This 600-hour (20-week) program is for students who wish to be accounting assistants or bookkeepers. During the program, students complete courses in business math and calculators, spreadsheets, payroll, manual and computerized accounting, and accounting office procedures, as well as a capstone course, and a three-week practicum. Graduates of the program may begin immediate employment as accounting assistants in small, medium and large businesses performing accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and general bookkeeping duties. Some graduates of this program may use their accounting skills to establish home-based bookkeeping businesses. Graduates may continue their education as selected courses are recognized by other organizations such as Okanagan College Business Administration, Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping (CIB) and the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA).
Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 08/23/2017