The Accounting and Payroll Administration diploma program equips
students with the tools necessary to meet demands of the current job
market. Students in this program will develop their skills in accounting
beyond introductory principles. They will also practice their skills in
accounting software applications.
The aim of this program is to provide students a combination of office
administration skills with a practical foundation in accounting,
computerized accounting systems, and payroll. In addition to accounting
fundamentals, graduates will be able to: perform payroll practices
covering an annual payroll cycle; effectively communicate payroll issues
to all stakeholders; and understand the accounting function as it
relates to the payroll practice. Students are prepared to enter the
employment market upon graduation after a practicum that gives
them on-the-job experience.
Accounts Payable Clerk
Accounts Receivable Clerk
Tax Return Preparer
Pay and Benefits Clerk
PRAC100 - Practicum
Students will be placed in actual work places related to their field of study and will be expected to act as a regular employee in order to gain the valuable real world experience that so many employers seek. Students are encouraged to find their own work experience placement; however, once placed, continuation in that placement is mandatory.
PYRB4 - Payroll Fundamentals 1
Upon completion of Payroll Fundamentals I, students will be able to: calculate regular individual net pay; calculate non-regular individual pay; calculate termination payments; complete a Record of Employment (ROE); and communicate all aspects of individual pay requirements to various stakeholders.
PYRC4 - Payroll Fundamentals 2
By the end of Payroll Fundamentals 2, students will be able to: calculate organizational remittances to federal, provincial and third party stakeholders; prepare accounting documentation for payroll; complete year end documentation; and communicate all aspects of organizational remittances, accounting and year end requirements to various stakeholders.
CES4 - Career and Employment Strategies
In business, as in other interpersonal contact, the impression formed in the first 10 to 15 seconds is crucial to the success of the relationship. The importance of the customer and of customer relations to business success is examined through case studies, role-playing, take-home assignments and discussion. Students will learn relevant theories of human behaviour and how they may be applied to resolve conflicts and improve customer relations.
PYRA4 - Payroll Compliance Legislation
By the end of this course, students 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 and Quebec-specific legislation; and communicate the payroll compliance requirements to various stakeholders.
HRE4 - Human Resources
Employees are the most valuable asset of a business. All aspects from hiring to performance appraisal are examined utilizing the case study approach.
AFB4 - Accounting Fundamentals II
Students focus on the following topics: special journal and subsidiary ledger systems, cash control and banking, completing accounting cycle for merchandising company and preparing year-end financial statements. By the end of this course, students will have an in-depth knowledge of the complete accounting cycle including the flow of funds in an organization.
AFA4 - Accounting Fundamentals I
This module is intended to provide students with a general background of the fundamentals of accounting as a means to understand the daily transaction procedures that exist in business. Students are introduced to double entry bookkeeping including debits and credits, assets, liabilities, equities, journalizing transactions, posting of accounts to ledgers and preparing a trial balance. Students are also introduced to financial statements and to adjusting and closing accounts.
CAA4/CAB4 - Computerized Accounting I and II
Students transfer their knowledge from Accounting Fundamentals and learn how to apply these concepts in a computerized environment using Simply Accounting. Some topics covered in this module include setting up a computerized accounting system, computerized journals and ledgers, income statements and balance sheets, as well as customer accounts.
EOS4 - Executive Office Simulations
This course helps prepare students for the real world of office work. It provides a simulated office environment where students can practice the skills learned in previous courses.
EBW4 - Effective Business Writing
Following the completion of this course, students will be able to: describe business communications in today’s workplace; communicate in teams using listening, nonverbal and meeting skills; plan, write and review various types of business messages; communicate effectively using memos, email, letters and instant messages; create business reports and proposals; plan, write and deliver oral presentations.
PSK4 - Professional Skills
This course is designed to equip students with the skills necessary for dealing effectively with both customers and colleagues in the business world. Using a variety of instructional methods including role-plays, case studies, group exercises, simulated situations, and discussions, students learn and practice customer service and interpersonal skills necessary for success in today’s business environment.
MSP4 - Microsoft PowerPoint
This course introduces the students to presentation development and design with Microsoft PowerPoint. Relying heavily on a hands-on practical training approach, students learn by doing through skills based simulations, training and assessments. The course starts with an overview of Microsoft PowerPoint where students learn about common views, features, tools and the environment of PowerPoint. The course then focuses on core processes of development and design of robust PowerPoint presentations and enhancing the presentations with the rich media tools offered by PowerPoint. Students will learn to use the PowerPoint templates, outlines and themes to design presentations.
MSA4 - Microsoft Access
This course introduces the students to relational databases with Microsoft Access. The course starts with an overview of Microsoft Access and databases in general. Students will learn the fundamental features of relational database and how databases are used to store related information and query the information. After learning how to create and modify a database and work with records, students will learn to sort data and filter to a database. Students will then explore the different ways to query a database and extract the information based on different criteria. Subsequent to working with multi-table databases, students will then learn to work with different types of functions to manipulate data, forms to input data into a database and reports to display data.
MSE4 - Microsoft Excel
Relying heavily on a hands-on practical training approach, students learn by doing through skills based simulations, training and assessments in Microsoft Excel. The course starts with an overview of spreadsheets and how to use the common features and functions of Microsoft Excel. The course then focuses on the core features of Microsoft Excel where students learn how to enter and format data and use the various functions and formulas to manage and manipulate data. The course continues with more advanced topics such as performing quantitative analysis with logical, lookup and various mathematical and financial functions. Depicting data visually is an important feature of Excel. Students will learn how to work with charts in Excel to produce a variety of different charts based on data housed in a spreadsheet. Finally students will learn to handle large volumes of data with datasets and tables.
MSW4 - Microsoft Word
This course introduces the students to word processing with Microsoft Word. Relying heavily on a hands-on practical training approach, students learn by doing through skills based simulations, training and assessments. Learners will focus on the core features of Microsoft Word such as proper document formatting, organization and editing using the tools and features of the ribbon. The course will then continue with more advanced topics such as working with tables, lists, objects, templates footnotes and endnotes and mail merges. Students will explore the collaboration features that allow users to share and collaborate on documents through the use of track changes, sharing and reviewing.
MOT4 - Microsoft Outlook
This course presents the MS Outlook application interface, tools, and features. You will l earn about the fundamentals of an e-mail application, scheduling, calendars, contact lists, creating, forwarding and managing messages. This course relies heavily upon hands-on practical activities that allow you to learn concepts by practicing them on a regular basis.
SSS4 - Student Success Strategies
Emphasis is placed on thinking about achieving success from day one, and developing the non-technical skills to enhance personal, academic, and career success.