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Applied Bookkeeping

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

This certificate is for those who wish to become educated in business bookkeeping. A bookkeeper is responsible for the financial transactions that occur daily in a business, including: verification of source documents; billings to/payments from customers; invoices from/payments to suppliers; processing employees’ payroll; remittances to governing bodies; account reconciliations; generating financial reports; and other tasks involved in running a company. It requires the knowledge of debits and credits, an understanding of financial accounting, and an organized, detail-oriented individual who can keep accurate, up-to-date records which are vital to the well-being of any business.

The application of the material in this certificate program will play a vital role in students gaining knowledge in the theory behind computerized accounting software. The program begins with an introduction to bookkeeping by studying one company’s financial activities, and concludes in Level IV with a project involving the same company.

The curriculum is delivered by an instructor and training manuals are provided in each of the core courses.


Office of the Registrar
11762 - 106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta, T5G2R1, Canada

  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Non-Credential *
  • Length 1 Year or Less

    5 Courses

    CCTO140 - Microsoft Excel - Level I
    CCTO100 - Bookkeeping - Level I
    CCTO200 - Bookkeeping - Level II
    CCTO301 - Bookkeeping - Intermediate
    CCTO302 - Bookkeeping - Advanced

  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education Only
  • Distance Learning

* Applied Bookkeeping Certificate

Admission Requirements

This program is hands-on learning, and students will need to successfully complete all of the required tasks in the time frame allotted for each course in order to obtain a passing grade. Instructions for each task will be covered during the courses, and the marking structure will be included in each course outline. Students will be required to bring their own calculator.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated January 25, 2023. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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