Accounting Studies


1350 hours – 45 weeks

Next cohort starts: October 2017

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.

Admission conditions

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
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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
OR
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
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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 content

Statement of competency

  • Determine their suitability for the occupation and the training process
  • Research and exchange information
  • Produce tables and charts
  • Do calculations and prepare source documents
  • Format accounting-related correspondence
  • Write accounting-related correspondence in English
  • Process source documents in different types of companies
  • Handle cash
  • Use information related to legislation affecting businesses
  • Interact in a variety of professional situations
  • Communicate in French in an accounting context
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