Curriculum Guideline

Accounting (Diploma)

Effective Date:
Program Code
DPACCT
Program
Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Accounting
Credential Type
Diploma
Transcript Title
Accounting Diploma
Date of First Offering
Start Term
201720
End Term
201810
Institutional Unit
Accounting
Credential
Diploma in Accounting
Length of Program
Four semesters
Credits
60.00
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. 

 

Curriculum Framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 60 credits
  • 25% (15 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College

Students who took ACCT 1235 instead of ACCT 1110 and ACCT 1210 must take another 1000-4000 elective from the Commerce and Business Administration faculty. 1000-2000 level courses must be university transferable

** A university transferable course is a course that transfer to one of the 5 Research Universities - SFU, UBC, UBCO, UNBC or UVIC – according to the BC Transfer Guide.

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits

1Select one option from the following two options:

ACCT 1110 and

ACCT 1210

Principles of Accounting I

Principles of Accounting II

6.00

ACCT 1235 and

4ELECTIVE*

Principles of Accounting I & II

Select one course in ACCT, BUSN, CSIS, FINC or MARK

6.00

2Select one course from the following two options:

CMNS 1115

Practical Writing

3.00

ENGL 1130

Academic Writing

3.00

Select one course from the following two options:

FINC 1231 (preferred)

Commercial and Financial Math

3.00

MATH 1125

Calculus for Social Sciences

3.00

Select one course from the following two options:

BUSN 2429 (preferred)

Business Statistics

3:00

MATH 1160

Introduction to Statistics

3:00

Required Courses 

ACCT 1222

Computer Applications for Accounting

3.00

ACCT 2320

Introductory Management Accounting

3.00

ACCT 3310

Intermediate Accounting I

3.00

ACCT 3410

Intermediate Accounting II

3.00

ACCT 3420

Intermediate Management Accounting

3.00

BUSN 1210

Management Essentials

3.00

BUSN 1320

Introductory Business Law

3.00

3CSIS 1190

Excel for Business

3.00

CSIS 2200

Systems Analysis and Design

3.00

ECON 1150

Principles of Microeconomics

3.00

ECON 1250

Principles of Macroeconomics

3.00

FINC 2340

Fundamentals of Financial Management

3.00

3MARK 1120

Introductory Marketing

3.00

4Electives

Select two 1000-4000 level courses

(**1000/2000 level courses must be University Transferable)

6.00

Total Credits

 

60.00

Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF) program

For more information on the program please visit BC-CPA website: https://www.bccpa.ca/become-a-cpa/programs/acaf/

Students who are contemplating completing the ACAF program at a later date should consider the following: