Ontario College Graduate Certificate | 3 semesters | Barrydowne Campus

Professional Accounting Practice graduate certificate program provides graduates with the required knowledge and skills essential to begin and advance in the field of accounting. Graduates will be well prepared for careers in the field with knowledge of all accounting disciplines including financial accounting, management accounting, audit and assurance, finance, and personal and corporate tax. Graduates also develop computer technology, management, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. This program is a pathway for students who already hold a bachelor's degree in any discipline other than accounting and who are interested in pursuing the Chartered Professional Accounting designation.

Program Highlights

  • 1 year - 3 semesters
  • This program provides students a clear pathway to becoming a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)
  • Experienced faculty with CPA certification
  • Three intakes per year
  • Experiential learning

Part-time Pathway

Students may choose a pathway to complete this program while studying part-time. For more information on the part-time pathway see the Program Delivery tab.  

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How to Apply

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Admission Requirements

Applicants must be graduates of an Ontario degree program or equivalent.

Students who have undergraduate degrees from non-Canadian institutions with WES or similar equivalency will be considered.

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Program Delivery

2022-2023

This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Semester

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2022
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2023
  3. SEMESTER 3 Spring 2023

Winter Semester

  1. SEMESTER 1 Winter 2023
  2. SEMESTER 2 Spring 2023
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2023

Spring Semester

  1. SEMESTER 1 Spring 2023
  2. SEMESTER 2 Fall 2023
  3. SEMESTER 3 Winter 2024

Part-Time Delivery

Applicants wishing to study part-time will apply to ACPT at OCAS.  Timelines for completion will extend beyond those indicated above.

For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the Academic Schedule on our website.

Program of Study for 2022-23 Academic Year

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
ECN 1720 Microeconomics 3
BUS 2721 Statistics for Business 3
BUS 2720 Business and Commercial Law 3
ACC 2720 Financial Accounting 3
ACC 1722 Intro to Managerial Accounting 3
ACC 4723 Case Analysis in Accounting 3
 Credits18
Semester 2
ECN 2710 Macroeconomics 3
ACC 3721 Intermediate Accounting I 3
BUS 2723 Intro to Business Analytics 3
ACC 3725 Management Accounting 3
FIN 2720 Introduction to Finance 3
ACC 3724 Personal Taxation 3
 Credits18
Semester 3
BUS 3721 Business Strategy 3
ACC 3722 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC 3723 Audit and Assurance 3
ACC 4720 Advanced Financial Reporting 3
ACC 4722 Corporate Taxation 3
FIN 3720 Corporate Finance 3
 Credits18
 Total Credits54

Fees

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 under review. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.

Graduate Options

Employment Opportunities

Graduates will find employment in a wide range of organizations and industries including but not limited to:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Financial Analysis

College/University Degree Opportunities

Graduates from this program may continue their studies at college/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.