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Brighton College - Vancouver Campus: Accounting / Bookkeeping Area of Study

Computerized Accounting and Office Diploma - Diploma

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The purpose of the Computerized Accounting and Office program is to provide students with the skills necessary to understand and apply the principles of accounting for proprietorships, partnerships and corporations in a computerized office environment.

Brighton College has partnered with the CPA (The Canadian Payroll Association), to deliver the PCP certification (Payroll Compliance Practitioner Certification) from the Canadian Payroll Association. The structure of the certification consists of three courses. Once the students pass these three exams, with the certificate application fee paid to CPA, the student becomes eligible for CPA/PCP certification. This certification is issued after the student pays the membership fee. For more information regarding membership fee please visit http://www.payroll.ca/.

This 32-week diploma program is instructor-driven, allowing students to navigate quickly through theory and accounting software. The curriculum includes experiential lectures and workshops facilitated by specialized industry experts and at least 5 years experience in the industry. The program also includes work experience (practicum) at various small and mid-sized businesses throughout the lower mainland. The successful completion of 15 courses (including 4 weeks of practicum time) is required for program graduation.

This program is 32 weeks duration:
28 weeks instruction and 4 weeks practicum.

The Accounting Program is Accredited by:

The Canadian Payroll Association

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Entry-level Jobs
Bookkeeper
Accounting Clerk
Administrative Assistant
Junior Accountant
Data Entry Clerk
Tax Preparer
Accounts Payable Clerk
Accounts Receivable Clerk
Financial Clerk
Career Paths
Intermediate/Senior Accountant
CMA (Certified Management Accountant)
Tax Analyst
CGA (Certified General Accountant)
CA (Chartered Accountant)
Purchasing Agent
Credit Supervisor
Bank Clerks Supervisor

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
The Computerized Accounting and Office program consists of 15 courses, which will be taught 5 hours per day, Monday through Friday, for a total of 25 hours. 14 of the 15 courses are experiential classroom based lectures and workshops. The last course consists of 4 weeks of work experience / practicum, whereby each student will be at various small and mid-sized businesses within the lower mainland.

BUS 100, 50 Hours, 2 Weeks | Business Communications and Advanced Business Writing
Students will practice business writing skills, applying the mechanics of style, developing proofreading and editing skills and using words effectively. They will apply verbal and non-verbal styles to a variety of business communications. The students will also practice career and interpersonal skills necessary for success in the workplace, such as conflict resolution and business etiquette. They will work in teams to examine administrative, ergonomic and efficiency functions of a business office.

COM 200, 75 Hours, 3 Weeks | Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
COM200 introduces students to the most widely used office productivity software - Microsoft Office 2010. This course explores three of the four major components of Office. In this particular module students learn about: using Word to create, edit, format, and manipulate documents in a professional manner, using Excel to create spreadsheets, perform calculations and print results, and using PowerPoint to deliver demonstrations, training, and presentations in a professional manner.

COM 300, 25 Hours, 1 Week | Microsoft Access
COM300 introduces students to the most widely used office database software - Microsoft Access 2010. This course explores the major components of Access. In particular students learn about: using Access to create, edit, format, and manipulate data in a relational database, importing data into the database, creating forms, queries and reports.

BAF 140, 50 Hours, 2 Weeks | Introduction to Accounting
This course introduces the students to the construction and interpretation of financial systems, records, reports and statements, including how accurate and complete financial data is for a business to ensure its ongoing success. This course is the first in a series of courses to build a solid base in accounting from both a practical and a theoretical perspective.

BAF 150, 75 Hours, 3 Weeks | Financial Accounting
This course is a continuation of the work stated in the course of Introduction to Accounting. This course provides the students with the introduction to the construction and interpretation of financial systems, records, reports, statements including how vital accurate and complete financial data is for a business to ensure its ongoing success.
CPA 050, 50 Hours, 2 Weeks | Payroll Compliance Legislation
Upon completion of Payroll Compliance Legislation, the student will have a thorough understanding of the compliance requirements. The student will be able to:

Describe payroll's objectives and stakeholders.
Identify an employer/employee relationship.
Apply federal and provincial legislation to payroll including:

The Canada Pension Plan
The Employment Insurance Act
The Income Tax Act
Employment Standards legislation
Worker's Compensation Acts
Quebec-specific legislation

Communicate the payroll compliance requirements to various stakeholders.

CPA 150, 50 Hours, 2 Weeks | Payroll Fundamentals I
Upon completion of Payroll Fundamentals 1, the student will be able to:

Calculate regular individual pay.
Calculate non-regular individual pay.
Calculate termination payments.
Complete a Record of Employment (ROE).
Communicate all aspects of individual pay requirements to various stakeholders.

CPA 250, 75 Hours, 3 Weeks | Payroll Fundamentals II
Upon completion of Payroll Fundamentals 2, the student will be able to:

Calculate organizational remittances to federal, provincial and third party stakeholders.
Prepare accounting documentation for payroll.
Complete year end documentation.
Communicate all aspects of organizational remittances, accounting and year end requirements to internal, external and government stakeholders.

ACC 500, 25 Hours, 1 Week | Introduction to Canadian Taxes
ACC500 builds upon the fundamental accounting principles with an emphasis on accounting for personal taxation. Students who complete this module will have a basic understanding of the Canadian Tax system. They will prepare a T1 General and calculate samples of deductions and credits e.g. Tuition and child care expense. They will be introduced to certain calculations that apply to business income.

CAC 100, 75 Hours, 3 Weeks | Simply Accounting
Student will become familiar with the operation of the Simply Accounting program. This includes General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Payroll. Students will end the course by setting up a company from scratch using the program.

CAC 200 ACCPAC, 75 Hours, 3 Weeks | ACCPAC
ACCPAC for Windows is a very popular accounting software program, used by many small medium-sized businesses. The ACCPAC for Windows accounting system is comprised of many different modules that may be used independently or in conjunction with other modules. Three modules will be covered in this course - General Ledger and Financial Reporter, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.

CAC 400, 50 Hours, 2 Weeks | QuickBooks Pro
This accounting program is designed for the small to mid-sized business. Students will learn how to set up a chart of accounts, reconcile the checking account, create and print invoices, receipts, and statements, track payables, inventory, and receivables, create estimates and generate reports.

BUS 500, 25 Hours, 1 Week | Job Search
Job-hunting is serious business. To be successful, a job seeker will need to organize the job search like a business. He or she will need to treat the job search as a job. A good comprehensive job search is a full-time job in itself. A job seeker will need to discipline him / her to ensure that the job search actually happens and is fruitful

ACC 600, 160 Hours, 4 Weeks | Work Experience/Practicum
The student will have the opportunity to integrate theory and skills learnt in the program with practical situation from the real world of finance. The purpose is to obtain relevant field experience prior to graduation and identify strengths prior to embarking on a new, exciting career.



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