Online Accounting Technician Program

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Gain the fundamental bookkeeping and modern computer accounting skills you need to pursue a successful career

Get the Skills to Be an Accounting Professional

1 Year Accounting Technician Program – 100% Online

Modern businesses rely on the bookkeeping and financial management support of skilled accounting professionals.

A keen eye for detail, organizational skills and a solid background in accounting principles can make you highly attractive to employers.

If you enjoy working with numbers and are ready to get into a rewarding professional career (without putting your whole life on hold), our online accounting  course could be an excellent option.

Applicants to this program must have a high school diploma or GED. If you do not have your high school diploma or GED, click here for more information on resources in your province.

Become a Qualified Accounting Technician from the Comfort of Home

The Online Accounting Technician diploma program from Centre for Distance Education (CD-ED) provides the technical skills, relevant experience and ongoing support it takes to pursue a rewarding accounting career, with the convenience and flexibility of online training.

The program is led by knowledgeable accounting professionals with years of experience working in the field. As a student, you get the up-to-date skills modern employers look for through a blend of tutorials, step-by-step assignments and hands-on application. Areas covered include:

  • Business College Math
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel for Bookkeeping
  • Keyboarding
  • Manual Accounting
  • Simply Accounting
  • Payroll
  • Accounting Practice
  • Business Communications
  • Occupational Health & Safety for the Workplace

Each subject is covered in a variety of ways to ensure you relate to the material, no matter your learning style. Learn your way, on your schedule.

Graduates of this program feel confident and fully prepared to take on the challenges of a rewarding career in accounting.

I received the Business Accounting Diploma in June of this year (President’s List). Do not let anyone tell you that distance education is not as good as other colleges, because that is not the truth! Most colleges are now offering distance learning as well.  Also I feel so great that CD-ED does not leave you as soon as you graduate. I can phone anytime and feel that I have that support!

Renee Vermette, Business Accounting Graduate

Online Accounting Course Curriculum

20 hrs/wk, 52 Weeks, 1040 Hours

Weeks Hours Code Module Subject
1-6 114 MAT 104 Business College Math
7-8 38 COC 110 Microsoft Word Introductory
9-14 114 MAT 107 Microsoft Excel for Bookkeeping
15-26 228 MAT 203 Manual Accounting
27-41 285 MAT 210 Simply Accounting
42-47 114 MAT 211 Payroll
48-49 38 MAT 212 Accounting Practice
50-52 57 ENG 108 Career Skills & OHS
1-52 52 COC 105 Keyboarding (Concurrent)

Required For Enrollment: All applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent prior to enrollment. For any questions about eligibility, please call 1-866-369-6050 to speak with a knowledgeable CD-ED Admissions Advisor.

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Real-World Skills

In addition to theoretical knowledge, this program also includes a real-world practical module where you will simulate working in an accounting department. You’ll have a chance to complete a full one-month accounting cycle. You’ll feel confident moving into professional bookkeeping, payroll and accounting positions after getting so much relevant experience during your online accounting program.

Program Length
The online accounting courses can be completed in 52 weeks.

Career Opportunities

Accounting Technicians maintain complete sets of books, keep records of accounts, verify the procedures used for recording financial transactions, and provide personal bookkeeping services. As a professional in this field you may be employed throughout the private and public sector. Successful graduates may find work in a variety of positions, including:

  • Accounting Technician
  • Bookkeeper
  • Bookkeeping Clerk
  • Financial Officer
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Office Clerk
  • Receptionist

Some experienced Accounting Technicians choose to be self-employed.

How Does Online Career Training Work?

With CD-ED’s online education, you’ll train from the comfort of home, but you’re FAR from on your own. The experienced CD-ED instructors and student services take a personal interest in each student’s progress. You’ll have unlimited one-on-one support via email, chat, online classroom, webinars and toll-free phone calls – even after you graduate!

  • Convenient Online Learning Platform
  • Unlimited Instructor Support
  • 24/7 Access to Resources
  • Industry Software & Materials

But online learning isn’t right for everyone.

Distance Education requires discipline and time management skills. We recommend you be able to devote 20 hours per week to your program in order to succeed.

Individuals in this field must become efficient with accounting principles and be comfortable working with computers and other modern office technology. If you’ve struggled with school in the past or are unsure of your abilities, talk to a friendly and experienced CD-ED Admissions Advisor.

Your success is our priority. We’ll help you determine if online Accounting Technician career training is right for you.

I have taken other post-secondary courses before and I by far prefer this way of taking a course, there are no rigid time constraints to adhere to, and again you can do the course at your own pace to a degree. The instructor support was amazing! I have learned a lot that helps in my day to day life, and there were aspects of this course I was not expecting that I was happy to learn.

Colin Shimwell, Business Accounting Student

Paying For School: Get Support to Turn Your Career Goals into Reality

CD-ED programs qualify for student financial aid at the government level – not to mention the many other avenues you can pursue as a CD-ED student. The friendly and experienced Financial Aid experts at CD-ED will work with you to explore your personal options and help you find a finance program that’s right for you.

Get the Support it Takes to Launch a Successful Career

We know accounting training is about more than a diploma to hang on the wall – it’s about getting a rewarding career you care about. At CD-ED, we’re dedicated to supporting you throughout your career. We offer expertise and support through our Career Services Team to help you continually achieve your career goals.

Is Online Accounting Technician Training Right for You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about a career as an Accounting Technician and to explore whether online distance education is right for you, fill out the form to receive more information.