2022-23 Calendar

Basic Accounting Certificate

This introductory program is designed for persons seeking entry-level employment in accounting, for those wishing to maintain a set of books for a small business, or for those wanting an understanding of basic accounting principles before studying computer-based accounting systems. The two courses in the program total 66 hours of instruction, and are supplemented by individual assignments requiring the application of material presented in class sessions.

Admission Requirements

  • No admission requirements


BAC 11 Introduction to Accounting Level 1
BAC 12 Introduction to Accounting Level 2

Graduation Requirements

Students must pass each course with a minimum grade of 60% to receive the certificate.

Program Area:

Continuing Studies

Campus (Intake):

  • Vernon (Jan, Oct)
  • Penticton (Jan, Sep)
  • Revelstoke (Sep)
  • Salmon Arm (Sep)
  • Kelowna (Feb, Oct)




  • Distance/Online
  • Part-Time


2022-23: $649


Delivery: Online-hybrid and in-class options available, part time


Winter 2023

  • Part time online hybrid, Tuesday and Thursday, 6-9 p.m.

Penticton: Winter 2023

Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m.

Vernon Winter 2022, Fall 2022, and Winter 2023:

  • On campus

Salmon Arm:

Fall 2023 (TBC)

Department Website

Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 12/07/2022