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Ontario College Diploma | 4 semesters | Online

Prepare for career opportunities from the comfort of your own home. Take our general accounting stream as you gain the skills and hands-on experience to land entry-level accounting positions within non-profits, corporations, and other for-profit organizations.

Following a first year of common curriculum shared by all accounting and business students, you will be immersed in accounting principles and practices and have the opportunity to gain real-world experience through a work placement.

This program will be delivered online. It has been designed to accommodate students who want to continue their studies towards an online degree or get entry into the professional accounting programs such as the Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF) or the Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM) designation. As a graduate, you may opt to take one additional year in the Business Administration - Accounting program to enhance your skills, obtain advanced standings into the ACAF, and/or obtained advanced standing for a degree program. In order to enter into the ACAF certificate or the CAFM designation programs, students must achieve a 60% average or more in certain courses and an overall average of 65% in Cambrian's Business - Accounting - Online program.

Program Highlights
  • 2 years – 4 semesters

  • All courses delivered online

  • Successful graduates can enter into the 3rd year of Cambrian's Business Administration – Accounting program

  • Opportunity to receive credits towards the Certified Aboriginal Financial Management (CAFM) designation or the Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF)

  • This is a Northern College’s Collaborative Delivery program

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How to Apply

Business and Information Technology

Admissions 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)


  • computer competency in relevant software

Program Delivery

This program will be delivered in the following terms:


Winter Term Start


Fall Term Start

Winter Term Start

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 1104Intro to Business Concepts 3
BUS 1035Computer Apps for Business 3
BUS 1100Business Mathematics 4
ENG 1002College Communications 3
MKT 1004Marketing I 3
HRP 1000Intro to Human Resources 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 2320Management Accounting I 4
ACC 1025Intermediate Accounting I 6
BUS 2040Organizational Behavior 3
ECN 1201Macroeconomics 3
BUS 1033Statistics 4
Select one of the following General Education courses:  3
Health Wellness 3
Canadian Political Studies 3
Social Issues/Social Welfare in CA 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
Select one of the following General Education courses:  3
Media and Current Events 3
Social Issues/Social Welfare in CA 3
Canadian Political Studies 3
Intro to Indigenous Studies 3
 Term Credits: 23
 Total Credits: 92
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 may find employment as:

  • Accounts payable/receivable clerks/analysts

  • Small business accountants

  • Tax return preparers

  • Various other accounting, bookkeeping, and related office positions

University Degree Opportunities

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

Refer to College/University Agreements for further 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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