Business - Accounting
Business - Accounting
- Program Code
- Ontario College Diploma
- 18 Mandatory Courses
- 2 Communications Courses
- 1 Optional Course
- 3 General Education Courses
Please see our course listings of available General Education and Communications courses for this program.
An accounting education helps you to understand “the numbers” which is critical to the success of every type of business. If you are a logical thinker and enjoy the challenge of unravelling the mystery of numbers then this program is for you. In this increasingly complex and competitive business environment, accounting skills are very much in demand.
The program provides a foundation in all of the functional business areas and a comprehensive education in specific accounting practices and theory. Through a strong focus on application, students develop the skills needed for success in the business world; analytical thinking, problem solving, communication and teamwork. Students graduate ready to enter the workforce and support the accounting activities of any organization.
In order to broaden the program choices, all General, Accounting, Human Resources, and Marketing students, whether they are in a two-year or a three-year diploma program, will share a common first semester. Students will take five mandatory courses in that semester, and will have a choice of which General Education course they wish to take. The curriculum for this common first semester is as follows:
Code Course Name
ACCT 1000 Financial Accounting Principles 1
BUSI 1001 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
MATH 1002 Mathematics of Finance
MKTG 1000 Introduction to Marketing
Plus one each of
General Education course
Students can pursue the Ontario Chartered Professional Accountant designation (CPA) upon completion of a university degree recognized by CPA. CPA Ontario will recognize college level credits that have been transferred to a CPA recognized university degree program towards the Prerequisite Education Program (PREP) level of the CPA requirements. Additional information can be found at: http://www.cpaontario.ca/
Students can also meet all of the prerequisite education requirements for the Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF) credential offered through CPA. Additional information can be found at: https://www.cpaontario.ca/earn-your-acaf/complete-your-acaf/acaf-approved-course-charts