Computerized Accounting and Payroll

  • Program Accreditation: Diploma
  • 40 weeks – Total hours: 900
  • Theory: 700 hours – Internship: 200 hours

Program Overview

If you enjoy working with numbers and performing calculations, you may have potential for a career in accounting. This profession continues to be an in-demand career, and our Computerized Accounting and Payroll program will prepare you with the necessary experience in using current computer applications. In this program, you will learn how to maintain journals and ledgers, how to prepare reports for small businesses and how to use financial statements for business planning.

Career Opportunities

Accounting skills are in demand in many industries, not just the financial sector alone. This program prepares students for a career in general accounting, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cost accounting, computerized accounting and tax preparation. Upon graduation, students will have working knowledge of current accounting computer applications, including QuickBooks and Simply Accounting.

Admission Requirements

  • An Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent; or be at least 18 years of age or older and pass an entry test.
  • English proficiency requirement for international students.

Graduation Requirements

To successfully meet the program outcomes the student must:

  • Achieve a minimum mark of 65% in all of the module assignments and exams
  • Achieve a satisfactory rating in the internship evaluation

What You Will Learn

The Course consists of 9 modules. These modules are covered in the classroom and in the internship.

  • Accounting fundamentals
  • Microsoft Office Applications
  • Canadian Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP Courses):
    • Payroll Compliance Legislation
    • Payroll Fundamentals I
    • Payroll Fundamentals II
  • QuickBooks
  • Simply Accounting
  • Internship: The Computerized Accounting and Payroll students complete their education with 200 hours of internship experience.


The Computerized Accounting and Payroll Diploma Program is approved as a vocational program under the Ontario Career Colleges Act, 2005.

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