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2 Semesters (8 Months)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Certificate

About the Program

This eight-month certificate program is designed to provide you with a solid background in accounting and computerized bookkeeping. The program focuses on helping you develop critical skills, such as financial reporting, practical experience with accounting software packages and training in business communication.

Offered in cooperation with the Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping (CIB) this program allows you to earn courses required for CIB's professional bookkeeping designation and prepares you for a career in bookkeeping and entry-level accounting.

Your Career

As a graduate of this program, you may pursue future career options, such as:

  • Accounts payable
  • Accounts receivable
  • Payroll

Related Careers


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Financial accounting
  • Management accounting
  • Accounting software applications

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

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.