Practical training in accounting can be a tremendous asset, whether you want to broaden your career options, meet changing job requirements or start your own business. It helps to have a good head for numbers, but the real key to success in the field is attention to detail and accuracy.
The Accounting certificate program is offered through Continuing Education, and part time on campus in Regina and Saskatoon.
You’ll receive practical training in:
You’ll develop a solid foundation in basic accounting theory, but the focus is on practical application. At Saskatchewan Polytechnic, hands-on exercises and projects help you translate knowledge into skills.
All 12 courses are available through a combination of distance education and night classes in Regina and Saskatoon.
Courses align with professional accounting designation requirements. You can pursue professional designations to build your earning potential.
The Accounting certificate qualifies you for entry-level jobs such as accounts payable/accounts receivable clerk, bookkeeper and payroll clerk. If you’re already working, adding accounting skills to your resume opens doors to other jobs and promotions. You can also put the practical skills to work in your own business.
Every organization needs individuals with accounting skills. Jobs are available in health care, education, hospitality, non-profit, transportation, finance, manufacturing, natural resources, construction, government and more.
For more information about career opportunities related to this program, contact Student Employment Services at the campus nearest you.
|Sample Job Title||NOC Classification1||Earning Potential2|
|Bookkeeper||Bookkeepers (1231)||$25,000 - $64,100|
|Accounts Payable/Receivable Clerk||Accounting and Related Clerks (1431)||$27,100 - $57,800|
|Payroll Clerk||Payroll Clerks (1432)||$31,200 - $64,100|
Note: You do not apply or have admission requirements assessed for this program. You take courses through Continuing Education. Once you have successfully completed all the courses in the program, simply apply to graduate.
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For tuition information, contact Registration Services.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways and through many different means. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training. A detailed Candidate Guide, which includes a self-audit for all PLAR-ready courses, has been developed for this program. This information guides a candidate through all steps in the PLAR process.
Many Saskatchewan Polytechnic students benefit from transferring credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit from or to another college or university. To learn more, visit our transfer credit web page.
Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic gives away more than $2 million in student awards during the academic year.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers student awards for every certificate and diploma program at every campus. You don't have to be a brainiac to receive a student award. Not all student awards are based on marks - some are based on financial need or things like community or volunteer involvement.