PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE
  • ontariocolleges.ca code: ACCT
  • Program length: Four semesters (Six semester option)
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College Diploma
  • Location: Oshawa
  • School: School of Business, IT & Management (BITM)
  • Domestic tuition: $2,851 (CDN)
  • Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
    • Program intake status is Open Open: January 2018
  • International Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
    • Program intake status is Open Open: January 2018
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Accounting – Business

Business (two-year)/Business Administration (three-year) – Accounting, Accounting – Business

Accounting – Business

Accounting – Business

Accounting is often referred to as the universal language of business. If you like working with numbers, take the next step toward a career in Accounting and develop your knowledge of accounting, computer skills, economics, statistics, communications and taxation to help businesses better understand and efficiently manage their accounting records.

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Program Description (Laptop program)

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program are required to purchase their own laptop. For specific hardware and software requirements for this program click here.

Used in a wide variety of organizations, accounting involves measuring business activities; processing information into financial reports and statements; and communicating information to the appropriate decision-makers. To meet the wide range of accounting employment opportunities, Durham College offers a variety of courses including:

  • Business mathematics
  • Communication
  • Computerized Accounting and Excel
  • Cost Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Taxation

 Please note: After completing one year of business study you can graduate with a certificate in Business Fundamentals.

  • This program can be completed in two years and provides entry-level training accounting
  • Pathways are available to the third year of the Business Administration - Accounting program, which leads to the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) at UOIT, the Bachelor of Business Administration at Trent University, and other pathway agreements. For more information visit www.durhamcollege.ca/transferguide.
  • Students can transfer to any other first-year business program at Durham College after the first semester, or leave after first year with a Business Fundamentals certificate.
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Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 11 mathematics (C, M or U)

September or January Start

  • You may enter Year 1 of the Business or Business Administration program in September or January; and
  • If you begin classes in January, you will complete semesters 1 and 2 from January to August and start Year 2, Semester 3 immediately (in September)
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Career Options

WHAT YOU COULD BE:

  • Accounting administrator
  • Bank teller
  • Billing analyst
  • Bookkeeper/payroll clerk
  • Budget co-ordinator
  • Collections officer
  • Financial analyst
  • Junior accountant
  • Personal tax preparation clerk

WHERE YOU COULD WORK:

  • Accounting firms
  • Accounting departments in a variety of industries including manufacturing, pharmaceutical, fast food, manufacturing and others
  • Banks and insurance companies
  • Colleges and universities
  • Municipal and provincial government
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Program Costs

YEAR ONE FEESDomesticInternational
Tuition

$2,851

$12,622
Compulsory Ancillary

$1,141

$1,541
Program Incidental$0$0
Total Fees:$3,991$14,163

Please note: fees are based on the 2016-2017 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.

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Laptop Learning

Students enrolled in laptop programs will enjoy an exceptional learning experience with the use of technology. The advanced technical skills and knowledge that employers look for in graduates will provide students with a decided advantage when entering the workforce. Please pay close attention to the hardware and software requirements of your program as the requirements are not the same for all laptop programs.

How laptop learning works:

  • Review your specific program page for hardware and software requirements
  • Acquire your own laptop from a vendor of your choosing including all of the hardware and software components listed below

Please note: Some software may be included in tuition fees for some programs. Please ensure that you are required to buy software before making a purchase. 

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Laptop Requirements

Minimum Recommended Hardware

  • Laptop: Personal computer (PC) not a Mac
  • Operating System: Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 (if available)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 or better (Not AMD)
  • Memory: 4 GB of RAM (8 GB preferred)
  • Hard Drive: 250 GB or larger (Solid State Drive (SSD) preferred)
  • Warranty: 3 years parts and labour (On-site preferred)
  • Other features: 2 USB ports

Software Requirements

Optional

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Opportunities For Degree Completion Or Additional Credentials

Graduates can apply to return for a third year to complete the Accounting – Business Administration three-year advanced diploma.

Subject to some additional education and training requirements, you may acquire advanced standing for other related certificates, including:

Graduates may also be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study through Durham College’s partnerships with many Canadian and international colleges and universities including:

Please visit the Transfer Guide for more information.

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September or January start

  • You may enter Year 1 of the Business or Business Administration program in September or January; and
  • If you begin classes in January, you will complete semesters 1 and 2 from January to August and start Year 2, Semester 3 immediately (in September).
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PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE
  • ontariocolleges.ca code: ACCT
  • Program length: Four semesters (Six semester option)
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College Diploma
  • Location: Oshawa
  • School: School of Business, IT & Management (BITM)
  • Domestic tuition: $2,851 (CDN)
  • Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
    • Program intake status is Open Open: January 2018
  • International Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
    • Program intake status is Open Open: January 2018
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