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Our Business Administration – Accounting (Co-op) program focuses on teaching you how to set businesses up for success.
This School of Business program recognizes that accounting is more than just crunching numbers. As such, the accounting courses feature rigorous training that help you to develop skills in:
- Financial accounting
- Management accounting
- Computers (from the use of suite software to advanced accounting software and systems design)
In the third year of this business program, taxes, auditing and corporate specialization choices are available to you.
The co-op option in this program will provide you with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience while you complete three work terms as a paid employee in the field. This experience not only allows you to put classroom learning into practice, but will also provide valuable contacts for your future career. To participate in programs with optional co-op, students will typically complete an application process in the second semester of their studies, and if academically qualified, will be admitted to the co-op program. When you graduate, your diploma will highlight the co-op credential.
The Career Services and Co-operative Education department staff collaborates with you to ensure your co-op work experience is as meaningful as possible. In addition to assisting you with the sourcing of and preparation for co-op work placement opportunities, staff also works with a wide variety of organizations in business and industry to promote the program.
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Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners
Career Options, Academic Pathways and PartnersPrinter Friendly
- The Accounting program offers you a strong foundation to ensure that you become adept in skills required for pursuing an accounting designation and for success in the business world.
- The Business Administration – Accounting (Co-op) program's commitment to your success has resulted in flexibility in the curriculum design.
- Most members of the accounting faculty are professional accountants with solid industry experience.
- The School of Business offers leading-edge information technology infrastructure, so many classes are taught in a lab environment that features an integrated network of computer systems.
- You develop proficiencies with industry-standard accounting software, including QuickBooks and ACCPAC for Windows.
Global Citizenship and Equity Portfolio
Students will develop a portfolio documenting their engagement with the College's signature global citizenship and equity competencies. For more information on Global Citizenship and Equity, the GC&E Portfolio, opportunities for international travel and the available supports available, please visit www.centennialcollege.ca/citizenshipandequity.
Start in a diploma program, end with a degree! Successful graduates of this Accounting (Co-op) program have the opportunity to apply their credits towards further study at the degree level. Listed below are the degrees from partnering universities that are available for this program.
Please note that each partnership has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, details for which are searchable here.
|Algoma University||Honours Bachelor of Arts, multiple majors|
|Honours Bachelor of Business Administration|
|Athabasca University||Bachelor of Commerce|
|Bachelor of Commerce, with major|
|Bachelor of Human Resources and Labour Relations|
|Bachelor of Management, 4-year|
|Bachelor of Management, 3-year|
|Bachelor of Management, with major, 4-year|
|Athlone Institute of Technology||Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting|
|Conestoga College||Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting, Audit and Information Technology|
|Davenport University||Bachelor of Business Administration - Finance|
|Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting Fraud Investigation|
|Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting Information Systems|
|Bachelor of Business Administration - Professional Accountancy|
|Masters of Business Administration - Professional Accountancy|
|Dundalk Institute of Technology||Bachelor (Hons) of Arts in Accounting, 3-year|
|University of Guelph||Honours Bachelor of Business Administration|
|Institute of Technology Blanchardstown||Bachelor of Business|
|Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Finance|
|Institute of Technology Carlow||Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting|
|IT Sligo||Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting|
|Kookmin University||Bachelor Degree|
|Laurentian University||General Bachelor of Arts Degree, multiple majors|
|Bachelor of Arts (Honours), multiple majors|
|Lakehead University||Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)|
|Letterkenney Institute of Technology||Bachelor of Business (Honours) Accounting|
|Bachelor of Business (Honours), subject to validation|
|New Brunswick, University of||Bachelor of Applied Management|
|Nipissing University||Bachelor of Commerce|
|Bachelor of Business Administration|
|Ontario Institute of Technology, University of||Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), 3-year direct entry|
|Royal Roads University||Bachelor of Commerce - Entrepreneurial Management|
|Ryerson University||Bachelor of Commerce in Business Management|
|Bachelor of Commerce Business Technology Management|
|Waterford Institute of Technology||Bachelor of Business|
|Bachelor (Honours) of Arts in Accounting|
|Bachelor of Business (Honours) Accounting stream|
Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance
Centennial College works in partnership with CPA to offer a pathway to the Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF). The ACAF credential gives you a competitive advantage after graduation and the opportunity to accelerate to a rewarding career in accounting and finance. Any student enrolled in one of Centennial's certificate or diploma Accounting programs may qualify to enroll in the ACAF.
Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA)
Ever dream of an accounting career overseas? Centennial is the only Ontario college partnered with the Association of Chartered Accountants (ACCA), an international organization offering a globally recognized designation. This partnership provides graduates of our three-year Advanced Diploma Accounting program with several course exemptions toward the academic requirement for the ACCA Designation. No other Ontario college offers such a significant number of exemptions, giving you a head start on your accounting career in Canada or abroad!
Nipissing University: Bachelor of Business Administration or Bachelor of Commerce
Upon graduation, you will be eligible to enroll in Nipissing University's Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with advanced standing, meaning you could graduate with a degree in as little as 16 months! This partnership allow you to complete your studies at Centennial using a blended learning model that incorporates both in-class and online learning. With the advanced diploma and degree you will qualify to complete the remainder of the CPA Designation requirements.
Please note: The qualification requirements and costs for each external accreditation, designation, certification or recognition are set by the granting body — not by Centennial College. In order to qualify for any external accreditations, designations, certifications or recognitions, students and graduates will need to follow the processes and meet the applicable requirements listed on the websites and in the materials of those external bodies.
- Merchandising accountant
- Service accountant
- Public/private/non-profit accountant
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- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
- English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
- Mathematics Grade 11 or 12 C, M or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take a Centennial College Math Skills Assessment for Admission
- Students will be placed in the appropriate English level based on skills assessment results. This may lead to additional courses and require extra time and fees.
- Completion of 80% of the courses from semesters 1 and 2
- A minimum C (60%) grade in COMM-170/171 College Communications 2
- A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater by the end of semester 2, which must be maintained for the duration of the program
- Students who meet the above prerequisites will register for the Employment Preparation course (COOP221), in semester 3
How to Apply
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1. Apply Online
Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.
If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.
If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.
All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees.
2. Submit Documents
Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.
Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.
Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).
For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.
3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission
Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.
You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.
You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.
When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.
4. Pay Fees
Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.
You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.
5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)
Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca.
Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April
Your web-registration will not open if:
You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.
Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and FeesPrinter Friendly
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2017.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Incidental Fees||Total|