Accounting

Get the skills and education to launch a career in one of Canada’s fastest-growing sectors: Accounting and Finance.


If you enjoy problem solving and want a financially rewarding career, accounting is an excellent field for you. Douglas College's Accounting Department is a great place to develop skills that will help you thrive in an accounting or business career.

 

Program Highlights

Our programs will help you to:

  • Develop competitive skills

  • Gain hands-on experience

  • Earn credits towards professional designations

  • Obtain degree concentrations

Competitive Skills

Develop job-ready accounting skills. Gain in-depth knowledge of accounting principles, procedures and policies.

Hands-On Experience

Put your skills to work with the Co-operative Education Program and gain paid, full-time work experience, while also earning College course credit. The Diploma in Accounting, BBA in Accounting, and PBD in Accounting programs are all co-op eligible.

Accounting Designations

 

Degree Concentrations

Earn a recognized degree in accounting with concentrations in: 

PROGRAMS OFFERED BY THE ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT

Get ready to launch an exciting career in Canada’s growing financial industry with your Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting. This program’s applied curriculum and work-experience component, along with satisfying the entrance requirements into CPA’s PEP helps prepare you to become a professional accountant.

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Interested in pursuing a career in accounting? Take the first step with Douglas College’s one-year Accounting Certificate. This program ladders into the Accounting Diploma and the BBA in Accounting.

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Prepare for junior- to intermediate-level accounting positions with the two-year Accounting Diploma program.  This program ladders into the BBA in Accounting andpartially satisfies the requirements for admission into the CPA Professional Education Program (PEP).

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Want to enhance your bachelor’s degree with accounting? This twenty-one (21) credit minor will help get you there.

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Already got a degree and want to pursue a CPA designation? This two-year program is designed for students who hold a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than commerce or business administration and want to enter the CPA program.

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Have a degree in the discipline of commerce or business administration and want to enter the CPA program? Take it to the next level with a one year specialization in Accounting.

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Already have a degree in a discipline other than commerce or business administration? Get the skills and knowledge you need to kick start a new career in accounting with this one year post-degree diploma. This diploma partially satisfies requirements for admission into the CPA program.

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Kick start your career with knowledge of the tools used to help businesses explore data and gain valuable insight into business and process opportunities. This BBA concentration will help get you on your way!

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Not-for-profit organizations contribute significantly to the BC economy and there’s predicted growth in the area of public administration. The broad scope of skills offered in this concentration brings flexibility to your BBA.

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Gain job ready and career enhancing skills necessary for public accounting. The BC Labour Market Outlook states that financial auditors and accountants are in demand. This BBA concentration will help you get there.

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Taxation specialists are highly sought-after professionals. If you’re interested in a career as a tax accountant, this BBA concentration is for you. Besides a deeper look at taxation, you’ll also gain skills in international taxation, and estate planning.

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Please Note

If you are interested in taking accounting but need to upgrade your English skills, visit the Pre-Business Foundation Program page. If you need to upgrade your mathematics skill, visit the Math Upgrading page.

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For information on admission requirements, courses, intake dates and more, visit the Program and Course Catalogue.
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