Camosun stands with Indigenous peoples

From Sherri Bell, President

The revealing by the Penelakut Tribe of 160+ undocumented and unmarked graves on the grounds of the former Kuper Island Industrial School and foreshore deepens the pain of all Indigenous peoples.

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Bookkeeping Fundamentals, Certificate

Get a credential employers value.

Program at a glance



Area of Study


Study options


Work experience


Open to International




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Student studying

Bookkeeping is important in any business - small or large

Start in September, January or May!

This certificate will prepare you with the necessary skills and knowledge to provide bookkeeping support for today's office. The certificate program is for students who require flexibility and convenience to complete their educational goals or to enhance their existing credentials.

Information Sessions

The School of Business Information Sessions are a great way to learn more about a program and to get your questions answered by faculty and staff.

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If you missed the live session we've got you covered. Download the 2021 Summer Information Session PDF with clickable links.

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Preparing you for your career

You'll work through introductory-level courses in accounting, business software, taxes and tax planning

Estimated tuition

Effective from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.

$1,431 (domestic)

Additional Student Fees

What to expect

The program consists of 4 courses starting in the Fall, Winter, Summer term.  Program courses are delivered in a combination of online and face-to-face instruction. Evening and daytime classes are held predominantly at the Interurban campus and the program can be taken on a part-time basis.

After graduation

Employment possibilities include support-level bookkeeping positions in a variety of business settings. Students may be able to use courses taken in this program in other credentials in the School of Business or the college.

A rewarding career

Bookkeepers in BC earn a median annual salary* of $41,700 depending on employer and seniority.

*2018 Job Bank Wage data

Curriculum & courses

Admission requirements

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.

Tip: Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

One of:

And one of:

  • C in Math 11
  • C in MATH 077 
  • C in MATH 137
  • C+ in MATH 072 
  • C+ in MATH 075 
  • C+ in MATH 135

For more detailed information about this program and specific admission requirements, see the Academic Calendar.

Academic Calendar

Our teaching staff

Camosun College is fiercely proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students' individual journeys.

Faculty/staff profile

Robin Baskerville-Bridges Instructor, Applied Business Technology

Robin Baskerville-Bridges


Robin has a degree in Electrical Engineering and has been teaching with Camosun College since 1985. He loves to take the mystery out of computer appli ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

Genevieve Beninger Program Leader/Instructor, Applied Business Technology

Genevieve Beninger


Geneviève’s career has spanned the visual arts, commerce, and technology and she draws on all three to inform her teaching practice. She worked for se ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

Karen Clarke Instructor, Applied Business Technology

Karen Clarke

Instructor (On Leave)

Karen has been teaching at Camosun since 1989 and specializes in English and Business Communications.   She completed her undergraduate degrees a ... Read more

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Jasdeep Dhillon Instructor, Applied Business Technology

Jasdeep Dhillon


Jasdeep has a degree in both Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education. She joined Camosun College in 1999 and teaches courses in Medical Office A ... Read more

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Sue Doutre

Sue Doutre


Faculty/staff profile

Patricia Gaudreault Program Leader /Instructor, Applied Business Technology

Patricia Gaudreault

Program Leader

Patricia worked as a legal assistant and paralegal with several Victoria law firms for 20+ years prior to joining Camosun College as a term instr ... Read more

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Julia Grav Instructor, Applied Business Technology

Julia Grav

Program Leader

Julia Grav is an entrepreneur in the Victoria technology sector managing web development and design business for over 10 years. She actively consults ... Read more

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Angela Kemna


Faculty/staff profile


Denelle Lambert


Denelle completed her law degree in Ottawa prior to moving to the west coast in 2010. After practising law in Nanaimo she relocated to beautiful Victo ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

Nicholas Read Chair/Instructor, Applied Business Technology

Nicholas Read

Department Chair, Program Leader - Medical Office

Faculty/staff profile

Shannon Tait Instructor, Applied Business Technology

Shannon Tait


Shannon has worked at Camosun since 1992 in Student Services, Co-operative Education and Career Services, and the School of Business.  She has an ... Read more
Bookkeeping student

Learn more

Find a full list of courses and specific admission requirements. 

Contact information

School of Business

Contact us to discuss if the program is right for you!

Campus location

Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1

Location link

Campus Map


Fax: 250-370-4104