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Bookkeeping Basics


Program Overview

Build your Basic Bookkeeping skills with this Certificate.

Are you a new entrepreneur or profession administrator that just wants to get their head wrapped around bookkeeping principles and skills? This program will increase your knowledge around fundamental accounting concepts, processes, and manual bookkeeping systems.


Fall 2022 - Classes Starting on September 1, 2022

Winter 2023 - Classes Starting in January 2023

Delivery Method:



$475.00 + GST - per course



Course Details:

This certificate consists of four courses, each course is 20 hours:

Technical ABC’s – Computer Basics:  Get a simple step by step refresher on how to use Microsoft Windows, Word and Excel.  Quickly see how a clearer understanding of these software programs will make Bookkeeping as easy as A, B, C and 1,2,3.

Ground Zero Terms and Transactions for Bookkeeping:  A solid foundation is necessary to build upon, so the best place to start is at ground zero where you will learn the introductory accounting terminology and understand basic transactions.

Adding on for Bookkeeping:  now that you have a solid foundation in place let’s start adding in more pieces.  This course teaches you more advanced bookkeeping skills such as record transaction, GST remittance, payroll and tax, bad debts, and year end procedures. 

Trial and Error- Free software for Basic Bookkeeping:  explore bookkeeping software programs to see which one feels right for you.  Create a mock company where you can implement and test your new accounting knowledge.  This is a great place to understand how all the foundational elements are applied in accounting systems used by business.   

NOTE: Take any course individually* for personal or professional development, or complete all four courses to earn your Certificate!

*We highly recommend taking the courses of each certificate program in the order presented, as the content builds on information from earlier courses.

Course Materials:

Equipment: Personal Computer (PC) or laptop with a reliable internet connection.

  • This software used in this course works best in a PC environment and is not usually compatible with MAC or Apple products.

Software: Require access to Microsoft Excel.

  • This software is available on RDC computers utilized in the classroom, and online learners will be provided with free online access to the software while enrolled in the program.

How to Register:

Registration is available online 24/7. Both Visa and Mastercard payments are accepted. If you are a business or organization looking to register one or more employees, extended [dot] ed [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca (subject: Company%20Profile%20Request) (contact us) for information on setting up a Company Profile. 

  1. Click to Register Now
  2. Select Desired courses and add to cart
  3. Create an/Sign into account
  4. Click Checkout, follow prompts
  5. BOOM!  You are done!

You have questions, we have answers. Contact us by extended [dot] ed [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca (email )or call 403.356.4900

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