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Accounting Certificate

The Accounting certificate program provides practical and specialized training in the accounting profession. You may apply for the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Accounting certificate upon successfully completing the following 10 required courses, plus two of three elective courses (ACCT 122, ACCT 125, ACCT 220, ACCT 221, ACCT 226, ACCT 227, ACCT 236, ADTG 220, FIN 220, TAX 221 (currently under development for distance) plus two of ECON 100, STAT 120 or LAW 220).

This program is available in full through continuing education course offerings. For complete program information, check the program page.

Current course offerings listed below.
You will study the necessary theory and tools for understanding, analyzing and designing computer-based accounting information systems at the introductory level. You will study the theory and participate in practical applications that support your studies as an accounting student. The course includes an introduction to the field of electronic commerce.

Prerequisites: Introductory Financial Accounting 2 (ACCT 125)


Additional costs: Books and materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 9, 2017 - April 24, 2017
Mon - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 921
Registration deadline: January 23, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00ReginaCRN: 201603-242
January 3, 2017 - April 11, 2017
Tue - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 143
Registration deadline: January 3, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-879
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-922
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-484
Your studies will include an introduction to auditing, its objectives and reports, the types of evidence and documentations required, the study of internal control and audit sampling. You will study the processes of the audit of revenue and collections and acquisitions and expenditures. You will acquire these skills through your participation in a combination of classroom instruction, independent learning and practical exercises.

Prerequisites: Introductory Financial Accounting 2 (ACCT 125)


Additional costs: Texts and required materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 8, 2016 - December 15, 2016
Thu - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 721
Registration deadline: September 22, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00ReginaCRN: 201602-250
August 30, 2016 - December 6, 2016
Tue - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 145
Registration deadline: August 30, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201602-736
January 4, 2017 - April 14, 2017
Registration deadline: January 18, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-476
You will be introduced to the elements of statistics used in business. The course content includes frequency distribution, measure of central tendency and dispersion, probability distributions (discrete and continuous), sampling, sampling distributions, estimations, regressions, correlation and elementary hypothesis testing.

Additional costs: A textbook and Sharp business financial EL-738 calculator.
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 6, 2016 - December 13, 2016
Tue - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 920
Registration deadline: September 20, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00ReginaCRN: 201602-257
January 3, 2017 - April 11, 2017
Tue - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 920
Registration deadline: January 17, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00ReginaCRN: 201603-256
January 9, 2017 - April 24, 2017
Mon - 7:00-10:59 pm
Room: 421
Registration deadline: January 9, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-912
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00Televised (Distance Learning)CRN: 201603-493
Your studies will focus on the field of commercial law. You will examine in detail the concepts of contract law and how these concepts are influenced by various legislative acts and common law. Particular attention will be focused on: tort law, negotiable instruments, secured transactions, insurance, bailments, agency, real property law, employment, sale of goods and the various forms of business organizations.

Additional costs: Text(s) and required materials.
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 9, 2017 - April 24, 2017
Mon - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 721
Registration deadline: January 23, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00ReginaCRN: 201603-252
January 7, 2017 - April 13, 2017
Sat - 9:00-11:59 am
Room: 129C
Registration deadline: January 7, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-892
September 6, 2016 - December 16, 2016
Registration deadline: September 20, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00OnlineCRN: 201602-439
September 6, 2016 - December 16, 2016
Registration deadline: September 20, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00OnlineCRN: 201602-440
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-489
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-490
The course is an introduction to the study of cost accounting theory and practice. You will focus on the differences between cost accounting and financial accounting, various cost accounting terms, an introduction to costing systems and responsibility accounting using master and flexible budgets.

Prerequisites: Introductory Financial Accounting 2 (ACCT 125)


Additional costs: Books and materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 6, 2016 - December 13, 2016
Tue - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 716
Registration deadline: September 20, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00ReginaCRN: 201602-246
September 1, 2016 - December 8, 2016
Thu - 7:00-9:59 pm
Registration deadline: September 1, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201602-734
September 6, 2016 - December 16, 2016
Registration deadline: September 20, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00OnlineCRN: 201602-429
Your studies will be a continuation of Cost Accounting 1 (ACCT 226). You will study non-routine decision making, cost allocation theory and methods, process costing, hybrid costing systems, inventory management and sales and input variances.

Additional costs: Books and materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 3, 2017 - April 11, 2017
Tue - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 716
Registration deadline: January 17, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00ReginaCRN: 201603-241
January 5, 2017 - April 13, 2017
Thu - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 145
Registration deadline: January 5, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-889
January 4, 2017 - April 14, 2017
Registration deadline: January 18, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-468
You will study the basics of microeconomics and macroeconomics. Your studies will include economic theory, problems and solutions. You will gain an understanding in scarcity, opportunity costs, demand and supply; as well as how various market structures determine output and price. From a macro perspective you will learn about the role of the government’s spending and taxation, the Canadian banking system, foreign trade and other key macroeconomic variables.

Additional costs: Text(s) and required materials.
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 8, 2016 - December 15, 2016
Thu - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 921
Registration deadline: September 22, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00ReginaCRN: 201602-252
January 5, 2017 - April 13, 2017
Thu - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 721
Registration deadline: January 19, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00ReginaCRN: 201603-245
January 3, 2017 - April 11, 2017
Tue - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 149
Registration deadline: January 3, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-881
January 3, 2017 - April 11, 2017
Tue - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 408
Registration deadline: January 3, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-882
September 6, 2016 - December 16, 2016
Registration deadline: September 20, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00OnlineCRN: 201602-433
January 4, 2017 - April 14, 2017
Registration deadline: January 18, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-472
You will become familiar with the role of finance and its implication for risk, income and control, credit conditions and a firm’s state of liquidity. Course content includes sources of capital and corporate borrowing, cost of capital theory and optimal capital structure and capital budget decision making.

Prerequisites: Introductory Financial Accounting 1 (ACCT 122)


Additional costs: Books and materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 4, 2017 - April 12, 2017
Wed - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 921
Registration deadline: January 18, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00ReginaCRN: 201603-246
April 25, 2017 - June 13, 2017
Tue, Thu - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 129C
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-896
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00Televised (Distance Learning)CRN: 201603-487
The course provides an in-depth study of generally accepted accounting principles as applied to accounting for current assets, capital assets, temporary and long-term investments, leases and accounting changes, and correction of errors.

Additional costs: Books and materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
August 27, 2016 - December 17, 2016
Sat - 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Room: 920
Registration deadline: September 17, 2016
Register Online
$510.00ReginaCRN: 201601-58
August 31, 2016 - December 7, 2016
Wed - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 149
Registration deadline: August 31, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201602-733
September 6, 2016 - December 16, 2016
Registration deadline: September 20, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00Televised (Distance Learning)CRN: 201602-428
You will continue your studies of financial accounting begun in ACCT 220. Your studies will include current and long-term liabilities, shareholders equity, dilutive securities and earnings per share, revenue recognition, pensions, statement of cash flows, incomplete records and accounting for corporate income taxes.

Additional costs: Books and materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 7, 2017 - April 22, 2017
Sat - 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Room: 619
Registration deadline: January 21, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00ReginaCRN: 201603-239
January 4, 2017 - April 12, 2017
Wed - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 144
Registration deadline: January 4, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-886
January 4, 2017 - April 14, 2017
Registration deadline: January 18, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00Televised (Distance Learning)CRN: 201603-467

Your studies will focus on an introduction to financial accounting designed to provide you with accounting skills to handle business transactions. The course will include bookkeeping techniques, accounting for a merchandising concern and an introduction to accounting for current assets. ACCT 122 is a companion to ACCT 125 (Introductory Financial Accounting 2) which continues the study of basic financial accounting.



Additional costs: Text(s) and required materials.
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
August 27, 2016 - December 17, 2016
Sat - 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Room: 921
Registration deadline: September 17, 2016
Register Online
$510.00ReginaCRN: 201601-57
September 6, 2016 - December 13, 2016
Tue - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 921
Registration deadline: September 20, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00ReginaCRN: 201602-197
January 7, 2017 - April 22, 2017
Sat - 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Room: 921
Registration deadline: January 21, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00ReginaCRN: 201603-235
April 27, 2017 - June 19, 2017
Mon, Thu - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 921
Registration deadline: May 4, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00ReginaCRN: 201603-272
August 31, 2016 - December 7, 2016
Wed - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 143
Registration deadline: August 31, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201602-730
August 31, 2016 - December 7, 2016
Wed - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 144
Registration deadline: August 31, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201602-731
January 4, 2017 - April 12, 2017
Wed - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 408
Registration deadline: January 4, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-883
January 4, 2017 - April 12, 2017
Wed - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 410
Registration deadline: January 4, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-884
April 26, 2017 - June 19, 2017
Mon, Wed - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 128
Registration deadline: April 26, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-893
September 6, 2016 - December 16, 2016
Registration deadline: September 20, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00OnlineCRN: 201602-425
September 6, 2016 - December 16, 2016
Registration deadline: September 20, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00OnlineCRN: 201602-426
September 6, 2016 - December 16, 2016
Registration deadline: September 20, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00OnlineCRN: 201602-427
January 4, 2017 - April 14, 2017
Registration deadline: January 18, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-463
January 4, 2017 - April 14, 2017
Registration deadline: January 18, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-464
Your studies will focus on an introduction to financial accounting building on the skills you learned in ACCT 122 (Introductory Financial Accounting 1). You will study accounting for payroll and accounting for other assets and liabilities. The course covers accounting for capital assets, liabilities, partnerships and corporations.

Additional costs: Text(s) and required materials.
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 7, 2016 - December 14, 2016
Wed - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 921
Registration deadline: September 21, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00ReginaCRN: 201602-245
January 5, 2017 - April 13, 2017
Thu - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 920
Registration deadline: January 19, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00ReginaCRN: 201603-236
April 27, 2017 - June 19, 2017
Mon, Thu - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 920
Registration deadline: May 4, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00ReginaCRN: 201603-264
August 31, 2016 - December 7, 2016
Wed - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 145
Registration deadline: August 31, 2016
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201602-732
January 4, 2017 - April 12, 2017
Wed - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 421
Registration deadline: January 4, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-885
April 26, 2017 - June 19, 2017
Mon, Wed - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 129C
Registration deadline: April 26, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-894
January 4, 2017 - April 14, 2017
Registration deadline: January 18, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-465
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-482
The course provides an introduction to the Income Tax Act. You will develop an understanding of the structure of fiscal legislation, administration and enforcement practices as they pertain to personal income tax. The course content includes calculating taxable income, calculating tax and completing a personal income tax return.

Additional costs: Books and materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 5, 2017 - April 13, 2017
Thu - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 921
Registration deadline: January 19, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00ReginaCRN: 201603-257
January 9, 2017 - April 24, 2017
Mon - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 423
Registration deadline: January 9, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-875
January 4, 2017 - April 14, 2017
Registration deadline: January 18, 2017
Registration opens June 1, 2016
$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-481
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