Program Description: The Computerized Accounting and Automated Office Certification Program prepares the student for an entry level position in a computerized office environment. All functions of the modern office are covered, including Microsoft Office applications, Business Communication, Office Procedures, as well as manual and computerized bookkeeping/accounting. Students have the opportunity to obtain additional certification in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Outlook.
Certifications:               Computerized Accounting and Automated Office Certificate
Program Objectives: Upon successful completion of the program, students will have learned all the skills required to run the modern office capably and professionally. The student should be able to perform accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, data entry, word processing, and other computer duties related to an automated office environment. They will be proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, Office Procedures, Business Communication and Manual and Computerized Bookkeeping/Accounting.
Prerequisites: Grade 12 or mature student status (age 19+).  Successfully passing an entrance test.
Program Hours: Classes are scheduled for a mandatory five hours per day, five days a week.  Class time is scheduled from 9:00-2:30 daily with additional lab time after class. It is highly recommended that all students plan to spend a minimum of six hours a day at the Centre.
Career Opportunities: Upon successful completion the graduate is prepared to enter the work force as an Accounting Clerk, Bookkeeper, Accounts payable/Accounts receivable clerk, Receptionist, Office Assistant, Administrative Support, as well as many other possibilities.
Materials Required:   Please contact Admissions for a list of required textbooks
Evaluation: Students will be evaluated through assignments and tests. Each course is marked individually and requires 60% to pass.
Completion Requirements: To be eligible for graduation students must have completed all courses in the program with a minimum passing grade of 60%, meet all attendance and financial requirements.

Program Outline

Course# Course Name Hours Course# Course Name Hours
CS-107 MS Word Core 50 OS-200 Business Communications 25
CS-110 MS Excel Core 50 OS-100 Keyboarding Lab (students need to attain a minimum of 25 wpm for program completion)   
CS-118 MS Outlook  25  OS-201 Office Procedures  75
OS-301 Accounting Fundamentals 125 JS-132 Employment Development Strategies 50
CS-400 Sage Simply Accounting 50 75 JS-121 Strategies for Success (includes Basic Computer Applications)  25 
        Total   Hours 500
        Course Duration –   Weeks 20

Note:  The order in which you take your courses may NOT be the same as listed above.

Mission Statement

Educate, Empower, Employ

Educating individuals using up-to-date curriculum, Empowering them to take control of their future and become Employed in a career of their choice