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Accounting – Business – Transfer to UOIT Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)

Business (two-year) – Accounting – Transfer Program to University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)

Accounting – Business – Transfer to UOIT Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)

Accounting – Business – Transfer to UOIT Bachelor of Commerce (Hons)

For students who want the best of both worlds, this joint Durham College and University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) diploma to degree program will enable you to earn your college diploma and university degree in only four years. Experience the best of both learning environments while on the journey to a career in accounting.

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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.

This program was created by Durham College and UOIT for individuals who plan to take UOIT’s Bachelor of Commerce degree program. The bridging courses required for admission to the degree program are embedded in the curriculum and if you achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 in each semester of your Durham College courses and no grade below C in your UOIT courses, you can apply directly to the third year of the degree program. This opportunity allows qualified candidates to major in Accounting at UOIT however acceptance is based on UOIT approval with higher marks required.  In order to participate in this program, you are required to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 and complete an application to UOIT in the first semester.  The UOIT embedded courses are flexible and subject to change by UOIT. Academic planning assistance will be offered to you by a student advisor representative.

As a student participating in this program, you will be registered at Durham College and at UOIT. UOIT offers classes in the evenings and the annual calendars including reading week are generally different. Students are expected to attend all classes that are scheduled.  In addition the two institutions use different learning management systems.

For more information please visit the Accounting – Business – Transfer to UOIT Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) Frequently Asked Questions.

Please note: You will apply to the Accounting - Business transfer program at using the ACTU application code. Upon meeting the selection criteria, you may be eligible to complete your Bachelor of Commerce degree at UOIT.

  • This program enables students to complete the Business - Accounting diploma at Durham College (DC) and Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in four years for qualifying students, and at less cost than a four-year degree program
  • This program provides students with the option of proceeding in second year with the college-only curriculum to complete the standard two-year Business - Accounting diploma, or proceeding to complete the two-year University Transfer, which will include five university credits
  • This unique pathway is available on a shared campus with exposure to college and university faculty, information and opportunities. Students can transfer to any other first-year business program at DC after the first semester; leave after first year with a Business Fundamentals certificate; or leave after second year with a Business Accounting diploma. Students who choose to return to complete the Business Administration - Accounting program would receive advanced standing
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Admission Requirements

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


  • Accounting administrator • Billing analyst
  • Bookkeeper/payroll clerk • Budget co-ordinator
  • Collections officer
  • Financial analyst
  • Junior accountant
  • Accounts payable/receivable clerk • Tax return preparation clerk
  • Bank teller


  • Accounting firms
  • Accounting departments in any industry
  • Banks
  • Insurance companies
  • Municipal and provincial government
  • Professional firms
  • Small owner-managed businesses
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Program Costs

YEAR ONE FEESDomesticInternational
Compulsory Ancillary


Program Incidental$0$0
Total Fees:$3,859$14,335

Students will also be required to pay an additional tuition fee to UOIT for one course in Semester 2 and four courses in semesters 3 and 4. UOIT tuition will be charged at the beginning of each semester starting in Semester 2.

Please note: fees are based on the 2015-2016 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.

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Laptop Learning

To ensure you are provided with an innovative learning environment and the advanced technology skills required in the workplace, this program requires the use of a laptop computer through the UOIT Technology-Enriched Learning Environment as a part-time UOIT student.

Students will be required to pay a part-time laptop fee in Semester 2 and the regular full-time laptop fee beginning in Year 2. They will have immediate access to ongoing support and services through the university’s Information Technology Support Centre. This includes access to wired and wireless connectivity on campus, the use of course and domain-specific software, printing services and a state-of-the-art learning infrastructure to facilitate communication and collaboration.

Please note: Laptops other than those provided by UOIT will not be supported in this program. For more details including information on UOIT's mobile learning fees, please visit UOIT's Technology-Enriched Learning website.

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Laptop Requirements

  • 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
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Opportunities For Degree Completion Or Additional Credentials

Students may also be interested in:

Graduates of this program may pursue their studies in their third year at UOIT. They will be eligible to apply into the Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) or the Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting major) if they meet the UOIT requirements. This will lead to an opportunity to pursue a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation through the requirements set out by CPA Canada and in partnership with UOIT.

Graduates will also have some of the prerequisites for CPA Canada’s Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF). The more technical course content required for this certificate will be offered in combination with Durham College’s Accounting – Advanced Diploma program (three-year) and online through CPA Canada. 

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

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
  • If you begin classes in January, you will complete semesters 1 and 2 from January to August and start Year 2, Semester 3 immediately n September
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  • code: ACTU
  • Program length: Two-year
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College Diploma
  • Location: Oshawa
  • School: School of Business, IT & Management (BITM)
  • Domestic tuition: $2,768 (CDN)
  • Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2016
    • Program intake status is Open Open: January 2017
  • International Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2016
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