Program at a glance
Area of Study
Co-op / internship
Open to International
One or two years
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Prepare for a career in accounting
Start in September, January or May!
If you're pursuing a professional accounting designation or want to take specific accounting courses, Camosun is the right choice! You'll gain a solid background and knowledge in accounting to enter business or government.
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 Post-Degree 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.
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!
A year at Camosun can prepare you for an advanced career within the business and financial worlds.
Effective from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.
$6,639 (domestic with internship)
$22,785 - $26,582 *** (international)
*** Based on successful completion in 3 to 4 semesters
What to expect
The program consists of 15 courses which can be completed in approximately one year if taken on a full-time basis and starting in the Winter term. Evening and daytime classes are held predominantly at the Interurban campus and the program can be taken on a part-time basis.
You'll work through financial accounting, management accounting, auditing, and finance courses and be prepared to enter business or government in an accounting capacity.
Apply your classroom skills in the workplace and bring your workplace skills back to the classroom! An Internship 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
- Ten (10) first year courses, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (C+), and
- the workshop series CDEV-WPS
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 Career Development-Workplace Preparation Skills (CDEV-WPS) course 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.
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
And all of:
- Bachelor’s degree from a recognized post-secondary institution
For more detailed information about this program and specific admission requirements, see the Academic Calendar.
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.
Don't have a bachelor's degree?
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.