Program objectives

To develop the skills necessary to complete accounting tasks such as: to calculate and prepare the bills, invoices, receipts, payments, etc. of a business, to manage the petty cash, to produce the payroll, to calculate prices, to accurately complete and verify work for daily accounting tasks, to complete end of fiscal period and end of year tasks, produce income tax forms, and to create an accounting system. 

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To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor's degree
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.

Program contents

CodeÉnoncé de la compétence HeuresUnités
961-012Determine their suitability for the occupation and the training process302
961-024Research and exchange information604
961-034Produce tables and charts604
961-042Do calculations and prepare source documents302
961-054Format accounting-related correspondence604
961-066Write accounting-related correspondence in English906
961-074Process source documents in different types of companies604
961-083Handle cash453
961-093Use information related to legislation affecting businesses453
961-102Interact in a variety of professional situations302
961-115Communicate in French in an accounting context755
961-122Prepare the payroll302
961-134Write and format accounting-related correspondence in French604
961-144Organize and process data related to a company’s resources604
961-154Carry out daily tasks related to transactions involving receivables and payables604
961-165Ensure that they work efficiently755
961-175Perform calculations needed to determine the cost of goods and services755
961-185Perform end-of-period tasks755
961-195Perform year-end tasks755
961-204Produce an income tax return for an individual604
961-213Implement an accounting system453
961-222Commit themselves to the development of their career302
961-238Enter the work force1208