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Business Administration Bookkeeping

Diploma Program

Total Program Hours:
660 Hours
Full-Time Program Length:
33 Weeks
Includes holidays and professional days.
Delivery Methods:
  • In-Class Instruction
  • Distance Education / Online
  • Combined Delivery (Both In-Class and Distance)
Program content is subject to change.

Online and On-Campus Delivery Options may be available!

A graduate of the Business Administration Bookkeeping program, under the direction of a designated Accountant, is able to perform full-cycle accounting responsibilities and duties.

Bookkeeping Learning Objectives

  • Accurately record accounting transactions
  • Reconcile general ledgers and bank accounts
  • Create budgets
  • Prepare and analyze standard financial statements
  • Analyze cost behaviours and Return On Investment (ROI)
  • Utilize current accounting software applications
  • Record payroll transactions, pay employees and submit government remittances
  • Prepare simple income tax returns
  • Provide basic human resource management
  • Productively use MS Office including Word, Excel and Access
  • Communicate effectively using various communication channels

Why Study at Sprott Shaw? 

  • Lifetime access to dedicated Employment Services Specialists (ESS) who can help you with resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, and the overall job search after graduation 
  • Lifetime tuition-free access to course refreshers if you ever need to retrain and update your skills 
  • Practicum opportunities with recognized organizations across BC
  • Multiple start dates so you can start your education when you want to without the wait 
  • Career and professional development success courses to help create a career development marketing plan, learn the cardinal rules of professionalism, and identify the target markets and employment resources in the counselling field 
  • Preparation and orientation courses to teach you how to find credible research, write papers, create proper citation formats including APA, and study effectively for exams 
  • All-inclusive program costs where what you see is what you pay. Our costs include registration fees, assessment fees, tuition, textbooks, supplies, course materials, uniforms, certificates, graduation fees, practicum fees, and much more 
  • Grant and scholarship opportunities are available to help you save on tuition. Up to $4000 in scholarships and grants are open to recent high school graduates, Sprott Shaw alumni, military veterans, and more! Click here to browse our full list of grants and scholarships.

Success Stories

  •  “I look forward to coming to class every day. All the staff and other students are so encouraging and supportive. The part-time classes allow me to work while attending.” – Kyla M.
  • “Sprott Shaw College never leaves their graduates high and dry, they have stand-by support ready for us if we need it.” – Marichu J.

Where Are Sprott Shaw Graduates Working? 

Our Business, Marketing, and Cybersecurity graduates can be found working throughout the province. Graduates of our business & marketing programs can be found working for a diverse range of businesses from law and real estate offices to positions with the Government of Canada and Canada Post. 

Click below to learn more about where our graduates are currently working. Please note that these lists do not cover every single business that has hired a Sprott Shaw graduate, but they do provide a good representation of the sort of industries that Sprott Shaw graduates are working in. 

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Career Opportunities

Accounting Assistant
Accounting Technician
Accounts Payable / Records Clerk
Payroll Assistant
Self-Employed Bookkeeper
Small / Medium Sized Business Bookkeeper
Admission Requirements:
  • Grade 12 / GED or mature student status (all transcripts must be true certified copies or originals).
  • Applicants must successfully complete the admissions interview and entrance assessments with a minimum score of 20/40 in the English Assessment and a minimum score of 20/40 in the Math Assessment (with a minimum composite score of 42/80).
  • For more information on English Language requirements and equivalencies please click here.

Domestic Students:

  • Domestic students that can provide a Canadian transcript showing completion of English 11 or 12 (or equivalent) with a passing grade of ‘C’, will be exempt from having to write the English Entrance Assessment.
  • Domestic students that can provide a Canadian transcript showing completion of Math 10, 11 or 12 (or equivalent) with a passing grade of ‘C’, will be exempt from having to write the Math Entrance Assessment.

International Students:

  • International students that can provide a Canadian transcript showing completion of Math 10, 11 or 12 (or equivalent) with a passing grade of ‘C’ will be exempt from having to write the Math Entrance Assessment. The equivalent credential must be evaluated and verified.
  • International students that can provide a Canadian transcript showing completion of English 11 or 12 (or equivalent) with a passing grade of ‘C’ will be exempt from having to write the English Entrance Assessment. The equivalent credential must be evaluated and verified.
  • International students can also meet the English requirement by demonstrating one of the following three options:
  • Sprott Shaw’s English Language Assessment, OR
  • Minimum IELTS Score 5.5 overall or iBT TOFEL Score of 70, OR
  • Completion of an ESL program from one of SSC’s partnered ESL schools
Course Prerequisites:
  • AC112 is the prerequisite to: AC214, AC221, AC231, AC241 and AC251
Diploma Requirements:
  • 60% average upon successful completion of all courses, including courses given a complete

Note: Students wishing to continue education in this field would need the passing grade required by the receiving institute.

* Business Administration Bookkeeping was reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills.

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Courses List

This 33 week Diploma program requires the student to complete the following courses.

  • Utilize most modules of Sage to record business transactions (order entry, inventory, AP, AR and payroll)
  • Produce reports including financial statements

  • Payroll legislation
  • Record payroll transactions, pay employees and prepare Government remittances

  • Costing systems
  • Cost analysis
  • Capital budgeting

  • Individual and corporate tax calculations
  • Tax legislation

  • MS Office Word Certification
  • MS Office Word editing, layout, templates, styles and
    sections, mail merge, tables, charts and desktop publishing

  • MS Office Excel Certification
  • Plan, edit and manage worksheets (formulas/functions)

  • Research, prepare and deliver presentations
  • Apply proper use of grammar principles
  • Overview of processes of communication in the workplace
  • Use MS Office PowerPoint

  • Importance of written communication within the business environment
  • Memos, email, letters and reports

Strategies for Student Success:

  • Interview techniques
  • Create a Career Development Marketing Plan
  • Apply aspects of professionalism
  • Identify target markets and employment resources

  • Effective customer service and support
  • Problem-solving theory and applications

  • Analysis of job descriptions
  • Recruitment, orientation and training
  • Regulation and legislation

  • This course focuses on the fundamental principles of accounting with full online courseware that includes the digital textbook and learning materials.

  • Skills and strategies conducive to learning in a college atmosphere, orientation to the college environment, using technology, knowing college policies and procedures.
  • Time management, writing and using citations, study strategies, student budgeting, and wellness/self-care/stress management.
  • An orientation to the PCP program and the emergency medicine professions.
  • Prepare for upcoming studies, learning environments, and work experience placements throughout the program.

  • This course builds on basic knowledge of accounting principles and practices by examining the application of accounting data in the management process.
  • Preparing and using financial information in partnership arrangements.
  • Accounting for various types of liabilities, corporations and investments.
  • The statement of cash flows, and analysis of financial statements.

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