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Bookkeeping (Certificate)

Credential:
Durham College Certificate
Code:
BOOK

Durham College Certificate

Program Description

In order to keep their financial records up-to-date and accurate, companies rely on bookkeepers who know how to use accounting software and applications. This program will teach you the essentials needed to succeed in this field.

Certificate Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) including Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 11 Math (C, M or U) OR
  • Grade 12 equivalency certificate achieved through College academic upgrading OR
  • Mature Student Status (19 years of age or older) with Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 11 Math (C, M or U)
  • You must maintain an overall average of 60% or a GPA of 2.0 in order to graduate
  • A minimum of 25% of courses must be completed through Durham College.

Current Program of Study Students are required to print or save a copy of the Program of Study when beginning the program. This document contains critical details about program progression and graduation requirements specific to the academic year in which your program was started.

Students who began this program prior to the current academic year may contact the Continuing Education office at coned@durhamcollege.ca or 905-721-3052 to obtain your Program of Study and graduation requirements.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be equipped to:

  • Use tax preparation software to prepare individual income tax returns and basic tax planning in compliance with relevant legislation and regulations
  • Apply generally accepted accounting principles to produce financial statements and reports for proprietorships, partnerships and corporations
  • Support the management needs of the bookkeeping function, including planning, forecasting, budgeting, cost and revenue management
  • Create reports by using spreadsheet and database programs to support business analysis and decision-making
  • Apply Canadian and Ontario payroll recordkeeping practices, procedures, requirements and regulations to employee compensation in accordance with current legislation

Career Options

Potential career and industry options may include:

  • Entry level accounting/auditing/tax roles
  • Accounts receivable/payable supervisors
  • Administrative assistants
  • Bookkeeper
  • Budget co-ordinators
  • Data entry clerks
  • General office receptionist
  • Inventory control clerks

Program Related Questions? Call 905.721.2000, ext. 2161 or 3776

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please visit the Continuing Education OSAP Eligibility webpage.

Currently offered

Course Title Location
ACCT 1290Accounting ICorrespondence
ACCT 1280Accounting IMonthly Intake Online
ACCT 1280Accounting IOnline
ACCT 1250Accounting IOshawa
ACCT 2280Accounting IIMonthly Intake Online
ACCT 2280Accounting IIOnline
COMP 1289Business Computer Applications IMonthly Intake Online
COMP 1289Business Computer Applications IOnline
COMP 2289Business Computer Applications IIOnline
COMP 2289Business Computer Applications IIMonthly Intake Online
COMM 2284Communications for Business IMonthly Intake Online
COMM 2284Communications for Business IOnline
SERV 1383Customer Service & EthicsOnline
SPRD 2281Excel IntroductionOnline
SPRD 2281Excel IntroductionMonthly Intake Online
ACCT 3280Intermediate Accounting IOnline
ACCT 3285Managerial Accounting I (formerly Cost Accounting I)Monthly Intake Online
ACCT 3285Managerial Accounting I (formerly Cost Accounting I)Online
ACCT 3252Managerial Accounting I (formerly Cost Accounting I)Oshawa
OFFC 1280Office Technology & ProceduresOnline
OFFC 1280Office Technology & ProceduresMonthly Intake Online
ACCT 2283Payroll AdministrationMonthly Intake Online
ACCT 2283Payroll AdministrationOnline
ACCT 1283QuickBooks Level IMonthly Intake Online
ACCT 1283QuickBooks Level IOnline
ACCT 1980Sage 50 (Simply Accounting I)Online
ACCT 3295Taxation ICorrespondence
ACCT 3264Taxation IOshawa
ACCT 3284Taxation IOnline
ACCT 3284Taxation IMonthly Intake Online