About this Program

Credential Awarded:Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Campus:Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus
Length:3 Years

Program Highlights

  • Study under faculty members who have a professional accounting designation (CA, CGA, CMA).
  • Case studies, computer applications and role-playing provide hands-on training.
  • Co-op work term offers practical experience.
  • Many graduates find work through co-op terms or contacts made while working on projects.
  • Years 1 and 2 offer common core courses with the Business–Accounting program.

Note: Students should be aware that the three previously recognized accounting bodies in Ontario have undergone unification which has resulted in a number of changes to the qualification processes and requirements for a professional designation. Students wishing to pursue a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation have options to articulate their diploma to a qualifying degree program recognized by CPA Ontario. Qualified students graduating from our Business Administration – Accounting programs are eligible to receive advanced standing in an Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF) offered through CPA Canada.

Career Opportunities

  • Assistant controllers and income tax auditors
  • Budget analysts
  • Financial and cost accountants
  • General accountants
  • Internal auditors
  • Management trainees in banking and other business sectors
  • Office managers
  • Junior accountants in public accounting

The co-op program gave me the work experience I needed before I entered the work environment.

Tara Carll, Business Administration - Accounting (Co-op) graduate

Admissions and Availability

Ontario College Advanced Diploma
#0423 - 3 Years NOTL
Starting In Availability
September 2016Closed
January 2017Closed
May 2017Not Available
September 2017Open
January 2018Open
May 2018Not Available

Future Study Options

We are proud to provide a range of future study options for NC students. More details on specific opportunities and partnerships can be found at niagaracollege.ca/transfercredit.

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