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    1 and 2-year programs offering practical business skills that are in demand

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    Learn practical accounting skills that have value in a variety of accounting positions.

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    Students will be able to apply the skills they learn in work setting, with a 2-week practicum experience

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Accounting Assistant Diploma

  • Graduates of the two-year Accounting Assistant Diploma program have the skills and knowledge required to be effective employees in entry level accounting positions in a demanding and changing workplace.  Our graduates have the necessary practical accounting skills, computer skills and basic management skills that ensure success in the workplace.

    In the first year of the diploma program, students will gain an understanding of both manual and computerized accounting systems, the ability to apply this knowledge to business situations, and an appreciation of the importance of organizational behaviour skills. A two-week practicum at the end of the first year of studies, gives students the opportunity to practice their new skills in a work setting. In the second year, students will gain a solid foundation in general business knowledge with courses in management, quantitative methods, business law, finance, economics, and communications.

    The first year of the Accounting Assistant Diploma program is a full-time eight-month program. The students are scheduled together creating a cohesive and supportive learning community.  Flexibility is a key feature of the second year of the program. Students have the option of completing the second year of the Accounting Assistant Diploma program on a full-time basis, or work and complete the courses part-time in either the day or evening.

    Here's what our Accounting Assistant graduates say about the program

  • The Accounting Assistant program supports students to successfully attain the skill sets required for immediate employment.  Over 90% of graduates surveyed are working or have returned to school since completing the Accounting Assistant program.

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