In the first year of the Accounting and Management Technology program, you are introduced to various business disciplines through introductory courses. In the second year of the program, course-content becomes more in-depth for each business discipline. Also, during the first two years of your program, you develop basic skills you can put into practice during your co-op placements. In the third year of the program, courses are more specialized, allowing you to develop specific knowledge, with an emphasis on application and analysis.
Physical activity and health is an introductory course that combines a variety of physical activities in order to promote an active and healthy lifestyle. Stress management, motivational factors, weight management, and nutrition are some of the topics that complement the weekly activities. Students are expected to participate to the best of their ability in a fun-filled environment. The following activities may be offered: Soccer, Ultimate, Volleyball, Hockey, Ringette, Basketball, Lacrosse, Snowshoeing, Hiking, Cross country running, Rollerblading, Weight training, Circuit/Core training, Yoga, Pilates, Badminton, Flexibility, and Relaxation.
This course is directed toward improving English language skills by extensive written work based on literary texts. It uses the same textbooks as the Introduction to College English: Literature, but because of the emphasis on writing skills has a reduced list of readings.
This course introduces the student to the field of business administration. More specifically, the student will explore the nature of business from both a Canadian and a global perspective. Students will be introduced to the options for organizing a business, the nature of management and the different functional areas of the business organization.
This course introduces students to the area of financial accounting for sole proprietorships. Upon completion of the course, students will have a strong understanding of the accounting cycle from journalizing through to the preparation of financial statements.
The goal of this course is to provide a framework for career planning. Through researching potential career opportunities, the student will develop a strategy to meet personal strengths, interests, and career objectives. Integral to the course will be the preparation of professional resumes and the development of effective job search and interviewing techniques
This course will introduce students to computer software applications and operating systems normally encountered in a business environment. The students will learn the basic features and typical business uses for word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software applications. Up-to-date software such as the Microsoft Office suite will be used and mastery of the applications will be obtained through a case approach. Effective file management techniques, file transfer facilities and communication software such as e-mail will also be explored.
The purpose of the second set is to encourage students to use a goal-oriented approach to improve the effectiveness of a physical activity whether it is a sport, corporal expression or an outdoor activity. After an initial assessment, students evaluate the physical activity in terms of their ability and attitudes; they set goals and try an approach aimed at improving their motor skills, their technique or their mastery of complex strategies. Finally, students are called upon to assess their progress.
Each of the following activities will be offered for a 15 week period.
Badminton involves the introduction of skills including serving, underhand and overhead strokes, rules and etiquette of the game and basic strategies of singles and doubles play.
Basketball involves an introduction to the fundamentals of passing and receiving, dribbling, shooting and basic team play both offensively and defensively. Rules and strategy will be covered.
This course provides a great opportunity to work out with a group in a friendly setting, with motivating music, where everyone works to his/her own capacity. Workouts will consist of circuit type training based on a fixed amount of time, i.e. 10 exercises, 1 minute each and “cross fit” type training where a fixed amount of work is pre-established i.e., 8 exercises, 25 repetitions each. The resistance used will be of personal choice and/or body weight. Ultimately all workouts will provide both cardiovascular and muscular strength/endurance benefits, resulting in a very functional form of fitness.
Students will experience a blend of disciplines such as pilates, meditation with movement and massage with various relaxation techniques. The course aims to increase cardiovascular and muscular strength while developing awareness of mind, body and spirit.
Snow Sports involves learning the skills and strategies to comfortably use the winter environment to travel over snow and ice. Snow sports will include cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and skating in the Gatineau Park and surrounding facilities. Exercising in cold weather conditions requires an understanding of proper nutrition, safety management, cold weather injuries, and dressing techniques; all topics that are covered in the course. This course will be offered for three hours per week for 10 weeks. This is a true Canadian experience.
Soccer is a team sport that involves the use of both physical and mental skills. The class will focus on the fundamentals of team concepts, individual passing, shooting, ball control and fitness. Basic theoretical knowledge of game play and rules will also be covered.
Outdoor Pursuits will allow students to experience the health advantages and adventure of outdoor based activities. Exercising in the outdoors boosts the immune system, increases cognitive function and motivation while lowering stress levels. Students will work towards building their muscular and cardiovascular endurance through a range of fitness training activities as well as building their skills and confidence in the outdoor environment.
Team Sports focuses on the progression of fundamental skills,. Team Sports is comprised of three different activities each lasting five weeks, to be determined by the individual teacher. Three of the following sports could be offered: Soccer, Hockey, Volleyball, Basketball and Ultimate Frisbee.
Rock Climbing will introduce students to the safety and techniques of bouldering and top-rope climbing in an indoor gym. As a condensed course format, the class will be held as 10, 3 hour classes, 7 of which will be off campus at Altitude Gym on 35 Boulevard Saint-Raymond. The students will be responsible for their transportation to and from the gym. The students will work on their strength, technique, balance and endurance while working on goals that they will set for themselves.
Volleyball will include the fundamentals of serving, serve reception, volleying, spiking as well as basic team offensive and defensive strategies. Rules and strategies will be covered.
Yoga is a practice that has evolved over a period of approximately 5,000 years dealing with all aspects of health. The term yoga literally means union of mind and body. Throughout the semester, students will be introduced to the many different styles of yoga, focusing on a variety of forward bends, back bending and balancing postures.
This course’s emphasis is on how knowledge is defined, acquired, transmitted and applied. Students examine both messages and media to identify the strengths and limitations of each. Students learn to situate knowledge in a social, historical and personal context, a skill they will need in order to become lifelong learners.
Throughout this course, we will study literature as a way of exploring the varied connections between sport and human nature. Readings for the course will consist of novels, poems, and stories (fictional or not) that present central themes surrounding athletic competition. We will discuss sport as a metaphor for life and cover topics including the following: obsessive fandom, tribalism, the heroic glory of achievement, and the fear of failure. We will examine the ways in which sport highlights the best and the worst of human behavior.
As a sequential course to Financial Accounting I, students will apply fundamental accounting principles to partnership and corporate forms of business ownership. In addition, the student will learn how to account for various long-term assets.
This course introduces the student to the field of finance, focusing on business mathematics. The student learns basic key concepts and tools of financial analysis, in particular the use of time value of money involved in financial transactions. This course provides the background required for analysis of a financial project.
This course introduces students to human resources (HR) management and the role of the HR professional in today’s business context. Students will develop competencies in human resources planning, recruitment, selection, training and development, performance management, and compensation
The course focuses on how individuals, groups, societies or nations organize ideas, perceptions and values into explanatory patterns. Students explore major ideas and value systems by which diverse individuals, groups, societies or nations seek to explain the world and their place in it.
The presence of non-human creatures in our daily lives has always challenged our most-cherished notions of human uniqueness and complicated our attitudes towards the world we share with these creatures. This course studies some of the ways in which writers have tried to address the contradictions implicit in a human worldview that sets speciesist prejudice against empirical evidence.
As a sequential course to Financial Accounting I and II, this course focuses on the management of current asset and current liability accounts. Working capital implications, as well as internal control considerations will be examined.
This course addresses key aspects of statistics as they apply to business decisions. Students develop competence in using appropriate statistical tools to present and interpret results according to the situation to be resolved. Students will use the statistical capabilities of appropriate computer software throughout the course.
This course focuses on the determination, understanding, and satisfaction of client needs. Following an integrated marketing approach, the course includes defining product and service needs, assessing consumer behaviour patterns, developing branding strategies, creating promotional plans, and managing effective marketing communication channels.
This course uses financial principles and concepts to solidify the student’s understanding of financial investments. The student applies time value of money concepts to capital budgeting and lease-versus-buy decisions and recommends an appropriate course of action. The student uses appropriate computer software to facilitate the numerical calculations.
This course aims to apply different ethical theories, principles, and values to the areas of work and business. The focus is on the requirements for making capitalism more ethically appealing as well as the relation of corporations to other entities such as consumers and the natural environment. Values and virtues like cooperation and fairness are discussed along with the application of an ethical decision-making model to relevant case studies.
In common with the other Block “B” English courses, this one provides training in public speaking, practical and professional writing, reading and writing across the curriculum while exposing the students to a variety of literary forms. Although the course devotes considerable attention to practical and professional writing, the focus remains solidly on literature.
The third physical education course is aimed at integrating physical activity into the student’s daily lifestyle through more effective application of related personal factors (i.e. time management, motivation, nutrition needs, designing an exercise program) that contribute to continued participation. During scheduled course hours, the student will be introduced to new skills and concepts related to the specific activity chosen. The student is also expected to maintain regular physical activity outside class hours within a personal activity program under the professor’s supervision by applying the knowledge gained while integrating new course material.
The group activity portion of this course will consist of a three day canoe camping trip on local waterways using large ‘voyageur’ style canoes. Students will be involved with various organizational aspects of the trip such as purchasing food, planning and preparing meals, preparing and maintaining fires and filtering water.
No matter where you are, cycling is a great way to travel and at the same time, benefit from some fresh air and exercise. In this course we will start off with a couple preliminary outings that will take us into the Gatineau Park with a focus on bike selection, proper positioning and gear use. In addition, we will select, plan, and divide up some of the responsibilities for an overnight cycle tour in the region. Also, students will have planned and managed a personal activity of their choice in a health enhancing approach over the entire semester.
Exercise and Weight Training will allow students to develop and use personalized resistance training and cardiovascular training programs throughout the course. Classes are in two hour weekly blocks that are broken down in to 75% workout/application and 25% lecture.
This course will allow students to discover the Gatineau Park through many of its hiking trails. Day hikes will take them to different areas of the park. Presentations will be made on topics such as First Aid, Nutrition, Water Treatment, Equipment and History. In addition to these topics, students will also be made aware of the geology of the park, local flora and fauna, environmental impact, safety considerations, appropriate clothing and footwear, and basic hiking techniques.
This course will encourage students to assume more responsibility for directing and managing their own sport experience. Students will develop sport-specific techniques and fitness; appreciate and be able to execute sport-specific strategic play; share planning and administration of sport experiences; provide responsible leadership; and develop and apply knowledge about officiating, scorekeeping and training. Classes are in two hour weekly blocks.
This course will emphasize the importance of mind and body awareness through a broad range of activities which include yoga, meditation, relaxation, and massage therapy. In addition, hiking and orienteering in the fall or snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the winter at an outdoor facility, will complete the weekend outing.
Snowshoeing is a winter activity in which participants wear specially designed gear on their feet which distributes their weight, allowing them to walk more comfortably on the snow. Snowshoeing is an excellent low impact, cardiovascular workout. Students will explore different types of terrain and visit different cabins in the Gatineau Park.
Stand Up Paddling consists of paddling a large surfboard in an upright position with the help of a long paddle. It is an emerging activity with its origins in traditional surfing that offers a full body workout and is a fun and exciting way to play on lakes, rivers and ocean surf. This course will be offered over three weekend day outings. Paddling techniques, clothing, nutrition, etiquette, and environmental awareness are all included in this package.
The group activity portion of this course will consist of a three day hiking trip into Gatineau Park, camping overnight at the Lac Phillipe campground. Students will be introduced to the basics of preparing and packing for a multi-day hiking excursion and lightweight camping techniques. Students will be involved with various organizational aspects of the trip such as purchasing food, planning and preparing meals, organising evening activities, camp set-up and take down and leave no trace practices.
This course will allow students to experience all that winter has to offer. The group activity of this course will consist of two outings; an introductory day to winter systems and a weekend of winter camping. During the overnight outing, the students will have the option of staying in a Gatineau Park heated hut or taking the ultimate challenge of sleeping out in a snow shelter. The group will travel into the park on snowshoes and build their own quinzees (snow shelters). Topics covered will include snow shelter construction, safety management, cold weather injuries, and effective winter clothing systems.
With the use of a popular computerized accounting application such as Sage 50, students will put into practice the knowledge which they have gained from the three financial accounting courses taken so far in the program. Through a case approach, students will learn how to select an appropriate computerized accounting system, how to set up and maintain the system for a variety of businesses as well as how to use a computerized version of the General Journal, Accounts Receivable Journal, Accounts Payable Journal and other commonly used modules.
This course takes a more advanced approach to accounting problems through the analysis and application of international financial reporting standards (IFRS). The new topics include: cash flow statements, conversion of cash to accrual accounting, and accounting for non-profit organizations.
(Prerequisites: 410-K10-HR, 360-B30-HR)
Building and maintaining strong customer relationships is a challenge for all businesses. Collecting and processing information as well as relaying timely and relevant information to customers and management is a key part of overcoming that challenge. With the use of web based technology as well as current database software, students will develop a customized set of computer applications that will collect, process and distribute information to both management and customers.
Ce cours vise à développer la communication écrite et orale chez l’élève dans un contexte professionnel. L’accent sera mis sur l’expression écrite dans un registre de langue soutenu. L’élève devra également démontrer sa compréhension de textes relatifs au milieu du travail et communiquer efficacement dans différentes situations du monde des affaires.
This course introduces students to the field of supply chain management as an essential component of a firm's overall strategic planning process. Topics examined include developing supply management goals, evaluating suppliers, and managing inventory. Furthermore, students will examine the role of quality management and international commercial transactions as they relate to global supply chain management.
This course focuses on the importance of the legal system in relation to the operation of a business. Students learn how to examine business operations to identify potential legal liability and legal compliance risks. Topics covered include contracts, civil responsibility, consumer protection, property, employment, and bankruptcy.
This course will provide students with basic personal financial planning tools and financial life skills. The course will teach students to plan for their financial future, prioritize spending, and manage their money and debt responsibly. Specifically, the course will cover topics such as personal budgeting, saving, insurance, personal credit, managing debt, and investing.
This course introduces the student to the area of managerial accounting. The student will learn how to differentiate between different types of organizational costs, develop job order, process accounting, and activity based accounting systems, and to apply various management techniques such as break-even and financial statement analysis.
This course provides students with an introduction to the management of individuals, resources, and projects. The student will examine the management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Also students will gain practical skills in project management including preparing, coordinating, monitoring and presenting a project.
Students study fundamental payroll practices and procedures, including legislative compliance and relevant regulatory agencies. Student will learn different facets of payroll administration including the determination of net pay for salaries, hourly, commissioned employees and contract workers as well as determining obligations for businesses. Students will receive hands-on experience with computerized payroll software. Students will also be exposed to the administrative requirements for human resource management.
This course will provide students with an understanding of the need for business planning and control to effectively manage a profitable business or non-profit organization. Students will learn techniques to prepare a master budget and budgeted financial statements, perform variance analysis, and utilize performance measurement tools. Students will learn how to prepare and present these planning documents using spreadsheet software. Recommended courses of action for performance improvement will be discussed throughout the course.
(Prerequisites: 410-C50-HR, 410-K20-HR, 410-F20-HR, 410-H10-HR, 410-B50-HR)
This course teaches the student how to develop a business plan. They will develop a complete business plan which includes details on product development, marketing, management and organizational planning and financial forecasting. Students will use information gathering as well as industry and economic research as they examine and develop each stage of the business.
This course explores the interaction of individuals within organizations. Focusing on high-performance work cultures, the student will acquire practical knowledge in the areas of motivation, communications, leadership, team dynamics, conflict and negotiation, and health, safety and wellness.
Students will learn how to prepare tax returns for both individuals and businesses. Students will get acquainted with current Quebec & Federal tax laws to be able to assess the implications of taxation. Advantages of tax planning are also explored. Students will receive hands-on experience with specialized tax software.
This course introduces concepts necessary for understanding the Canadian economy within a global context, and the various government policies used to manage it. It also introduces the basic economic problems all countries face, and how various countries differ in their approach to solutions (e. g., capitalist, socialist). Major focuses are the key variables that reflect Canadian economic health (i.e., inflation, national output/income (GDP), and unemployment), and how government policy attempts to improve economic performance in these areas. Included will be the analysis of consumer and firm spending, government fiscal and monetary policy, the banking system and international trade/finance.
This course will prepare students to integrate into the workplace upon graduation. Each student will develop a personal career strategy, identifying potential employment opportunities related to their particular interests, technical background, and capabilities. The use of recruitment tools, site visits, and the development of an employer database, will be included in the course.
A key feature of the program is the co-op component, where qualified students are placed in paid summer work terms after completing their first and second year of study. During your placement, you'll have the chance to improve and expand your core skillset. Access to a professional position will provide you with real-life work experience, greatly improving your ability to secure employment in your field after graduation. In some cases, your co-op position can lead to full-time employment after graduation. Your co-op eligibility will be assessed once you've been admitted to the program.
In order to graduate, you must pass a Ministerial Examination of College English exam.
The Program Exit Assessment (PEA) is a final evaluation activity that shows a student’s achievement throughout the program. It requires students to integrate and synthesize the knowledge and skills gained from their Diploma of College Studies (DEC), as indicated in our College’s policy on student evaluation.
As an Accounting and Management Technology student, you will be required to present a proposed Business Plan, during which you summarize the necessary activities to be performed in launching, modifying, or expanding the products and services offered by an organization.
The PEA serves as a summary of the your experience in the program, including reflection on both program-specific and general-education courses.