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Accounting Programs at Ontario Colleges

What to expect from a career as an Accountant

Accounting may not seem like an exciting career, but if you have an aptitude for numbers and figures, you’d be surprised by how satisfying it is to help clients manage their businesses and ordinary people stay on top of their finances.

If you see the merit in an accounting career and are interested in accounting programs at Ontario colleges, here’s what you need to know. More

Accounting Courses

Most programs introduce accounting basics like simple organization and accounting methods, and then move into specialized training, such as taxation and auditing. You’ll also gain experience working with sophisticated accounting software and other accounting systems. The goal of these fundamental classes is to prepare you to practice accounting in the real world.

Supplementary field courses will give you deeper understanding of the applications of accounting. These might include business law, statistics, financial planning and ethics, and could potentially include a work placement where you can experience operations in an accounting firm or practice.

General Accounting Program Requirements

Ontario college accounting programs require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, with emphasis on mathematics courses. A grade 12 English course and one grade 12 mathematics course are required. For programs offered at the post-graduate level, a post-secondary degree or diploma in accounting or a related field is required.

Accounting Jobs and Salaries

Graduates will find diverse opportunities in the accounting field as cost accountants, General Accountants, payroll administrators, tax auditors, accounting technicians and more. To practice as a General Accountant (GA), Chartered Accountant (CA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA), you will need to undergo a certification exam.

Graduates may also want to specialize in specific areas of accounting, including (but not limited to):

  • Forensic Accounting. Providing accounting services suitable for legal scrutiny. Forensic accounting is viewed as the "science" of accounting and is considered the highest form of quality assurance.
  • Tax Accounting. Specializing in helping people and businesses prepare their annual tax returns. While this may seem like bare-bones accounting, it is often in high demand come tax time.
  • Financial Auditing. Investigating financial processes of organizations, businesses and people to ensure they are adhering to government standards and are considered to be truthful and accurate.

Salaries for accountants will vary depending on your area of specialization. Graduates of accounting programs at Ontario colleges typically make between $30,000 and $35,000 a year to start. Specialists, such as forensic accountants and auditors, or CPAs and CAs, could receive much higher.

Ontario Colleges Offering Accounting Programs

Use the left-column navigation to refine your search by College, Program Availability, Program Start Date and more, or see the table below for a complete list of accounting programs at Ontario colleges. Less

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Program Title College Campus Availability Program Delivery Start Date Website
Show details Accounting HUMBER LAKESHORE CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Accounting


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 02211
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Accounting HUMBER NORTH CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Accounting


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 02211
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Accounting HUMBER NORTH OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Accounting


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 02211
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Accounting HUMBER NORTH OPEN Full Time 2017 - May Visit

Accounting


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 02211
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Accounting SENECA NEWNHAM CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Accounting


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ACC
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Accounting SENECA NEWNHAM OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Accounting


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ACC
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Accounting SENECA NEWNHAM OPEN Full Time 2017 - May Visit

Accounting


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ACC
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Accounting - Business CENTENNIAL PROGRESS CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Accounting - Business


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 2801
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Accounting - Business CENTENNIAL PROGRESS OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Accounting - Business


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 2801
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Accounting - Business CENTENNIAL PROGRESS OPEN Full Time 2017 - May Visit

Accounting - Business


  • Program Length: 4 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 2801
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Accounting - Business DURHAM OSHAWA CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Accounting - Business


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ACCT
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Accounting - Business DURHAM OSHAWA OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Accounting - Business


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ACCT
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Accounting - Business - Transfer to Uoit Bachelor of Commerce (HONS) DURHAM OSHAWA CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Accounting - Business - Transfer to Uoit Bachelor of Commerce (HONS)


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ACTU
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Accounting - Business - Transfer to Uoit Bachelor of Commerce (HONS) DURHAM OSHAWA OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Accounting - Business - Transfer to Uoit Bachelor of Commerce (HONS)


  • Program Length: 2 ACADEMIC YEARS (PERIODS OF 8 MONTHS)
  • Program Code: ACTU
  • Credential: DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Accounting - Business Administration CENTENNIAL PROGRESS CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Accounting - Business Administration


  • Program Length: 6 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 2405
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Accounting - Business Administration CENTENNIAL PROGRESS CLOSED Full Time 2016 - Sep Visit

Accounting - Business Administration


  • Program Length: 6 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 2415
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Accounting - Business Administration CENTENNIAL PROGRESS OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Accounting - Business Administration


  • Program Length: 6 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 2405
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Accounting - Business Administration CENTENNIAL PROGRESS OPEN Full Time 2017 - Jan Visit

Accounting - Business Administration


  • Program Length: 6 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 2415
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Accounting - Business Administration CENTENNIAL PROGRESS OPEN Full Time 2017 - May Visit

Accounting - Business Administration


  • Program Length: 6 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 2405
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: REGULAR
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

Show details Accounting - Business Administration CENTENNIAL PROGRESS OPEN Full Time 2017 - May Visit

Accounting - Business Administration


  • Program Length: 6 SEMESTERS
  • Program Code: 2415
  • Credential: ADVANCED DIPLOMA
  • Program Level: POST-SECONDARY
  • Program Type: CO-OP
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Entry Level: ENTRY LEVEL 1
  • Highly Competitive: No
Notes:

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