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Accounting and Business Technology Diploma

Our Accounting & Business Technology diploma program develops the student’s skills in accounting software, management fundamentals, and communication while strengthening their understanding of key business concepts. Graduates of the program will have the knowledge needed to explore entry-level career opportunities across the public and private sectors. Our curriculum provides skill-building and practical training through relevant core courses, delivered through our innovative Integrated Learning System™ (ILS).

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AOLCC’s Integrated Learning System™

All courses in our programs are delivered through our unique Integrated Learning System™ (ILS). Through ILS, you will develop a true proficiency in each topic, no matter your age or skill level upon enrolment. Our learning coaches are with you every step of the way to provide individualized assistance and encouragement in a supportive and non-competitive learning environment. Here’s how it works:

  • You only advance to the next course when you are confident that you have mastered one topic and are ready to move on to the next
  • You participate in hands-on exercises, tasks and practice exams that test your knowledge and give you confidence
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Program Outcomes

Our program prepares students to:

  • Process financial reports, reconcile bank accounts and maintain files and records
  • Use Sage 300 to set up general, accounts payable and accounts payable ledgers
  • Use Microsoft Excel to create and manage worksheets, enter data and create formulas to perform calculations
  • Use Sage 50 Premium Accounting to manage budgets, consolidate financials, track projects and streamline operations
  • Provide office support and customer service when needed
Program Duration

Be career-ready in just 41 weeks!

Career Opportunities

Potential positions include payroll clerk, bookkeeper, administrative assistant, accounts receivable clerk, accounts payable clerk and much more.

Economic Outlook

Over the next decade, there will be a consistent, steady need in B.C. for people with accounting and business skills. The need created by retiring workers provides excellent opportunities to advance to intermediate and/or supervisory positions with time, hard work and commitment.

Program Outline

Minimum 25 words per minute (WPM)
Operating Systems
Basic level of proficiency in a Windows operating system
Word Processing
Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Word
Advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
Sage 50 Premium Accounting, Sage 300 Inventory Control and Order Entry, Sage 300 General Ledger, Sage 300 Accounts Receivable, Sage 300 Accounts Payable, and QuickBooks Premier 2012
Office Skills
Personal Computer Fundamentals for End Users, Basic Bookkeeping Levels 1 and 2, Office Procedures Level 1, and basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Outlook
Database Management
Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Access
Simulations and Drills
Practical Applications – 3 Units
Business Skills
Business Math, Management Fundamentals, Customer Service, and Grammar Essentials for Business Writing
Employability Skills
Job Search and Résumé Writing and Thought Patterns for a Successful Career


41 Weeks

Expected Wage Range

$33,744 - $72,527*

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