Business - Accounting (Two-Year Diploma)
Ontario College Diploma
Ontario College Diploma
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-721-3052 to obtain your Program of Study and graduation requirements.
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
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.