Accounting Clerk - Microcomputer 2906

About Centennial
Established as Toronto's first public college in 1966, Centennial College offers programs in business, communications, community and health studies, science and engineering technology, general arts, hospitality and transportation.
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Program code: 2906
School: School of Business
Credential: Ontario College Certificate
Program Type: Post-secondary program
Program Length: 1 year/ 2 semesters
Start Date: Fall, Winter, Summer
Location: Progress Campus
Tel: 416-289-5000, ext. 2280

The Accounting Clerk – Microcomputer program helps you to meet the high standards the industry demands.

You will learn to process and store payroll, accounts receivable and accounts payable information. The latest accounting software, including QuickBooks and the GL, A/R and A/P modules for ACCPAC for Windows is also taught. Upon graduating, you will be able to transfer, with credit, into Centennial’s two- or three-year accounting programs to earn an Accounting diploma or advanced diploma.

The School of Business is committed to student success — we offer flexibility in curriculum design. Most members of the Accounting faculties are professional accountants with solid industry experience.

Semester 1 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
ACCT-112 Financial Accounting 1 Progress Campus
ACCT-226 Taxation 1 Progress Campus
COMP-106 Microcomputer Applications Software 1 Progress Campus
HRMT-318 Payroll Progress Campus
OMGT-129 Business Operations Progress Campus

Semester 2 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
ACCT-150 Small Business Software Progress Campus
ACCT-221 Financial Accounting 2 Progress Campus
ACCT-222 Management Accounting 1 Progress Campus
ACCT-228 Accounting Microcomputer Applications 1 Progress Campus
COMP-126 Microcomputer Applications Software 2 Progress Campus

Program Highlights
  • The School offers a leading edge information technology infrastructure
  • Many classes are taught in a lab environment that is fully equipped with an integrated network of computer systems
  • Courses are qualified for exemptions with the Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping (CIB)
  • The eight-month program offers short, intensive training
  • You will gain effective business communication skills
  • An overview of other business functions in an organization is provided
  • Knowledgeable and approachable faculty members have extensive business experience
  • Transferring into another accounting program is easy


  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
Academic Requirements
  • For applicants who are currently attending high school in Ontario, your midterm and final grades will be transmitted automatically to the college.
Career Outlook
Graduates are prepared to work as:
  • Accounting Clerks
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Bookkeepers
  • Accounts Receivable/ Payable Clerks