Business - Accounting | St. Clair College
Program Code: B010
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Program Code: K150
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Two Year - Ontario College Diploma
January intake for Windsor only
Starts: September, January

Emergency Alternate Delivery Plan:
Fall 2021 Emergency Alternate Delivery

Contact:
Windsor
Zak Shaw
519-972-2727 ext. 4001
Chatham
Cecilia Mackey
519-354-9714 ext. 3784

Program Overview

Accounting plays a vital role in the business world and is in demand in every segment of the Canadian and global economy. The Business - Accounting two-year program provides students with a solid background in accounting and bookkeeping from a broad business perspective. Graduates of this program are proficient in various accounting, income tax, and spreadsheet software packages.

Program Highlights

  • In-depth curriculum of accounting theory and practical applications in the areas of financial accounting, cost accounting, taxation, financial management and information systems.
  • Broad-based business skills including marketing, human resource administration, business communications, and economics.
  • Knowledgeable professors with solid industry experience giving students first-hand insight into the field.
  • Up-to-date computer labs using the latest accounting software.
  • Seamless transition to the three-year accounting program.
  • Transfer opportunities with several Canadian universities.
  • Courses may be accepted as prerequisites and/or technical course exemptions towards the Advanced Certificate in Accounting & Finance (ACAF).

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program are prepared for entry level positions as accounting clerks, bookkeepers or accounting trainees. The positions are generally in small and medium sized businesses, the not-for-profit sector or government offices.

Admission Requirements

OSSD with the majority of courses at the College(C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level qualify for admission to this program.

Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

Courses

The curriculum below is for incoming students:

Semester 1
Code Title Credits
ACC110
Accounting Concepts I
3
BUS108
Introduction To Canadian Business
3
ECN210
Microeconomics
3
MTH146
Mathematics Of Personal Finance
4
MGN105
Introduction To Human Resources
3
COM103
Business Communications I
3
Semester 2
Code Title Credits
ACC210
Accounting Concepts II
3
ECN110
Macro Economics
3
MRK202
Introduction To Canadian Marketing
3
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
MTH237
Statistical Concepts
3
COM203
Business Communications II
3
BUS207
Basic Spreadsheeting
2
Semester 3
Code Title Credits
ACC316
Advanced Spreadsheeting
3
ACC320
Cost Accounting
3
ACC326
Account Software Applications
3
ACC328
Intermediate Accounting I
4
ACC335
Canadian Income Tax I
3
MGN310
Organizational Behaviour
3
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
Semester 4
Code Title Credits
ACC420
Management Accounting I
3
ACC426
Accounting Software Applications II
3
ACC428
Intermediate Accounting II
4
ACC435C
Canadian Income Tax II
3
ACC444
Financial Management I
3
BUS606
Management Information Systems
3
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3

Past Cohorts:

Semester 1
Code Title Credits
ACC110 Accounting Concepts I 3
BUS108 Introduction To Canadian Business 3
ECN110 Macro Economics 3
MTH146 Mathematics Of Personal Finance 4
MGN105 Introduction To Human Resources 3
COM103 Business Communications I 3
Semester 2
Code Title Credits
ACC210 Accounting Concepts II 3
ECN210 Microeconomics 3
MRK202 Introduction To Canadian Marketing 3
ELEC1030 Choose 1 Elective Course 3
MTH237 Statistical Concepts 3
COM203 Business Communications II 3
BUS207 Basic Spreadsheeting 2
Semester 3
Code Title Credits
ACC316 Advanced Spreadsheeting 3
ACC320 Cost Accounting 3
ACC326 Account Software Applications 3
ACC328 Intermediate Accounting I 4
ACC335 Canadian Income Tax I 3
MGN310 Organizational Behaviour 3
ELEC1030 Choose 1 Elective Course 3
Semester 4
Code Title Credits
ACC420 Management Accounting I 3
ACC426 Accounting Software Applications II 3
ACC428 Intermediate Accounting II 4
ACC435C Canadian Income Tax II 3
ACC444 Financial Management I 3
BUS606 Management Information Systems 3
ELEC1030 Choose 1 Elective Course 3

Your Investment

The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

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Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

Business - Accounting (Ontario College Diploma) (MTCU Code 50100)

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Record financial transactions in compliance with Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for sole proprietorships, partnerships, private enterprises, publicly accountable enterprises and non-profit organizations.
  2. Prepare and present financial statements, reports and other documents in compliance with Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for sole proprietorships, partnerships and private enterprises.
  3. Contribute to recurring decision-making by applying fundamental management accounting concepts.
  4. Prepare individuals’ income tax returns and basic tax planning in compliance with relevant legislation and regulations.
  5. Analyze organizational structures, the interdependence of functional areas, and the impact those relationships can have on financial performance.
  6. Analyze, within a Canadian context, the impact of economic variables, legislation, ethics, technological advances and the environment on an organization’s operations.
  7. Outline the elements of an organization’s internal control system and risk management.
  8. Contribute to recurring decision-making by applying fundamental financial management concepts.

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