Accounting Technician

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PhotoOffered at the Cold Lake campus - Fall, 2016

The Accounting Technician program at Portage College gives you extensive training in the most current software applications that will get you the job you want in the world of business - in less than one year. Learn manual and computerized accounting, communications and financial math, along with instruction in accounting projects, basic management principles, and office and reception duties.

Accounts payable and receivable, payroll and accounting clerk positions are always in demand with businesses, large and small. Prepare yourself for immediate employment in accounting positions in a variety of industries by obtaining valuable work experience during a three-week practicum placement at an established business. Ready yourself for a career in accounting!

You are more than just a face in the crowd at Portage: "It's the difference between lecturing and teaching." Ginette Labonté, Accounting Technician graduate (pictured above)

Credential
Certificate

Admission Requirements
Grade 11 or equivalent with credit in:

  • English 20, 20-1, 20-2, or 23;
  • Math 20 (Applied or Pure), 20-1, 20-2 or 23
  • OR successful completion of basic skills tests (Nelson Denny and Business Math)

Please refer to the following link for minimum technical requirements at our Moodlesite.

Practicum Date
May 2, 2016 - May 20, 2016

Career Potential
Become an Accounts Receivable/Payable Clerk, Bookkeeper, Accounting Technician or Accounting Clerk. The tourism industry, health, education and social services fields, band or settlement offices, retail businesses, and oil and gas industries all offer great employment opportunities. You are also prepared to run your own business from home.

Transferability
Courses are accepted by the Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping (CIB) within the CIB professional development program.

Courses List

  • ACCT105 - PAYROLL
  • ACCT108 - ACCOUNTING PROJECTS
  • ACCT116 - INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING I
  • ACCT117 - INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING II
  • BUSI101 - OFFICE ESSENTIALS
  • BUSI113 - JOB SEARCH
  • BUSI121 - INTEGRATED PROJECTS I
  • BUSI122 - INTEGRATED PROJECTS II
  • BUSI140 - BUSINESS PRACTICUM
  • COMA101 - WORD PROCESSING-INTRODUCTORY
  • COMA102 - WORD PROCESSING-INTERMEDIATE
  • COMA103 - WORD PROCESSING-ADVANCED
  • COMA111 - SPREADSHEETS-INTRODUCTORY
  • COMA112 - SPREADSHEETS-INTERMEDIATE
  • COMA113 - SPREADSHEETS-ADVANCED
  • COMA115 - DATA BASE-INTRODUCTORY
  • COMA116 - DATA BASE-INTERMEDIATE
  • COMA145 - INTRODUCTION TO OPERATING SYSTEM SOFTWARE
  • COMM123 - BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS I
  • COMM124 - BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS II
  • KEYB136 - KEYBOARDING
  • MATH117 - BUSINESS MATHEMATICS