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Oct 6 2017

Small Business Accounting (Part-time Online) #small #business #accounting #course


Small Business Accounting

Program Code: 1808X07PWO Academic Year: 2017/2018

This program is listed under the following fields of study:

Our Program

This College Certificate program prepares students with the basic knowledge needed to manage the accounting needs of a small business using Quickbooks accounting software. Through a combination of discussions and applied exercises, students are exposed to theoretical and practical knowledge on introductory financial accounting focusing on the key functional areas of accounting and financial management.

Graduates may be successful finding entry-level employment in administration for small businesses or pursuing self-employment opportunities.

To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within three years.

Success Factors

This program is well-suited for students who:

  • Are adaptable and enjoy problem solving.
  • Communicate effectively with people in a variety of capacities.
  • Possess an entrepreneurial mind set.
  • Perform working both independently and collaboratively.
  • Possess a keen eye for detail.
  • Have strong organizational skills.

Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Collect and record financial transactions for sole proprietorships, partnerships and private enterprises.
  2. Prepare and present financial statements and reports for sole proprietorships, partnerships and private enterprises in compliance with Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  3. Apply computer skills and knowledge of accounting information systems by maintaining electronic accounting records using current accounting software programs.
  4. Identify and understand financial management concepts to manage business operations.

Fees & Expenses

Fees for part-time programs are charged on a course-by-course basis and are published on each individual course page. For questions related to fees, please call the Registrar’s Office at 613-727-0002.

Graduation Fee

Once you have completed all the courses in the program, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the Registrar’s Office to obtain a certificate/diploma application. A graduation fee of $40 will be charged when the application is submitted. When your certificate/diploma application has been approved, you will be invited to Spring or Fall Convocation.

Admission Requirements

College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).
College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).


Program Progression

As per policy AA39: Program Progression and Graduation Requirements when students are admitted to a program, they are assigned to the Program of Study that aligns with their start date. If a student takes a break for two or more consecutive terms the Program of Study is reset to align with the current version (when studies are resumed). For more information please contact your Program Coordinator.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Students who wish to apply for PLAR need to demonstrate competency at a post-secondary level in all of the course learning requirements. Evidence of learning achievements for PLAR candidates may include a comprehensive challenge examination and/or completion of a portfolio.

CCOL Academic Planner

The Academic Planner provides registered part-time students in the Centre for Continuing and Online Learning (CCOL) the ability to declare into a program of study. The Academic Planner outlines successfully completed courses to date, as well as courses that need to be completed in order to meet graduation requirements. It is therefore, essential that all part-time students in CCOL declare to their program of study, allowing administrators to plan course offerings. The tool is available on ACSIS. located under ‘Continuing Education’ on the left-hand toolbar.

Additional Information


ACC0004 Quickbooks Level I

QuickBooks is designed for the small to midsized business owner. Students learn how to make General Journal entries, enter payroll transactions, as well as enter Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable transactions. Also explored are various reports used to analyze a business’s financial activity using QuickBooks 2015. This is RIBO (Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario) certified.

ACC2201 Financial Accounting I

This is the first course in a series of three financial accounting courses where students learn the fundamentals necessary to enter the field of accounting. Students learn basic financial statements and capturing financial information. Through a combination of practical exercises and the use of computer software, students develop an understanding of essential accounting concepts necessary for future studies.

ACC2300 Quickbooks Level II

Students build on the learning from the Introduction course and will include the following topics: setting up a new company, purchasing, inventory management, units of measure, estimates and progress billing, job costing, customizing invoices and other forms, multicurrency, budgeting and advanced reporting (customizing and memorizing).

ACC2202 Financial Accounting II

Building on previous studies in financial accounting, students expand their knowledge of fundamental accounting concepts involved in measuring and analyzing business transactions and reporting financial results. Coverage builds upon topics from the first financial accounting course. Through a combination of practical exercises and the use of computer software, students progress in their understanding of vital accounting concepts necessary for future studies.

Pre-requisites: ACC2201 or ACC5151A

MGT2303 Small Business Financial Management

Students are prepared to assume the role of an entrepreneur, acting as a general manager, as opposed to an accounting technician or a financial specialist. Emphasis is on developing a broad understanding of those accounting and financial management concepts and terminologies which will serve them in the course of starting and operating a small business.

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