Program Overview

Do you have an eye for details and a passion for numbers? Do you have good communication skills in person and on paper? Then computerized accounting and payroll diploma program is just for you to prepare you for your dream job. As long as money is important in daily life, the need for professional people dealing with money will last. The Computerized Accounting and Payroll Program provides students with basic accounting and computerized accounting skills in all phases of the accounting cycle. With these skills, students will be qualified for junior positions in most organizations. The program involves 10 modules of instruction which will deal with the practical application of business concepts. Only one module will be taught at a time. Glenbow College will enroll students at the beginning of each module with an ongoing registration basis. At the last module Computerized Accounting and Payroll Program students will have work experience/ Practicum, whereby each student will gain experience within various small and mid-sized businesses within the area. This will be practiced outside of Glenbow College for 180 hours in 9 weeks.

Program Description

At Computerized Accounting and Payroll (CAP) diploma program at Glenbow College, students are going to get updated education blended with 21st century tech tools. The students will start with introduction to business in which they will learn the nature of business and its components in real industry. Then basics of accounting module comes for learning the fundamentals of accounting. To enable our students with high accuracy in their future profession, Glenbow College provides Math for Accounting for high level understanding of general accounting calculations. The rest of the program is as follows:

  • Sage 50
  • Quick Books
  • IT Fundamentals for Accounting
  • Motivation and Teamwork Skills
  • Taxation System
  • Readiness for Career
  • Practicum

Program Duration

Theory on site 560 hours.
Practice at workplace (Co-op Work Experience) 180 hours

Program Accreditation

Computerized Accounting and Payroll Program at Glenbow College is licensed under the Private Career Colleges Branch of Alberta Advanced Education. Find out more by visiting the Government of Alberta website.

Admission Requirements

An Alberta Secondary School Diploma or equivalent (supported by transcript)*; or be at least 18 years of age or older and pass an entry test

Career Opportunities

The graduates have lots of opportunities in terms of employment in all size of businesses, across a variety of sectors at variety of position such as:

  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounts receivable
  • Accounts payable
  • General Accounting
  • Accounting clerk
  • Payroll administrator
  • Payroll specialist
  • Payroll accountant
  • Human resource and payroll generalist
  • General accounting coordinator
  • Small business accountant
  • Office manager

and more!

Wage & Salary

Wages* Low (5th percentile) High (95th percentile) Average Median
Starting $15.00 $32.05 $21.74 $20.00
Overall $17.00 $39.40 $26.74 $25.00
Top $18.20 $51.98 $31.99 $29.63

* All wage estimates are hourly except where otherwise indicated. Wages and salaries do not include overtime hours, tips, benefits, profit shares, bonuses (unrelated to production) and other forms of compensation.
Source: https://alis.alberta.ca/occinfo/occupations-in-alberta/occupation-profiles/accounting-technician/

Glenbow College Difference

Every single organization needs people with solid and updated skills. While studying your major diploma program at Glenbow College, accelerate or expand your career with an extra certificate in Financial Risk Management or Project Management Certificate Programs which will be great assets for you upon your graduation. Glenbow College gives you an opportunity to study a certificate program directly related to your career in the future. Don’t settle for less while you have more at Glenbow College. You will finally get your diploma at Computerized Accounting and Payroll Program, why don’t you add one more certificate during that time? International practicum*opportunity for new beginnings and endless possibilities is waiting for you at Glenbow College. Book an information session to learn the unique opportunities and different schedule options waiting for you at Glenbow College.


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