PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE
  • ontariocolleges.ca code: BACT
  • Program length: six semesters (four semester option)
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College Advanced 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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Durham College was a stepping stone for me. It was the first, and possibly the most important step. At Durham I learned how to communicate more eff [...]

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

Accounting – Business Administration

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Accounting – Business Administration

Accounting – Business Administration

Accounting is often referred to as the universal language of business. 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. Take the next step toward a career in accounting and develop your knowledge of accounting, computer skills, economics, statistics, communications and taxation. You can help businesses understand their accounting records and make informed decisions about their future.

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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 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:

  • Auditing
  • Business mathematics
  • Communication
  • Computerized accounting and Excel
  • Cost accounting
  • Finance
  • Financial accounting
  • Taxation

Please note:

  • This program can be completed in three years and provides entry-level training in accounting with a four-week placement
  • Students can transfer to any other first-year business program at Durham College (DC) after the first semester; leave after first year with a Business Fundamentals certificate; or leave after second year with a Business - Accounting diploma
  • Pathways are available to the third year of the Business Commerce degree at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), the Bachelor of Business Administration at Trent University, and other pathway agreements. For more information visit www.durhamcollege.ca/transferguide.
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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
  • 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
  • Accounts payable/receivable clerk
  • Bank teller
  • Billing analyst
  • Bookkeeper/payroll clerk
  • Budget co-ordinator
  • Collections officer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Financial analyst
  • Junior accountant

WHERE YOU COULD WORK:

  • Accounting firms/departments
  • Banks
  • Insurance companies
  • 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 through 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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Field Placement

Your learning experience will be complemented by a four-week field placement component in your final semester, which will give you practical accounting experience and the opportunity to apply the theories and concepts you have learned. Students have historically found the field placement component, offered in the third year of the advanced diploma program, valuable in gaining practical experience and, in some cases, a competitive edge in seeking full-time employment.

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Opportunities For Degree Completion Or Additional Credentials

Graduates of the three-year program with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5, can apply directly to the third year of the Bachelor of Commerce program at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) or the Bachelor of Business Administration program at Trent University.

You may also be eligible to apply your academic credits toward further study through Durham College’s graduate certificate programs or through the college’s partnerships with many Canadian and international colleges and universities, including:

Please visit the Transfer Guide for more information.

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PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE
  • ontariocolleges.ca code: BACT
  • Program length: six semesters (four semester option)
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College Advanced 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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