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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
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$510.00ReginaCRN: 201603-242
January 3, 2017 - April 11, 2017
Tue - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 143
Registration deadline: January 3, 2017
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$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-879
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
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$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-922
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
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$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
January 4, 2017 - April 14, 2017
Registration deadline: January 18, 2017
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$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
January 3, 2017 - April 11, 2017
Tue - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 920
Registration deadline: January 17, 2017
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$510.00ReginaCRN: 201603-256
January 9, 2017 - April 24, 2017
Mon - 7:00-10:59 pm
Room: 421
Registration deadline: January 9, 2017
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$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-912
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
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$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. Other legal concepts in your studies will focus on: torts, agency, various forms of business organizations, the sale of goods, employment, bailments, insurance, real and intellectual property, and secured transactions.

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
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$510.00ReginaCRN: 201603-252
January 7, 2017 - April 13, 2017
Sat - 9:00-11:59 am
Room: 129C
Registration deadline: January 7, 2017
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$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-892
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
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$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-489
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
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$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)


This course currently has no offerings.

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.

Prerequisites: Cost Accounting 1 (ACCT 226)


Additional costs: Books and materials
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 5, 2017 - April 13, 2017
Tue - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 716
Registration deadline: January 17, 2017
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$510.00ReginaCRN: 201603-241
January 5, 2017 - April 13, 2017
Thu - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 145
Registration deadline: January 5, 2017
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$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-889
January 4, 2017 - April 14, 2017
Registration deadline: January 18, 2017
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$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-468
You will study the foundations of macroeconomics. Your studies will include an introduction to the economic principles of scarcity, opportunity costs, demand and supply, and comparative market structures. You will then focus on learning about the major macroeconomic elements impacting our economy. This includes Gross Domestic Product, unemployment and inflation, government 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
January 5, 2017 - April 13, 2017
Thu - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 721
Registration deadline: January 19, 2017
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$510.00ReginaCRN: 201603-245
January 3, 2017 - April 11, 2017
Tue - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 149
Registration deadline: January 3, 2017
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$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-881
January 3, 2017 - April 11, 2017
Tue - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 408
Registration deadline: January 3, 2017
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$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-882
January 4, 2017 - April 14, 2017
Registration deadline: January 18, 2017
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$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
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$510.00ReginaCRN: 201603-246
April 25, 2017 - June 13, 2017
Tue, Thu - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 129C
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
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$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-896
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
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$510.00Televised (Distance Learning)CRN: 201603-487
You will complete an in-depth study of generally accepted accounting principles as applied to accounting for current assets, capital assets, temporary and long-term investments, leases, accounting changes, and correction of errors. Both International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE) are considered as accounting standards.

Prerequisites: Introductory Financial Accounting 2 (ACCT 125)


This course currently has no offerings.

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. Both International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE) are considered as accounting standards.

Prerequisites: Intermediate Accounting 1 (ACCT 220)


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
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$510.00ReginaCRN: 201603-239
January 4, 2017 - April 12, 2017
Wed - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 144
Registration deadline: January 4, 2017
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$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-886
January 4, 2017 - April 14, 2017
Registration deadline: January 18, 2017
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$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 control over cash and receivables. Accounting for payroll is also introduced in this course. 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
January 7, 2017 - April 22, 2017
Sat - 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Room: 921
Registration deadline: January 21, 2017
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$510.00ReginaCRN: 201603-235
April 27, 2017 - June 19, 2017
Mon, Thu - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 921
Registration deadline: May 4, 2017
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$510.00ReginaCRN: 201603-272
January 4, 2017 - April 12, 2017
Wed - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 408
Registration deadline: January 4, 2017
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$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-883
January 4, 2017 - April 12, 2017
Wed - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 410
Registration deadline: January 4, 2017
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$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-884
April 26, 2017 - June 19, 2017
Mon, Wed - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 128
Registration deadline: April 26, 2017
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$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-893
January 4, 2017 - April 14, 2017
Registration deadline: January 18, 2017
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$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-463
January 4, 2017 - April 14, 2017
Registration deadline: January 18, 2017
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$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 I). Your studies include these topics: accounting for property, plant and equipment assets, current and long-term liabilities, partnerships, and corporations. In addition, you will learn to prepare a cash flow statement and perform ratio analysis.

Prerequisites: Introductory Financial Accounting 1 (ACCT 122)


Additional costs: Text(s) and required materials.
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
January 5, 2017 - April 13, 2017
Thu - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 920
Registration deadline: January 19, 2017
Register Online
$510.00ReginaCRN: 201603-236
April 27, 2017 - June 19, 2017
Mon, Thu - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 920
Registration deadline: May 4, 2017
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$510.00ReginaCRN: 201603-264
January 4, 2017 - April 12, 2017
Wed - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 421
Registration deadline: January 4, 2017
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$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-885
April 26, 2017 - June 19, 2017
Mon, Wed - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 129C
Registration deadline: April 26, 2017
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$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-894
January 4, 2017 - April 14, 2017
Registration deadline: January 18, 2017
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$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-465
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 25, 2017
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$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-482
Your studies will include an introduction to the Income Tax Act including the structure of fiscal legislation, administration, and enforcement practices as they pertain to personal income tax. The course includes the calculation of taxable income, calculation of tax, and the completion of personal income tax returns.

Prerequisites: Introductory Financial Accounting 2 (ACCT 125)


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
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$510.00ReginaCRN: 201603-257
January 9, 2017 - April 24, 2017
Mon - 7:00-9:59 pm
Room: 423
Registration deadline: January 9, 2017
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$510.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-875
January 4, 2017 - April 14, 2017
Registration deadline: January 18, 2017
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$510.00OnlineCRN: 201603-481
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