Accounting

Next starting dates for 2018:

April 9, 2018

Program objectives

To develop the skills necessary to complete accounting tasks such as: to calculate and prepare the bills, invoices, receipts, payments, etc. of a business, to manage the petty cash, to produce the payroll, to calculate prices, to accurately complete and verify work for daily accounting tasks, to complete end of fiscal period and end of year tasks, produce income tax forms, and to create an accounting system.

Admission conditions

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor’s degree
OR
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language, and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
OR
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
OR
Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language, and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.

Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec’s IMT En ligne)

Accounting and related clerks (1431)
Accounting technicians and bookkeepers (1311)
Administrative assistants (1241)
Administrative officers (1221)
Customer services representatives – financial institutions (6551)
Data entry clerks (1422)
Payroll clerks (1432)
Personnel clerks (1415)
Purchasing and inventory control workers (1524)

Functional prerequisites

A person who has reached the age of 18 can be admitted to a program of study leading to a Diploma of vocational studies (DVS) based on functional prerequisites. These prerequisites, in place for those aged at least 18 years at the start date declared for the vocational training program, are: successful completion of the general development test (GDT) and obtaining and passing the tests relative to the specific prerequisites in the language of instruction and mathematics, if applicable.

This table indicates the new course codes for common core basic education (CCBE) and diversified basic education (DBE) required for the specific prerequisites in the language of instruction and mathematics for the targeted program of study. In the cases where the new course codes for the CCBE and the DBE are in progressive implementation, the old codes are indicated in parenthesis and are still valid. The equivalent course codes in basic education in the youth sector are also indicated in the table. When a DVS does not require any specific prerequisites in the language of instruction or in mathematics, a (-) will be displayed in the appropriate field. Please note that the functional prerequisites do not apply to the attestation of vocational specialty (AVS) programs.

Program content

Code Statement of competency Hours Credits
961-012 Determine their suitability for the occupation and the training process 30 2
961-024 Research and exchange information 60 4
961-034 Produce tables and charts 60 4
961-042 Do calculations and prepare source documents 30 2
961-054 Format accounting-related correspondence 60 4
961-066 Write accounting-related correspondence in English 90 6
961-074 Process source documents in different types of companies 60 4
961-083 Handle cash 45 3
961-093 Use information related to legislation affecting businesses 45 3
961-102 Interact in a variety of professional situations 30 2
961-115 Communicate in French in an accounting context 75 5
961-122 Prepare the payroll 30 2
961-134 Write and format accounting-related correspondence in French 60 4
961-144 Organize and process data related to a company’s resources 60 4
961-154 Carry out daily tasks related to transactions involving receivables and payables 60 4
961-165 Ensure that they work efficiently 75 5
961-175 Perform calculations needed to determine the cost of goods and services 75 5
961-185 Perform end-of-period tasks 75 5
961-195 Perform year-end tasks 75 5
961-204 Produce an income tax return for an individual 60 4
961-213 Implement an accounting system 45 3
961-222 Commit themselves to the development of their career 30 2
961-238 Enter the workforce 120 8
1350 90

Duration: 13 months