Kick-start your accounting career and your journey to a CPA designation. 

Are there numbers in your future? This professional accounting program is tailored for students who hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline except accounting, yet seek a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.

You will gain vital knowledge and skills across all accounting fields, such as financial, management, audit and assurance, finance, and personal and corporate tax. You’ll also develop the computer tech and critical thinking skills necessary to excel in the practice of professional accounting. 

Program highlights

  • Online (HyFlex) delivery lets you study full-time or part-time with the option to attend classes on campus, online, or a combination of both 
  • Courses are recognized by the Chartered Professional Accounts of Ontario (CPA Ontario) prep courses for admission to the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP)
  • Experienced faculty with CPA certification 

Program of study for 2024-25 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 4724 Information Technology 3
BUS 1726 Case Analysis Workshop 2
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
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
ACC 4725 Workshop on Accounting Cases 2
 Total Credits58

Admission requirements

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


Applicants must possess an Ontario Diploma/Advanced Diploma or equivalent and eight years of relevant working experience. Applicants must submit a detailed summary of their work experience along with their application. The applicants seeking a pathway to CPA Certification after graduating from ACGC will be responsible for getting their work experience validated from CPA Ontario. For more information, the applicant can refer to

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

Program delivery


Fall term start

SEMESTER 1: Fall 2024
SEMESTER 2: Winter 2025
SEMESTER 3: Spring 2025

Winter term start

SEMESTER 1: Winter 2025
SEMESTER 2: Spring 2025
SEMESTER 3: Fall 2025

Spring term start

SEMESTER 1: Spring 2025
SEMESTER 2: Fall 2025
SEMESTER 3: Winter 2026

Specific program pathways

College or university degree opportunities  

If you are a graduate of this program, you may continue your studies at a college or university and you may receive credit(s) for your prior college education. Refer to Cambrian's college and university agreement details for further information.

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

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.