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Continuing Education

Sage 50 Accounting Software


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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

This certificate is for those who wish to become educated and trained in the Sage 50 Accounting software program.

This software manages numerous bookkeeping tasks, including:

  • chart of accounts
  • accounts receivable
  • accounts payable
  • payroll processing
  • remittances to governing bodies
  • tracking inventory/services
  • job costing
  • account reconciliation
  • generating reports

Sage 50 Accounting software handles these and other tasks using a reliable double-entry bookkeeping process with a reputable audit trail.

Hands-on, industry-relevant skills

The material covered in this certificate program will provide you with an opportunity to gain knowledge of the Sage 50 Accounting software. The program will begin with an introduction to the software by examining the default settings and modifying of a chart of accounts. You will experience its many capabilities through the hands-on application of a company’s financial activities.  

The program also includes training in both Microsoft Word and Excel to explore the Sage 50 Accounting software’s capabilities to export data into these programs. 

The program curriculum is delivered by an instructor, and training manuals are provided in each of the core courses. You will need to successfully complete all the required tasks in the time frame allotted for each course in order to obtain a passing grade. Instructions for each task will be covered during the courses, and the marking structure will be included in each course outline.

Are you a bookkeeper?

Good bookkeeping requires a knowledge of debits and credits, an understanding of financial accounting, and organized, detail-oriented individuals who can keep accurate, up-to-date records which are vital to the well-being of any business. However, accounting software is only as good as a bookkeepers’ understanding of the tasks they perform and their ability to use a software program properly.

After graduation

A Sage 50 Accounting Software Certificate will be awarded to students upon successful completion of the NAIT Applied Bookkeeping Certificate and the 6 courses that make up this program.