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Accounting Bookkeeper certificate

Our Accounting Bookkeeper certificate program develops the student’s knowledge of computerized accounting processes, business concepts and office procedures. With a strong foundation in accounting and bookkeeping, entry-level positions can be the first step towards a long-lasting and rewarding career in the financial sector of any business or company. 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:

  • Perform basic accounting tasks, produce statistical reports and prepare financial statements
  • Record and track expenses, income and banking transactions and reconcile financial accounts
  • Use accounting software, such as QuickBooks Premier and Sage 50 Premium Accounting, to manage budgets, consolidate financials, create forms and more
  • Use Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook to maintain business communications and correspondence, create and modify worksheets and create word processing documents
Program Duration

Be career-ready in just 29 weeks!

Career Opportunities

Potential positions include bookkeeper, accounting clerk, administrative assistant, accounting technician, billing clerk, office administrator and more.

Economic Outlook

Over the next decade, there will be a consistent need in B.C. for skilled bookkeepers and accountants, particularly as those already working in this sector begin to retire. The need created by retiring workers provides excellent opportunities to advance in the financial sector 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
Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Word
Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
Office Skills
Personal Computer Fundamentals for End Users, Internet Fundamentals, basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Office Procedures Level 1, and Bookkeeping Level 1 and Level 2
Sage 50 Premium Accounting and QuickBooks Premier 2012
Simulations and Drills
Practical Applications – 2 Units
Business Skills
Customer Service and Business Math
Job Readiness/Employability Skills
Job Search and Resume Writing


29 Weeks

Expected Wage Range

$28,502 - $48,307*

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