Accounting Assistant Certificate and Diploma Info Night

July 10, 2019, 6-7 p.m. Birch Building, room BR126

Event Details

Accounting Assistant Certificate

Faculty of Business & Professional Studies
School of Business


Program Highlights

CapU opens the door to opportunities.

The eight-month Accounting Assistant Certificate program trains students in accounting, bookkeeping, computer applications and office procedures; and prepares students for the workplace.

You'll also participate in a 2-week work practicum with a local company.

  • Prepare business emails, letters and memos using fundamental principles of grammar, punctuation, and written communication skills so that the message is clearly transmitted.
  • Apply basic math skills in the computation of the numerical aspects of business situations.
  • Analyze and record basic accounting transactions accurately and thoroughly for different types of business organizations.
  • Operate Microsoft Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint as software tools to be used in a business setting.
  • Record accounting transactions using a variety of computerized accounting programs.
  • Produce an effective team project which links high-performance team and group concepts.
  • Use their resume, letters of application, interviewing techniques and other job strategies to seek employment and complete a two week practicum placement.


CampusTermsFull/Part Time
North VancouverFallFull-Time
Sunshine CoastSpringFull-Time

Tuition and Fees Per Year

Domestic Students
Year Tuition Fees Total
Year 1$3,908 $1,201 $5,109
Total$3,908 $1,201 $5,109

Note: Fees are subject to change. Some programs have fees for supplies and equipment that aren’t included in the estimate. To get an idea of what you’ll pay to study at CapU, try out our Tuition & Fees Estimator.

First Term

Total credits: 15.00


Students must achieve a minimum of a "B" grade in the final exam of BTEC 117 to continue in this program.

BTEC 111Business English I3.00 credits
BTEC 115Business Systems and Procedures3.00 credits
BTEC 117Accounting Procedures I3.00 credits
Choose 6.00 credits from the following list:
BTEC 124Comprehensive Computer Applications6.00 credits
BTEC 125Comprehensive Computer Applications I3.00 credits
BTEC 126Comprehensive Computer Applications II3.00 credits


Second Term

Total credits: 15.00

BTEC 149Financial Computer Applications3.00 credits
BTEC 211Business Writing3.00 credits
BTEC 217Accounting Procedures II3.00 credits
BTEC 220Accounting Procedures III1.50 credits
BTEC 252Organizational Behaviour3.00 credits
BTEC 300Accounting Assistant Practicum1.50 credits


Optional Course

Choose from the following list:
BTEC 112Language Skill Development1.50 credits


Total program credits: 30.00

Important Dates

Application Dates

Aug 7, 2018 - Sep 3, 2019

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 8, 2019

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 19, 2019 4:00 PM

Application Dates

May 9, 2019 - Dec 3, 2019

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Nov 12, 2019

Fee Payment Deadline

Dec 17, 2019 4:00 PM

Note: Dates are subject to change.

Admission Requirements

BC Secondary School graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent; or Mature Student status

SLEP (Secondary Level English Proficiency) test for EAP students (post-secondary level required).

Applicants are required to attend an information meeting or make an appointment with a faculty member or program convenor.

For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University 2018-2019 Calendar (pdf).

Admission Notes

The Fall 2019 intake is at the North Vancouver Campus and the Spring 2020 intake will be at the Sechelt campus.

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