Bookkeeping for Small Business certificate

Credential Certificate
Tuition Per Course
Duration 1-3 years (part-time)
12 weeks (full-time)
Intakes Continuous
Campus Abbotsford campus, Abbotsford Clearbrook centre, and Chilliwack Canada Education Park
Days & Times Evening & weekend (part-time)
Daytime (full-time)

A career in bookkeeping will allow you flexible working hours, the possibility of working from home, a steady income, and a challenging and rewarding career. In our certificate program you will learn about the general bookkeeping issues faced by small or home-based businesses. You will be taught how to keep track of expenses, generate cash flow statements, keep on top of payroll demands, and  complete various taxation forms. 

Program Information

Our Bookkeeping for Small Business certificate offers you flexibility to study the specific courses you need. All of the courses in this program may be taken individually or applied to the Bookkeeping for Small Business certificate.

This certificate program is delivered through UFV’s Continuing Education department and consists of six courses designed with small and home-based businesses in mind.

Courses

If you plan to earn your Bookkeeping for Small Businesses certificate, courses may be taken in this order:

Courses

  • Bookkeeping Level I and II
  • MS Excel Level I
  • Payroll Accounting
  • Sage 50 Level I
  • Sage 50 Level II

Evaluation
You will receive a grade mark for each course in the program on classroom participation, assignments, study projects, and examination results. You must achieve a 75 percent overall grade average and attendance of 80 percent in each course to earn the certificate. The grading procedure for this program is based on UFV’s Applied Business Technology grading system policy. Letter grades are awarded; students, if they choose, can order and pay for official transcripts upon completion of the entire program.

Instructor
Who knows more about Bookkeeping duties than those who are currently working in the industry? Not only do our instructors have high academic qualifications, but they are also current, successful practitioners of the ideas they will be sharing with you. They are committed instructors who are passionate about communicating their knowledge and cultivating enthusiasm in their students.

Contact

604-851-6324
continuingeducation@ufv.ca

In addition to a selection of Continuing Education courses and certificate programs, UFV offers master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degree programs as well as diplomas, trades certification, and other specialty certificate programs. For more information about programs at UFV please visit our homepage at ufv.ca. You may then be interested in contacting Student Services at 1-888-504-7441 to arrange a tour, attend a Becoming a Student info session, connect with an educational advisor, or arrange for career counseling.

Current Course Offerings

Bookkeeping I
This course provides an essential introduction to bookkeeping, including theoretical foundations and hands-on knowledge. Bring your calculator.

Abbotsford campus
(20012 SDU BK01 A5B) 15 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $550
Starts Jan 27

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook Centre
(20075 SDU BK01 A5C) 15 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $550
Starts Mar 30
(40162 SDU BK01 A5A) 7.5 sessions, Mon, Wed, Fri, 9 am–3:30 pm, $550
Starts May 20

CHILLIWACK — Canada Education Park
(20046 SDU BK01 C5A) 7.5 sessions, Mon, Wed, Fri, Wed, 9 am–3:30 pm, $550
Starts Feb 23

CHILLIWACK— UFV Five Corners
(20247 SDU BK01 F5A) 15 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $550
Starts Mar 31


Bookkeeping II
Prerequisite: Bookkeeping I
Building on the principles covered in Bookkeeping I, learn about financial statements preparation, accounts receivable, accounts payable, subsidiary ledgers, bank reconciliations, payroll, GST, PST, HST, trial balances, and year end.

Abbotsford campus
(20073 SDU BK02 A5C) 16 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30 pm–9:30 pm, $560
Starts Mar 31

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook Centre
(20014 SDU BK02 A5B) 16 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $560 
Starts Jan 26
(40180 SDU BK02 A5A) 16 sessions, Mon, Wed, Fri, 12:30–3:30 pm, $560
Starts Jun 5
40202 SDU BK02 A5B) 16 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $560
Starts Jun 3

CHILLIWACK — Canada Education Park
(20076 SDU BK02 C5A) 16 sessions, Mon, Wed, Fri, 12:30–3:30 pm, $560
Starts Mar 11
(40192 SDU BK02 C5A) 16 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $560
Starts May 26

CHILLIWACK — UFV Five Corners
(20239 SDU BK02 F5A) 16 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $560
Starts Jan 13


MS Excel Level I
Through a series of hands-on projects, learn how to use MS Excel to create spreadsheets that include Autosum, conditional formatting, formulas, and absolute addresses. Develop or edit spreadsheets using a variety of MS Excel attributes and build up your new skills by creating charts. Bring a memory stick to class.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook Centre
(20010 MCW 180 A5A) 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $299
Starts Jan 26
(40208 MCW 180 A5B) 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $299
Starts May 12
(40229 MCW 180 A5A) 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, Fri, 9 am-12 pm, $299
Starts Jun 8

CHILLIWACK — Canada Education Park
(20080 MCW 180 C5A) 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, Fri, 9 am–12 pm, $299
Starts Mar 13
(40196 MCW 180 C5A) 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $299
Starts May 4

CHILLIWACK — UFV Five Corners
(20240 MCW 180 F5A) 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $299. Starts Jan 27
20241 MCW 180 F5B) 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $299. Starts Mar 10


Payroll Accounting
Prerequisite: Bookkeeping I, II, & MS Excel I
Learn to manage and maintain a payroll accounting system, with an emphasis on the calculation of earnings and deductions to conform to federal and provincial laws and accounting best practices. This is a general course that is not specific to any one business.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook Centre
(20049 SDU PAC01 A5A) 11 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $485
Starts Mar 31
(20126 SDU PAC01 A5B) 11 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $485
Starts Apr 8
(40184 SDU PAC01 A5A) 11 sessions, Mon, Wed, Fri, 9 am–12 pm, $485
Starts Jul 15
40209 SDU PAC01 A5B) 11 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30 pm–9:30 pm, $485
Starts Jun 2

CHILLIWACK — Canada Education Park
(20227 SDU PAC01 C5A) 11 sessions, Mon, Wed, Fri, 9 am–12 pm, $485
Starts Apr 22

CHILLIWACK — UFV Five Corners
(40199 SDU PAC01 F5A) 11 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $485 
Starts May 19


 Sage 50 Level I

Prerequisite: Bookkeeping Level I and II, and Payroll Accounting
Explore the features of Sage’s Simply Accounting, an integrated bookkeeping/accounting software that is a small-business standard. Learn about journal entries, purchases/sales orders, quotes, invoicing, receipts, and payments for payables, receivables, and inventory. The course also covers reporting and tax features. Please note: Sage software is not compatible with Mac computers.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook Centre
(20257 MCW 35 A5A) 10 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $535
Starts Jan 13
(40004 MCW 35 A5B) 10 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30-9:30 pm, $535
Starts May 20
40029 MCW 35 A5A) 10 sessions, Mon, Wed, Fri, 9 am–12 pm, $535
Starts Jun 19

CHILLIWACK — Canada Education Park
(20226 MCW 35 C5A) 10 sessions, Mon, Wed, Fri, 9 am–12 pm, $535
Starts Mar 25
(40038 MCW 35 C5A) 10 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $535
Starts Jun 24


Sage 50 Level II
Prerequisite: Bookkeeping I & II, Payroll, and Sage Level I
Level II builds on Level I principles and covers Simply Accounting setup, working with foreign currency, payroll transactions, security,
year-end, budgets, and projects. Sage software is not compatible with Mac computers.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook Centre
(20258 MCW 36 A5A) 7 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $405
Starts Feb 24
(40034 MCW 36 A5A) 7 sessions, Mon, Wed, Fri, 12:30 pm–3:30 pm, $405
Starts July 15

CHILLIWACK — Canada Education Park
(20228 MCW 36 C5A) 7 sessions, Mon, Wed, Fri, 1:30–3:30 pm, $405
Starts Apr 22
(40200 MCW 36 C5A) 7 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $405
Starts Aug 5

CHILLIWACK — UFV Five Corners
(20248 MCW 36 F5A) 7 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $405
Starts Jan 19


updated Dec 17, 2014

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