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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.

    Real work experience in the field

    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 Certificate

  • The Accounting Assistant Certificate program is a full-time, eight month program offered from September to April. This program provides students with training in accounting, computer applications, and administrative procedures. A two-week practicum is included in this training program.

    You gain an excellent understanding of both manual and computer accounting systems and the ability to apply this knowledge to business situations.  You are also introduced to other computer applications, including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, in addition to general office procedures, business writing, and organizational behaviour.  At the end of the Accounting Assistant Certificate program, you will gain practical experience and the opportunity to network when you participate in a two-week work practicum with a local company

    Graduates find employment as accounting assistants, accounts receivable or payable clerks, accountants for small and medium-sized firms, or they perform accounting functions in their own businesses. In addition, graduates of this program who want to take more advanced courses leading towards a diploma, degree or a professional accounting designation are encouraged to contact our School of Business as they will receive credit for some courses.

    Hear what our Accounting Assistant graduates say about the program.

    To learn more about the program and meet with faculty, join us at our Info Night on Wednesday, April 25.   

  • 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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