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Accelerated Accounting Certificate of Achievement


Credential: Certificate (non-credit)
Available: Continuing Education Classroom or Online

Program Description

Take the next step in improving your accounting career and skills through SAIT’s Accounting Certificate of Achievement Accelerated Program. Whether you are just starting out in an accounting related job, or are looking to advance professionally, we can help boost your career through this high quality, foundational program.

The Accounting certificate of achievement (Accelerated) at SAIT is available through Continuing Education (evening and weekend courses) and Distance Education (online courses). Through this part-time program, you can build your career in accounting at a pace that works for you.

As a SAIT student, you will gain a better understanding of business and bookkeeping through our in-depth program. In addition to accounting courses, we help ensure your career success through training in effective business communications and marketing, business computers and economics, among others.

SAIT students get every opportunity to work hand in hand with accounting professionals. From training in computer labs to networking events, our program ensures that you receive a real-world education that will help you move your career forward.

New for part-time students: You are strongly encouraged to bring a laptop to all evening and weekend on-campus classes. This will enable you to better apply your learning and practice your skills through classroom activities and examples, and make effective use of time allocated to working on group or individual assessments. Visit the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) page for standard laptop requirements, and contact business.advising@sait.ca if you have any questions.

Careers: Accounting Clerk | Bookkeeper | Customer Service Representative | Payroll Clerk 

Admission and Completion

It's a simple process to get started. There are no entrance requirements for this program. You can register for courses at any time by clicking on a course name in the table at the end of this page. Be sure to have your SAIT student ID number. Need to get your ID number? Call Student Services at 1.877.284.7248.

Once you have registered for at least one course, fill out and submit the Program Declaration Form to the Office of the Registrar.

You have up to five years to complete all certificate courses. You must meet the graduation requirements as they exist at the time you register for your first course (see AC.3.1.1 Grading and Progression).

Course Selection

Our accounting courses are available through Continuing Education, available evenings and weekends, as well as through Distance Education, available online.

Evening and weekend classes are offered in January, May and September. Online courses are offered 3-12 times per year. Registration is as follows:

  • Fall enrolment opens in July
  • Winter enrolment opens in October
  • Spring enrolment opens in February

Online registration closes about one week before the course start date. You can register up to one business day before the start date by calling 403.284.7248 or 1.877.284.7248. Courses fill up quickly; it is recommended you register early.

Ten courses are required to complete this program.

Introductory Financial Accounting I ACCT-215 Classroom or Online
Introductory Financial Accounting II ACCT-255 Classroom or Online
Business Productivity Tools and Technology BCMP-225 Classroom or Online
Business Mathematics BMAT-230 Classroom or Online
Business Law BLAW-300 Classroom or Online
Communication and Presentation Skills COMN-220 Classroom, Online, Blended
Microeconomics ECON-250 Classroom or Online
Macroeconomics ECON-305 Classroom or Online
Organizational Behaviour MNGT-250 Classroom or Online
Marketing Essentials MKTG-260 Classroom or Online


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