Part-time Accounting Certificate

The Part-time Accounting Certificate program is designed to help individuals who are new to accounting and hope to learn about its concepts and gain more exposure to the field of Accounting. This program is suitable for students with no prior accounting experience, as well as working professionals due to the flexible class schedule.

Our Part-time Accounting Certificate program focuses on the basics of Accounting. Students will be introduced to a variety of Accounting concepts and topics, as well as Tax and Business Law. In addition, this program will also equip students with critical skills in popular accounting software such as Quickbooks.

Part-time Accounting Program Length


*Each course runs for 20 hours over 4 weeks. Students taking all 8 courses will spend a total of 32 weeks in the program.

Academic Admission Requirement


English Requirement

Completion of an approved English test, successful assessment by Create Career College (CCC) , or completion of the CCC’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course.

TOEFL iBT a minimum score of 60 or IELTS academic a minimum score of 4.5

Successful completion of Grade 12 from a Canadian High School or equivalent

A score of 60% on the Create Career College English Placement Test

Completion of Create Career College’s English as Academic Purposes (EAP) EAP is a prerequisite language program designed for international students who want to enroll in academic or vocational courses at CCC or Lakeland College in Alberta.

Course Listing

The main objective of this course is to provide a basic understanding of the Canadian payroll system. The course will provide an overview of the requirements for processing payroll calculation and administrating the payroll to employees, government agencies and other parties in compliance with Canadian laws, regulations, and contractual arrangements.

The main objective of this course is to provide a basic understanding of the Canadian taxation system. The course will provide an overview of the key concepts and practices of taxation. A variety of topics will be discussed including personal tax, corporate tax, GST/PST, and the preparation of T1 and T2 Tax returns. 

This course is focused on introducing students to business or corporate finance. Students will study how major decisions are made by financial professionals. The course includes a variety of topics, including the determinants of interest rates; security valuation; capital budgeting and cash flow estimation; determining the cost of capital; capital structure; dividend policy; working capital management; derivatives, and financial planning.

Accounting is one of the most important functions at the business workplace. Accounting information plays an important role throughout the business organization by feeding information for decision making. This course is designed for the students who want to understand the accounting function of a business in the modern environment, at a national or international level. After completion of this course, students will have a basic knowledge of the accounting cycle and accounting for current assets.

This course is a continuation of Financial Accounting 1 and expands knowledge of accounting based on the structure of the balance sheet. Upon completion of this course, the successful student will have accounting knowledge, and skills related to long-term assets, current liabilities, long-term liabilities, and owner’s equity with performance analysis.

Management Accounting helps decision-makers in business processes. This is an introductory course relating to key concepts and practices of management accounting with emphasis on the decision-making approach. The main objective of this course is to provide a basic understanding of an affiliated field of financial accounting. This course will help students to relate management accounting decisions to the company’s success. This course includes topics on cost accounting fundamentals, costing methods, cost-volume-profit analysis, budgeting and control, and information for management control and decision analysis. The student will be able to apply most of the concept learned in previous accounting and finance courses.

Running a business exposes owners and managers to legal liabilities. This course introduces the student to the legal statutes that regulate what a business can and cannot do and will discuss topics such as contract law, property law, employment, and environmental law and how these laws and regulations affect business organizations.

This course will provide students with an opportunity to get equipped with the latest instruments used in the field of accounting. Most of the small businesses in Canada are using QuickBooks for accounting purposes. QuickBooks will provide them an opportunity to create an output, based on the data they need to track in their business.

In this course, the focus is on listening, nonverbal, speaking, and writing skills. Special attention has been given to writing skills because they are difficult to develop and increasingly significant.
This course help students improve their communication skills. The course provides students with a more in-depth understanding of business writing methods and analysis. It also allows students to train their analytical skills in reason, active and critical reading, writing summaries and paraphrasing, reading comprehension, and avoid at all costs the plague of plagiarism.

Part-time Accounting Program Start Dates

October 12, 2021
November 8, 2021
Jan.17, 2022
Feb. 14, 2022
Mar. 14, 2022
Apr. 11 2022
May 9, 2022

Jun. 6 2022
Jul 4 2022
Aug. 1, 2022
Aug. 29 2022
Sep. 26 2022
Oct. 24 2022
Nov. 21 2022

Part-time Accounting Program Class Schedule

Monday 1:30PM to 5:30PM
Tuesday 1:30PM to 5:30PM
Wednesday 1:30PM to 5:30PM
Thursday 1:30PM to 5:30PM
Friday 1:30PM to 5:30PM