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 CIB course equivalency chart or visit 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.
- 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 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.
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.
With this program you’ll be career ready. Discover your career options at https://stlawrence.emsicareercoach.ca