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Accounting (Certificate)

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IMPORTANT NOTICE Students starting this program in the Fall 2019 semester or later will be required to have a program GPA of 2.00 or higher in order to graduate.
Faculty: Commerce & Business Administration
Department: Accounting
Credits: 30.0
Length: One year
Campuses: New Westminster
Credential: Certificate
Admission Type: Open enrolment
Learning Format: Full-time, Part-time
Offered: Fall, Summer, Winter
program overview

Interested in pursuing a career in accounting? Take the first step with Douglas College’s one-year Accounting Certificate. The program provides a concentrated study of accounting subjects and will prepare you for entry-level positions, such as company bookkeeper, and will enable you to assist your organization with financial record keeping and budgeting needs.

Graduates from this program interested in furthering their careers in the accounting field can seamlessly transfer into the Accounting Management Diploma Program or the Bachelor of Business Administration program, opening the door to even more employment opportunities.

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

curriculum framework

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 30 credits
  • 25% (8 credits) of all coursework must be completed at Douglas College *

* Effective for Summer 2017 graduation, a minimum of 50% of the required program courses must be taken at Douglas College.

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits
ACCT 1110** Principles of Accounting I 3.00
ACCT 1210** Principles of Accounting II 3.00
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
CSIS 1190 Excel For Business 3.00

Select one course from the following two options:

FINC 1231

Commercial Financial Math

3.00

MATH 1125

Calculus for Social Sciences

3.00

Select one course from the following two options:

CMNS 1115

Practical Writing

3.00

ENGL 1130

Academic Writing

3.00
Total Credits   30.00

** ACCT 1235 (Principles of Introductory Financial Accounting I & II) can be taken instead of ACCT 1110 and 1210. A 3-credit open elective course must then be taken to meet the 30-credit requirement of the program.

career transfer pathways
Accounting Certificate Program graduates interested in furthering their careers can transfer seamlessly into the Accounting Management Diploma Program. 

Accounting Diploma Program graduates can continue their education and expand their employment opportunities with our Bachelor of Business Administration Program.
admission requirements

Applicants must meet the admission requirements listed below:

program 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.

curriculum 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.

upcoming info sessions
Tuesday 5:00 PM November 13, 2018 COQ room: #A1470 register»
Thursday 5:00 PM December 06, 2018 NWC room: #N2201 register»