Program: BOKP
Credential: Ontario College Certificate
Delivery: Full-time + Part-time
Length: 2 Semesters
Duration: 1 Year
Effective: Fall 2021
Location: South Georgian Bay


Students are provided with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform effectively in entry-level bookkeeping, accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll positions in business and industry. Students learn day-to-day operational bookkeeping and managerial accounting in a computerized business environment.

Career Opportunities

Bookkeeping lends itself well to career advancement into various Accounting roles in business and industry, both in profit and non-profit organizations. Furthermore, Bookkeeping skills enhance the small business and self-employment opportunities.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. maintain paper and electronic accounting records and prepare financial statements for sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles;
  2. apply payroll record-keeping practices and procedures for both profit and non profit organizations;
  3. describe and utilize the knowledge, skills and abilities required in successful business practice with a primary focus on financial administration;
  4. apply computer skills and knowledge of bookkeeping information systems to support financial statements and reports;
  5. apply knowledge of the Canadian income tax system, and competence to the preparation of personal income tax returns;
  6. use mathematical techniques to support the bookkeeping of a business organization including the preparation of financial information;
  7. apply effective business communication practices to support the bookkeeping function of an organization;
  8. apply ethical and corporate responsibility to all aspects of work completed;
  9. identify the financial, marketing, legal, human resource, operations, and general management skills that are necessary to successfully launch and operate a successful entrepreneurship;
  10. explain issues relevant to entrepreneurs such as “green” business practices, environmental sustainability, social entrepreneurship, and intellectual property.

Program Progression

The following reflects the planned progression for full-time offerings of the program.

Fall Intake

  • Sem 1: Fall 2021
  • Sem 2: Winter 2022

Admission Requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to:

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:

Graduation Requirements

9 Program Courses
2 Communications Courses
1 General Education Course

Graduation Eligibility

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Program Tracking

The following reflects the planned course sequence for full-time offerings of the Fall intake of the program. Where more  than one intake is offered  contact the program co-ordinator for the program tracking.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
Program Courses  
ACCT 1000 Financial Accounting Principles 1 42
BUSI 1019 Payroll Administration 42
COMP 1003 Microcomputer Applications 42
ENTR 1002 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 42
MATH 1002 Mathematics of Finance 42
Communications Course  
Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. 42
Semester 2
Program Courses  
ACCT 1001 Financial Accounting Principles 2 42
ACCT 2003 Cost Accounting 1 42
FNCE 2002 Taxation 42
OFAD 2021 Financial Management for the Executive Assistant 42
Communications Course  
Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. 42
General Education Course  
Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. 42
 Total Hours504

Graduation Window 

Students unable to adhere to the program duration of one year (as stated above) may take a maximum of two years to complete their credential. After this time, students must be re-admitted into the program, and follow the curriculum in place at the time of re-admission.

Disclaimer: The information in this document is correct at the time of publication. Academic content of programs and courses is revised on an ongoing basis to ensure relevance to changing educational objectives and employment market needs. 

Program outlines may be subject to change in response to emerging situations, in order to facilitate student achievement of the learning outcomes required for graduation. Components such as courses, progression, coop work terms, placements, internships and other requirements may be delivered differently than published.

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