The Accounting Clerk program provides students with the skills necessary to apply the knowledge of elementary accounting processes, business concepts and office procedures to meet present day business demands. The objective of this program is to prepare students for an entry position into accounting in a short duration of time.
Successful candidates can pursue careers throughout the private and public sectors; typical positions are those of accounting clerk, audit clerk, billing clerk, budget clerk, costing clerk, deposit clerk, finance clerk, freight-rate clerk, invoice clerk, ledger clerk. Upward mobility in these vocations is possible with experience, motivation, dedication, and a positive attitude.
Upon completion of the program the participant must demonstrate the following core competencies:
Minimum 25 words per minute (WPM).
Basic level of proficiency in a Windows operating system.
Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Word
Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Outlook and Basic Bookkeeping Levels 1 and 2
Sage 50 Premium Accounting
Customer Service and Business Math
Job Readiness/Employability Skills
Job Search and Resume Writing
Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Student Status. Courses are open to any applicant who possesses a good command of the English language and is able to follow instructions. An admissions interview will be administered to determine if the applicant has the required interest, motivation, and entry-level skills to take this program. Full-time students must attend the required hours per week as per the course schedule and may do so at times convenient to them.