Accounting (Diploma)

Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Credits
60.00
Length of Program
Four semesters
Credential Type
Diploma
Campus
New Westminster
Learning Format
Full-time
Part-time
Admission Type
Open Enrolment - General Admission Requirements
Offered
Fall
Summer
Winter

Overview

Prepare for junior- to intermediate-level accounting positions with the two-year Accounting Diploma program.

Study a well-rounded curriculum that includes classes in accounting, communications, computing science, economics, finance and marketing.

Graduates gain the skills to secure employment in fields including financial accounting, cost accounting and financial management. Graduates interested in furthering their accounting careers can transfer seamlessly into Douglas College’s Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting program.

Day and evening courses, offered year-round to both part-time and full-time students, provide individuals with flexibility while earning their diploma.

Program Requirements

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements: 

  • Successful completion of 60 credits
  • 25% (15 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College
  • A minimum program GPA of 2.00 is required
Course Requirements:
 
 

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

Select one of the following two options:

 

A)  ACCT 1110

     AND

     ACCT 1210

Principles of Accounting I 

AND

Principles of Accounting II

3.00

 

3.00

B) ACCT 1235

    AND

    One (1) Elective1

Principles of Accounting I & II

AND

Select one course from the CBA Faculty

3.00

 

3.00 

Select one course from the following two options:

 

 

CMNS 1115

Practical Writing

3.00

ENGL 1130

Academic Writing

3.00

Required Courses:

 

ACCT 1222

Computer Applications for Accounting

3.00

ACCT 2320

Introductory Managerial Accounting

3.00

ACCT 3310

Intermediate Accounting I

3.00

ACCT 3410

Intermediate Accounting II

3.00

ACCT 3420

Intermediate Managerial Accounting

3.00

BLAW 13202

Business Law I

3.00

CSIS 1190

Excel for Business

3.00

CSIS 2200

Systems Analysis and Design

3.00

FINC 12313

Business Mathematics 

3.00

FINC 2340

Fundamentals of Financial Management

3.00

 BUSN 1210

Management Essentials

3.00

 BUSN 24294

Business Statistics

3.00

 ECON 1150

Principles of Microeconomics

 3.00

 ECON 1250

Principles of Macroeconomics

 3.00

 MARK 1120

Introductory Marketing

 3.00

Two (2) Electives1

Select two 1000-4000 level courses from ACCT, BUSN, BLAW, CSIS, ECON, FINC or MARK

 6.00

 Credits

 

60.00

 

1Elective(s) : 1000-2000 level courses must be university transferable. A university transferable course is a course that transfers to one of the 5 Research Universities - SFU, UBCV, UBCO, UNBC or UVIC – according to the BC Transfer Guide. 

2BLAW 1005 may be substituted for BLAW 1320.

For students contemplating enrolling in the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Professional Education Program (PEP), CPA requires that students successfully complete either (i) BLAW 1005 or (ii) BLAW 1320 and BLAW 3720 to satisfy its law requirements for entrance into PEP.

 Students contemplating enrolling in the Douglas College BBA program:

 i) should take BLAW 1320 rather than BLAW 1005 in the diploma program; and

ii) may, but are not required to, take BLAW 3720 as an open elective in the diploma program.

 

3Students who have already taken MATH 1125, can substitute the course for FINC 1231.

4Students who have already taken MATH 1160, can substitute the course for BUSN 2429
 

 

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

Note: Some courses in this program require students to have completed Foundations of Math 11 with a grade of C (some courses may have a higher requirement). Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you check each individual course prerequisite and ensure that you have completed requirements prior to registration. 

 

Cost

You can get an average cost for your program - tuition and student fees, books, uniforms, lab fees etc - on the Program Cost page. 

Only programs approved for student loan funding are listed on the Program Cost page. For all other programs, refer to the Tuition Fee page.

Career Pathways

Graduates of the Accounting Management Diploma Program are equipped for junior management positions in small to medium-sized firms.  Such positions may lead to managing a firm's financial, general or cost accounting areas, accounting information systems, or financial management practices.

Transfer to Professional Accounting Associations

The Accounting Management Diploma Program partially satisfies the entrance requirements of the Chartered Professional Accountant's (CPA) professional education program (PEP).  Graduates of the diploma program can continue their education; expand their employment opportunities; and satisfy the entrance requirements of the CPA PEP program by completing their Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting program at Douglas College.

University Transfer

Transfer credit arrangements including two-year block transfers have been arranged with various universities throughout British Columbia and Alberta.  Please refer to www.bctransferguide.ca for further details.

Program Guidelines

Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.