Bookkeeping & Accounting

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Program Overview

The Certificate in Bookkeeping & Accounting program is designed to introduce the student to bookkeeping, payroll, and accounting. They will acquire basic bookkeeping skills and be able to understand financial statements. Students will become familiar with bookkeeping and accounting techniques, various taxation forms, keeping track of expenses, and analyzing various financial statements.

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Contact our admissions team today or request information on upcoming program start dates.

The Certificate in Book Keeping and Accounting is a 6 month program that introduces students to book keeping, accounting, and payroll. Earn up to $52,000 annually. Online class delivery available.

Job Opportunities

  • Accounting Bookkeeper
  • Financial Clerk
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Payable/Receivable clerk
  • Ledger Clerk
  • Invoice Clerk
  • Income Tax Return Consultant
  • Tax Clerk


Earn up to $36.50* per hour as an Accounting Bookkeeper
All wages taken from the Canada Job Bank

Program Admission Requirements

Grade 12 or Mature Student Status (19 years of age or more).  Students will need to submit proof of English Language Competency by any one of the following options:

Domestic Students:

  • Grade 10 English
  • English Language Proficiency Assessment Test conducted by the College

International Students:

  • IELTS: 5.5 or
  • TOEFL (paper): 550 or
  • TOEFL (CBT): 210 or
  • TOEFL (IBT): 79 or
  • Canadian Language Benchmark Test (CLB): 6
  • PTE Academic: 50 or
  • Cambridge: CAE or
  • Proof of any other English Language Assessment Test with an Equivalent Score
  • Has earned a Grade 12 graduation diploma from in a system in which English is the official language, or
  • Successfully completed a pre-Intermediate certificate from a Language Canada accredited school or
  • Successful completion of a three-credit academic English Course OR Equivalent from a Canadian accredited post-secondary institution with a minimum grade of C
  • Successfully complete the College’s English language proficiency assessment, or
  • Successful completion of the 24-week ESL program at the College

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, in lieu of limitation of English testing Centre services, WCC is temporarily accepting Duolingo score of 85 or above taken within the last 2 years.

Program Duration

480 hours / 5.6 months / 24 weeks

Course Outline

Accounting Principles 1 80
Accounting Principles 2 80
Canadian Taxation 80
Canadian Payroll Administration 80
Computerized Accounting 80
Work Experience 80
Total Duration : 480 hours

Fee Structure

1 Tuition Fee $4000 Domestic Students
2 Registration Fee $250
3 Text Books $360
4 Course Material $140
Total $4750
1 Tuition Fee $5750 International Students
2 Registration Fee $500
3 Text Books $360
4 Course Material $140
Total $6750

This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

Financial Assistance

Western Community College offers a variety of financial aid opportunities to ease students’ stress and allow them to focus on their studies. If you need extra support, we have flexible funding to accommodate all our students, no matter their financial situation.

  • BC Student Loan
  • In-house Financing
  • Student Lime of Credit
  • Scholarships

Our dedicated Financial Aid Officers will help you every step of the way.

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Why Study at Western Community College

  • Installment-based, low tuition fee.
  • 100% Practicum Placement
  • Weekday, weekend, and evening classes optionally available
  • Part-time or full-time class schedule
  • Free CLB preparation classes * Conditions Apply
  • Graduate employment rate: 97%

Admissions Contact Information

Mon – Sunday 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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