Bookkeeper at a desk using a calculator, paperwork and two computer monitors with spreadsheets and invoices to balance the books

Pursue a career as a bookkeeper

Bookkeeping Ontario College Certificate program

Learn operational bookkeeping and managerial accounting in today’s computerized business environment. Graduate with a host of valuable skills.

Program code BOKP
Duration 1 Year
Credential Ontario College Certificate
Delivery Full-time +

Program information

Program description

Students are provided with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform effectively in entry-level bookkeeping, accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll positions in business and industry. Students learn day-to-day operational bookkeeping and managerial accounting in a computerized business environment.

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2022 South Georgian Bay

Tuition and fees

What are the admission requirements for the Bookkeeping program?

Bookkeeping admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to:

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:

What career paths can I take as a bookkeeper?

Your Bookkeeping certificate gives you many career opportunities

Bookkeeping lends itself well to career advancement into various Accounting roles in business and industry, both in profit and non-profit organizations. Furthermore, Bookkeeping skills enhance the small business and self-employment opportunities.

Flex MORE. Study Bookkeeper part-time

Benefits of studying part-time:

What courses are included in the Bookkeeping certificate program?

Course overview

9 Program Courses
2 Communications Courses
1 General Education Course

Program-specific courses

Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Bookkeeping program outline.

  • ACCT 1000 – Financial Accounting Principles 1
  • BUSI 1019 – Payroll Administration
  • COMP 1003 – Microcomputer Applications
  • ENTR 1002 – Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • MATH 1002 – Mathematics of Finance
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.

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