Program at a glance
Area of Study
Co-op / internship
Open to International
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Prepare for a career in accounting
Start in September, January or May!
You'll develop the background and knowledge to enter business or government in an accounting capacity. With your accounting diploma from Camosun, you can expect to be employed as an accounting technician or auditor, or in related positions in the accounting field. You can also continue to work towards your designation with the Bachelor of Business Administration.
Camosun offers all of the courses required to enter the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) Program. Please book an appointment with an Academic Advisor or Program Leader to see how the diploma works with your CPA program needs. Don't have a Degree? Complete Camosun’s BBA Accounting Degree which includes all the prerequisite courses.
Find out more about upcoming accounting networking and information sessions occurring at Camosun, including CPA events.
No sessions are scheduled at this time.
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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Invest in yourself!
Camosun can prepare you for a career within business or government in an accounting capacity.
Effective from September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021.
$7,110 * (domestic)
$8,579 * (domestic with Co-op)
$32,740 ** (international)
*Tuition fees vary depending on course selection. Figures listed here are approximate.
**Tuition is based on 5 academic courses per term (Two terms per year)
What to expect
The program consists of 20 courses which can be completed in approximately two years if taken on a full-time basis. Evening and daytime classes are held predominantly at the Interurban campus and the program can be taken on a part-time basis.
In the first year, you’ll work through introductory–level courses in accounting, finance, economics, and marketing. Exit the program after your first year with a Certificate in Business Administration or continue on to year 2.
In your second year, you'll work through management accounting, financial accounting, and corporate finance courses. Exit the program after Year 2 with a Diploma in Business Administration - Accounting Option.
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.
To participate in Co-operative Education, prior to your first work term you will need to successfully complete
- Eight (8) first year courses, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (C+), and
- the workshop series CO-OP WEP
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.
Together you determine what timeline is most appropriate for you to take the mandatory Workplace Preparation course COOP WEP before your first work term.
Under Canadian Immigration Law, as an international student you are eligible to participate in co-operative education and you can legally work in Canada during specified work terms. The Work Permit Checklist for international students will assist in planning your participation in co-operative education.
A rewarding career
Financial auditors and accountants in BC earn a median annual salary* of $60,000 depending on employer and seniority.
*2018 Job Bank Wage data
Curriculum & courses
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.
- C+ in English 12
- C in English 12 Camosun Alternative
For more detailed information about this program and specific admission requirements, see the Academic Calendar.
Program Participation Requirements
- C in Math 11
- C in MATH 077
- C in MATH 137
- C+ in MATH 072
- C+ in MATH 075
- C+ in MATH 135
Many first year Business courses require Math as a prerequisite. 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.
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.
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Find a full list of courses and specific admission requirements.