Accounting Technician – Certificate – Lloydminster Campus

This is a 1-year certificate program offered on the Lloydminster campus.
Required Courses
Credits

AC 130 Accounting I 3
AC 130 and AC 230 introduce the concepts and applications of financial accounting. Topics in AC 130 Accounting I include accounting concepts and principles, the recording process, preparing financial statements, internal control, cash and receivables. Prerequisites: Grade 12 Math or equivalent.
AC 201 Payroll Administration 3
This is an introductory course in payroll. Topics include employment standards, designation of individuals as employees or contractors, record keeping requirements, payroll calculations, taxable and non-taxable benefits, payroll journal entries, reporting requirements, and employee termination. Co-requisite: AC 130
AC 230 Accounting II 3
Continuation of AC 130. Topics include: inventories, capital assets, current liabilities, owner's equity in partnerships and corporations, analyzing financial statements, the statement of cash flows and accounting information systems. Emphasis on problem solving and application of financial accounting to real life situations. Provides experience in maintaining a manual accounting system. Prerequisite: AC 130.
AC 235 Computerized Accounting I 3
This is an introductory course in computerized accounting. The student gains experience using Sage 50 Accounting and through it a basic knowledge of a fully integrated micro-computer based accounting system. The modules of the software to be explored include the General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Inventory & Services, and Project. Prerequisite: AC130.
AC 260 Introduction to Taxation 3
This course is a study of current tax legislation as it relates to individuals. Students gain the knowledge needed to prepare personal income tax returns. Topics include the determination of various income sources, tax deductions, and tax credits used in calculating the tax liability of individuals. Pre-requisite: AC 130.
AC 280 Applied Accounting Practices 3
This course exposes students to intermediary skills required by the business field. Students gain additional experience in the complete accounting cycle including day-to-day activities, government tax and payroll completion, Worker's Compensation Board (WCB) and some information on completing International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) returns. Students learn more about accrual accounting and the importance of month end functions. Students convert a company from manual to computerized accounting. Prerequisite: AC 130. Co-requisites: AC 230 and AC 235.
CO 131 Communications I 3
This course offers an opportunity for business students to improve their business communication skills. The course covers a broad spectrum of writing skills and business messages. Emphasis in this course is on writing and formatting a variety of business documents—emails, letters, memos, proposals, and instructions/procedures. Prerequisites: Grade XII English or equivalent.
CO 231 Communications II 3
This course offers an opportunity for business students to improve their skills in two specific areas: written and oral communication. The written component of this course requires students to learn the fundamentals of report writing. The oral component of this course utilizes different multimedia technologies to hone the students’ oral presentation skills. Upon completion of this course, students will have mastered the technical skills required for effective written and oral business communication skills. Prerequisite: CO131.
CU 248 Business Computer Applications 3
This course covers a combination of the following computer applications: file management (Windows), word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel), presentations (PowerPoint) and using relational databases (MS Access). More depth and application of topics follow overviews of each individual application. Business topics are stressed in examples used.
Business Elective 3
Your required courses include choosing from a list of elective course options. To choose your elective course, you will meet with the business academic advisor to discuss the available options.
Business Elective 3
Your required courses include choosing from a list of elective course options. To choose your elective course, you will meet with the business academic advisor to discuss the available options.
Business Elective 3
Note: You will need to meet with the business academic advisor to discuss and select your business elective options.
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