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Program Overview

Do you enjoy working with numbers? Westervelt’s accounting courses will prepare you for an exciting career in business.

Business settings today require knowledge of technology. This program will equip you with computer skills and train you to use popular software such as Quickbooks, Simply Accounting, and Taxation Software.

Financial Assistance may be available for those who qualify. For assistance, please contact our Admissions team for more information.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will find employment in accounting or payroll departments in businesses of all sizes across a variety of sectors.

  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounts Payable / Receivables Clerk
  • Administrative Assistants
  • Bookkeeper Office Manager
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Payroll Clerk
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This course introduces students to the concepts of bookkeeping as an integral and vital part of business operations. Students demonstrate their knowledge by developing general journal transactions, account reconciliation, and trial balances. Further topics include posting to the general ledger.

This course concentrates on the financial reporting process using today’s software systems. Students take the information learned in Bus201 to set up company information, post transactions, record payments, and input all payroll operations. This course also provides the student with the dexterity to display and print reports, enabling the student to efficiently work in a business environment.

In this course, the student will develop a general understanding of the legal system within Canada. The student will be introduced to the courts, the government, common law, torts, negligence, and contract law.

This course covers the fundamentals of Property Law in regards to business practices. Students will understand the legal aspects of business organizations, employment and labour law, and sales consumer protection.

This course presents an overview of Canadian business and the fundamentals of the Canadian economic system. In addition, it develops an understanding of the social environment, including ethical business behaviour and social responsibilities. Students will also explore the increasing importance of global business opportunities.

This course builds on knowledge learned in Bus363a. Students are introduced to the function of management in developing and operating businesses on a day-to-day basis, including an exploration of organizational structures, production and operation, and development of analytical techniques.

This course explores the major concepts and theories of bargaining and negotiation. Students will learn to strategize, plan, and implement the negotiation process, including leverage and ethical approaches. In addition, students will take part in negotiations of varying complexity.

This course introduces each aspect of starting or managing a small business including the basic operating principles and entrepreneurial approaches to business management. Topics include market potential, product development, acquiring financial resources, organizational structure and business plan development.

Students learn the importance of proofreading and the attention to detail required in a professional office setting. This course focuses on the correct use of the parts of speech, sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, and style.

This course provides students with the principles of effective writing. Emphasis is placed on the importance of professional written and verbal communication skills through a variety of assignments. Students will learn how to plan and write professional business letters.

This course prepares students to utilize Microsoft Excel at the core/expert level. Students will learn to work with various functions and formulas, create charts, and design and create reports utilizing numerical data

This course utilizes Microsoft Access, a hands-on software applications course that will enable students to build the skills required to create, edit, and format a database for business. Focus is also placed on Access features and tools that will allow the student to run desired queries, create useful forms, and design reports to display database information.

In this course, students learn Microsoft Word and develop effective word processing skills at the core/expert level. Students will learn to use this software to create professional looking business documents including memos, letters, reports, tables, and newsletters. As well, students will develop their keyboarding skills to increase speed and accuracy to meet the fast-paced needs of today’s business office.

This course builds on skills developed in Comp608. Advanced word processing concepts will be applied to detailed documents and reports. Skills learned will include mail merges, tables, macros, and employment documents. Students will continue to build text and data input speed.

Utilizing Microsoft Outlook, this course introduces students to integrated electronic mail, calendar functions, and task management. These skills will be used to efficiently communicate with others, schedule appointments and tasks, record information about personal and business contacts, and organize electronic records.

Taught by our professionals in Graduate Employment Services, this course is designed to train students to research and how to obtain their desired career goals. Topics covered include: current employer expectations in the selection process, winning resume styles, interview skills and techniques, and successful strategies to develop and conduct their personal career search.

Westervelt Windsor Campus
630 Tecumseh Road East, Windsor, Ontario N8X 4W2, Canada
Westervelt London Campus
303 Richmond Street, London, Ontario N6B 2H8, Canada
Westervelt Kitchener Campus
248 Stirling Avenue South Unit 14 Kitchener, Ontario, Canada N2G 4L1
Westervelt Brantford Campus
39 King George Road, Brantford, Ontario N3R 5K2, Canada
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