Curriculum Guideline

Accounting (Diploma)

Effective Date:
Program Code
DPACCT
Discontinued
No
Program
Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Accounting
Credential Type
Diploma
Transcript Title
Accounting Diploma
Date of First Offering
Start Term
202030
End Term
Not Specified
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
  • 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