Discover a career in bookkeeping with this flexible program that can be taken both in-class and online.
This certificate program appeals to both part-time and full-time students interested in the Bookkeeping field. The certificate is designed to provide a base of understanding and skills that would lead towards the bookkeeping or accounting fields. The program has flexible course delivery to meet the varied needs of the student audience. The college maximizes the number of courses offered in the in-class format. The program is comprised of 13 courses that include both theory and computer applications.
O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:
- Grade 12 English C or U
Applications for this program are not accepted through ontariocolleges.ca.
Mature Student Assessment for this program is available in the subject of English for the purpose of demonstrating proficiency in this required admission subject. For all other admission requirements, applicants must complete the required course(s) as listed above. For more information, please contact email@example.com. Review the Mature Student Admission process.
Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and the Pre-Programs at Lambton College.
Prior Learning Assessment
If you believe you have an equivalent level of knowledge and would like credit through Prior Learning Assessment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-479-1023 at least two weeks before classes begin.
If you are taking courses with the intention of completing this program and earning a credential, you must meet the Admission Requirements. It is your responsibility to supply proof of admission requirements to the Office of the Registrar before completing three courses in this program.
If you complete the program but fail to provide proof of admission requirements, you will be ineligible to receive your credential.
- Exact costs can be obtained during the registration process. Visit the Course List and select an individual course for associated course fees.
Students who successfully complete all the academic requirements for this program should submit their intent to graduate in order to receive their credential. The graduate module can be completed on myLambton via Self Service.
A graduation fee of about $75 is added to your account upon verification that admission requirements have been met. For exact fees contact your Enrolment Services Professional.
In order to keep pace with the requirements of each and every course in your program, Lambton College requires that each student have access to a laptop while studying at our college.
This course is an introduction to the theory of accounting and the standard methods of record-keeping. Accounting principles and concepts are emphasized in the preparation of financial statements for both service and merchandising organizations. Topics covered, take the student through the entire accounting cycle and include preparing and posting journal entries for business transactions, adjusting and closing entries, inventory costing and valuation, merchandising transactions, payroll, and bank reconciliations. This course is designed to provide the accounting skills required in business and for those students who intend to pursue a professional accounting designation.
The required text for this course can be found by going to textnet.ca, clicking on the "Browse by course" drop-down list and scrolling to Accounting Basics I.
Please Note: Students are not required to purchase textbooks from textnet.ca. However, if students are purchasing textbooks from another source, they must ensure purchased textbooks are the correct edition and include any applicable software or add-ons.Host Course Code: SE-ACC120
Host Course Name: Accounting Basics I
Strong computer skills are essential to finding employment in management and administration. This course provides students with resources and guidance to develop skills in Microsoft Office applications. While the focus will be spent learning and applying document processing, presentation and extra time on spreadsheet management tools, students will also develop skills in time management, self-discipline, and attention to detail. Students will also have an opportunity to improve their ability to read and follow written instructions. Computer Applications for Business is a course delivered using practical hands-on applications and comprises additional online skills assessment and training tools purposefully designed to provide flexibility in learning. This course further prepares students to apply these professional business application skills, with enhanced emphasis on spreadsheet management as they continue and expand in their program areas of study.
This course will familiarize students with the digital world by exploring the hardware and software of their computer system. Graduates will be able to use the most common functions of the Windows operating system including File Explorer for file management, utility programs, various web browsers for social media while observing and identifying security and privacy concerns and issues. Graduates will be able to build properly formatted documents using Microsoft Word and spreadsheets including correctly functioning formulas using Microsoft Excel and create commanding presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint while using the cloud to store and access their files.
There is no required textbook for this course.
Please note: There may be required software or other resources for this course. Please be sure to check the course outline when you first log in to the course.Host Course Code: LO-COMP8155
Host Course Name: Computers 1 - Introduction to
In this writing course, students respond to current issues and news articles via various styles of paragraphs and essays. Students practice thinking critically and organize and hone their writing to ensure clarity and correctness in their messages. Students explore different perspectives, and through synthesis, analysis, and response, strive for clarity of message and diplomatic expression of opinion based on fact. One of the pillars of Lambton College is a commitment to sustainability and equity, diversity, and inclusion, including Indigenization of the curriculum; where appropriate, readings in this course will reflect this commitment. Critical Thinking and Writing lays the foundation for a subsequent research-writing course.
This course is a continuation of ACC-1004, and it introduces additional and more advanced concepts. Topics covered include accounting for property, plant and equipment, and intangible assets as well as short- and long-term liabilities and the different forms of equity. Students will also learn how to report cash flows. This course is designed to provide accounting skills required in Business Administration and for those students who intend to proceed towards a professional accounting designation.
This course utilizes the Sage 50 Accounting for Windows computer-based accounting software to illustrate the practical uses of computers in a financial accounting setting. Students create files, set up historical data, record entries in journals and ledgers and prepare reports. This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to apply the practical and theoretical accounting concepts learned in previous and concurrent accounting courses to a computerized accounting system.
This course introduces students to a multi-module accounting software program designed for small to medium-size businesses. Students will use the software and their knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to create and maintain accounting records, including period end procedures and the creation of financial statements for sole proprietorships. Note: This course uses Sage 50
This course covers the following topics: maintaining payroll records; salaried, hourly, commission and contract workers; taxable benefits, statutory and other deductions; preparation of payroll journal entries; preparation of Records of Employment; preparation of T4s and T4 Summary; Workers' Compensation; Employment Standards; and Computerized Payroll. Course is equivalent to CIB accredited courses.
There is no required textbook for this course.
Please note: There may be required software or other resources for this course. Please be sure to check the course outline when you first log in to the course.Host Course Code: DU-ACCT2283
Host Course Name: Payroll Administration
This course provides students with the skills required for professional, written, and oral communications essential to business success and subsequent courses. Students will develop database and internet research skills; prepare professional written business communication; and create, practice and deliver professional oral presentations. Students will research and document borrowed information in a business report and will demonstrate critical reading and thinking skills.
This course provides a broad coverage of the basic manufacturing cost elements (materials, labour and overhead) and their relationship to job costing, activity-based costing, and cost-volume-profit analysis. Cost behaviour analysis, cost estimation techniques and budgeting are also covered.
This course introduces managerial accounting concepts and terminology including the elements of a job costing system, the application of cost-volume-profit analysis the application of relevant costs to special decisions, including how they fit with the preparation of master budgets.
The required text for this course can be found by going to textnet.ca, clicking on the "Browse by course" drop-down list and scrolling to Cost and Managerial Accounting I.
Please Note: Students are not required to purchase textbooks from textnet.ca. However, if students are purchasing textbooks from another source, they must ensure purchased textbooks are the correct edition and include any applicable software or add-ons.Host Course Code: CG-ACCT1350
Host Course Name: Cost and Managerial Accounting I
QuickBooks Online (QBO) is a cloud-based accounting software program. Students will learn the difference between QuickBooks Pro and QBO before utilizing program features. Students will explore and apply key features, including: tracking and communicating customers, invoicing, supplier management, profitability analysis, payroll, HST management and reporting. Additionally, students will explore a 3rd party application integration. Prerequisite: Knowledge of basic accounting and Windows.
The required text for this course can be found by going to textnet.ca, clicking on the "Browse by course" drop-down list and scroll to Quickbooks Online.
Please Note: Students are not required to purchase textbooks from textnet.ca. However, if students are purchasing textbooks from another source, they must ensure purchased textbooks are the correct edition and include any applicable software or add-ons.Host Course Code: MO-INFO10218
Host Course Name: Quickbooks Online
This course introduces the student to the principles governing the Canadian income tax system as it relates to the individual taxpayer. Topics covered in this course include the following: who is taxable, income and deductions from employment, business and property income, capital gains and losses, personal tax credits and the calculation of taxes payable.
This course is a basic introduction to the structure, purpose and administration of the Canadian income tax system. Students obtain an understanding of tax principles necessary for the computation of income, deductions, tax credits and taxes payable for individual taxpayers.
This course provides student with skills and knowledge to help support their career search and succeed in the workplace. Students align their personal skill set and goals to guide them on their career paths. They will learn how to effectively conduct a job search, build a professional and well-tailored resume and cover letter, and develop and practice interview techniques. Students will also develop their personal brand to help support effective career networking and aid in their job search. Teamwork and collaboration in the workplace are also discussed. Self-reflection is used to inspire insight and support their professional career journey.
If you have any questions about our online programs, the courses offered, the registration process, or any other Online Education related questions, reach out to us.
Graduates of this program can expect to work in entry level positions in bookkeeping.
Prepare for Success
Remember to review the important dates associated with this program - some deadlines may be different depending on how your program is delivered and what section you're enrolled in.
It is recommended that students purchase a laptop with a Windows operating system.
Internet Speed Requirements
For best performance for students learning remotely, an internet connection with a minimum of 40 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload speed is recommended in order to effectively use video conferencing and remote lecture deliver software as well as, other online resources remotely. Due to the large area over which students may be dispersed, we are unable to recommend a specific provider, so you will need to inquire around your area to find one that best suits your needs.
Minimum Laptop Requirements
In order to access the internet and virtually-delivered software and courseware, student laptops should include the following at a minimum. By meeting the following specifications, students will be equipped to access software and courseware on their laptop through the internet:
- Intel i3 Processor or equivalent
- 4 GB of RAM or more
- 100 GB HDD or more
- HD Graphics
- Webcam with a microphone
- Wireless 802.11n/ac 5ghz capable
- Windows Operating System (Windows 10)
To ensure students are getting the most out of their classroom experience, some software will be required.
Lambton College has made this software easily accessible online. Students can leverage our Microsoft Office 365 software packages and services. In addition, much of the software you require for your courses will be available on demand for use on any device – on or off campus.