About This Program

The Capilano University Award of Achievement in Bookkeeping for Small Business is a part-time program that prepares learners for an entry-level bookkeeping position in a small business.

Practical courses filled with insights from industry professionals help you develop fundamental knowledge and skills in bookkeeping, and give you the confidence to build your own career or expand your role within your organization.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply fundamental bookkeeping procedures and techniques in both manual and computerized environments
  • Set up and maintain the bookkeeping system for existing and new businesses
  • Analyze and record routine business transactions
  • Create and manage documents for daily operations
  • Construct and interpret financial statements
  • Utilize Excel skills to support bookkeeping tasks
  • Communicate financial and related information with business owners and accountants

Who is this for?

While the Award of Achievement in Bookkeeping for Small Business is open to everyone, it will be particularly useful for:

  • Small-business owners or family members wishing to take over the books for the family business 
  • Administrative assistants wishing to expand their skills and grow within their organization 
  • Experienced bookkeepers wishing to transition from a paper-based system to a computerized accounting software platform 
  • Those who need flexibility in their schedule, but want to learn new skills and earn part-time income from home 
  • Those who seek to upgrade their existing employment skills or begin a job as a bookkeeper

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Program Courses

For a complete list of courses required for this program, please see the Program Requirements section below. The following courses may be offered this semester:

Program Requirements

The courses that comprise the Award of Achievement in Bookkeeping for Small Business are broken down into Required and Elective courses. Complete all required courses and one elective course within a specified time-frame with a passing grade and obtain an Award of Achievement in Bookkeeping for Small Business.

You can take courses in any order provided the prerequisites are met.

Required Courses:

Elective Courses:


Program Timelines

To receive your Award of Achievement, please notify us by email once you have completed all requirements for this program. Your email should include your full name, date of birth, and program name.

All required and elective courses must be completed within two calendar years. It’s important to note that you don’t have to take all the courses at once and can stagger them over time.


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CapU Lonsdale
250-125 Victory Ship Way
North Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V7L 0G5
604 984 4901


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