Your time is valuable, and if you find that you need stronger, more specific software skills for accounting, it probably means you need them fast, and through a flexible schedule. The Associate Certificate in Computerized Accounting program prepares you with a foundation of accounting and software skills, with courses and options that meet your needs.
Fall 2021 delivery mode: in person and online options
- Part-time students have the option to take courses in person and/or online.
- We have put measures in place for your safety and well-being, ensuring that all safety protocols are addressed. Please see the BCIT COVID-19 page for details on the procedures that have been implemented.
Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.
About the program
- 9-course Associate Certificate program
- Introductory certificate program
- Flexible course options including in-class, online, and distance learning
Learn more about whether this program is for you at the Program Details.
Who should complete the Associate Certificate in Computerized Accounting?
This program might be for you if you:
- Want to get into accounting and need a starting point to begin
- Are already working and looking for professional development
- Hope to transition into an accounting/finance position or to enhance your current position
- Are a small business owner who needs to manage your accounting
If any of these apply to you, visit the Entrance Requirements page to enroll today.
What grads can do
With the accounting and software skills you’ll develop in this certificate program, you’ll prepare to advance into a new career, grow in your current accounting position, or better manage and run your business. Many of our students graduate and work as accounting clerks or bookkeepers immediately upon completion of their certificate and then pursue additional training part-time for even more job opportunities while working in their field.
You’ll also be able to apply the credits earned in this program toward earning additional certificates, a BCIT diploma, or Bachelor of Accounting degree.
Find out more about the opportunities and options available at the Graduating and Jobs page.
About Part-time Studies
Take a single course, or work towards a credential — all at a pace that’s right for you.
Part-time courses are offered in a variety of scheduling formats, including at night or on weekends, flexible daytime delivery, or you can opt for distance or online learning. If you meet the prerequisites and there’s space available, you can register for a course immediately. Courses are offered in each of three terms: Fall (September), Winter (January) and Spring/Summer (April).
To apply to a Part-time Studies program and earn your credential, you simply need to complete a Part-time Program Declaration Request. Applications are processed throughout the year.
Applicants to the BCIT School of Business are required to have completed two years of full-time study in high school or post-secondary program in English in an English speaking country. If you do not have English 12 and have not studied in an English-speaking country, you will need to demonstrate your skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. For information on English equivalencies, testing and upgrading options, visit:
Costs & Supplies
Bring your own device
Most courses and programs in the School of Business + Media are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Please ensure you bring a laptop to every class. Plug-in outlets will be provided at most stations in classrooms, but not in all classrooms, so please ensure you have at least 2 hours of battery life available at the beginning of each class. Check the following recommended computer requirements prior to the start of class. If a program or course does not require you to provide your own device, that information will be provided by your instructor or indicated in the course outline.
For online classes, it is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content.
Important Updates to Part-time Studies
In order to best prepare you to manage a small business or work as part of a larger accounting team, you’ll train on the most current, applicable software for business. Through your eight core courses, you’ll develop an understanding of computer terminology, operating systems, accounting software systems, and the most popular office software used in business like Microsoft’s suite of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, as well as Google Spreadsheets, and Keynote. You’ll also get an introduction to cloud computing and enterprise collaboration tools, social media, Web-based collaboration, and publishing and productivity tools such as WordPress, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.
Please note: part-time programs and courses are open enrolment and although we make every effort to accommodate demand, course registration cannot be guaranteed in every semester. High demand courses fill quickly and may result in students unable to register for a course that semester. Courses may also be cancelled due to low enrolment.
The Associate Certificate in Computerized Accounting program is designed to help small business owners and people new to accounting develop the computer skills necessary for basic accounting and bookkeeping.
The courses in this program, all developed and taught by working professionals, give you the most up-to-date information with hands-on learning for the usable skills you’ll need with business’s most necessary programs like Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Google Documents, WordPress, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
Graduating & Jobs
In this program, you’ll develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence necessary for developing your career. The specific focus on applicable learning gives you the computer savvy to produce accounting and bookkeeping documents and prepares you for additional study in accounting and finance if you choose.
Some opportunities include:
- Small business management
- Accounting Clerk
Plus, when you complete your Associate Certificate in Computerized Accounting, you’ll have the option to transfer your course credits toward further study through BCIT’s other programs, including certificates, diplomas, or the Bachelor of Accounting to propel your career even further.
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Part-time Studies Coordinator – Accounting, Finance, and Insurance
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Contact a Part-time Studies Program Advisor with the BCIT program name in the subject line if you have a question about:
- Course selection and program planning
- Declaring your program
- Making changes to your approved program plan
- Applying for transfer credit and advanced placement
- Laddering options
- Job placement and graduate outcomes
- Student life
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