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Ontario College Advanced Diploma | 6 semesters | Barrydowne

In Cambrian’s advanced program, you’ll benefit from hands-on training in the latest industry software, a placement opportunity, multiple pathways to degree programs, and credits that can be used towards a professional designation.

The Business Administration – Accounting program blends traditional lectures with interactive student discussions, formal presentations, individual work, and practical case studies that model the real business world. The program balances an intense focus on accounting with a broad education in other areas of business by combining courses in financial accounting, managerial skills, finance, cost accounting systems, auditing, computerized accounting, and personal and corporate income taxation. A placement in semester six provides additional hands-on experience and opportunities for networking.

This program has been designed to prepare students who want direct entry into the workforce and/or obtain advanced standing into professional accounting programs such as the Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF) or the Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM) designation. In order to obtain advanced standing in the credits for the ACAF certificate or the CAFM designation, students must achieve a 60% average or more in certain courses and an overall average of 65% in the program. 

Program Highlights

  • 3 years – 6 semesters
  • Field placement in semester six
  • Hands-on training in the latest accounting software including Sage 50, Profile, and Caseware
  • Receive credits towards the Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF) and/or Certified Aboriginal Financial Management (CAFM) designation
  • Agreements with universities allows successful graduates to fast-track through a related degree program

Fieldwork/Placement

All Business Administration - Accounting students participate in an unpaid, practical experience in the sixth semester. The placement is arranged by the coordinator of field placement, and students are formally evaluated by their employers. This exposure to the working world enables students to put into practice their recently obtained skills and knowledge.

4D Learning Opportunities              

Tax clinic – Each year, students provide tax preparation services free of charge to Cambrian students.

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Admission Requirements

For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:

  • Any grade 12 English (C), (U), or (M)
  • Any grade 11 mathematics (C), (U), or (M)

Recommended: computer competency in relevant software

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Program Delivery

Semester 1 - Fall 2016
Semester 2 - Winter 2017
Semester 3 - Fall 2017
Semester 4 - Winter 2018
Semester 5 - Fall 2018
Semester 6 - Winter 2019

Program of Study

Semester 1Credits
ACC 1100Intro to Financial Accounting 4
BUS 1100Business Mathematics 4
ENG 1002College Communication 3
BUS 1034Intro to Business Management 3
MKT 1004Marketing I 3
HRP 1000Intro to Human Resources 3
BUS 1035Computer Apps for Business 3
 Term Credits: 23
Semester 2
ACC 1310Financial Accounting II 4
BUS 1200Financial Math 4
ECN 1101Microeconomics 3
ENG 2205Business Reports and Presentations 3
ISP 3026Spreadsheet Management 3
MKT 1200Introduction to Marketing II 3
The following General Education course:  3
Positive Psychology 3
 Term Credits: 23
Semester 3
ACC 1117Intermediate Accounting I (Assets) 5
FIN 1006Finance I 4
BUS 2040Organizational Behavior 3
ACC 2320Management Accounting I 4
ECN 1201Macroeconomics 3
One of the following General Education courses:  3
Health Wellness 3
Intro to Indigenous Studies 3
 Term Credits: 22
Semester 4
ACC 1118Intermediate Accounting II (Liabilities) 4
BUS 2320Business Law 3
BUS 1033Statistics 4
ACC 1023Intro to Personal Taxation 4
ACC 1022Accounting Information Systems 3
One of the following General Education courses:  3
Cross-Cultural Understanding 3
Media and Current Events 3
 Term Credits: 21
Semester 5
ACC 1119Intermediate Accounting III 4
ACC 3501Auditing 5
MGT 1001Management Control 4
FIN 1007Applied Finance 3
ACC 1014Corporate Tax and Remittances 4
 Term Credits: 20
Semester 6
ACC 1115Project Management 2
ACC 1121Integrated Case Analysis 3
ACC 3610Field Placement 7
ACC 1021Advanced Financial Accounting 4
 Term Credits: 16
 Total Credits: 125

Program Delivery

Semester 1 - Winter 2017
Semester 2 - Spring 2017
Semester 3 - Fall 2017
Semester 4 - Winter 2018
Semester 5 - Fall 2018
Semester 6 - Winter 2019

Program of Study

Semester 1Credits
ACC 1100Intro to Financial Accounting 4
BUS 1100Business Mathematics 4
ENG 1002College Communication 3
MKT 1004Marketing I 3
BUS 1034Intro to Business Management 3
HRP 1000Intro to Human Resources 3
BUS 1035Computer Apps for Business 3
 Term Credits: 23
Semester 2
ACC 1310Financial Accounting II 4
BUS 1200Financial Math 4
ECN 1101Microeconomics 3
ENG 2205Business Reports and Presentations 3
ISP 3026Spreadsheet Management 3
MKT 1200Introduction to Marketing II 3
The following General Education course:  3
Positive Psychology 3
 Term Credits: 23
Semester 3
ACC 1117Intermediate Accounting I (Assets) 5
FIN 1006Finance I 4
BUS 2040Organizational Behavior 3
ACC 2320Management Accounting I 4
ECN 1201Macroeconomics 3
One of the following General Education courses:  3
Health Wellness 3
Intro to Indigenous Studies 3
 Term Credits: 22
Semester 4
ACC 1118Intermediate Accounting II (Liabilities) 4
BUS 2320Business Law 3
BUS 1033Statistics 4
ACC 1023Intro to Personal Taxation 4
ACC 1022Accounting Information Systems 3
One of the following General Education courses:  3
Cross-Cultural Understanding 3
Media and Current Events 3
 Term Credits: 21
Semester 5
ACC 1119Intermediate Accounting III 4
ACC 3501Auditing 5
MGT 1001Management Control 4
FIN 1007Applied Finance 3
ACC 1014Corporate Tax and Remittances 4
 Term Credits: 20
Semester 6
ACC 1115Project Management 2
ACC 1121Integrated Case Analysis 3
ACC 3610Field Placement 7
ACC 1021Advanced Financial Accounting 4
 Term Credits: 16
 Total Credits: 125

Tuition Fee (Canadian Students)

The tuition fee for the 2015-2016 academic year is $3,655.48. Next year's tuition fees will be available by May 1, 2016.

Tuition Fee (International Students)

The tuition fee for the 2015-2016 academic year is $13,614.00 for two semesters of study. Next year's tuition fees will be available by May 1, 2016.

Books & Supplies

The cost of books and supplies for 2015-2016 is approximately $1000 for first year. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates can pursue a wide range of excellent career opportunities with financial institutions (banking and finance), public accounting firms, large private and public companies, government agencies, tax preparation and financial planning firms, and retail sector organizations. Graduates may find employment as:

  • General accountants
  • Accounting technicians/staff accountants/cost accountants
  • Internal auditors
  • Small business operators
  • Treasurers/financial analysts

University Degree Opportunities

Graduates from this program may continue their studies at university and may receive credit for their prior College education.

Refer to College/University Agreements for further information.

Pathways

This program has multiple pathway options. Please visit OnTransfer.ca for more information.

Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.

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