Are you looking at returning to work in the accounting sector?
The Accounting Co-operative Education Program will provide you the opportunity to:
- Learn advanced computerized accounting skills; payroll systems, inventory, specialized journals, subsidiary ledgers, sales, taxes, and bank reconciliation
- Acquire hands-on skills in Sage 50
- Develop job search skills, write a resume, practice interviewing skills and the ability to research a variety of companies for a planned learning experiential (co-op placement).
- Acquire the essential skills required for success in all types of businesses and industries. Focus on decision making, self-management and teamwork, conflict and negotiation, legislation governing workplace issues, organizational culture and diversity
- Learn effective business communication skills, social ethics and responsibility practiced in Canada
- Obtain valuable job training and experiences at an entry level unpaid co-op placement
- Develop skills necessary to network effectively and gain potential professional Canadian references.
- Earn four optional Ontario Secondary School Credits
Classroom Learning (7 weeks) - In the classroom, the adult learner can earn two credits simultaneously: GWL30 – Designing Your Future and BAN4E – Accounting for Small Business.
Designing Your Future (GWL30) includes job search related topics such as employability skills, labour market information, resume writing, networking, cover letters, references, occupational and company research, information interviews, portfolios, job interviews, work ethics, communication and assertiveness in the workplace, and Canadian culture as it relates to the work environment.
Accounting for Small Business (BAN4E) will further develop the adult learners' understanding of the fundamentals of accounting by examining each component of the accounting cycle, with an emphasis on a merchandising business. The adult learners will use computer applications software (Sage 50) to acquire in what way accounting is practiced in the workplace. The adult learner will acquire an understanding of payroll systems, inventory, specialized journals, subsidiary ledgers, bank reconciliations, income tax reporting, and budgeting. Sage 50 is the featured software.
Learners with limited accounting skills are strongly encouraged to register and complete the introductory course - Financial Accounting Fundamentals (BAF3M) before registering for Accounting for Small Business BAN4E. Eligibility to enroll in this course will be determined at the time of registration.
Classes start at 9:00 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday and the adult learners must be able to commit to these hours for the duration of this course. To ensure success in the program, the adult learners need to be committed to their goals and should be willing to work additional hours after class if required to be successful.
Co-operative Education Placement (7 weeks, unpaid)
The adult learners who have successfully completed the in-class portion of the program (i.e. obtain a passing mark in both the courses) will be eligible for a planned learning experience (co-op placement) related to their chosen profession.
The co-operative education program includes: the classroom component and community component.
The classroom component ensures that students are:
- Prepared for their community experience, demonstrating the skills and knowledge required before the start of their community component;
- Focused on integrating their learning throughout the course.
The community component ensures that students are:
- Place in a planned learning experience within the community to inquire and reflect on their experiences to order to gain a greater knowledge of themselves and their opportunities
- Able to develop, practice and refine the skills, knowledge and expectations that reflect current workplace practices and standards.
The co-op community component (placement) is not paid. The adult learner will research co-op placements in partnership with teachers. To secure a placement the adult learner must be interviewed.
Courses are offered at the following two adult learning centres:
Brian J. Fleming Catholic Adult Learning Centre
870 Queen Street West, Mississauga
St. Gabriel Adult Learning Centre
3750 Brandon Gate Drive, Mississauga
Map of Locations
Note: All Adult and Continuing Education Offices are open for phone consultations only. Please contact the Brian J. Fleming Adult Learning Centre at 905-891-3034 or the St. Gabriel Adult Learning Centre at 905-362-0701 for registration information. You can also contact us by email at AdultandContEdInfo@dpcdsb.org