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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 or U)
  • Grade 12 mathematics (C 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:$3,991$14,163

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 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

  • 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

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

Graduates may also acquire advanced standing to pursue an Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF) through CPA Ontario. The more technical course content required for the ACAF is offered in combination with Durham College’s Accounting – Advanced Diploma program (three-year) and online through CPA Ontario.

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 in September
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  • code: ACTU
  • Program length: Four semesters
  • 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 Closed Closed: January 2018
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