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Computerized Accounting

This program will equip students with technical accounting knowledge, a basic understanding of the framework and rules of accounting. Students will be engaged in hands-on training on selected accounting software, practical scenarios to apply knowledge of accounting transactions and financial statements. At the end of the program, students will be able to apply their understanding in a practicum placement.

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SKFS100 Skills for Success (20 Hours)

Develop learning strategies by identifying your learning style, setting appropriate goals for academic success and developing strategies to manage stress. Overcome obstacles and stay on track while in school.

COMP100 Intro to Computers/ MSOL100 Microsoft® Outlook (40 Hours)

Learn computer basics and prepare to develop your keyboarding skills throughout the entire program. Discover how Outlook is structured and how to use the various modules to coordinate communications and collaborate with others. Modules covered in this course include Mail, Calendar, Tasks and Notes etc.

MSWD100 Microsoft® Word Core (40 Hours)

Create and format business documents such as letters, forms, and newsletters using a variety of basic and intermediate features.

MSXL100 Microsoft® Excel Core/ MSXL200 Microsoft Excel Expert (80 Hours)

Create and edit professional looking spreadsheets for a variety of purposes and situations as you learn a variety of core and intermediate features.

MSAC100 Microsoft® Access Core (40 Hours)

Learn to design data tables, select appropriate data types and relate tables logically. You will create and modify database objects including tables, forms, reports, queries and macros, and will apply intermediate skills to streamline data entry, ensure data integrity, automate tasks and analyze data.

BWRT100 Business Writing (40 Hours)

Review and implement basic grammatical concepts to enhance professional business writing skills to compose a variety of business documents clearly and concisely. Develop skills to ensure effective written communication in the workplace.

ACCP100 Accounting Principles I (60 Hours)

Develop a basic understanding of accounting principles, theories, concepts and terminology. Identify the framework of accounting and the difference between personal and business accounting.

ACCP200 Accounting Principles II (60 Hours)

Explore accounting principles and practices, revenue and expense recognition, business accounting cycle and cash controls.

ACCP300 Accounting Principles III (60 Hours)

Define accounting cycle, inventory valuation, assets, liabilities, equity, revenue and expenses. Identify end user financial information requirements based upon International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE).

ACCP400 Accounting Principles IV (60 Hours)

Explore the financial reporting model comprising of measurements, statement presentations and related disclosures. Discuss current and non-current assets and related valuations, current liabilities, critical revenue and expense recognition criteria.

CASG100 Computerized Accounting – Sage™ (60 Hours)

Apply accounting knowledge using Sage™ 50 Accounting (formerly Simply Accounting) to maintain complete accounting records for small to medium-sized companies. Learn to perform daily accounting tasks in the General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and Payroll modules.

CAQB100 Computerized Accounting – QuickBooks® (60 Hours)

Apply accounting knowledge using QuickBooks® accounting program designed for small to medium-sized businesses. You will learn how QuickBooks handles billing, from invoicing to finance charges, generate estimates, collections, inventory management, accounts payable and payroll.

CARS100 Career Strategies (20 Hours)

Explore the importance of job search materials including resume, cover letter, cold call scripts, etc. Your ability to find employment will increase, as your job search knowledge and understanding of the current labor market grows. Both group workshops and individual coaching sessions.

PRAC120 Practicum Placement (120 Hours)

Practice knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom during a four-week practicum in a corporate and/or business setting. Through this exposure, you will gain greater awareness of the specific responsibilities and daily experience of professionals in the field. The practicum component will be supervised by Bredin College and is an unpaid placement.


36 weeks*

* Program length when completed in normal time.

Average Salary: $47,696.00

Average Wage: $26.74

Source: www. alis.alberta.ca

Career Opportunities

This program will enable students to gain employment in various accounting roles like:

  •  bookkeeping
  • accounts payable
  • accounts receivable
  • accounting technician
  • other administrative roles

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