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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, and 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

  • This is a Northern College’s Collaborative Delivery program (see http://cambriancollege.ca/ncc).

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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How to Apply

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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

This program will be delivered in the following terms:

2016-2017

Winter Semester

2017-2018

Fall Semester

Winter Semester

For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the 2017-18 Academic Schedule which will be posted on our website in early 2017.

Program of Study

Semester 1Credits
ACC 1100Intro to Financial Accounting 4
BUS 1035Computer Apps for Business 3
BUS 1104Intro to Business Concepts 3
BUS 1100Business Mathematics 4
ENG 1002College Communications 3
HRP 1000Intro to Human Resources 3
MKT 1004Marketing I 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 1025Intermediate Accounting I 6
ACC 2320Management Accounting I 4
BUS 2040Organizational Behavior 3
ECN 1201Macroeconomics 3
BUS 1033Statistics 4
One of the following General Education courses:  3
Health Wellness 3
Rock Music, Culture Technology 3
Canadian Political Studies 3
Cross-Cultural Understanding 3
Media and Current Events 3
 Term Credits: 23
Semester 4
ACC 1022Accounting Information Systems 3
ACC 1023Taxation I 4
ACC 1026Intermediate Accounting II 6
BUS 2320Business Law 3
FIN 1006Finance I 4
One of the following General Education courses:  3
Cross-Cultural Understanding 3
Media and Current Events 3
Health Wellness 3
Rock Music, Culture Technology 3
Canadian Political Studies 3
 Term Credits: 23
Semester 5
ACC 1014Taxation II 4
ACC 3501Auditing 5
FIN 1007Finance II 3
MGT 1001Management Control 4
ACC 1021Advanced Financial Accounting 4
BUS 1037Project Management 3
 Term Credits: 23
Semester 6
ACC 1121Integrated Case Analysis 3
ACC 3610Field Placement 7
BUS 1109Ethical Leadership 3
EXL 1004Advanced Excel Functions 3
 Term Credits: 16
 Total Credits: 131
Tuition and Ancillary Fees

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students.

Books & Supplies

The cost of books and supplies for Year 1 is approximately $1,000. 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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