Introduction to Bookkeeping

Program Description & HIGHLIGHTS

This course is designed to educate the students with the fundamentals of Bookkeeping procedures. Students are given extensive practice to identify accounts, analyze transactions,  learn the rules of debit and credit, to create journal entries, post transactions in to ledger accounts, and to create the financial statements.

Upon completion of this course the successful student will develop and demonstrate the ability to:

  • Identify groups of accounts
  • Understand assets, liabilities and owner’s equity
  • Learn sub divisions of Owner’s Equity Accounts
  • Rules of debit and credit
  • Analyze transactions
  • Recording transactions and general ledger
  • Post transactions into the ledger
  • Create trial balance
  • Prepare financial statements

Admissions Requirement

  • Minimum Grade 12 or Equivalent Canadian qualification OR Relevant experience or Mature Students.
  • In case of Students from Non English speaking countries/territories, students will have to demonstrate their English proficiency at minimum IELTS Band level 6.0 OR equivalent. (In case of no proof of English proficiency or lower English proficiency level, students can take a prior learning assessment. Should they not meeting IELTS Band level after this assessment they will have to take the English crash course at Focus College).


Offered at both Kelowna and Surrey campus.


Contact Focus College for pricing.


One week – 24 hours.

Students must purchase their own textbooks.

Course text book is:

Barron’s E-Z Bookkeeping

 Kathleen Fitzpatrick, M.B.A., CMA, CFM, and Wallace Kravitz –


  • On campus delivery.
  • Students are required to read chapters, do practice exercises and complete assignments daily.
  • 2 hours of self study time is required for this course.
  • Students are graded on attendance, participation, assignments and final exam.  
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