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Certificate in the Applied Business Technology - Accounting Assistant Program

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  • Objectives
    The Accounting Assistant program is a full-time, nine and a half-month program offered from September to June. This program provides students with training in accounting, general office procedures, and computer applications.
  • Practical experience
    A two-week work practicum is included in this training program.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate in the Applied Business Technology - Accounting Assistant Program
  • Course description
    First Term    Course Credits
    • BTEC 111    Business English I    3.00
    • BTEC 115    Business Systems and Procedures    3.00
    • BTEC 117    Accounting Procedures I    3.00
    Choose 6.00 credits from the following list:    6.00
    • BTEC 124    Comprehensive Computer Applications    6.00
    • BTEC 125    Comprehensive Computer Applications I    3.00
    • BTEC 126    Comprehensive Computer Applications II    3.00
    Second Term    Course Credits
    • BTEC 149    Financial Computer Applications    3.00
    • BTEC 211    Business Writing    3.00
    • BTEC 217    Accounting Procedures II    3.00
    • BTEC 220    Accounting Procedures III    1.50
    • BTEC 252    Organizational Behaviour    3.00
    Third Term    Course Credits    Required Credits
    • BTEC 215    Computerized Accounting for Accounting Programs    3.00
    • BTEC 300    Directed Work Experience    1.50
    Optional Course    Course Credits    Required Credits
    • BTEC 112    Language Skill Development    1.50
    Total Program Credits    33.00

    BTEC 111    Business English I
    3.00 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    This course will review the fundamental principles of grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Basic letter and memo writing will be covered.

    BTEC 112    Language Skill Development
    1.50 credits    (2,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    This course will train students to apply the correct techniques of written communications to their proofreading, verifying, and editing.

    BTEC 115    Business Systems and Procedures
    3.00 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    This course will review basic math skills, and train students to apply math skills in business situations.

    BTEC 117    Accounting Procedures I
    3.00 credits    (4,2,0) hrs    15 wks
    This course introduces students to the theory of accounting and the basic accounting cycle. Emphasis is placed on correct analysis, accuracy, and thoroughness as well as independent decision making.

    BTEC 124    Comprehensive Computer Applications
    6.00 credits    (8,2,0) hrs    15 wks
    This course will provide a working knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Access, PowerPoint and Excel) and build keyboarding speed and accuracy.

    BTEC 125    Comprehensive Computer Applications I
    3.00 credits    (8,2,0) hrs    08 wks
    This course will provide the students with a working knowledge of Windows, Word and Powerpoint. The students will produce professional-looking, basic business documents using Word and Powerpoint.

    BTEC 126    Comprehensive Computer Applications II
    3.00 credits    (8,2,0) hrs    08 wks
    This course will provide the students with a working knowledge of Excel and Access. The students will produce professional-looking, basic business documents using Excel and Access.

    BTEC 133    North American Perspectives
    3.00 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    This course provides students with opportunities to learn how North American business operates in the context of its geography, history, political and legal systems, and levels of government in order to prepare students for entry into college business programs.

    BTEC 137    North American Business Writing
    3.00 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    Upon completion of this course, a student should be able to plan, organize, and write effective "reader friendly" business documents, which include a variety of letters, memoranda, summaries, and emails, for North American businesses.

    BTEC 143    Business Computer Applications
    3.00 credits    (4,2,0) hrs    15 wks
    This course will teach students to produce professional-looking, basic business documents by integrating the learning of introductory computer software functions at the proficient level with the application of current document formatting standards. Keyboarding skills will be introduced and/or increased.

    BTEC 148    Administrative Applications
    3.00 credits    (4,2,0) hrs    15 wks
    This course provides the students with the necessary skills to be immediately effective in their employment. Using simulations, the students will apply the appropriate administrative procedures and techniques to complete a variety of administrative tasks which are expected on an administrative assistant.

    BTEC 149    Financial Computer Applications
    3.00 credits    (4,4,0) hrs    15 wks
    Prerequisite: BTEC 117, 119 or BFIN 141
    This course will provide a working knowledge of MS Excel and Simply Accounting application programs.

    BTEC 211    Business Writing
    3.00 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    Prerequisite: BTEC 111 or BTEC 113
    This course utilizes the computer to improve the student's quality of grammar, spelling, and word usage, and to develop and/or improve composition skills.

    BTEC 215    Computerized Accounting for Accounting Programs
    3.00 credits    (4,2,0) hrs    08 wks
    Prerequisite: BTEC 117
    A hands-on course to develop proficiency in the use of a modular computerized accounting program for completing accounting procedures, including accounts receivable, accounts payable and general ledgers.

    BTEC 217    Accounting Procedures II
    3.00 credits    (4,4,0) hrs    15 wks
    Prerequisite: BTEC 117 with a minimum B grade
    This course is a continuation of BTEC 117 with emphasis on merchandising companies and explaining balance sheet issues.
    Note: Prerequisites may be waived by permission of instructor.

    BTEC 220    Accounting Procedures III
    1.50 credits    (4,6,0) hrs    07 wks
    Prerequisite: BTEC 117 and BTEC 217 or BFIN 141 as pre-requisite or co-requsite
    This course provides students with business simulations handling accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and bank reconciliations.

    BTEC 252    Organizational Behaviour
    3.00 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    This course will provide students with an understanding of interpersonal communication techniques that can positively influence performance on the job. This course will also identify the positive administrative and supervisory skills that program graduates will need as they wish to assume additional career responsibility in the future.

    BTEC 300    Directed Work Experience
    1.50 credits    (2,0,4.66) hrs    15 wks
    This course consists of lectures, class and group discussions, preparation of a job search portfolio, writing and delivering scripts to initiate contact with employers, developing a system to organize job search, student skill demonstration of job search strategies and interview techniques and upon the recommendation of the instructor and convenor, completion of a two-week job site practicum.

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