Program: BOKP
Credential: Ontario College Certificate
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 2 Semesters
Duration: 1 Year
Effective: Orangeville, South Georgian Bay
Location: Fall 2017


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:

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

The Program Progression

Fall Intake

  • Sem 1: Fall 2017
  • Sem 2: Winter 2018

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 Mandatory Courses
2 Communications Courses
1 General Education Course

Graduation Eligibility

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, 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.


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

Information contained in College documents respecting programs 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. The college reserves the right to add or delete programs, options, courses, timetables or campus locations subject to sufficient enrolment, and the availability of courses.