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Accounting Techniques

Available: Winter, Fall

Program Description

The Accounting Techniques (ACT) program is designed to provide you with a solid background in accounting and computerized bookkeeping. Its short, intensive format helps you focus on such critical skills as financial reporting, practical experience with accounting software packages and training in business communication.

Campus

Duration

2 Semesters (1 Year)

Credential Awarded

Ontario College Certificate

Your Career

Prepare yourself for a career with options. Become a professional bookkeeper with the one-year Accounting Techniques certificate program and you could work for yourself, a small family-run business, a large corporation or anything in between. You'll enjoy the flexibility to do it all. From accounts payable to accounts receivable to payroll and beyond, you could play a critical role in any company's financial success by providing it with a strong bookkeeping foundation.

Seneca, in co-operation with the Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping (CIB), now offers this two–semester (eight-month) program that allows you to earn four of the nine courses required for CIB's professional bookkeeping designation and prepares you for a career in bookkeeping and entry-level accounting.

A 2009 benchmark study conducted by the Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada found that over 54% of individuals employed in bookkeeping have college or university-level education, and those with a professional bookkeeping designation earn significantly higher pay than those without.

Bookkeeping lends itself well to career advancement. There are numerous options for accreditation in the field of accounting, the majority of which are easy to obtain while working.

Professional Certification

The students who successfully complete the Accounting Techniques program of study will earn four of nine academic courses required for the Certified Bookkeeper designation awarded by the Canadian Institute of Bookkeepers (CIB). The remaining courses required for the designation are offered as part of Seneca's Accounting diploma program (ACC).

For more information on the CIB, please visit cibcb.com.

For Programs within the School of Accounting and Financial Services, the CPA policy of a ten-year course currency of education is applied as part of the Seneca Life of a Credit (academic policy), and credits completed more than 10 years prior to an application for transfer credit or equivalency will not be considered.

Related Careers

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: (U) or (M)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s), or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Program Costs

2017-18 ACADEMIC YEAR

Tuition – Domestic

$3,923

Tuition – International

$14,410

Book & Supply Costs

$1,337


Please note: All costs are approximate, may vary by campus and are subject to change at any time without notice. Parking, locker and some mandatory incidental fees are among the charges not included in the figures above.

Program Details

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.

Admissions

Need to know more about your application and/or the application process? Reach out to our admissions advisors for assistance.

Domestic
Angelie Ramirez 416.491.5050 ext. 22058 Angelie.Ramirez@senecacollege.ca
International

Student Recruitment

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Student Recruitment
Additional Contacts

Program Coordinator

Ebhana Hardy-Henry 416.491.5050 ext. 22861 Ebhana.Hardy-Henry@senecacollege.ca

Program Chair

Karen Murkar 416.491.5050 ext. 22337 Karen.Murkar@senecacollege.ca

Why Choose Seneca?

Passionate, expert faculty from a range of professions


Real-world learning experiences through paid and non-paid work opportunities


Curriculums developed in collaboration with industry advisory committees


A variety of credentials offered from certificates, diplomas, degrees, and graduate certificates


Opportunities to pathway to higher level credentials at Seneca and other universities in our transfer partnership network