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Program overview
2 years
Full time
Diploma / certificate

Start dates
16,937.67 CAD
09 January 2023

16,937.67 CAD
04 September 2023
Georgian College Applied Arts and Technology

About this program

Business - Accounting

An accounting education helps you to understand “the numbers” which is critical to the success of every type of business. If you are a logical thinker and enjoy the challenge of unravelling the mystery of numbers then this program is for you. In this increasingly complex and competitive business environment, accounting skills are very much in demand.

The program provides a foundation in all of the functional business areas and a comprehensive education in specific accounting practices and theory. Through a strong focus on application both in the classroom and through co-op work terms, students develop the skills needed for success in the business world; analytical thinking, problem solving, communication and teamwork. Students graduate ready to enter the workforce and support the accounting activities of any organization.

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • any Grade 11 or 12 Mathematics (C, M, or U)

Minimum of 60% in Grade 11 College or University level Mathematics (MBF3C or MCF3M)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing.

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the college website.

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Program content

Semester 1

  • Financial Accounting Principles 1
  • Introduction to Organizational Behaviour
  • Microcomputer Applications
  • Mathematics of Finance
  • Introduction to Marketing

Semester 2

  • Financial Accounting Principles 2
  • Applied Accounting Applications
  • Microeconomics
  • Statistics 1

Semester 3

  • Intermediate Accounting 1
  • Cost Accounting 1
  • Payroll Administration
  • Macroeconomics
  • Taxation

Semester 4

  • Cost Accounting 2
  • ACCT 2002 Intermediate Accounting 2
  • FNCE 2010 Financial Management
  • LAWS 2000 Business Law


Tuition fee: $16,937.67 CAD


Credential: Ontario College Diploma, Co-op

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. record financial transactions in compliance with Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for sole proprietorships, partnerships, private enterprises, publicly accountable enterprises and non-profit organizations;
  2. prepare and present financial statements, reports and other documents in compliance with Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for sole proprietorships, partnerships and private enterprises;
  3. contribute to recurring decision-making by applying fundamental management accounting concepts;
  4. prepare individuals’ income tax returns and basic tax planning in compliance with relevant legislation and regulations;
  5. analyze organizational structures, the interdependence of functional areas and the impact those relationships can have on financial performance;
  6. analyze, within a Canadian context, the impact of economic variables, legislation, ethics, technological advances and the environment on an organization’s operations;
  7. outline the elements of an organization’s internal control system and risk management;
  8. contribute to recurring decision-making by applying fundamental financial management concepts;
  9. develop strategies to assist an entrepreneur in making sound business decisions applicable to accounting, finance and taxation;
  10. employ environmentally sustainable practices within the profession.

Career paths

Graduates work in a broad range of employment settings in all sectors of business and industry, including banks and other financial institutions, government offices, public accounting firms, small business, self-employment, tax preparation firms, financial planning firms, manufacturing firms, and non-profit organizations.

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Georgian College

Established in 1967, Georgian College (Canada) is a public college with 125+ market-driven programs offered to over 13,000 full time students including about 4,500 international students from 60 countries. Its 100-acre flagship campus, located in Barrie, is just an hour...

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Georgian College Applied Arts and Technology

1 Georgian Drive
L4M 3X9 Barrie Ontario

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