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Business - Accounting (Two-Year Diploma)

Credential:
Ontario College Diploma
Code:
ACCT

Ontario College Diploma

Program Description

Accounting is often referred to as the universal language of business. Durham College's Accounting program is the next step towards a career in the field of accounting. Learning from industry-connected professors, you will develop your knowledge of accounting using the latest tools and technology in order to gain the skills employers need.

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 Form Students are required to complete and submit this form to indicate that the program's admission requirements have been met. This form must be submitted prior to registering for your first course.

Current 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.

Students who began this program prior to the current academic year may contact the Continuing Education office at coned@durhamcollege.ca or 905-721-3052 to obtain your Program of Study and graduation requirements.

Program Outcomes

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

  • Record financial transactions in compliance with Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) 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 GAAP for sole proprietorship, partnerships, and private enterprises
  • Contribute to recurring decision-making by applying fundamental management accounting concepts
  • Prepare individuals' income tax returns and basic tax planning in compliance with relevant legislation and regulations
  • Analyze organizational structures, the interdependence of functional areas, and the impact those relationships can have on financial performance
  • Analyze, within a Canadian content, the impact of economic variables, legislation, ethics, technological advances, and the environment on an organization's operations
  • Outline the elements of an organization's internal control system and risk management
  • Contribute to recurring decision-making by applying fundamental financial management concepts

Career Options

Potential career and industry options may include:

  • Accounting administrator
  • Bank teller
  • Billing analyst
  • Bookkeeper/payroll clerk
  • Budget co-ordinator
  • Collections officer
  • Financial analyst
  • Junior accountant
  • Personal tax preparation clerk
  • Accounting firms
  • Accounting departments in a variety of industries
  • Banks and insurance companies
  • Colleges and universities
  • Municipal and provincial government

Program Related Questions? Call 905.721.3052

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please visit the Continuing Education OSAP Eligibility webpage.

Currently offered

Course Title Location
ACCT 1280Accounting IOnline
ACCT 1290Accounting ICorrespondence
ACCT 1280Accounting IMonthly Intake Online
ACCT 1250Accounting IOshawa
ACCT 2280Accounting IIMonthly Intake Online
ACCT 2290Accounting IICorrespondence
ACCT 2250Accounting IIOshawa
ACCT 2280Accounting IIOnline
TEAC 1980Adult LearningMonthly Intake Online
TEAC 1980Adult LearningOnline
GNED 1181AnthropologyOnline
COMP 1289Business Computer Applications IMonthly Intake Online
COMP 1289Business Computer Applications IOnline
COMP 2289Business Computer Applications IIOnline
COMP 2289Business Computer Applications IIMonthly Intake Online
LAW 2280Business LawOnline
LAW 2280Business LawMonthly Intake Online
MGMT 1288Business Management IntroductionOnline
MATH 1282Business MathOnline
MATH 1292Business MathematicsCorrespondence
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 CitizenshipOnline
ENVI 1080Environmental CitizenshipMonthly Intake Online
SPRD 2282Excel AdvancedMonthly Intake Online
SPRD 2282Excel AdvancedOnline
HRM 1283Human Resources Management PrinciplesMonthly Intake Online
HRM 1283Human Resources Management PrinciplesOnline
CHLD 4581Human SexualityMonthly Intake Online
CHLD 4581Human SexualityOnline
ACCT 3280Intermediate Accounting IOnline
ACCT 4280Intermediate Accounting IIOnline
ENG 1384LiteratureOnline
ACCT 5281Management Information SystemsOnline
ACCT 3252Managerial Accounting I (formerly Cost Accounting I)Oshawa
ACCT 3285Managerial Accounting I (formerly Cost Accounting I)Online
ACCT 3285Managerial Accounting I (formerly Cost Accounting I)Monthly Intake Online
ACCT 4283Managerial Accounting II (formerly Cost Accounting II)Monthly Intake Online
ACCT 4253Managerial Accounting II (formerly Cost Accounting II)Oshawa
ACCT 4283Managerial Accounting II (formerly Cost Accounting II)Online
MKTG 1280Marketing IMonthly Intake Online
MKTG 1290Marketing ICorrespondence
MKTG 1280Marketing IOnline
OPER 1280Operations Management IOnline
OPER 1280Operations Management IMonthly Intake Online
PSYC 1083Personality PsychologyOnline
PFP 8105Political ScienceOnline
PFP 8215Politics and Public AdministrationOnline
GNED 1492Popular Culture and the MediaOnline
PSYC 1051Psychology IntroductionOnline
PSYC 1051Psychology IntroductionMonthly Intake Online
PSYC 1090Psychology IntroductionCorrespondence
ACCT 1980Sage 50 (Simply Accounting I)Online
GNED 1481Social Media and SocietyOnline
SOCI 1051Sociology IntroductionOnline
SOCI 1051Sociology IntroductionMonthly Intake Online
STAT 2280StatisticsOnline
ACCT 3284Taxation IMonthly Intake Online
ACCT 3295Taxation ICorrespondence
ACCT 3284Taxation IOnline
ACCT 3264Taxation IOshawa
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