PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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QUICK FACTS

Program length  

2 or 3 terms

Credential

Certificate

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TUITION & FEES


Canadian
Total: $7,738.55

International
Total: $20,905.55

 
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ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • Language Arts⁠ – this requirement can be met with any of the following, or an equivalent course:
    • 50% in English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2
    • 50% in ESLG 1860 or ESLG 1898
  • Mathematics – this requirement can be met with any of the following, or an equivalent course:
    • 65% in Mathematics 20-1 or Mathematics 20-2
    • 50% in Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2
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This program information is not for the current academic year. If you are interested in a program starting before July, view the current academic year of the program.

Further Opportunities

Explore all the possibilities your future holds with a NorQuest education.

Laddering Opportunities

Students who complete the Accounting Technician program may receive credit towards the following programs at NorQuest College:

Transferability

Visit Transfer Alberta to look up courses that are accepted by other post-secondary institutions.

Career Potential

Accounting technicians are involved in processing invoices, recording receipts and payments, payroll, bookkeeping, auditing external and internal work, and preparing and checking ledger balances and other monthly and yearly accounts. They also handle company expenses, control budgets, prepare financial transactions, and use computerized accounting systems. Accounting technicians usually work regular weekday hours in a comfortable office environment.

Accounting technicians can work on their own, in a large accounts team, or alongside professional accountants. While they are not accountants, they can perform many of the same functions and are qualified to take accounts beyond the trial balance stage, as well as prepare full financial accounts. There is always a strong demand for these skills in industry.

Self-employed accounting technicians provide a range of accounting services to businesses, which may include advising on budgets and taxation issues, calculating end-of-year accounts, and consultancy.

Graduates of the Accounting Technician certificate program are workforce ready and can be employed in positions such as accounting technician, accounting clerk, bookkeeper, office manager, accounting assistant, payroll administrator, accounts payable/receivable clerk, billing supervisor, and data entry professional.

Graduates may find employment in small businesses, government, banking, insurance, manufacturing, health services, not-for-profit organizations, retail, hospitality, and the oilfield and construction industries.

For more information on related careers see:

For other related occupations, use the search feature in ALIS OCCinfo and WAGEinfo.