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Ontario College Diploma | 4 semesters | Barrydowne

Take our general accounting stream or specialize in First Nations organizations 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 through both traditional classroom and online learning.

This program has been designed to accommodate students who want to continue their studies towards a 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 and obtain advanced standings into the ACAF and/or degree programs. In order to enter into the ACAF certificate or the CAFM designation programs, you must achieve a 60% average or more in certain courses and an overall average of 65% in Cambrian's Business – Accounting program.

Program Highlights

  • 2 years – 4 semesters
  • Combination of in-class and online learning
  • 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)

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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

Semester 1 - Fall 2016
Semester 2 - Winter 2017
Semester 3 - Fall 2017
Semester 4 - Winter 2018

Program of Study

Semester 1Credits
ACC 1100Intro to Financial Accounting 4
BUS 1100Business Mathematics 4
BUS 1034Intro to Business Management 3
ENG 1002College Communication 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
ACC 2320Management Accounting I 4
BUS 2040Organizational Behavior 3
FIN 1006Finance I 4
ECN 1201Macroeconomics 3
Select 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
Select one of the following General Education courses:  3
Cross-Cultural Understanding 3
Media and Current Events 3
 Term Credits: 21
 Total Credits: 89

Program Delivery

Semester 1 - Winter 2017
Semester 2 - Spring 2017
Semester 3 - Fall 2017
Semester 4 - Winter 2018

Program of Study

Semester 1Credits
ACC 1100Intro to Financial Accounting 4
BUS 1100Business Mathematics 4
BUS 1034Intro to Business Management 3
ENG 1002College Communication 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
ACC 2320Management Accounting I 4
BUS 2040Organizational Behavior 3
FIN 1006Finance I 4
ECN 1201Macroeconomics 3
Select 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
Select one of the following General Education courses:  3
Cross-Cultural Understanding 3
Media and Current Events 3
 Term Credits: 21
 Total Credits: 89

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 estimated cost of books and supplies for 2015-2016 is approximately $1,000 for the first year. This is the best information available at the time of publishing 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 of 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.

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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