COURSE LIST - OFFICE SYSTEMS AND ACCOUNTING (PAYROLL)

PROGRAM CODE: LCA.EU

Session 1

 

412-100-TV INTRODUCTION TO THE PROFESSION

Course description:

This course is designed to introduce students to their future working environment in the domain of office systems and accounting and to prepare students to integrate into the job market. Students will receive competencies to work professionally and productive analyzing work functions and work styles, applying communication skills, and building their professional carrier.

412-110-TV WORD PROCESSING I

Course description:

This course is designed to build a solid foundation in beginner-level Microsoft Word tools within the Windows system interface. The course covers concepts that are used in the field of accounting and general office environments.

By the end of the course, students will be capable of using many of the MS Office applications to:

  • Manipulate text and graphics elements
  • Create, edit, format, store, retrieve and print text
  • Provide other processing capabilities to meet the needs of a user
603-110-TV BUSINESS ENGLISH I

Course description:

This course develops the proper technical skills in order to write effectively in a professional tone to a specific audience. Strategies to facilitate and improve writing are taught and an emphasis is placed on effective strategies for oral and interpersonal communication. as well as reading comprehension.

The course is specifically designed for students in the business field. With that said, an emphasis is placed on grammar, sentence structure, vocabulary, and spelling. Weekly writing workshops will give students the opportunity to develop basic writing skills with the guidance and supervision of the course instructor.

410-110-TV ACCOUNTING I

Course description:

This course is an introduction to accounting. The course contents are foundational to the rest of the topics that students will become exposed to in the program. The course allows students to obtain accounting and bookkeeping skills in order to be able to manually or digitally maintain the books of any company (single proprietorship, partnership of corporations). Beginning with the fundamentals of recording accounting transactions, students will systematically investigate the major components of financial statements.

After successfully completing this preparatory course, students will be able to proceed in obtaining the knowledge and skills necessary in order to learn:

  • How to use computerized accounting software
  • How to read and understand basic financial statements with an appreciation of some of the problems and limitations inherent in the preparations and use of financial reporting data
401-100-TV BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT AND STRUCTURE

Course description:

This course gives students a perspective of the ‘enterprise’ in the context of globalization.
The course analyzes the influence of the environment on an enterprise, the interaction between different functions of an enterprise, and provides the definitions of those functions in the organizational structure of an enterprise.

Students will learn about the roles and responsibilities of the people involved in different activities within an enterprise and special attention will be devoted to the problems of globalization and its
influence on different levels of business environments.

Students will be required to prepare presentations on topics selected by the instructor. The course will give students a chance to see the ‘bigger picture’ of the world business and provide them with the necessary introductory competencies to the business
environment and structure combined with the informative illustrations of the business world in Canada and Quebec in particular.

602-110-TV BUSINESS FRENCH I

Course description:

This course is based on the foundations of communicative teaching. It allows students to communicate interactively in the French language within a business environment. This course will provide students with the necessary skills to communicate effectively with clients, managers, or colleagues in French.

Session 2

 

412-250-TV EXCEL I

Course description:

This course is designed to develop the basic knowledge required to use beginner-level Microsoft Excel tools. It covers the concepts used in this field. By the end of the course, students will be capable of organizing data into lists and then treat, compare, and present this data graphically.

The summative assessment (final examination) will consolidate the various skills, techniques, and procedures introduced through the various units of this course. The exam consists of a series of practical related exercises in which students will have to produce electronic spreadsheets, enter, organize, and use data to solve business problems involving mathematical calculations and financial decision-making.

412-210-TV WORD PROCESSING II

Course description:

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge required to use the latest tools of Microsoft Word and covers advanced concepts in this field. By the end of this course, students will be capable of advanced processing capabilities to meet the needs in demand from any modern-day office setting that is linked to word processing including advanced formatting, textual and data-processing for the office, and any other needs related to advanced presentations for all office-based environments.

The summative assessment will consolidate the
various skills, techniques and procedures introduced through the various units of this course. The final exam will consist of a series of practical related exercises in which students will be asked to produce electronic word-processed documents that make use of advanced word processing and graphic capabilities of electronic word processing software. Students will demonstrate their capacity to use specific advanced formatting techniques.

603-210-TV BUSINESS ENGLISH II

Course description:

This course will help students strengthen proper technical writing skills in order to write effectively in a business setting. Strategies to facilitate and improve writing will be taught, and attention will be given to effective oral communication in different business situations. Advanced reading comprehension will also be considered.

This course is specifically designed for students in the business field. The emphasis will be on the specificities of grammar, sentence structure, vocabulary, and spelling as they pertain to business communication. Weekly writing workshops for business will give students the opportunity to strengthen their writing skills with the guidance and supervision of the instructor.

410-210-TV ACCOUNTING II

Course description:

This course is intended to serve as an introduction to computerized accounting.  eginning with the fundamentals of recording accounting transactions, students will systematically investigate the major components of financial statements.

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to use the computerized accounting software, read and understand basic financial statements with an appreciation of some of the problems and limitations inherent in the preparations and use of financial reporting data. This course is designed to introduce, develop and continue the work required in Office Systems and Accounting program.

412-200-TV PAYROLL LAW

Course description:

This is the first of three payroll courses in the Office Systems and Accounting program. The course prepares students to acquire a thorough understanding of the different laws behind payroll operations.

Students will learn to apply Canadian and provincial laws to the payroll decision process including,

  • The Canada Pension Plan
  • The Employment Insurance Act
  • The Income Tax Act
  • Employment legislation
  • Workers compensation
  • Provincial laws and regulations

By the end of the course, students will be able to clearly communicate the legal aspects surrounding all payroll operations.

602-210-TV BUSINESS FRENCH II

Course description:

This second course of the program in Business French allows students to communicate in a more advanced way in a professional tone. Students will learn advanced language skills for communicating with clients, managers, and
colleagues.

This course aims to strengthen four language skill components while emphasizing mastery
of the main rules of the linguistic code and the application of grammatical standards in the
production of everyday texts, both oral and written. By the end of this course, will be able to better express themselves in French.

Session 3

 

412-310-TV INTERNET, SOCIAL MEDIA AND MARKETING FOR BUSINESS

Course description:

This course is designed to enhance the students’ knowledge of different office automation tools. By the end of the course, students will be capable of using different hardware and software in document-intensive business settings as well as provide technical support for the operation of an office.

Students will use the Internet, social media, and the Microsoft Office Suite as tools for different business applications, to search for information using the Internet for specific business-marketing-related inquiries, to present findings, and to use traditional office tools while experimenting with various technologies that have become indispensable in today’s office.

410-360-TV FINANCE

Course description:

 

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412-320-TV WEB APPLICATIONS FOR BUSINESS

Course description:

This course is designed to enhance the knowledge required to use different software and Web applications for professional multimedia presentations in a business context. By the end of the course, students will be capable of creating, formatting, and delivering a presentation through various Web applications and media in relation to a business environment.

The summative assessment will be a final presentation project which will consolidate the various skills, techniques, and procedures introduced through the various units of the course. In this presentation, students will have to produce a multimedia presentation using text and graphic elements, animation, transition, sound, and video.

412-330-TV DATABASE

Course description:

This course is designed to enhance the knowledge required to use elementary Microsoft Access applications. It covers the concepts used in this field. Students will be capable to organize their data into lists and then treat, compare, and present data in a structured and relevant manner.

As a final learning target, students will be given a final examination which will consolidate the various skills, techniques, and procedures introduced through the various units of the course. The exam will consist of a series of practical related exercises in which the students will have to produce electronic databases, enter, organize, and use data to resolve business problems.

412-350-TV EXCEL II

Course description:

This course is designed to strengthen the knowledge required to use advanced Microsoft Excel applications. It covers the advanced concepts used in handling advanced spreadsheets. Students will be capable of organizing more complicated data into lists and then treat, compare, and present this data in a formally relevant manner including advanced graphic presentations.

As a final learning target, students will be given a final examination which will consolidate the various skills, techniques, and procedures introduced through the various units of this course. The exam will consist of a series of practical related exercises in which the students will have to produce advanced electronic spreadsheets, enter, organize, and use data to solve business problems involving mathematical calculations and financial decision making.

410-300-TV PAYROLL I

Course description:

This is the second of three payroll courses in the Office Systems and Accounting program. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to prepare:

  • Individual pay
  • Non-regular individual pay
  • Termination payments
  • A record of employment

By the end of the course, students will have learned to carry out the complete payroll cycle.

Session 4

 

410-420-TV COMPUTERISED ACCOUNTING

Course description:

This course is intended to enable students to work with computerized accounting software. Beginning with the fundamentals of recording accounting transactions, students will systematically investigate the major components of financial statements.

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to use the computerized accounting software, read and understand basic financial statements with an appreciation of some of the problems and limitations inherent in the preparations and use of financial reporting data. This course in Accounting is designed to introduce, develop and continue the work required of courses in the
Office Systems and Accounting program.

 

412-410-TV PROTOCOL OF BUSINESS COMMUNICATION

Course description:

This course will help students develop proper oral language skills so that they will be able to communicate effectively in a business setting. Strategies to facilitate and improve oral language will be taught, and attention will be given to effective business communication. Reading comprehension will also be developed.

This course is specifically designed for students who speak English as a second language. The
emphasis will be on grammar, sentence structure, vocabulary, and spelling. Weekly workshops will give students the opportunity to develop basic skills with the guidance and supervision of the instructor.

 

410-400-TV PAYROLL II

Course description:

This third (and final) payroll course, in the Office Systems and Accounting program, will train students to prepare:

  • Remittances to federal and provincial entities
  • Any relevant documentation for payroll
  • End-of-year documentation

The final learning target will be evaluated through an in-class written examination.

412-430-TV WORK PLACEMENT

Course description:

This course gives students the opportunity to obtain direct experience in a workplace and to apply what they have learned in the program to a real office environment. Students will be assisted in finding a work placement sponsor through the process of writing and submitting resumes, cover letters, follow-up letters, along with direct coaching of the interview process.

Once a job placement is obtained by the student, regular meetings with the instructor will provide input regarding integration into the office environment and address any problems which may arise. The student will submit a report at the end of the internship which will synthesize the material learned in the program and relate it to their experience in the workplace. This will entail a self-appraisal of the student’s strengths and weaknesses along with a personal program for future
development.

401-200-TV BUSINESS PLAN

Course description:

This course will introduce students to the concepts and principles of small business management. Students will be able to apply a basic understanding of the steps required to evaluate the prospects of a small business as well as the steps to start and operate a business, from the ground up.

Through their business plan, students will demonstrate their ability to understand and apply the basic concepts and principles required to evaluate and recommend the creation or the development of a small business as part of an overall business plan. Students will be able to apply appropriate working methods to produce a comprehensive business
plan.

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