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Bookkeeping Specialty - Certificate (2019/20)

Total Cost (tuition & fees)$3,672.00
Tuition: $3,309.00
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Additional Fees
Application Fee:30.00
Student Association Fee:103.50
Health and Dental Fee:229.50
Total Fees:$363.00

*These prices are for domestic students and may not be 100% accurate. However, these estimates will give you an adequate idea of tuition and fees for our programs. These prices do not include textbook costs. All prices are subject to change.

Program Overview

College of the Rockies has developed its Office Administration Program based on common courses within a certificate followed by two optional specialty certificates. Each specialty has an emphasis on different skills sets required in today’s business world:

The Bookkeeping Specialty Certificate focuses on numeracy skills. Successful completion of this certificate should lead to work as a bookkeeper, accounting clerk, night auditor, or other similar positions.

Eligibility for Specialty Certificates
To be eligible to receive a Bookkeeping Specialty certificate, a student must first complete the requirements for the Office Administration certificate. Some specialty courses may be completed without completing the OFAD certificate requirements provided all prerequisites are met. A student must complete all courses for a specialty certificate within five calendar years from entry into the program.

Program Information

All OFAD courses are taught in an individualized format with set hours for course completion. Students may choose to complete their courses in a classroom or online from September to early June. The curricula in these two delivery modes are identical in content and in testing.

Start and Completion Dates

Full-time students who start their studies in September should expect to complete their OFAD Certificate by mid-February and possibly a Specialty by early June. Students who start after the first week of September can expect to complete their classes in the following academic year.  

Admission Requirements

  • Strongly recommend students enter the program with Grade 12
  • Minimum of 65% standing in English 11 or equivalent with a 65% in English 080 or English 092
  • Math – Students graduating from secondary school in or before 2012
    • Minimum of 60% in Essentials of Math 11, or Math 080, 081, or 082
  • Math – Students entering Grade 10 in or after 2010 and/or completing the new Math curriculum
    • Minimum of 60% in Foundations of Math 11, Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11, or Math 080, 081, or 082

COTR academic assessments may be used to determine math and English skills for admission.

Students who require some Grade 11 and 12 credits may be able to start studies in Office Administration while completing other courses.

Secondary school students may register in Office Administration with a Letter of Permission from their secondary school principal.

Placement Test:

Keyboarding Assessment achieving 30 gross words per minute with three or fewer errors in three 3-minute timings. Students unable to meet the keyboarding assessment must complete OFAD 155 Keyboarding 1.

Computer Skills:

Computer operating skills are a definite asset but are not a prerequisite to enter into this program.

Transfer Information

Many of our programs and courses will allow you to transfer to other colleges and universities in Canada. You can also apply to get transfer credits from past courses that will go towards completing your program here at College of the Rockies.

Learn how to transfer your courses to College of the Rockies

Transfer Opportunities

If you would like to continue your studies our courses transfer to a wide number of Canadian colleges and universities. If you are transferring to a BC college or university visit the BC Transfer website to see if our courses transfer to that institution.

Course Outline for: Bookkeeping Specialty - Certificate


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