Computerized Accounting & Payroll (CPA)


NOC: 1432

Program Duration: 1220 hours

At 20 hours per week: 61.0 weeks – 14.0 months
At 25 hours per week: 48.8 weeks – 11.2 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  Fundamentals 1&2

780 Hours

Bookkeeping & Accounting 

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

200 hrs

Applications & Technologies

MS Office 2013 Suite (choose 1 of the following)

60 hours

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

80 hours

Job Search Skills

Employment / Practicum Readiness

English Conversation OR Business Communications; and Administrative Office Procedures

(may be exempt if score higher than 70%)

Work Experience


100 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