Accounting & Payroll Administrator


    This program has been reviewed and approved by The Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training BC, Canada

    This diploma program focuses on preparing you to work in accounting and payroll positions in a wide variety businesses and industries. It gives graduates a solid theoretical and practical foundation in the application of current industry tools, procedures, processes and practices, including accepted accounting principles used in recording, summarizing, and reporting financial information.


    Program Length*

    • Total 36 weeks – 720 Hours * (including the practicum work experience)

    Practicum Work Experience (included)

    • Total 7 weeks – 140 hours

    Full Time

    • Instructional 20 hours a week

    ** Program length does not include any academic break or holiday break

    Delivery Method

    • Blended Delivery: the program delivery is a combination of on-site and distance delivery.

    Credential Upon Graduation

    • Accounting & Payroll Administrator Diploma

    Admission Requirements

    • High school graduate or equivalent or
    • Mature student status ( British Columbia 19 years old and plus)
    • Meet the College’s English Proficiency requirements by any one of the following options:
      • IELTS: 5.5 (or better) or
      • TOEFL (paper): 520 (or better) or
      • TOEFL (CBT): 190 (or etter) or
      • TOEFL (IBT): 70 (or better) or
      • Cambridge: FCE (or better) or
      • Intermediate (or better) Certificate from a Language Canada-accredited school
      • Pearson English Placement Test at the Intermediate level
      • Pass the College’s English Language Proficiency exam
      • Has earned a high school graduation diploma from a Canadian high school or earned a diploma from secondary school (or above) in a system in which English is the official language


    • Bookkeeping Supervisor
    • Accounting Clerk
    • Accounts Payables
    • Audit Clerk
    • Payroll Supervisor

    Accounting & Payroll
    Administrator Industry

    • Accounting & payroll administrators are in demand in a wide variety of businesses. If you are detailed oriented, this could be for you, a career path that has an extensive and rewarding feature.
    • The industry expects to have 1,970 new job openings by 2028.

    Source: BC Labour Market Outlook

    British Columbia
    Labour Market

    • In all, B.C. is forecast to have 903,000 job openings between 2018 and 2028.
    • 77% of future jobs will require
      some form of post-secondary education or training.

    Source: B.C.’s labour market outlook: 2018


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    MOAW 100 Word Processing
    MOAE 100 Spreadsheet Fundamentals
    OFFP 100 Office Procedures
    BCOM 100 Business Communication
    BOOK 100 Bookkeeping & Financial Accounting I
    BOOK 115 Bookkeeping & Financial Accounting II
    CACC 100 Computerized Accounting I
    CACC 115 Computerized Accounting II
    PAYC 100 Payroll Compliance & The Law
    PAYF 100 Payroll Fundamentals I
    PAYF 125 Payroll Fundamentals II
    CACC 120 Computerized Accounting III
    HUMF 100 Human Resource Fundamentals
    ITAX 100 Income Tax Essentials
    ACWE 100 Work Experience (7 weeks)
    CARS 100 Career Strategies

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