Continuing Education

Bookkeeping for Small Business

Accelerated Bookkeeping for Small Business

Cost: $3080 - $3160

Enrol full-time to complete the Bookkeeping for Small Business certificate in just 12 weeks. To register in all courses, use the BKKG Block Codes listed beside the section below.

The certificate consists of the following courses:

  • Bookkeeping Level I
  • Bookkeeping Level II
  • MS Excel Level I
  • Computerized Accounting Level I (Sage 50)
  • Computerized Accounting Level II (Sage 50)
  • Payroll Accounting

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Feb 11–May 1 | Mon, Wed, Fri, 9 am–3:30 pm
Quote registration code BKKG CH, $3080‌

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

May 13–Jul 29 | Mon, Wed, Fri, 9 am–3:30 pm
Quote registration code BKKG AB, $3160

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Bookkeeping I

Cost: $565 - $580

This course provides an essential introduction to bookkeeping, including theoretical foundations and hands-on knowledge. Learn how to complete all the functions of the accounting cycle from transaction analysis to closing the books. Topics include the accounting model, basic financial statements, general ledger, and government taxation.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Jan 28–Mar 20 | 20159, 15 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $565, no class Feb 18
May 7–Jun 27 
|40147, 15 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $580

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Mar 12–Apr 30 | 20160, 15 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $565

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Bookkeeping II

Cost: $575 - $590
Prerequisite: Bookkeeping Level I with B or better.

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 — Clearbrook Centre

Apr 1–May 29 | 20163, 16 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $575 no class Apr 22 and May 20

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Feb 4–Apr 1 | 20162, 16 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $575, no class Feb 18
May 7–Jun 27 
| 40148, 16 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $590

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
MS Excel Level I

Cost: $325 - $330

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 fine-tune your new skills by creating charts. Bring a USB stick to class. This course is designed for people with prior Excel experience. We encourage students with no such experience to take MS Excel Basics.

Note: Students with credit for ABT 137 or Spreadsheets: Excel (RM 06) will receive credit for this course provided software version is the same.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Jan 28–Feb 11 | 20173, 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $325
Jun 3–Jun 17 | 40152, 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $330

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Mar 14–Mar 28 | 20174, 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $325

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
MS Excel Level II

Cost: $325
Prerequisite: Excel Level I

This course is not a graduation requirement of the Bookkeeping for Small Business Certificate. However, students who have completed Excel Level I may take this course to enhance their skills. Check out the MS Excel II schedule on the Computer Skills page. 

Computerized Accounting Level I - SAGE 50

Cost: $565 - $580
Prerequisite: Bookkeeping Level II with B or better.

Note: Students should be competent in computer skills before taking this course.

Integrated bookkeeping/accounting software is a standard for small businesses. This course covers journal entries, purchases/sales orders and quotes, as well as invoicing, receipts and payments for payables, receivables, and inventory. Familiarize yourself with the reporting and tax features provided by accounting software. Payroll is not covered. Please note: Sage software is not compatible with Mac computers.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Apr 2–May 2 | 20166, 10 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $565

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Feb 4–Mar 11 | 20165, 10 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $565, no class Feb 18
Jun 3–Jul 8 
| 40149, 10 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $580, no class Jul 1

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Computerized Accounting Level II - SAGE 50

Cost: $525 - $540
Prerequisite: Computerized Accounting Level I with B or better.

Build on what you have learned in Computerized Accounting Level I and learn about banking, payroll, projects, inventory, adjustments and closing. This course does not teach accounting fundamentals. Please note: Sage software is not compatible with Mac computers.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

May 14–Jun 4 | 40150, 7 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $540

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Mar 25–Apr 15 | 20168, 7 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $525

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Payroll Accounting

Cost: $525 - $540
Prerequisite: Bookkeeping Level I with B or better.

Learn to manage 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. Find out how to complete forms required by law and the necessary accounting entries performed as part of basic payroll recordkeeping. This is a general course that is not specific to any one business. Bring a USB/memory stick to class.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Feb 4–Mar 13 | 20170, 11 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, $525, no class Feb 18
Jun 3–Jul 10 | 40151, 11 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm,, $540, no class Jul 1

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

 Apr 2–May 7 | 20171, 11 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $525

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
QuickBooks Level I

Cost: $565 - $575
Prerequisite: Bookkeeping Level I and II or possessing foundational bookkeeping knowledge.

Note: Students should be competent in computer skills before taking this course.

Learn how to manage customer and vendor transactions, general journal and cash transactions, estimates, orders, discounts, banking, taxes, and credit cards using QuickBooks. Please note, this course is not required to complete the Bookkeeping for Small Business certificate. 

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Feb 5–Mar 7 | 20185, 10 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $565
May 28–Jun 27 | 40154, 10 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $575

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
QuickBooks Level II

Cost: $575
Prerequisite: QuickBooks Level I

Build on the skills you developed in QuickBooks Level I. Learn how to create and manage a new company, including company setup and payroll and inventory transactions. Please note, this course is not required to complete the Bookkeeping for Small Business certificate. 

 Available Fall 2019

 

Bookkeeping Practicum

Cost: $750

Participate in a two-week work practicum with a local employer to apply what you have learned in class and gain experience. To qualify, you must have successfully completed all previous coursework and grade requirements. Transportation to the practicum site is your responsibility and may require travel outside your area of residence.

Off-campus location

May 6–May 17 | 40088, 2 weeks.

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
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