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  • Objectives
    This 28-week full-time program is designed to train individuals to use a personal computer, operating systems and software applications including bookkeeping software to function in an office environment. The fundamentals of manual accounting are also covered. Four courses in this program are eligible for equivalency credits from the Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping (CIB). For those wanting to achieve a "Certified Bookkeeper" designation through CIB the remaining four credits can be taken through the part-time continuing education Bookkeeping Clerk Program.
  • Academic Title
    Business Applications and Bookkeeping Certificate
  • Course description
    Level One
    ACCT1030     Introductory Financial Accounting I

    Description: This course introduces accounting terminology, the accounting equation, the double-entry system of bookkeeping, the accrual basis of accounting, financial statements, and the ledgers and journals making up a basic accounting system. Equivalent Course: OLRN1320 Financial Accounting 1 (Internet)
    Hours: 45
    Credits: 3

    ACCT1070     Simply Accounting II

    Description: Recommended: ACCT1120 Simply Accounting I or equivalent knowledge. Building on the Simply Accounting I course, this course teaches advanced capabilities of this software. This course reinforces the use of GL, A/R and A/P. Students will learn how to use the payroll, inventory and project modules. In addition, year-end procedures will also be covered.
    Hours: 36
    Credits: 3

    ACCT1090     Introduction to Accounting (Manual and Computerized)
    Description: Recommended: COMP1150 Computer Literacy for Windows or COMP1530 Windows XP or equivalent knowledge. This course provides the student with basic accounting knowledge. Manual bookkeeping and Simply Accounting will be used.
    Hours: 36
    Credits: 3

    ACCT1120     Simply Accounting I
    Description: Recommended: ACCT1090 Introduction to Accounting or equivalent knowledge.Simply Accounting is an integrated accounting software package. Students will review proper accounting procedures and learn how to set up and use the general ledger, payables, and receivables modules. In addition, bank reconciliation and graphing will be covered.
    Hours: 36
    Credits: 3

    CDEV1080     Job Search
    Description: This course is designed to prepare participants for the work required to find a job. It presents inside information on finding a job and teaches skills that produce results. Objectives will be selected for participants according to personal background and goals.
    Hours: 15
    Credits: 1

    COMM1390     Business Communications
    Description: Communication is the exchange of information between two or more people. This course will enable the student to increase his/her skills in communications. Objectives will include oral skills, critical thinking and basic communication tips. The course will be customized to meet an individuals needs and focus on expanding their communication skills where required.
    Hours: 15
    Credits: 1

    COMP1420     Microsoft Word Core
    Description: Prerequisite: Microsoft Windows This course was designed to teach participants how to use Word for practical business use to create such items as: single and multiple page documents, memos, faxes, envelopes, labels, basic reports, resumes, and time sheets. A strong emphasis will be placed on using the correct format and on proofing the final product.
    Hours: 40
    Credits: 3

    COMP1440     Microsoft Excel Core

    Description: This course was designed to teach participants how to use Excel to create professional looking business worksheets such as budgets, marketing, and sales reports, expense reports, invoices and purchase orders, and basic financial statements. A strong emphasis will be placed on using the proper format as well as understanding and using the correct formulas and functions in a worksheet.
    Hours: 40
    Credits: 3
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    COMP1450     Microsoft Windows
    Description: Prerequisite: Computer Technology This course was designed to introduce the participant to the basic concepts and uses of the Windows environment as it is used in business. Participation in numerous hands-on exercises will enhance the learning experience.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    COMP1460     Microsoft Word Expert

    Description: Prerequisite: Microsoft Word - Core This course was designed to teach participants how to use Word to create more advanced business documents such as personalized form letters, formal reports, technical reports, proposals and studies, newsletters, brochures, manuals, and forms. A strong emphasis will be placed on creating or using the correct document for a specific application.
    Hours: 40
    Credits: 3

    COMP1470     Microsoft Excel Expert

    Description: Prerequisite: Excel Core This course was designed to teach participants how to make professional looking worksheets more user friendly. A strong emphasis will be placed on templates, validation, comments, and protecting a worksheet, as well as the database features of this program.
    Hours: 40
    Credits: 3

    COMP1480     Microsoft PowerPoint

    Description: Microsoft Windows This course was designed to provide the participant with the necessary skills required to create professional looking presentations that are frequently required in business. A strong emphasis will be placed on creating a professional presentation and the various types of delivery methods that are used in business.
    Hours: 20
    Credits: 1

    COMP1490     Microsoft Access - Introduction

    Description: This course was designed to introduce participants to the basic concepts and uses of Access. Participants will design databases, work with Access objects and create tables. Participants will also work with the table information, create and work with queries, and create forms and reports. A strong emphasis will be placed on the design and testing stages of a proper working database.
    Hours: 25
    Credits: 2

    COMP1500     Microsoft Access - Intermediate

    Description: This course was designed to introduce participants to the intermediate concepts and uses of Access. Participants will learn to enhance a fully functional database by adding charts, using filters and calculating queries, improving on the forms and reports on macros. A strong emphasis will be placed on maintaining a working database.
    Hours: 25
    Credits: 2

    COMP1510     Advanced Windows

    Description: Prerequisite: Microsoft Windows This course introduces the intermediate features of Windows. Participants use advanced file management features, registered file types, and the FIND utility and establish startup settings. Participants also work with system tools and use advanced features.
    Hours: 30
    Credits: 2

    INFO1290     Introduction To Networks
    Description: Networking has become an integral part of the work environment. This course will provide an overview of how networks are logically and physically designed and constructed. Participants will learn the terminology and benefits of a local area network. Topics covered include an overview of Novell NetWare, understanding user rights and the role of a network administrator.
    Hours: 20
    Credits: 1

    INFO1310     Computer Technology
    Description: This course provides praticipants with a hands-on introduction to the basic concepts and terms used in the world of personal computers. Upon completion of the course, participants will know how a computer can work with them to perform a variety of tasks in a business environment.
    Hours: 35
    Credits: 2

    INFO1320     The Internet

    Description: This course was designed to introduce the participant to the basic concepts/uses of the Internet for business. Participants will gain hands-on experience with the most common features used in a typical business application. A strong emphasis will be placed on communications and research.
    Hours: 25
    Credits: 2

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