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Continuing Education

Applied Bookkeeping


The location where your NAIT courses will be held.


The type of certification (degree, diploma, certificate) you will earn after completing your program.

  • Degree - NAIT offers a number of business degrees and applied science and technology degrees accredited by Alberta Advanced Education.
    Applied degree programs offer a stronger emphasis on practical applications of the concepts learned in the classroom
  • Diplomas & Certificates - These credit programs take 1 or 2 years and lead to government approved and industry-recognized credentials.
  • Journeyman Certificate - Hands-on and expert-led apprenticeship and industry training for skilled trades and technology professionals.
  • Continuing Education/Non-Credit - NAIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs and courses for personal and professional development in a number of interesting and exciting fields. These options are great for people who may be working but are interested in studying as well.

Delivery Options

The flexible schedule options for this course including time of day and full/part-time.

  • Day - Courses taking place between Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Evening/Weekend - Courses taking place on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online - Sometimes called "Home Study" or "Computer-Based Learning"
  • Blended - A combination of online and in-class components.
  • Distance - Traditional correspondence format. These courses work best if you can't get to a campus or if your schedule can't accommodate fixed class times

Become a better bookkeeper

Starting your own business and looking to do the bookkeeping yourself? Starting a new bookkeeping position within a company? 

The Applied Bookkeeping certificate program will show you how to handle the daily tasks associated with managing the financial transactions of a business. 

Hands-on, industry-relevant skills

Discover how to verify source documents and carry out invoicing, payroll, payables, government remittances, and account reconciliations. Find out the differences between a debit and a credit and learn how to generate financial reports.  

At the end of the program you will develop a final project case study that will allow you to practice the concepts and procedures in full-cycle bookkeeping.  

Required equipment

Please bring your own calculator to class.

After completion

An Applied Bookkeeping Certificate will be awarded once you complete the 5 core courses and achieve a minimum grade of 80% on your case study.