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Bookkeeping Certificate

Available at: Cornwall part-time | Kingston part-time | Online part-time

Overview

St. Lawrence College in cooperation with the Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping offers a program leading to a career as a professional bookkeeper. CIB is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to preparing you for greater financial and job security as a Certified Bookkeeper.

The Bookkeeping certificate program expands opportunities for individuals pursuing a career in bookkeeping. The program will provide the student with the skills and knowledge required to set up and maintain a complete set of books for a small to medium sized business. The required courses provide a thorough understanding of the technical knowledge and applications of general bookkeeping principles. Students progress through introductory, intermediate and advanced levels of bookkeeping.

Upon completion of all courses and the required practical experience, the student is then eligible to qualify for professional certification from the Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping (CIB). Go to www.cibcb.com for more information.

In order to earn the Certificate in Bookkeeping, you must successfully complete a total of eight (8) courses, six (6) compulsory and two (2) 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 Online and Continuing Education catalogue for course details and to register.


Highlights

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates from the program may find employment in entry level positions as accounting assistants, accounts receivable/payable, bookkeeper, administrative assistants, budget coordinators, and data entry clerks. 

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Program Name

Bookkeeping Certificate

Program Code

1017

Credential

Certificate

Start Dates


Program Duration

Part-time

Location (Campus)

Kingston part-time

Canadian Fees

International Fees

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

Program Outline 2017-18

Required (choose one)
CSSE 65 Accounting Basics 1
ACCT 1 Introductory Accounting I

Required (choose one)
CSSE 66 Accounting Basics 2
ACCT 2 Introductory Accounting II

Required
CSGG 17 Simply Accounting
CSLO 18 Computer 1 - Introduction to
CSDU 59 Payroll Administration
CSSL 68 Taxation I

Electives (choose two). *CSMO 23 and CSMO 19 taken together is equal to one elective.
CSAL 46 Introduction to E-Business
CSDU 4 Human Resources Management Principles
CSSL 43 Marketing 1
CSMO 23 ACCPAC Accounts Payable
CSMO 19 ACCPAC General Ledger
CSMO 219 ACCPAC Accounts Receivable and Payroll
CSCG 57 Cost and Managerial Accounting I
CSLO 151 Computers 2 - Introduction
CSDU 58 QuickBooks Introduction

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).

Prerequisites

Health Requirements

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

Formal and informal pathways offer SLC graduates the chance to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Those that follow are specific to this program:

    For details on Credit Transfer within Ontario please visit: www.ontransfer.ca

    Testimonials

    Joe Pelow, SLC Graphic Design grad, 2012
    Freelance Designer, Toronto

    Joe Pelow knew he wanted to get into graphic design, but when his first attempt at going to college didn’t work out, he took some time to work before trying again. “I worked retail for two years which really built up my motivation to want to go back to college for a second try,” Joe said.

    “When I was finally ready to go back to college, I chose SLC for two reasons. The first was that it was local and the second was because I had heard many great things about the program.”  After an engaging presentation by Professor Andrew McLachlan at his high school, Joe knew SLC would be the right choice.  “I think SLC should have been my first choice, but I thankfully made it there eventually.”

    According to Joe, the top three things about SLC’s Graphic Design Program are the professors, the evolving program, and the dedicated lab space.

    “I felt like my teachers really cared about my success in the program. As well, the program is evolving to meet the needs of industry, which means current students are being taught what they need to be a successful in a very competitive field. The lab space and equipment are current and up-to-date.”

    At SLC, Joe learned the important skill to critique his own work. “The biggest thing I learned was  what makes a design work, or not work, and I can assess my projects and make the necessary adjustment to make sure they work for the client.”



    Joe Pelow

    Program Contact

    Debbie Baker
    dbaker@sl.on.ca

    Recruiting Contact

    Recruitment Office
    Dreamit@sl.on.ca

    Additional Information

    Online Book Order Procedure.

    Textbooks are also available at the Campus Bookstores for in-class courses.


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