PART-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS CANIP-EA Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping

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Overview

The courses in this group provide skills and competencies that will support success in a bookkeeping role. 

RRC Polytech is working with the Certified Professional Bookkeepers of Canada (CPB), a national certifying body, to become an Educational Partner. This will support you in working toward a bookkeeping designation. Check back here for updates about where we are in this process. 

Visit Discover CPB Canada - Certified Professional Bookkeepers of Canada for more information about the designation process.

Available by distance delivery; some courses available by online synchronous and classroom delivery.

Please note: this is not a certificate program; RRC Polytech does not issue certificates for completion of all of the bookkeeping courses.

Admission Requirements

Regular Admission Requirements
To apply under the regular admission requirements, you must:

  1. Successful completion of Grade 12 including one credit in each of the following: 
  • Grade 12 English
and
  • Grade 12 Math

You will need basic computer skills and access to a computer to complete the requirements of many of the courses in the program. If you do not have these skills, it is strongly recommended that you complete a basic computer skills course before beginning the program. 

Special Admission Requirements
If you are a mature student (21 years of age or over), have not finished high school, and have two years of practical business experience, you may apply under the special admission requirements.

Program Outline

Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping recommends that students complete the CIB's program within five years of joining CIB. You must obtain a minimum grade of 65%.

Program of Study:

Prerequisite: 

  • Business Computing (COMP-1975) - C/D (If you have a basic computer background, you do not need the prerequisite)

Level 1  

  • Word (COMP-1218) - C/D - Equivalent CIB course: CIB 111 Computer Applications
  • Financial Accounting 1 (ACCT-1971) - C/D - Equivalent CIB course: CIB 112 Bookkeeping I
  • Financial Accounting 2 (ACCT-2043) - C/D - Equivalent CIB course:CIB 113 Bookkeeping II

Level 2  

  • Excel  (COMP-1237 or COMP-1193 or COMP-1183) - C/D - Equivalent CIB course: CIB 221 Computer Applications II
  • Simply Accounting (ACCT-1088) - C/D - Equivalent CIB course: CIB 222 Computerized Bookkeeping I
  • Accounting Software (ACCT-3001) - - Equivalent CIB course: CIB 223 Computerized Bookkeeping II

Level 3  

  • Cost Accounting (ACCT-3004) - - Equivalent CIB course: CIB 331 Cost Management
  • Income Tax (ACCT-1035) - - Equivalent CIB course: CIB 332 Income Tax
  • Payroll & Taxable Benefits (HUMR-1007) - C/D - Equivalent CIB course: CIB 333 Payroll Administration

Legend:

  • C/D - Classroom or Distance Delivery 
  • C - Classroom Delivery
  • D - Distance Delivery
  • *  No longer being offered due to very low enrollment. Students can take courses elsewhere and transfer their credits to CIB for designation.   

Courses and Descriptions

(Click the course name to view the description of the course)
Year 1
Term 1Credit Hours
4
COMP-1237Excel 2016
3
ACCT-1035Income Tax
3
COMP-1238Word 2016
3
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
ACCT-1035Income Tax
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Gain the basic knowledge in the fundamental principles, concepts, and application of Canadian Federal Income Tax legislation.  Focus on the calculation of income for individuals from employment, business, property, other income/deductions; capital gains/losses, capital cost allowance, and computation of taxable income and taxes payable.  This course is a direct credit towards the CIB course (CIB332).

ACCT-1088Simply Accounting (PC)
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By using Sage 50 software, you will develop an understanding on how to enter business transactions into the general ledger, prepare and adjust entries, and print out financial statements. Sage 50 is used for accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and inventory.

Prerequisites:
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-2043Financial Accounting 2
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The 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.

Prerequisites:
ACCT-3001Accounting Software
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This course highlights two popular accounting software programs, Sage 300 (formerly Accpac) and Sage 50. Sage 300 is an application designed for use by a medium to large sized company. Sage 50 is an application designed for use by a small to medium sized company. This course familiarizes students with processing common business transactions in each of the programs. The material is presented using practice companies that emphasize major features of the software programs presented.

Prerequisites:
ACCT-3004Cost Accounting
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This course will introduce the student to cost terms and concepts. Job-order and process costing (weighted average method) will be covered. Cost-Volume-Profit analysis and breakeven calculations will be performed as well as a comparison between variable costing and absorption costing methods. Activity-based costing and budgeting will be discussed. Other topics to be covered include standard costs, flexible budgets and analysis, decentralization and other relevant costs for managerial decision-making will be explored.

Prerequisites:
COMP-1237Excel 2016
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Become familiar with spreadsheet concepts, use basic features, obtain skills for further training and be able to use Excel 2016 in the workplace environment. Topics covered include using worksheets to make decisions, planning, building, testing and documenting worksheets, formatting and printing, functions, formulas and absolute references, charts and graphing, solving complex problems, and working with multiple worksheets and workbooks.

* This course is recommended for students with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Windows. Students who need to upgrade their computer skills prior to taking this class should take COMP-1313 Introduction to Computers.

Distance Delivery:
Students must have access to a computer with the appropriate Microsoft Office software.
Excel 2016 and Excel 2016 Advanced are not suitable for use with Mac computer software
Required textbook sold separately and can be purchased at the Campus Store.

COMP-1238Word 2016
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Learn the basics of word processing along with some advanced Word 2016 features. Skill areas covered will include: basic word processing, formatting and editing; inserting and customizing pictures and graphics; formatting for multiple page documents; utilizing wizards and templates; adding charts, tables, columns, and mail merging for letters, envelopes and labels.

If you are taking courses by distance delivery, you must have access to a computer with the appropriate Microsoft Office software.

* This class is recommended for students with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Windows. Students who need to upgrade their computer skills prior to taking this class should take Computers - Intro (Comp-1081)

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.

HUMR-1007Payroll and Taxable Benefits
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Acquire knowledge of payrolls, earnings and deductions, methods of payment, employment standards and termination of employees. Learn about government remittances, allowances, taxable benefits, employer levies and government reporting.

Students enrolling in Part-Time and Online Education courses may be required to purchase textbooks and materials at participating Campus Store locations or online at bookstore.rrc.ca. Student booklists will be available approximately 3 weeks prior to scheduled course start dates. Please ensure materials are purchased in advance, to be available for the start date.

Note: Courses requiring a textbook will show "TR" in the Delivery field.


Click the "More Info" link beside the course's name to view the description of the course.

Course Dates and Fees

2024 Summer Term - Distance Education
ACCT-3004 Cost Accountingmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Aug 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25L. Davidson254624$735
Location: Online
Dates
Aug 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25
Delivery
Instructor
L. Davidson
Section
254624
Cost
$735
COMP-1237 Excel 2016more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Aug 01, 24 - Oct 31, 24J. Epps256550$589
Location: Online
Dates
Aug 01, 24 - Oct 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
J. Epps
Section
256550
Cost
$589
ACCT-1971 Financial Accounting 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Aug 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25B. Young254627$735
Location: Online
Dates
Aug 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25
Delivery
Instructor
B. Young
Section
254627
Cost
$735
ACCT-2043 Financial Accounting 2more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Aug 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25R. Perez254628$735
Location: Online
Dates
Aug 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25
Delivery
Instructor
R. Perez
Section
254628
Cost
$735
HUMR-1007 Payroll and Taxable Benefitsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Aug 01, 24 - Oct 31, 24F. Thiessen256255$519
Location: Online
Dates
Aug 01, 24 - Oct 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
F. Thiessen
Section
256255
Cost
$519

2024 Fall Term - Continuing Education
ACCT-3001 Accounting Softwaremore info
Location: Online
DatesClass DaysTimeDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 09, 24 - Nov 06, 24M W6:00PM - 10:00PMTBA257884$679
Location: Online
Dates
Sep 09, 24 - Nov 06, 24
Class days
M W
6:00PM - 10:00PM
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
257884
Cost
$679
ACCT-1971 Financial Accounting 1more info
Location: Notre Dame Campus
DatesClass DaysTimeDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 10, 24 - Nov 14, 24Tu Th6:00PM - 10:00PML. Davidson257889$755
Location: Notre Dame Campus
Dates
Sep 10, 24 - Nov 14, 24
Class days
Tu Th
6:00PM - 10:00PM
Delivery
Instructor
L. Davidson
Section
257889
Cost
$755
ACCT-2043 Financial Accounting 2more info
Location: Online
DatesClass DaysTimeDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 16, 24 - Dec 02, 24M W6:00PM - 10:00PMJ. Dubois257890$755
Location: Online
Dates
Sep 16, 24 - Dec 02, 24
Class days
M W
6:00PM - 10:00PM
Delivery
Instructor
J. Dubois
Section
257890
Cost
$755
ACCT-1088 Simply Accounting (PC)more info
Location: Notre Dame Campus
DatesClass DaysTimeDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 10, 24 - Nov 26, 24Tu6:00PM - 10:00PME. Minarik257895$665
Location: Notre Dame Campus
Dates
Sep 10, 24 - Nov 26, 24
Class days
Tu
6:00PM - 10:00PM
Delivery
Instructor
E. Minarik
Section
257895
Cost
$665

2024 Fall Term - Distance Education
COMP-1975 Business Computingmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Oct 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25M. Carey258626$755
Location: Online
Dates
Oct 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25
Delivery
Instructor
M. Carey
Section
258626
Cost
$755
ACCT-3004 Cost Accountingmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Nov 01, 24 - Apr 30, 25L. Davidson258630$755
Location: Online
Dates
Nov 01, 24 - Apr 30, 25
Delivery
Instructor
L. Davidson
Section
258630
Cost
$755
COMP-1237 Excel 2016more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 01, 24 - Nov 30, 24TBA259755$605
Oct 01, 24 - Dec 31, 24TBA259756$605
Nov 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25TBA259757$605
Dec 01, 24 - Feb 28, 25TBA259758$605
Location: Online
Dates
Sep 01, 24 - Nov 30, 24
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
259755
Cost
$605
Dates
Oct 01, 24 - Dec 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
259756
Cost
$605
Dates
Nov 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
259757
Cost
$605
Dates
Dec 01, 24 - Feb 28, 25
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
259758
Cost
$605
ACCT-1971 Financial Accounting 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Oct 01, 24 - Mar 31, 25B. Young258634$755
Dec 01, 24 - May 31, 25B. Young258635$755
Location: Online
Dates
Oct 01, 24 - Mar 31, 25
Delivery
Instructor
B. Young
Section
258634
Cost
$755
Dates
Dec 01, 24 - May 31, 25
Delivery
Instructor
B. Young
Section
258635
Cost
$755
ACCT-2043 Financial Accounting 2more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Oct 01, 24 - Mar 31, 25R. Perez258636$755
Location: Online
Dates
Oct 01, 24 - Mar 31, 25
Delivery
Instructor
R. Perez
Section
258636
Cost
$755
HUMR-1007 Payroll and Taxable Benefitsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Oct 01, 24 - Dec 31, 24F. Thiessen258610$535
Location: Online
Dates
Oct 01, 24 - Dec 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
F. Thiessen
Section
258610
Cost
$535

Computer/Laptop Requirements

Online learning is a critical component of course delivery in all Red River College programs. To ensure each student has the tools they need to achieve their academic goals, all Red River College students require, at minimum:

1.  Off-campus access to a current computer with a webcam

2.  A high speed internet connection

• Recommended minimum speed: 10 mbps for download, 3 mbps for upload
• Slower internet connection speeds may result in audio and video issues. Please keep in mind that if others in your home are using the same internet connection at the same time as you are, you may also experience audio and video issues.
• Please refer to https://www.rrc.ca/future-students/computer-requirements/for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.


Please note that any anticipated costs are not included in Books and Supplies estimates.

Transfer Credit Opportunities

RRC Polytech is working with the Certified Professional Bookkeepers of Canada (CPB), a national certifying body, to become an Educational Partner. This will support you in working toward a bookkeeping designation. Check back here for updates about where we are in this process. 

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.

Partnerships


Employment Potential

Certified Bookkeepers can be employed in a wide variety of positions. They are in demand as bookkeepers, accounts receivable/ payable supervisors, payroll administrators, office managers, budget coordinators and assistant controllers. Employers are always looking for ambitious people who have the skills and training for these important positions. Many individuals will become self-employed in their own bookkeeping practice.


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