Business Administration – Accounting Accelerated
Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma College Code: CONS School: Business and Hospitality Program Code: 2011 Accelerated Delivery: Yes Campus: DO Academic Year: 2017 / 2018
About the Program
This accelerated program is offered over two calendar years and provides the same learning outcomes as the three-year advanced diploma program. It is ideal for those who are interested in bridging into the Accounting, Audit and Information Technology (AAIT) degree program. Graduates would receive credit for the first two years of the AAIT degree program if they maintain a 70% overall average and upon completion of two additional course modules. Diploma graduates would normally start in September and complete two co-op work terms. Graduates with work experience may also receive credit towards one or two work terms.
The program provides the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in an intermediate-level accounting position, along with the fundamentals necessary for advancement to managerial positions. Graduates of this program are able to apply computer, communication, and mathematical skills and employ management accounting techniques to support accounting activities, including the maintenance of accounting records and the preparation of financial statements and individual and corporate tax returns. In addition, graduates are able to perform a variety of more complex functions, including applying principles of financial analysis and planning and control; using analytical and evaluation skills to support a variety of management functions; and collaborating in the design of an organization s system of internal control. The Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA) recognizes many courses in this program for credit towards their Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF) designation.
Length: Three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma program
Delivery Sequence: Doon (Kitchener) – September/2017 – Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
First-Year Capacity: 35
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older with mature student status (See Mature Student definition for details.)
- Grade 12 compulsory English, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Communications (COMM1270)
- Grade 12 Mathematics, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Mathematics (MATH1375)
- For more information on preparatory programs, visit Academic Upgrading
- An academic strength is calculated by averaging the submitted marks of required subjects. If more than one mark is received for a required subject, the highest mark will be used in the calculation.
- Ten (10) additional marks are added to each Advanced level, OAC, U, U/C, and post-secondary course used in the calculation of academic strength.
- A sound mathematical and English background is important for success in this program and is considered during the admission selection process. Minimum cutoffs apply.
- At the end of your first year of the accounting program, an academic decision will be made by your program co-ordinator based on the following criteria:
- To maintain eligibility for the accelerated option, you must have successfully completed 11 of the 12 first-year courses by the end of the second semester. If you have not, you will be transferred to the regular stream of Business Administration – Accounting.
Tuition fee details for the 2017-2018 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional.
Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2016 / 2017) for Business Administration – Accounting Accelerated – Program # 2011
Doon – Fall 2017 Level 1 & 2 & 3 (Program Start: 2017-09-05)
The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.
Graduates may find work in a broad range of employment settings in all sectors of business and industry including banks and other financial institutions, government offices, public accounting firms, small business, self-employment, tax preparation firms, and financial planning firms.
For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca
Pathways Credit Transfer
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Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student s Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.
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