Accounting Principles and Related Computer Applications

A.E.C. Program LCA.6X – (885 hours) Full-time – Intensive – Day

Information sessions:
January 31, 2019 at 6:30 pm in 4C.1
February 12, 2019 at 6:00 pm in 4C.1
February 21, 2019 at 6:00 pm in 4E.1

Program Scheduled to Start: May 7, 2019

Application deadline: March 17, 2019

Late applicants (those applying after the deadline date) can late-apply online, but will only be considered if space permits.

→ All dates are subject to change without notice.

For more information please contact the AEC Office in room 2H.1, (514) 931-8731 extension 3210.

Please consult the Continuing Education timetable for general rules concerning registration procedures and refund policies.


Accounting is at the heart of business. It is an information system that measures and communicates information about the organization’s economic activities. Its objective is to help the decision-makers (managers, executives, investors, small-business owners, etc.) to make better decisions. There is a high demand for accounting technicians both in manufacturing and service-oriented firms in the context of both large and small organizations.

The Accounting Principles and Related Computer Applications program has been designed to prepare graduates for immediate employment in the field of Accounting, particularly with the use of computerized accounting systems.

Program Description

The graduate of this program will be able to support an accounting department of an organization in a clerical role by assisting in the bookkeeping functions and in the processing of data and information as well as in producing basic reports.

This program is intended for individuals who would like to acquire or update basic theoretical and computerized accounting skills or for individuals who are seeking employment in the field of accounting support.

Exit Profile

Upon successful completion of the program students will be able to:

  • analyze and process information in an accounting cycle
  • manage bookkeeping procedures
  • work in a computerized setting
  • manage supporting tasks
  • interact effectively in the context of different business situations

Admissions Requirements

Ministerial Requirements

  1. Applicants must have a Secondary V diploma or equivalent or acquired knowledge and skills deemed sufficient by the College for potential success in the program
  2. In addition, the applicant must meet one of the following requirements:
    a. the applicant’s studies have been interrupted for at least two consecutive terms or one school year;
    b. the applicant is covered by an agreement entered into by the College and an employer or by a government program;
    c. the applicant has completed at least one year of post-secondary studies over a period of one year or more

College Requirements

  1. Mathematics 426 or equivalent, or must pass a math placement test (click for practice exams; Remedial Activities for Secondary IV Mathematics).
  2. English language skills equivalent to placement at Preparation for College English or higher. Students may be required to take an English placement exam.
  3. Conversational French. The student’s level of competency will be assessed during the interview.
  4. A letter of intent explaining the applicant’s reasons for seeking admission to the Program and providing information about any pertinent work experience or background.
  5. An interview will be required to assess the applicant’s motivation, communication skills and Program expectations.

List of Courses

Please see here for a list of courses.

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Last Modified: February 28, 2019