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Course Descriptions

Introduction to Bookkeeping

21 Hours
Learn how to record transactions, set up and maintain a set of books. Students apply their understanding of debits and credits as well as accounts and journal entries through practical case studies. This course focuses entirely on manual accounting procedures and assumes students have no prior knowledge of bookkeeping.

TEXTBOOK: This course requires a textbook, please click here for more information.

Advanced Bookkeeping

21 Hours
Expand your knowledge of accounting principles. This course studies these principles as they apply to the recording and presentation of assets, liabilities and equity. Students will be prepared for a career in accounting by exploring the concepts of detailed financial statements including adjusting and closing entries.

PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Bookkeeping

TEXTBOOK: This course requires a textbook, please click here for more information.

Quickbooks Premium

21 Hours
Learn how this program can simplify the setup of a chart of accounts, reconcile chequing accounts, create and print inventory and receivables, create estimates and generate reports. Topics covered in this course include an introduction to QuickBooks, basic accounting principles, backing up files, creating companies, working with vendors, working with customers, banking with QuickBooks and more.

TEXTBOOK: This course requires a textbook, please click here for more information.

Payroll Administration

21 Hours
Learn how to prepare hourly, salaried and commission payroll. Students will focus on a comprehensive study of federal and provincial legislation relating to the payroll function. They will also learn payroll law, record maintenance, paycheque and statement preparation, tax preparation and the effect of current source deduction rules on payroll preparation.

TEXTBOOK: This course requires a textbook, please click here for more information.

Financial Planning

21 Hours
Learn the basics of financial planning and investing and acquire the foundation for a career in the financial sector. Students will learn to evaluate income streams, research and evaluate financial products and invest with confidence, understanding risk tolerance and investment objectives.
Other topics include spotting investment scams, discussing financial markets, evaluating tax-favoured, tax-deferred and tax-free investing and understanding methods of tax savings. Learn to plan for retirement, invest in Real Estate and make money using Internet Marketing.


Sage 50 Level 1

21 Hours
Level 1-Students will learn how to perform daily accounting tasks in the general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll. This course is geared towards someone whose primary responsibility is data entry in Simply Accounting.
PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Bookkeeping and Computer Fundamentals or equivalent.

Sage 50 Level 2

21 Hours
Level 2-Students will be introduced to more advanced functions and capabilities of Simply Accounting. It is designed for computer users who are already familiar with accounting and/or have experience in the basic operations of Level 1.



Microsoft Excel 2013 Level 1 

14 Hours
Learn the foundational skills necessary to create and edit professional-looking spreadsheets. Topics include an introduction to Excel, constructing cell data, using formulas, functions, formatting worksheets, viewing and printing workbooks, charts, graphics; and analyzing, organizing and sharing workbooks.

Microsoft Excel 2013 Level 2 

14 Hours
Building upon skills learned in the Excel 2013 Level 1 course, students will learn to prepare and navigate workbooks, enhance charts, use tables and analysis tools, and explore ways to share this information with internal and external customers.


The following courses in this program require students to access course materials online at;

  • Introduction to Bookkeeping
  • Advanced Bookkeeping
  • Payroll Administration
  • Financial Planning. 

Students should use their Keyano student username and password to log into their course. Students will only receive access to course materials upon registration. If you have registered and require a user name and password please contact the ITS Helpdesk 780-791-4965.

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