What do large companies, mom-and pop shops, chartered accountants, and government organizations have in common? They all need qualified accounting professionals!

Learn everything you need to join an accounting team, or manage a company’s accounts, including the organizing and reporting of financial records, reconciling bank statements, and processing business transactions including accounts payable and receivable, disbursements, expense vouchers, payroll, and more!

(International students MUST register through the International Students application process.)

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Accounting NOVA Sep 16, 2024 12 months $218.77
Accounting NOVA Sep 15, 2025 12 months $218.77
Program content
Admission conditions
Code Statement of competency Hours Credits
961-012 Determine their suitability for the occupation and the training process 30 2
961-024 Research and exchange information 60 4
961-034 Produce tables and charts 60 4
961-042 Do calculations and prepare source documents 30 2
961-054 Format accounting-related correspondence 60 4
961-066 Write accounting-related correspondence in English 90 6
961-074 Process source documents in different types of companies 60 4
961-083 Handle cash 45 3
961-093 Use information related to legislation affecting businesses 45 3
961-102 Interact in a variety of professional situations 30 2
961-115 Communicate in French in an accounting context 75 5
961-122 Prepare the payroll 30 2
961-134 Write and format accounting-related correspondence in French 60 4
961-144 Organize and process data related to a company’s resources 60 4
961-154 Carry out daily tasks related to transactions involving receivables and payables 60 4
961-165 Ensure that they work efficiently 75 5
961-175 Perform calculations needed to determine the cost of goods and services 75 5
961-185 Perform end-of-period tasks 75 5
961-195 Perform year-end tasks 75 5
961-204 Produce an income tax return for an individual 60 4
961-213 Implement an accounting system 45 3
961-222 Commit themselves to the development of their career 30 2
961-238 Enter the work force 120 8
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To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor’s degree
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.

Functional prerequisites

This section identifies the modules or course codes for the actual programs of study in adult general education that are specific prerequisites in language of instruction and mathematics. Functional prerequisites includes the successful completion of specific prerequisites as well as the general development test (TDG). When a DVS doesn’t require specific prerequisites in language of instruction or in mathematics, a dash ( – ) is displayed in the appropriate cell. For programs that lead to an AVS, specific prerequisites and the TDG do not apply (N/A).

Specific prerequisites
Language of instruction Second language Mathematics
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Skills you will learn

  • building spreadsheets: tracking income and expenditures
  • formulating daily and end-of-period reports
  • preparing payroll systems and income tax analysis

Did you know

  • Accounting and related jobs are among the occupations currently in highest demand all over Quebec.
  • Graduates of our Accounting program may progress to supervisory or skilled financial occupations


What are the qualities employers look for?

  • strong knowledge of both manual and computerized accounting skills
  • strong written and oral communication skills
  • team-work, the ability to resolve problems, and proven decision-making skills

What jobs can I get once I have graduated?

  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Collections Officer
  • General Office Accounting Clerk
  • Junior Bookkeeper
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Office Manager

Once I have graduated, will I need more training?

Students may need to upgrade their skills as technology changes. But, in addition to opening the door to working in a small business or part of a larger corporation, graduates from this program could explore the possibilities of starting their own business or working from home or continuing their education in the accounting field.
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