Business Administration - Accounting

Obtain the business, financial and practical skills you need to succeed in an Accounting career.

Peterborough

Fall 2014
Program Status: Accepting Applications
Program Code: BAB
Location: Peterborough
Co-ordinator: Shelly York Email
Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Start Dates: September 02, 2014
Tuition Fees: $1,951.09 per semester*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.
Winter 2015
Program Status: Accepting Applications
Program Code: BAB
Location: Peterborough
Co-ordinator: Shelly York Email
Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Start Dates: January 12, 2015
Tuition Fees: $1,893.09 per semester*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.

Program Highlights

The three-year Business Administration -  Accounting program provides the opportunity to:

  • Participate in a work placement with a business or industry for hands-on experience.
  • Take part in courses common to all Business Administration students at Fleming in semesters one and two - to gain a good overview of business.
  • Specialize in the training you'll need to pursue your career as an accountant in semesters three through six.

Why Choose Fleming

Graduates of the Accounting program can choose to enter the workforce or pursue a professional designation. Your course work can be counted towards exemptions in the first three levels of the Certified General Accountant (CGA) program of study. You'll be taught by professionals who know what you need to succeed -- and graduate with the relevant education employers are looking for.

We are committed to providing the best possible resources to help our students succeed. We have partnered with CGA Ontario and developed a tutoring program for second and third year Accounting program students.

Award winning graduate and CGA student, Jennifer Pounder is available every week to assist students in four different courses.

 

Work Experience

Put your education to the test. As part of your studies, you will complete a minimum of 140 hours of field placement. You'll arrange these placements, with the support of your program co-ordinator, during the course of study. This experience in a business or industry will give you the chance to put your education to work and provide contacts and a network for future employment.

You will also have opportunities to get additional direct experience while giving something back to local communities. Students volunteer to prepare tax returns for low income residents in Peterborough and Lindsay. This exercise gives them practice with the most up-to-date tax accounting software as well as interpersonal and communication skills.

Career Opportunities

Job opportunities are available in many sectors, including: banks, manufacturing and service companies, government ministries, and non-profit or charitable organizations. Positions range from junior accountant to financial analyst, as well as accounting technician or auditor, among others.

Minimum Admission Requirements

OSSD with the majority of credits at the College (C) and Open (O) level, including:

  • 2 College (C) English courses (Grade 11 or Grade 12)
  • 1 College (C) Math course (Grade 11) 

When (C) is the minimum course level for admission, (U) or (U/C) courses are also accepted.

Recommended (but not required for admission):

  • Grade 12 College (C) Math

Mature Students

If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission. Additional testing or academic upgrading may be necessary to meet specific course requirements for this program.
* Students starting in January are required to attend classes over the summer semester.

Related Programs

Graduates can pursue a CGA program after graduation for further qualifications and professional designation.

 

Additional Costs

Approximately $1,000 per year for books and supplies.

Transfer Agreements

For more information see the Pathways to University page.

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Fleming College
599 Brealey Drive K9J 7B1 Peterborough, Ontario,
(705) 749-5530