Accounting and Payroll Administration Diploma


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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.

FULL TIME PROGRAM – The full time program is designed for students who want to study at an accelerated pace so they can graduate faster and start working sooner. The full time program runs for 12 weeks, with classes scheduled Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.

PART TIME PROGRAM – 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 register and pay for each course separately. The first course students should take is ‘Bookkeeping’ because it is required before taking some of the other courses such as Quickbooks and Sage Accounting. 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 course load selected by each student. Course costs are subject to change each term; future course offerings may charge different amounts.

PROGRAM CURRICULUM – The program consists of the following courses:

  • Bookkeeping
  • Payroll
  • Business Office Communications
  • Microsoft Excel – Level 1
  • Microsoft Excel – Level 2
  • Sage Computerized Accounting – Level 1
  • Sage Computerized Accounting – Level 2
  • QuickBooks – Level 1
  • QuickBooks – Level 2
  • Job Search (required for full time students only)

PREREQUISITES

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

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

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).


FUTURE EMPLOYMENT

The Job Search component will help transition students to their new career. Based on 2017 statistics, 87% percent of our graduates found employment within 6 months after completing the program.


STUDENT FEEDBACK

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.
Registration by phone or in person

All office locations are closed on statutory holidays. Burnaby South Secondary & Burnaby Central Secondary are also closed during Spring break, July, August and during the holiday break in December.

Register by phone
604-296-6901

Regular office hours:
Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Burnaby CCE Office
751 Hammarskjold Drive
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Regular office hours:
Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Burnaby South Secondary
5455 Rumble Street
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Regular office hours:
Tue   | Thu
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Burnaby Central Secondary
6011 Deer Lake Parkway
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Regular office hours:
Wed |  7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Refund policy

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.

Cancelled classes
When a class is cancelled by Burnaby CCE, a full refund will be issued.

Full time certificate / diploma programs
Requests for refunds received in writing (email) at least 1 week prior to classes starting will have $100 deducted from the course fee. Requests received less than a week prior to classes starting will have $200 deducted from the course fee. There will be no refunds once classes begin.

Part time certificate / diploma programs
Requests for refunds received in writing (email) at least 1 week prior to classes starting will have $25 deducted from the course fee. Refunds received less than a week prior to classes starring will have $50 deducted from the course fee. There will be no refunds once classes begin.

Career & Business Training/General Interest Courses
Requests for refunds received in writing (email) at least 2 days prior to the course starting will be refunded the course fee minus $20. Requests for refunds received less than 2 days prior to the course starting will be refunded the course fee minus $30. There will be no refunds once a course starts.