Accounting and Finance (Post-Baccalaureate Diploma )
Program no longer supported
NOTE: As of 2019, CPA no longer supports the ACAF program. The last ACAF National Examinations will be offered:
- January 29, 2021
- June 18, 2021
As such, a number of the courses required for this program are no longer offered. Instead, consider taking the Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Accounting which offers more courses that transfer to CPA’s Professional Education Program.
Please see above note
- Successful completion of 60 credits
- Courses used towards a previously received credential can be used to meet program requirements, but additional courses will need to be taken to replace these credits. Please contact the program co-ordinator for approval of substitutions.
- 50% (30 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College
- 50% (15 credits) of the upper level credits must be completed at Douglas College
A minimum program GPA of 2.00 is required
|Course Number||Course Title||Credits|
|ACCT 11102||Principles of Accounting I||3.00|
|ACCT 12102||Principles of Accounting II||3.00|
|ACCT 12221||Computer Applications for Accounting||3.00|
|ACCT 2320||Introductory Management Accounting||3.00|
|ACCT 33101||Intermediate Accounting I||3.00|
|ACCT 34101||Intermediate Accounting II||3.00|
|ACCT 33701||Income Tax I||3.00|
|ACCT 34201||Intermediate Management Accounting||3.00|
|ACCT 34701||Income Tax II||3.00|
|ACCT 45101||Advanced Financial Accounting||3.00|
|BUSN 10053||Business Law Fundamentals for Accountants||3.00|
|CSIS 22001||Systems Analysis and Design||3.00|
|FINC 1231||Business Mathematics||3.00|
|FINC 2300||Fundamentals of Personal Finance||3.00|
|FINC 23401||Fundamentals of Financial Management||3.00|
|ACCT 45801||Ethics and Workplace Skills||3.00|
|ACCT 48901||Business Applications (Capstone)||3.00|
|Select two courses from the following options|
|ACCT 40801,4||Public Sector Accounting||3.00|
|ACCT 41801,4||Not-For-Profit Accounting||3.00|
|ACCT 48801,4||Applied External Audit||3.00|
|ACCT 4850||Accounting Theory||3.00|
|FINC 3390||Security Analysis||3.00|
1 For these courses a "C" grade is required for graduation purposes. Moreover, for ACAF, a minimum grade of "C" is required in each of the following courses: ACCT 1222, ACCT 2320, ACCT 3310, ACCT 3410, ACCT 3420, ACCT 3370, ACCT 3470, ACCT 4080, ACCT 4180, ACCT 4510, ACCT 4750, ACCT 4580, ACCT 4880, ACCT 4980 AND FINC 2340.
2 Students who take ACCT 1235 instead of ACCT 1110 and ACCT 1210, must take another 3-credit 1000-4000 level course offered by ACCT, FINC, BUSN, ECON, CSIS, COBA or MARK. 1000-2000 level electives must be university transferable (courses that transfer to one of the 5 Research Universities - SFU, UBC, UBC-O, UNBC or UVIC) according to the BC Transfer Guide.
ii) when ACCT 1110 and ACCT 1210 are taken, BUSN 3720 must be taken in addition to the other required courses. This means that students will take a minimum of twenty-one courses to earn their Accounting and Finance PBD.
4 Students contemplating completing ACAF certification, should refer to the CPA ACAF website to ensure they have the required electives.
This program is intended for students with degrees in areas other than Business.
Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada or an equivalent credential from an approved institution in a different country. Any applicant who earned their credential in a language other than English must meet the Douglas College English language proficiency requirement.
Applicants whose undergraduate degree is in business administration should also look at the Post-Degree Diploma in Accounting program to determine if this is a more suitable program for them.
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.