Basic Accounting Certificate

Campus Vernon (Jan, Oct), Penticton (Mar, Sep), Revelstoke (Sep), Salmon Arm (Sep), Kelowna (Jan, Sep)
Delivery Distance/Online, Part-Time
Credential Certificate

Delivery: Online-hybrid and in-class options available, part time


Fall 2022

  • Part time in class, Tuesday and Thursday, 6-9 p.m.

Winter 2023

  • Part time online hybrid, Tuesday and Thursday, 6-9 p.m.


March 22 to June 7, 2022:

  • Part-time
  • Online
  • Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6-9 p.m.

September to December 2022:

  • Part-time
  • Online
  • Two evenings per week 6-9 p.m.

Vernon Winter 2022, Fall 2022, and Winter 2023:

  • Face to face

Salmon Arm:

Fall 2023 (TBC)

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Program Highlights

This certificate provides a foundational introduction to accounting for persons interested in entry-level accounting employment or accounting for their own business. These courses also set up the participant for future computer-based accounting classes.

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Tuition and Fees

2022-23: $649

Program Details

This introductory program is designed for persons seeking entry-level employment in accounting, for those wishing to maintain a set of books for a small business, or for those wanting an understanding of basic accounting principles before studying computer-based accounting systems. The two courses in the program total 66 hours of instruction, and are supplemented by individual assignments requiring the application of material presented in class sessions.

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Admission Requirements

  • No admission requirements


Program Outline

BAC 11 Introduction to Accounting Level 1
BAC 12 Introduction to Accounting Level 2

Students must pass each course with a minimum grade of 60% to receive the certificate.



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