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Accounting Certificate

Available at: Online part-time


The Accounting Certificate Program is designed for individuals who wish to acquire a thorough accounting education. Many students have also found these studies to be of value in career advancement. Several of the courses may be of interest to those who would like to expand their accounting experience.

In order to earn the Certificate in Accounting, you must successfully complete a total of ten (10) courses, six (6) compulsory and four (4) electives.


  • For your convenience, some courses are offered both in-class and online. Some online courses can be started at different times throughout the semester, just choose the course date that fits your schedule.
  • The demand for part-time courses has increased to the point that we recommend you register early to ensure your acceptance into the course.
  • Online courses are easily identified by CS at the beginning of the course code (i.e. CSSE 65 Accounting Basics 1)
  • Textbooks and additional materials may be required for these courses. YOU are responsible for purchasing your textbooks and additional materials for all courses. Please make a note of your course code (CS##) and see the bottom of this page for book order procedure.


Visit the Online and Continuing Education catalogue for course details and to register.
We also offer full time programs in Accounting at St. Lawrence College. Click here - Business Administration - Accounting or Business - Accounting.




Graduates from the program may find employment as accounting/payroll clerks, bookkeeper, salary administrators, or in the areas of accounts receivable/payable, wholesale, service or retail industries, tax preparation, freelance bookkeeping or managing your own business.

Program Name

Accounting Certificate

Program Code




Start Dates


Program Duration

Part-time; Students have a maximum of five years to complete the program.

Location (Campus)

Online part-time

Canadian Fees

See registration link above.

International Fees

See registration link above.

Additional Costs


Scholarships and Bursaries


Program Outline

Required (choose one)
CSSE 65 Accounting Basics 1
ACCT 1 Introductory Accounting 1

Required (choose one)
CSSE 66 Accounting Basics 2
ACCT 2 Introductory Accounting 2

Required (choose one)
CSDU 190 Intermediate Accounting 1
ACCT 201 Intermediate Accounting 1

Required (choose one)
CSDU 191 Intermediate Accounting 2
ACCT 202 Intermediate Accounting 2

CSAL 61 Business Writing Strategies
CSCG 57 Cost and Managerial Accounting I

Electives (choose four)
CSAL 40 Macroeconomics
CSAL 6 Microeconomics
CSAL 14 Business Law I
CSSL 68 Taxation I
CSCG 58 Cost and Managerial Accounting 2
CSDU 192 Intermediate Accounting 3
CSDU 203 Management Information Systems
CSDU 199 Business Finance 1
CSDU 62 Business Finance 2

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

SLC graduates have many options to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Agreements between SLC and other institutions that are specific to this program are listed below. In addition, there are many credit transfer pathway agreements between colleges and universities within the province of Ontario. Please also visit to search for options relevant to your program area of study.

    Admission Requirements

    Applicants to the program must hold an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (O.S.S.D.) or equivalent or must qualify for mature student status (19 years of age or older).


    Health Requirements


    I thoroughly enjoyed my time at SLC. It was very fast-paced and comprehensive. They certainly make sure students are well prepared for any situation they’ll encounter in the real world.

    Timothy O'Leary

    Program Contact

    Sara Barrie, Program Officer (OntarioLearn)

    Admissions Information

    Connect with a Student Recruitment Officer:

    International Students Contact:

    Additional Information

    Online Book Order procedure.

    Textbooks are also available at the Campus Bookstores for in-class courses.

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