Bookkeeping Certificate

Program overview

A Bookkeeping Certificate will provide you with a well-rounded understanding of the complete bookkeeping cycle, from how to set up a company through the full year’s business cycle for both a manual and computerized accounting systems.

This program is designed to train our future bookkeepers; the ground level accounting professional who can expertly analyze day-to-day transactions, and report them accurately within the accounting cycle. Bookkeepers manage the processing and tracking of all pertinent financial information to a business. They provide timely information to owners and managers for sound and informed decision-making. Since all businesses need to manage and organize their financial transactions, bookkeepers perform an essential role in every sector of the economy.

There are eight courses in this program which are offered to students in a part-time, evening delivery format. 

Students will generally complete the program requirements in two years, but are given a maximum time frame of three years from the date of first entry. 


Students admitted into this program are requested to have successful completion of the following with a minimum grade of C:

  • English 11, Communications 11, or ENGL 045 (or equivalent)
  • Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11, Essentials of Math 11, Accounting 11, or MATH 030 (or equivalent)

Students who do not meet the above requirements and think they may be admissible as a mature student should consult the CE Business Program Coordinator. Applicants are recommended to have a strong working knowledge of personal computer applications and a keyboarding proficiency of at least 20 net words per minute.

We are currently accepting students for the start of the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters.

Application process

  1. Submit a completed college application form and along with the $40 application fee. This can be done online, in person, by fax, or by mail.
  2. Official transcripts (demonstrating required program prerequisites) must be submitted - at the time of application is recommended.
  3. Upon acceptance, students can register for desired course(s) – availability on a first come, first serve basis.


Domstic students - $392 per course plus related student fees, EXCEPT FOR the following courses:

  • BOOK 110 - Simply Accounting Level 1: $356 
  • BOOK 112 - Simply Accounting Level 2: $356 
  • CESS 151 - Management Skills Level 1: $580

Previous coursework credit

Students who have taken similar courses through CNC Continuing Education may be eligible to receive advance course credit up to a maximum of four courses. Students looking to investigate these options should consult a Program Coordinator, 250-561-5846, to initiate a review by the appropriate Education Administrator.


Apply to this program by completing an online application form or by downloading and submitting the application form to the Admissions office. This program has a $40 non-refundable application fee.


For more information on this program email us or call us at (250) 561-5846. For registration information call (250) 561-5801 or email the registration desk.

Program info


  • Varies by course


  • $376-$549/course

Fees are approximate and may not include textbooks or materials.