Continuing Education

Bookkeeping for Small Business

Accelerated Bookkeeping for Small Business

Cost: $3160

Enrol full-time to complete the Bookkeeping for Small Business certificate in just 12 weeks. To register in all courses, use the BKKG Block Codes listed beside the section below.

The certificate consists of the following courses:

  • Bookkeeping Level I
  • Bookkeeping Level II
  • MS Excel Level I
  • Computerized Accounting Level I (Sage 50) *
  • Computerized Accounting Level II (Sage 50) *
  • Payroll Accounting

* Students may take QuickBooks Level I and II instead of Sage 50 I and II

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Sep 9 - Nov 25 | Mon, Wed, Fri, 9 am–3:30 pm
Quote registration code BKKG CH

*This program includes Sage 50

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Sep 9 - Nov 25 | Mon, Wed, Fri, 9 am–3:30 pm
Quote registration code BKKG AB

* This program includes QuickBooks

Registration for fall courses will open on July 2, 2019

Bookkeeping I

Cost: $580

This course provides an essential introduction to bookkeeping, including theoretical foundations and hands-on knowledge. Learn how to complete all the functions of the accounting cycle from transaction analysis to closing the books. Topics include the accounting model, basic financial statements, general ledger, and government taxation.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Oct 1-Nov 19 | 80137, 15 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30-9:30 pm

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Sep 3-Oct 22 | 80138, 15 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm

Registration for fall courses will open on July 2, 2019

Bookkeeping II

Cost: $590
Prerequisite: Bookkeeping Level I with B or better.

Building on the principles covered in Bookkeeping I, learn about financial statements preparation, accounts receivable, accounts payable, subsidiary ledgers, bank reconciliations, payroll, GST, PST, HST, trial balances, and year end.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Sep 9-Nov 4 | 80140, 16 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30-9:30 pm, no class Oct 14

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Oct 24-Dec 17 | 80141, 16 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30-9:30 pm

Registration for fall courses will open on July 2, 2019

MS Excel Level I

Cost: $330

Learn how to use MS Excel to create spreadsheets that include AutoSum, conditional formatting, formulas, and absolute addresses. Develop or edit spreadsheets using a variety of MS Excel attributes and fine-tune your new skills by creating charts. Bring a USB stick to class. This course is designed for people with prior Excel experience. We encourage students with no such experience to take MS Excel Basics.

Note: Students with credit for ABT 137 or Spreadsheets: Excel (RM 06) will receive credit for this course provided software version is the same.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Jun 3–Jun 17 | 40152, 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm
Sep 10-24 | 80117, 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Nov 4-20 | 80156, 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30-9:30 pm, no class Nov 11

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register for winter/spring courses

Registration for fall courses will open on July 2, 2019

MS Excel Level II

Cost: $325
Prerequisite: Excel Level I

This course is not a graduation requirement of the Bookkeeping for Small Business Certificate. However, students who have completed Excel Level I may take this course to enhance their skills. Check out the MS Excel II schedule on the Computer Skills page. 

Computerized Accounting Level I - SAGE 50

Cost: $580
Prerequisite: Bookkeeping Level II with B or better.

Note: Students should be competent in computer skills before taking this course.

Integrated bookkeeping/accounting software is a standard for small businesses. This course covers journal entries, purchases/sales orders and quotes, as well as invoicing, receipts and payments for payables, receivables, and inventory. Familiarize yourself with the reporting and tax features provided by accounting software. Payroll is not covered. Please note: Sage software is not compatible with Mac computers.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Sep 16-Oct 21| 80120, 10 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Jun 3–Jul 8 | 40149, 10 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm no class Jul 1
Nov 5-Dec 5
| 80153, 10 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30-9:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register for winter/spring courses

Registration for fall courses will open on July 2, 2019

Computerized Accounting Level II - SAGE 50

Cost: $540
Prerequisite: Computerized Accounting Level I with B or better.

Build on what you have learned in Computerized Accounting Level I and learn about banking, payroll, projects, inventory, adjustments and closing. This course does not teach accounting fundamentals. Please note: Sage software is not compatible with Mac computers.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Oct 28-Nov 20 | 80122, 7 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm, no class Nov 11

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Sep 16-Oct 7 | 80154, 7 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm

Registration for fall courses will open on July 2, 2019

Payroll Accounting

Cost: $540
Prerequisite: Bookkeeping Level I with B or better.

Learn to manage a payroll accounting system, with an emphasis on the calculation of earnings and deductions to conform to federal and provincial laws and accounting best practices. Find out how to complete forms required by law and the necessary accounting entries performed as part of basic payroll recordkeeping. This is a general course that is not specific to any one business. Bring a USB/memory stick to class.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Jun 3–Jul 10 | 40151, 11 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm no class Jul 1
Sep 17-Oct 22
| 80143, 11 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30-9:30 pm

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Nov 4-Dec 11 | 80155, 11 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register for winter/spring courses

Registration for fall courses will open on July 2, 2019

QuickBooks Level I

Cost: $580
Prerequisite: Bookkeeping Level II with a minimum grade of B

Note: Students should be competent in computer skills before taking this course.

Learn how to manage customer and vendor transactions, general journal and cash transactions, estimates, orders, discounts, banking, taxes, and credit cards using QuickBooks. Please note, this course is not required to complete the Bookkeeping for Small Business certificate. 

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

May 28–Jun 27 | 40154, 10 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm, $575
Sep 9-Oct 9 | 80114, 10 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30-9:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register for winter/spring courses

Registration for fall courses will open on July 2, 2019

QuickBooks Level II

Cost: $540
Prerequisite: QuickBooks Level I

Build on the skills you developed in QuickBooks Level I. Learn how to create and manage a new company, including company setup and payroll and inventory transactions. Please note, this course is not required to complete the Bookkeeping for Small Business certificate. 

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

 Oct 16-Nov 6 | 80252, 7 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30-9:30 pm

Registration for fall courses will open on July 2, 2019

Bookkeeping Practicum

Cost: $750

Participate in a two-week work practicum with a local employer to apply what you have learned in class and gain experience. To qualify, you must have successfully completed all previous coursework and grade requirements. Transportation to the practicum site is your responsibility and may require travel outside your area of residence.

Off-campus location

University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)

33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC

Canada V2S 7M8

604-504-7441

The University of the Fraser Valley is situated on the unceded traditional territory of the Stó:lō peoples. The Stó:lō have an intrinsic relationship with what they refer to as S'olh Temexw (Our Sacred Land); therefore, we express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working in this territory.