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Business - Accounting (Co-op)

Business - Accounting (Co-op) Ontario College Diploma, Co-op

What is Business - Accounting (Co-op)?

This program introduces students to the various functional aspects of business in general, and accounting in particular. Graduates are able to apply computer, communication, and mathematical skills and employ management accounting techniques to support accounting activities, including the maintenance of accounting records and the preparation of financial statements and individual tax returns.

Why study Business – Accounting at Georgian College? 

  • Our students give rave reviews about their faculty who excel at finding interesting and meaningful ways to explain even the most complex accounting principles in a way that makes sense
  • Earn while you learn: Georgian is a recognized leader in student work experience you’ll get the hands-on experience you need to give you an advantage in the career marketplace

 

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
BACT
Length:
2 Years
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
4 Semesters, plus 2 work terms
Credential:
Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Location:
Barrie
Start:

Fall - Barrie

Winter - Barrie

Contact:
Lianne Smith-Stow
Email:
Lianne.Smith-Stow@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 5435

This program introduces students to the various functional aspects of business in general, and accounting in particular. Graduates are able to apply computer, communication, and mathematical skills and employ management accounting techniques to support accounting activities, including the maintenance of accounting records and the preparation of financial statements and individual tax returns.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • maintain paper and electronic accounting records and prepare financial statements for sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles


  • employ management accounting techniques in the planning, directing, and controlling of an enterprise


  • prepare routine tax returns for individuals ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and regulations


  • use mathematical techniques to support the financial management of a business organization including the preparation of financial information


  • apply computer skills and knowledge of accounting information systems to support the accounting function including maintaining accounting records and preparing financial statements and reports


  • recognize the impact of the operations of functional areas of an organization on its financial performance


  • recognize, within the context of the Canadian business environment, the impact of factors such as economic variables, legislation, and ethics on business operations


  • apply contemporary business communications practices and effective interpersonal skills to support the accounting function


  • employ environmentally sustainable practices within the profession.

Co-operative Education is a mandatory component of all Co-op programs at Georgian College; it has been designed as a process by which students integrate their academic education with work experience related to their programs of study. This integration affects much more than simply earning a salary, including the adjustment to the work environment and the development of professionalism. It also reinforces skills and theory learned during academic semesters, develops professional contacts, job knowledge and career path, improves human relations and communication skills, and promotes personal maturity and financial independence.

Students are requested to register, attend and participate in their scheduled co-operative education classes. These classes are scheduled for all first year students and are expected to be completed in order for students to proceed successfully to their first co-op work experiences. To ensure students are eligible to proceed onto any co-op work experience, students should refer to Promotional Status and Eligibility for Co-op as outlined in the College Calendar. Co-op policies and procedures can be located on our website: www.georgiancollege.ca/student-services/co-op-and-career-services/students-tab/

Georgian College follows the Co-operative Education guidelines set out by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE) and Education at Work Ontario (EWO) by supporting the learning outcomes designed for the program specific graduate profile and curriculum as set out by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

Fall Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Work Term 1 | Sem 3 | Work Term 2 | Sem 4

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Fall | Winter | Summer | Fall | Winter | Summer

2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018 | 2018

Winter Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3 | Work Term 1 | Sem 4 | Work Term 2

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Winter | Summer | Fall | Winter | Summer | Fall

2017 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018 | 2018 | 2018

OSSD or equivalent with

- Grade 12 English (C or U)

- any Grade 11* or 12 Mathematics (C, M, or U)

*Minimum of 60% in Grade 11 College or University level Mathematics (MBF3C or MCF3M)

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

- OSS Curriculum: OSSD or equivalent with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U); plus any Grade 11* or 12 College level mathematics (MBC3C, MAP4C or MCT4C) or 11* or 12 University level mathematics (MCF3M, MCR3U, MCV4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MHF4U or MDM4U). (*Minimum of 60% in Grade 11 College or University level mathematics MCB3C, MCF3M or MCR3U)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

- Any credit Communication course and most credit mathematics courses taken at Georgian College

- College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Business Foundations*

- Equivalent courses in English and mathematics taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)

- Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications and business, apprentice or technical mathematics*

- Mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*

- Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)

- English, Literature or Communication credit courses and most mathematics credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

- Applicants can write the mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.

19 Mandatory Courses

2 Communications Courses

3 General Education Courses

2 Co-op Work Terms

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Mandatory Courses

ACCT1000 Financial Accounting Principles 1
ACCT1001 Financial Accounting Principles 2
ACCT1002 Computerized Accounting
ACCT2000 Cost Accounting 2
ACCT2001 Intermediate Accounting 1
ACCT2002 Intermediate Accounting 2
ACCT2003 Cost Accounting 1
ACCT3004 Accounting Information Systems
BUSI1001 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
COMP1003 Microcomputer Applications
ECON1000 Microeconomics
ECON2000 Macroeconomics
FNCE2002 Taxation
FNCE2010 Financial Management
HURM1000 Human Resources Management Foundations
LAWS2000 Business Law
MATH1002 Mathematics of Finance
MKTG1000 Introduction to Marketing
STAT2000 Statistics 1
Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.
General Education Courses

To be selected from College list
Co-op Work Terms

COOP1008 Business Work Term 1
COOP2025 Business Accounting Work Term 2

View the Business - Accounting (Co-op) articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.

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Co-op helps Chi Tran learn about Canadian work environment and more

My co-op work terms have prepared me with the essential skills and knowledge required to work in the accounting field. Besides applying my knowledge in reality, I have had the chance to learn new accounting software and become involved in different accounting areas. My communication has improved, and I have gotten used to the Canadian work environment. My first co-op went well and I got good results overall. Read more...

Samantha Ferno

Samantha Ferno

Accounts Payable Associate, Joe Johnson Equipment Inc.

Program:

Business - Accounting

Year:

2014


Georgian College gave me the skills and knowledge through my program in order to obtain this position as a co-op. I was able to demonstrate the information from my studies in a real setting. They were impressed with my ability to learn new computer software, processes and procedures at an excelled rate while offering insight on enhancing operations and I was offered a permanent position. Read more...

A young girl in a bbq equipment showroom smiles at the camera.

Co-op helps Chi Tran learn about Canadian work environment and more

My co-op work terms have prepared me with the essential skills and knowledge required to work in the accounting field. Besides applying my knowledge in reality, I have had the chance to learn new accounting software and become involved in different accounting areas. My communication has improved, and I have gotten used to the Canadian work environment. My first co-op went well and I got good results overall. Read more...

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Samantha Ferno

Samantha Ferno

Accounts Payable Associate, Joe Johnson Equipment Inc.

Program:

Business - Accounting

Year:

2014


Georgian College gave me the skills and knowledge through my program in order to obtain this position as a co-op. I was able to demonstrate the information from my studies in a real setting. They were impressed with my ability to learn new computer software, processes and procedures at an excelled rate while offering insight on enhancing operations and I was offered a permanent position. Read more...

Blair Gill

Blair Gill

Intermediate Technician Audit & Assurance, BDO Canada

Program:

Business Administration - Accounting

Year:

2011


Georgian’s Accounting program gave me the skills I required to confidently enter the professional accounting field. As I was attending Georgian, they continued to develop the program to meet the educational needs of potential future employers. The professors at Georgian made the material interesting to learn which helped keep me engaged in my studies. Read more...

Marcia Gabrielson

Marcia Gabrielson

General Accounting Clerk, North Simcoe Muskoka Community Care Access Center

Program:

Business Administration - Accounting

Year:

2011


Georgian’s Accounting program helped provide valuable experience through the co-op semesters. The program is organized to transfer well into the CGA program which significantly reduced the number of courses required to graduate. Read more...

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Winter Lee Houben

Financial Analyst, North Simcoe Muskoka Community Care Access Centre

Program:

Business Administration - Accounting

Year:

2009


Georgian College’s Accounting program helped me to achieve my career goals by offering many CGA transferable credits which is allowing me to finish my professional designation faster. Read more...

For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
Lianne Smith-Stow
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 5435

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