Computerized Accounting & Payroll (CPA) Advanced


NOC: 1432

Program Duration: 2020 hours

At 20 hours per week: 101.0 weeks – 23.2 months
At 25 hours per week: 80.8 weeks – 18.6 months
Note on Program Duration:  Actual calendar times may vary due to statutory holidays, professional days and school closure days.

Mature student status (19 years of age or older). Non native English speakers require proof of score of  60% on ULI ESL testing (or equivalent from other standardized testing mechanisms). Domestic students require minimum score of 7 on Wonderlic Aptitude test and pass an interview with the ULI admissions department. International students need to pass an interview with ULI admissions department.  May be required to take ULI ESL program to bring English to the prerequisite level of acceptance.

CPA Certification 

Payroll Compliance Legislation, Payroll Fundamentals 1&2

780 Hours

Bookkeeping & Accounting Skills

Accounting Fundamentals Level 1&2, Sage 50 Level 1&2, QuickBooks Level 1&2, Payroll & Taxes

200 Hours

Applications & Technologies

MS Office 2013 Suite (choose 1 of the following)

MS Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, MS Outlook

60 hours

Job Search Skills

Employment / Practicum Readiness

English Conversation

(may be exempt if score higher than 70%)

Work Experience

Co-Op Work Term

900 hours

Courses may be modified or substituted as required to facilitate success in standardized testing or changes in standardized requirements. Alternate courses may be chosen to replace exempted course requirements based on experience and/or testing results.100 hours Exam Preparation may be included in total hours. There is voluntary additional support available with the instructor(s) at $50/hour. Course delivery subject to enrollment and may be altered.