Accounting and Finance, Advanced Certificate

Start your career in Accounting. You'll take courses in financial accounting, management accounting, and finance and be prepared to enter business or government in an accounting capacity.

Program at a glance

Credential

Advanced Certificate

Area of Study

Business

Study options

Full-time

Part-time

Work experience

Co-op / internship

Open to International

Yes

Length

Full-time-2 years

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Accounting and Finance students

Skills that employers value in this competitive job market

Start in September, January or May

A challenging and rewarding career in accounting and finance at an entry or intermediate level, with opportunity for further study at the degree and professional designation level.  

As of July 5, 2019, CPA Canada is winding down the Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance program. Camosun is continuing to offer the ACAF program and delivering all the courses to complete the Advanced Certificate at Camosun College.

Camosun offers more than 30 business programs, including degrees, post-degree diplomas, certificates, diplomas, and university transfer courses. See our programs page for more information. Questions? Please email business@camosun.ca.

Information Sessions

The School of Business Information Sessions are a great way to learn more about a program and to get your questions answered by faculty and staff.

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If you missed the live session we've got you covered. Download the 2021 Summer Information Session PDF.

Who can I contact if I want more information?

Contact business@camosun.ca

What you'll learn

Current students wanting information about your program, go to student planning in myCamosun.

Program outline

For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar.

Program outline

What to expect

The program consists of 20 courses starting in the Fall, Winter, Summer term.  Program courses are delivered in a face-to-face instruction. Evening and daytime classes are held predominantly at the Interurban campus and the program is taken on a part-time basis.

Co-operative Education Option 

Apply your classroom skills in the workplace and bring your workplace skills back to the classroom! A Co-op work term is a great opportunity to gain work experience in your field while enrolled in your academic program. 

When you engage in co-operative education, you get an early start on preparing for your career after graduation! You will be joining a growing number of students who choose the opportunity to alternate between full-time studies and full-time paid work where you can bring your applied classroom learning to life.

Co-operative education is a learner-centered model that empowers you, the student, to direct your own learning and to make a valuable contribution in the workplace. Your learning will be guided and supported by both your employer and the School with a faculty member from your program assigned to coach, monitor, and evaluate your work term development.

Talk to your Co-op & Internship Coordinator, or login to the Co-op and Career Portal to book a Co-op Information Appointment with an Employment Facilitator to get more information. Connect with your Academic Advisor to plan your program and how co-operative education can fit. 

Tuition and fees

Effective from September 1, 2022, to August 31, 2023

Estimated tuition

Tuition estimates are for the entire program

Accounting and Finance, Advanced Certificate

$8,196* (domestic)
$23,310** (international)

Accounting and Finance, Advanced Certificate, Internship designation 

$8,984* (domestic)
$24,910** (international)

Domestic tuition fees vary depending on the individual course fees for the classes you select.

For International students visit: International Tuition & Fees

Student fees

In addition to tuition estimates, student fees are calculated based on your enrolment. Refer to: Student Fees

Financial assistance

You may need to find more than one source of funding to help pay for your education and living costs while attending college. Check out sources of money you don't need to pay back as well as those that need to be repaid.

Financial Aid & Awards 

 

Curriculum & courses

Admission requirements

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.

Tip: Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

One of:

For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar.

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Many first year Business courses require Math as a prerequisite (e.g. "C" in Pre-calculus 11, Foundations of Math 11, MATH 073, MATH 077, MATH 137 or "C+" in Math 072, MATH 075 or MATH 135).  Students may enter this program without Math but please note, students must complete one of the Math courses as listed above or successfully complete Camosun's Math assessment in or before their first semester of study.

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Note: Students who have already completed some course work at a professional institute or another post-secondary institution should submit official transcripts to be assessed for transfer credit.

Our teaching staff

Camosun College is proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students' individual journeys. For more information about our faculty, please visit the School of Business homepage.

 

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Faculty/staff profile

Martha Thomas

Martha Okot Thomas

Department Chair

Martha has been a Chartered Professional Accountant since 2005. After graduating from Camosun’s Business Administration program, she completed her art ...

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Faculty/staff profile

Keri Norrie Instructor, Accounting & Finance

Keri Norrie

Program Leader

Keri has been an instructor in the Accounting and Finance department for over 20 years, during which time she has also been active in business and the ...

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Accounting and Finance students

Learn more

For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar. 

Contact information

School of Business

Campus location

Centre for Business & Access Building (CBA) 249

Location link

Interurban Campus

250-370-4565

business@camosun.ca

 

Admissions Questions:

Domestic students

International students