the Certificate in Accounting, you must successfully complete a total of ten (10) courses, six (6) compulsory and four (4) electives.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • For your convenience, some courses are offered both in-class and online. Some online courses can be started at different times throughout the semester, just choose the course date that fits your schedule.
  • The demand for part-time courses has increased to the point that we recommend you register early to ensure your acceptance into the course.
  • Online courses are easily identified by CS at the beginning of the course code (i.e. CSSE 65 Accounting Basics 1)
  • Textbooks and additional materials may be required for these courses. YOU are responsible for purchasing your textbooks and additional materials for all courses. Please make a note of your course code (CS##) and see the bottom of this page for book order procedure.

Visit the Lifelong Learning catalogue for course details and to register.

 
We also offer full-time programs in Accounting at St. Lawrence College. Click here - Business Administration-Accounting or Business - Accounting.

Program Details

Code B0805
Start Date Continuous
Credential Certificate
Campus Online
Program Length * Students have a maximum of five years to complete the program
Delivery Online Part-Time

Program Outline

2020-2021

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Introductory Accounting is intended to provide an overview of financial accounting. Canadian generally accepted accounting principles are used as the foundation to complete the accounting cycle, perform the adjusting process and prepare financial statements for both service and merchandising entities. Additional topics also include payroll, petty cash and bank reconciliations.

2021-2022

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This course continues to introduce students to both the principles and practices of financial accounting. Further training in accounting systems and the preparation, analysis, and interpretation of a basic set of financial statements is provided. Students gain skills in the ability to report a variety of business transactions to users of financial statements. Topics include special journals, subsidiary ledgers, accounts receivable and uncollectible accounts, notes receivable, inventory, current liabilities, capital assets, and accounting for partnerships and corporations.

Prerequisite(s): ACCT 1

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This course expands on the principles and practices of financial accounting covered in the introductory financial accounting courses. Further training in accounting systems and the preparation, analysis, and interpretation of financial statements is provided at an intermediate level. The topics covered in this course include the accounting for business assets specifically: cash, accounts and notes receivable, inventories, and investments. Canadian Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE) and the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are applied to various situations involving this material, with further reference to financial statement presentation in adherence to both legal and Chartered Professional Accountants Canada (CPA) Handbook requirements.

Prerequisite(s): ACCT2

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This course expands on the principles and practices of financial accounting covered in the introductory financial accounting courses. Further training in accounting systems and the preparation, analysis, and interpretation of financial statements is provided at an intermediate level. The topics covered in this course include the accounting for business assets and liabilities specifically: capital assets, current liabilities and capital and operating leases. Canadian Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE) and the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are applied to various situations involving this material, with further reference to financial statement presentation in adherence to both legal and Chartered Professional Accountants Canada (CPA) Handbook requirements.

Prerequisite(s): ACCT201

Visit the Online and Continuing Education catalogue for course details and to register.

Visit the Online and Continuing Education catalogue for course details and to register.

Visit the Online and Continuing Education catalogue for course details and to register.

Visit the Online and Continuing Education catalogue for course details and to register.

Visit the Online and Continuing Education catalogue for course details and to register.

Visit the Online and Continuing Education catalogue for course details and to register.

Visit the Online and Continuing Education catalogue for course details and to register.

Visit the Online and Continuing Education catalogue for course details and to register.

Visit the Online and Continuing Education catalogue for course details and to register.

Visit the Online and Continuing Education catalogue for course details and to register.

Visit the Online and Continuing Education catalogue for course details and to register.

Requirements

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the program must hold an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (O.S.S.D.) or equivalent or must qualify for mature student status (19 years of age or older).

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the program may find employment as accounting/payroll clerks, bookkeeper, salary administrators, or in the areas of accounts receivable/payable, wholesale, service or retail industries, tax preparation, freelance bookkeeping or managing your own business.

Program Contacts

Program Contact
Sara Barrie, Program Officer (OntarioLearn)
ontariolearn@sl.on.ca
613.345.0660 (B), 613.933.6080 (C) or 613.544.5400 (K) ext. 3172

Admissions Information
Contact a member of our recruitment team
ask@sl.on.ca
1.800.463.0752 and ask for Recruiting

International Students Contact
international@sl.on.ca
+1 613.544.5400 ext. 5514