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).  


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. 


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)