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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  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. 

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 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. 

With this program you’ll be career ready. Discover your career options at https://stlawrence.emsicareercoach.ca

Program Name

Bookkeeping Certificate

Program Code

1017

Credential

Certificate

Start Dates

Continuous

Program Duration

Part-time

Location (Campus)

Online 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

    Ellen Foster, SLC Graphic Design grad, 2013
    Front end developer and designer, JIC Design, Kingston

    Developing a close relationship with teachers has always been important for Ellen, so she chose St. Lawrence because of its atmosphere. “It felt a lot more welcoming and supportive than other colleges. The professors wanted to learn about my interests, passions, strengths and weaknesses even before I stepped foot into the classroom. I've always appreciated a strong student-teacher relationship, and I knew I would get that at SLC,” she said.

    Now into her career, Ellen feels like her learning experience at SLC really prepared her for her chosen career path by taking fundamental skills learned and applying them directly to her work. “I currently work as a front-end developer and designer here in Kingston. I learned the fundamentals of front-end development, as well as web design, which is a combination most front-end developers don't have.”  

    Ellen has a word of advice for incoming students to Graphic Design: “To take chances, don't be afraid to fail, and get in over your head. College is the perfect place to realize you're terrible at something and not get fired for it. We may not all be illustrators or web wizards, but you're not going to find out what you are until you take a chance on everything else.”

     



    Ellen Foster

    Additional Information

    Online Book Order Procedure.

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

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