Accounting (Part-time studies) 

School of Business Certificate 

Program Overview 

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. 

You’ll receive practical training in: 

  • Accounts receivable and accounts payable; 
  • Accounting for partnerships, shareholder equity, pension plans; 
  • Accounting software and information systems; 
  • Bookkeeping; 
  • Fundamentals of auditing, finance and taxation; and 
  • Payroll 

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. 

Program Advantages 

All 13 courses are available through a combination of online/remote courses through Continuing Education. 

Courses align with professional accounting designation requirements. You can pursue professional designations to build your earning potential. 

Course Load 

You are not required to take a minimum number of courses per session when you take the courses online. Generally, all requirements must be completed within four years for a certificate, and five years for a diploma. (As per Policy # 114.) 

Program Certificate Requirements 

Important Information for Current Students - Changes to program requirements

A certificate from these programs may be obtained given the following:   

A pass mark of at least 50% has been earned in all courses. A grade point average (GPA) of 60% is required to graduate.  

Once all courses toward a certificate have been completed, it is your responsibility to apply for graduation.  Application for Graduation forms are available on the Saskatchewan Polytechnic website - Application for Graduation. The fee for this evaluation is $75 (fee subject to change).  

Note: 

Students who completed ACCT 236 (Accounting Information Systems) before June 30, 2021, do not need to complete ACCT 219 (Management Information Systems).  These are not equivalent courses; however, ACCT 236 will be accepted in place of ACCT 219. 

Courses 

Introductory Financial Accounting 1 (ACCT-122)
Introductory Financial Accounting 2 (ACCT-125)
Intermediate Financial Accounting 1 (ACCT-215)
Intermediate Financial Accounting 2 (ACCT-216)
Intermediate Financial Accounting 3 (ACCT-217)
Intermediate Financial Accounting 4 (ACCT-218)
Management Information Systems (ACCT-219)
Cost Accounting 1 (ACCT-226)
Cost Accounting 2 (ACCT-227)
Auditing (ADTG-220)
Finance (FIN-220)
Taxation 1 (TAX-201)
Taxation 2 (TAX-202)

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