Accounting & Payroll Administrator

  • Home
  • Accounting & Payroll Administrator



NOC Code : 1431 – (Accounting and related clerks)

Accounting and Payroll Administration program gives the students hands-on Accounting Training that employers demand. The program will teach you to excel in computerized accounting programs such as QuickBooks, Sage50, and other industry-standard software. Students will also learn the manual accounting fundamentals they need to fully understand the bookkeeping process.

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of the program, graduates can work as accounting administrators or below occupations list:

  • Office Assistant
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Office Supervisor
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Accounts Receivable/Accounts Payable Clerk

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12/GED or equivalent
  • Mature Student status (19 yrs. or older)
  • International students require IELTS at least 5.5 band
  • or Canadian Language Benchmark Test level 6
  • or college’s ESC program.



Course Informations

  • Program Type: Full-time Diploma
  • Work Experience: 140 Hours
  • Classroom: 620 Hours
  • Program Length: 9 Months
  • Delivery Method: In Class/Online Delivery
  • Campus: Surrey, BC, Canada




Program Info

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

The Accounting & Payroll Administrator program prepares graduates for positions working in accounting and/or payroll departments, or as chief administrators for small businesses.
Students will have an understanding of administrative procedures, fundamentals of accounting and corporate finance, bookkeeping and payroll procedures. This program prepares students to challenge the Canadian Payroll Association certification to attain your Payroll Compliance Practitioner certification Student.

Student Progress/ Assessment Methods

Students will be assessed through written tests, computer-based tasks and assignments. After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to the tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.
Students will be required to complete 140 hrs of work experience. To qualify for work experience, students are required to maintain a minimum C grade average or higher and a minimum attendance of 85%.

Attendance Expectations

85% of classes must be attended to achieve competency for this qualification

Graduation Requirements Minimum C grade average is required for graduation


Program Hours

Subjects Number Of Hours
COMP101.Introduction to Computers

20 Hours

COMP 102. Introduction to WORD processing 40 Hours
DAP 101. Financial Accounting 80 Hours
DIB 107. Business Math 40 Hours
DAP 105. Computerized Accounting with QuickBooks 40 Hours
DAP 106 Modern Office technologies 40 Hours
DAP 110. Payroll Compliance 40 Hours
DAP 108 Income Tax Fundamentals 80 Hours
DAP 107 Human Resource Management 80 Hours
DAP 111. Career Employment & Strategies 40 Hours
DIB 112. Business Communication 80 Hours
DIB 115. Customer Service 40 Hours
Work Experience 140 Hours
Total 760 Hours


© Heritage Community College 2021

Heritage Community College is following guidelines and direction provided by the Provincial Health Officer, Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training, and Work Safe BC along with the BC Restart Plan and the Ministry’s Return-to-Campus Guidelines.

Face Masks will be required on campus for all indoor public spaces, along with active health screenings currently being conducted by the front desk, as well as reduced campus access.

We remind the College community that stopping the spread of COVID-19 relies on everyone doing their part, including immunization, daily self-administered health checks, staying home when sick, and practicing hand hygiene.

Download Our HCC COVID-19 Policy & Guidelines Here