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Business Administration - Accounting (Three-Year Diploma)

Credential:
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Code:
BACT

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Program Description

Whether it's a small business or a large publicly traded corporation, accountants are needed in all areas of the economy, in both the public and private sectors. Our program is taught by industry-connected professors who will give you the skills and knowledge to excel in the field. You will learn how to apply the latest tools and technology - making you instantly valuable to an employer. You will have the opportunity to hone your skills and gain valuable work experience through a field placement. This program gives you a powerful combination of knowledge, skills and real-life work experience.

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) including Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 11 Math (C, M or U) OR
  • Grade 12 equivalency certificate achieved through College academic upgrading OR
  • Mature Student Status (19 years of age or older) with Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 11 Math (C, M or U)
  • Equivalent secondary school diploma from another province or territory in Canada (Please note: A recognized equivalent to an OSSD may be accepted if you meet the levels, subjects and overall averages required for admission to the college. Generally the requirement is successful completion of a Grade 12 diploma except in Quebec where the equivalent is Secondary V) or
  • Equivalent secondary school diploma from outside of Canada. Applicants who have been educated outside of Canada must have their documents evaluated by a credential assessment service (ICAS) and submit proof of educational qualifications in order to determine if their level of achievement is equivalent to an OSSD. To obtain a Credential Assessment Report visit either ICAS (1.800.321.6021) or WES (1.866.343.0070)
  • You must maintain an overall average of 60% or a GPA of 2.0 in order to graduate
  • A minimum of 25% of courses must be completed through Durham College.

Program Admission Students are required to complete and submit this form to indicate that the program's admission requirements have been met.

Click to access the Program Admission Form

This form must be submitted prior to registering for your first course.

Program Of Study

Students are required to print or save a copy of the Program of Study when beginning the program. This document contains critical details about program progression and graduation requirements specific to the academic year in which your program was started.

Click to access the Program of Study for the current academic year.

Students who began this program prior to the current academic year may contact the Centre for Professional and Part-Time Learning office at ppl@durhamcollege.ca or 905-721-3052 to obtain your Program of Study and graduation requirements.

General Education Electives: This program requires the completion of General Education Elective (GNED) courses in addition to core program courses.

Click to access General Education Elective Course Options

IMPORTANT NOTE: Some programs may have restrictions on the specific GNED courses that students are able to take to fulfill their program requirements. For Centre for Professional and Part-Time Learning students, these restrictions are identified on the link above. For those in full-time, day school programs, please consult your academic school for confirmation of any GNED restrictions for your program before registering.

Field Placement

This program contains a field placement requirement.

For details, including paperwork submission deadlines, please visit the Field Placement Page, and for specific program-related field placement questions, please read the Business Field Placement FAQs.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be equipped to:

  • Record financial transactions in compliance with Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, for sole proprietorships, partnerships, private enterprises, publicly accountable enterprises and non-profit organizations
  • Prepare and present financial statements, reports and other documents in compliance with Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for sole proprietorships, partnerships and private enterprises
  • Contribute to strategic decision-making by applying advanced management accounting concepts
  • Prepare individuals' and Canadian-controlled private corporations' income tax returns and individuals' basic tax planning in compliance with relevant legislation and regulations
  • Analyze and evaluate organizational structures and the interdependence of functional areas, and contribute to the development of strategies which positively impact financial performance
  • Analyze and evaluate, within a Canadian context, the impact of economic variables, legislation, ethics, technological advances and the environment on an organization's operations
  • Analyze and evaluate an organization's internal control system, taking risk management into account
  • Contribute to strategic decision-making by applying advanced financial management concepts
  • Co-ordinate the planning, implementation, management and evaluation of team projects by applying project management principles

Career Options

Potential career and industry options may include:

  • Accounting administrator
  • Accounts payable/receivable clerk
  • Bank teller
  • Billing analyst
  • Bookkeeper/payroll clerk
  • Budget co-ordinator
  • Collections officer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Financial analyst
  • Junior accountant
  • Accounting firms/departments
  • Banks
  • Insurance companies
  • Municipal and provincial government

Program Related Questions? Call 905.721.3052

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please visit the Centre for Professional and Part-Time Learning OSAP Eligibility webpage.

Currently offered

Course Title Location
ACCT 1250Accounting IOshawa
ACCT 1280Accounting IMonthly Intake Online
ACCT 1280Accounting IOnline
ACCT 2250Accounting IIOshawa
TEAC 1980Adult LearningMonthly Intake Online
TEAC 1980Adult LearningOnline
ACCT 6281Advanced Financial AccountingOnline
GNED 1181AnthropologyOnline
ACCT 3281Auditing 1Online
ACCT 4281Auditing 2Online
COMP 1289Business Computer Applications IOnline
COMP 1289Business Computer Applications IMonthly Intake Online
COMP 2289Business Computer Applications IIMonthly Intake Online
COMP 2289Business Computer Applications IIOnline
ACCT 5282Business Finance IOnline
ACCT 6282Business Finance IIOnline
LAW 2280Business LawMonthly Intake Online
LAW 2280Business LawOnline
MGMT 1288Business Management IntroductionOnline
MATH 1282Business MathDistance Education
POL 1080Canadian PoliticsOnline
WRIT 1981Children's Literature IntroductionOnline
WRIT 1981Children's Literature IntroductionMonthly Intake Online
COMM 2284Communications for Business IOnline
COMM 2284Communications for Business IMonthly Intake Online
COMM 3282Communications for Business IIOnline
GNED 1489Complementary Therapies IntroductionOnline
PSYC 1080Criminal Psychology - Psychopathic MindsOnline
ENG 1080Critical ThinkingMonthly Intake Online
ENG 1080Critical ThinkingOnline
CRIM 1080Cults and TerrorismOnline
GNED 1483Domestic and Workplace ViolenceOnline
ECON 1280Economics I (Macroeconomics)Online
ECON 1280Economics I (Macroeconomics)Monthly Intake Online
ECON 2280Economics II (Microeconomics)Online
ECON 2280Economics II (Microeconomics)Monthly Intake Online
ENVI 1080Environmental CitizenshipMonthly Intake Online
ENVI 1080Environmental CitizenshipOnline
SPRD 2282Excel AdvancedOnline
SPRD 2282Excel AdvancedMonthly Intake Online
FWKA 6252Field Placement - AccountingOffsite
FWKA 6251Field Placement - Acctg. SeminOffsite
HRM 1283Human Resources Management PrinciplesOnline
HRM 1283Human Resources Management PrinciplesMonthly Intake Online
CHLD 4581Human SexualityMonthly Intake Online
CHLD 4581Human SexualityOnline
ACCT 3280Intermediate Accounting IOnline
ACCT 4280Intermediate Accounting IIOnline
ACCT 5283Intermediate Accounting IIIOnline
ENG 1384LiteratureOnline
ACCT 5281Management Information SystemsOnline
ACCT 3285Managerial Accounting I (formerly Cost Accounting I)Monthly Intake Online
ACCT 3252Managerial Accounting I (formerly Cost Accounting I)Oshawa
ACCT 3285Managerial Accounting I (formerly Cost Accounting I)Online
ACCT 4253Managerial Accounting II (formerly Cost Accounting II)Oshawa
ACCT 4283Managerial Accounting II (formerly Cost Accounting II)Online
ACCT 4283Managerial Accounting II (formerly Cost Accounting II)Monthly Intake Online
ACCT 5285Managerial Accounting III (formerly Managerial Cost Accounting)Online
MKTG 1280Marketing IOnline
MKTG 1280Marketing IMonthly Intake Online
PSYC 1083Personality PsychologyOnline
PFP 8215Politics and Public AdministrationOnline
PSYC 1051Psychology IntroductionOnline
PSYC 1051Psychology IntroductionMonthly Intake Online
ACCT 1980Sage 50 (Simply Accounting I)Online
SOCI 1051Sociology IntroductionOnline
SOCI 1051Sociology IntroductionMonthly Intake Online
STAT 2280StatisticsOnline
SCMT 1280Supply Chain ManagementDistance Education
ACCT 3284Taxation IOnline
ACCT 3284Taxation IMonthly Intake Online
ACCT 3264Taxation IOshawa
ACCT 4284Taxation IIOnline
GNED 1491The Game of Soccer and its Impact on SocietyOnline
GNED 1281Western: A Study in the Film GenreOnline
RELG 1980World Religions: Western and Eastern TraditionsOnline