Accounting and Payroll Administration Diploma

Accounting and Payroll Administration Diploma

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The Accounting and Payroll Administration program will provide a thorough working knowledge of fundamental accounting, bookkeeping and payroll procedures. The program provides the skills necessary to administer payroll and to maintain manual or computerized accounting records.

This program is ideal for someone with some office administrative assistant or clerical experience who would like to move to a position in bookkeeping, accounting or payroll. It is also useful for someone who needs to manage the finances of their own business.

The program includes the following courses:

  • Bookkeeping
  • Payroll
  • Business Office Communications
  • Microsoft Excel – Level 1
  • Microsoft Excel – Level 2
  • Sage 50 Computerized Accounting – Level 1
  • Sage 50 Computerized Accounting – Level 2
  • QuickBooks – Level 1
  • QuickBooks – Level 2
  • Job Search
Students should meet the following prerequisites before registering:

  • Completion of secondary school (any country)
  • Good English language proficiency; English language assessment is available at all information sessions
  • Students with no computer experience should take a basic computer course before starting this program; we recommend our course Getting Started with Computers for novices and our course Microsoft Word – Level 1 for beginners
To graduate, students must meet all the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of all program courses
  • Minimum 65% final mark for¬†courses

Part time students who have finished all the program courses must submit the following form to apply for graduation: Application for Graduation – Accounting and Payroll Administration Diploma (Part Time).

The Job Search component will help transition students to their new career. Based on 2013 statistics, 87% percent of our graduates found employment within 6 months after completing the program.
I found the Accounting and Payroll Admin course very helpful. The instructors have ‘real’ experience and are open to discussions about practical situations we might encounter at work. They give advice. It’s very helpful. Now I feel I have the skills and am prepared to work in a related position.
The course was great for me. I learned a lot about accounting in Canada.
The course was intense but good. I would recommend this course to others.
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Course costs are subject to change each term; future course offerings may charge different amounts.

The full time program is designed for students to want to study at an accelerated pace so they can graduate faster and start working sooner. The full time program runs for 11 weeks, with classes scheduled Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Course ID Course dates / times Course location Cost How to register
5500-1 September 25, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
53 sessions
Canada Way Education Centre
5310 Woodworth Street
$2600 Registration opens July 15, 2017

The part time program is designed for students who need a flexible schedule, with classes scheduled for evenings and weekends. The part time program takes a bit longer to complete, but it allows students to hold a full time job and study on the side. Students pay separately per course as they register. Credit may be given for equivalent courses taken at other schools (maximum 3 courses, proof required). The part time program can be completed in 1 to 3 years depending on the courses load selected by each student.

Registration by phone or in person:

Register by phone
Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Burnaby CCE Office
5325 Kincaid Street
Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Burnaby South Secondary
5455 Rumble Street
Tue | Wed | Thu
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Burnaby Central Secondary
6011 Deer Lake Parkway
Tue | Thu
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
A refund request must be submitted in writing and must include the original course registration receipt.

Fee payments originally made by credit card are credited back to the same card; for expired or invalid credit cards, refunds are made by cheque. Fee payments originally made by cash or cheque are made by cheque. Please allow 3 weeks for processing.

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