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Accounting 1

  • Correctly interpret accounting and financial statements.
  • Make better business decisions based on proven accounting principles.

This introductory certificate covers the basic principles of accounting. You'll learn how to measure and report financial transactions and study business applications for accounting theory. You'll emerge with a broad overview of economic theories - both micro and macro - and know how to apply them to current issues. You'll be introduced to the Canadian legal landscape, as it applies to the administration of business. You'll expand your working knowledge and professional competencies and better prepare yourself for a career in public accounting, business, finance, government and the not-for-profit sector.

What You'll Learn

  • Understand the basic functions of accounting.
  • Know how information is communicated through financial statements.
  • Identify and understand key economic concepts.
  • Become familiar with Canadian laws that affect accounting.
  • Know basic legal terminology used in daily business.

Certificate Requirement(s)

You have three years from the start date of your first course to complete the certificate. Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) may be granted for one course.

Important: Upon completion of your certificate requirements, you must request your certificate by submitting a Certificate Request Form.

Required Course(s)