APACF-CT Applied Accounting

Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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ACCT-1000Accounting Software - Sage 50
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Sage 50 (formerly Simply Accounting) is a computer accounting application designed for use by a small to medium sized company. This course introduces the student to processing most business transactions using this software. Procedures covered will include setting up ledger accounts, recording purchases, sales, inventory, and payroll transactions. Also covered will be recording adjustments, performing year end procedures, and creating essential reports from the software. This material is presented using practice companies which emphasize major features of the software.

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ACCT-1052Accounting Software - Sage 300
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Sage 300 (formerly Accpac) is a computer accounting application designed for use by a medium to large company. It is a modular batch processing system that operates in a windows environment. This course familiarizes students with processing common business transactions using the General Ledger, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable modules. Procedures covered in each module will include setup, daily transactions, adjustments, and periodic processing. The material is presented using a practice company which emphasizes major features of the software.

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ACCT-1971Financial Accounting 1RPL
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This first course in accounting covers the double-entry bookkeeping procedures, adjustments, and production of financial statements pertaining to sole proprietorships. Coverage is also given to special journals, subsidiary ledgers, and control accounts. This results in a complete presentation of the accounting cycle for a service or merchandise business. Later in the course more in depth study of inventory costing methods, control procedures for cash including petty cash, and bank reconciliations is presented.

ACCT-2005Managerial Accounting
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This course will introduce cost terms and concepts and show their impact on profitability and decision-making. Topics covered include job-order costing, process costing both weighted average and FIFO (first-in, first-out), and activity based costing. The budget process, its implementation, and the usefulness of standard costing and variance analysis will be discussed. Also reviewed are common performance measures, cost-volume-profit analysis, and the concept of relevancy in making common decisions.

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ACCT-2006Payroll and Benefits
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This course will introduce students to federal and provincial employment standards, the calculation of gross earnings, statutory and non-statutory deductions from earnings, taxable benefits, the calculation of net pay, and the remittance of payroll taxes. The calculation of pensionable earnings for Canada Pension Plan and insurable earnings for Employment Insurance will be included. The calculation of payroll taxes and premiums for employment related expenses in various jurisdictions in Canada will be covered. The course will conclude with discussions of year-end payroll reporting requirements and the steps required to document the termination of employees.

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ACCT-2043Financial Accounting 2
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This second course in accounting starts with accounts receivable, short-term notes receivable, and payroll. This is followed by the cost, depreciation, and disposal of capital assets. Then the accounting for partnerships involving income distribution, admission or withdrawal of a partner, and liquidations is covered. An introduction to corporation accounting covering the issue of shares, cash, and share dividends is presented next. Later topics presented are the accounting for bonds, emphasizing the effective interest method for amortizing discounts and premiums, and the cash flow statement. During the course, students will also receive an introduction to Sage 50 software.

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ADMN-1001Introduction to Canadian Business
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This course is designed to introduce students to the complexities of the Canadian business environment. Exposure to business frameworks, accounting, finance, marketing, management, human resource management and operations management will be provided. Special emphasis is placed on small business; the driver of the economy and creator of most new jobs. The course will include case studies, applications, and analyses of Canadian businesses.

COMM-1000Business Communication 1RPL
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This course will guide students through the techniques and processes involved in writing, speaking, and listening effectively for business. Students will be taught skills for networking, meetings, and working in teams. Students will apply a direct approach to create professional emails and letters. Students will learn strategies for competent information report writing. Students will be taught how to create and deliver a memorable oral presentation. The proper use of business writing rules, grammar, and etiquette will be emphasized throughout the course.

COMM-2000Business Communication 2
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Strengthening the skills acquired in Term 1, students will further develop their written communication skills by applying the indirect pattern in negative and persuasive situations. You will build up your job search skills by learning the strategies and nuances of the job interview. Presentation skills will be polished as you design and deliver a formal presentation. You will continue to develop report writing skills by planning, organizing, and writing an analytical report. Finally, you will learn how businesses use social media and the web to communicate with its audiences. Both individual and group work will be emphasized throughout the course.

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COMP-1975Business ComputingRPL
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Business Computing is a hands-on course in which students develop skills in the use of current Microsoft productivity software. Topics include introductory and intermediate skills in Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as the integration of these applications.

MATH-1051Business and Financial MathematicsRPL
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This course introduces the key mathematics of business and finance. Business topics include payroll, taxes, indexes, currency exchange, and merchandising. Finance topics include simple and compound interest with business applications.

PDEV-1100Professional Development 1
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Learn and practice skills, attitudes, and behaviours that will help you to succeed in your professional career. You will reflect on your past and current learning so that you can confidently write about and discuss your skills and experiences. You will examine the role of culture on your personal and professional interactions. Most class time will be dedicated to group and class discussions.

PDEV-2100Professional Development 2
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You will improve your ability to confidently describe your skills in written and verbal form so that you can clearly convey your abilities to people in your network such as potential employers or clients.  You will also continue to develop your intercultural, interpersonal, and academic skills through activities and discussions which encourage introspection, reflection, and teamwork.

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