Business Accounting Program FAQ Prospective Students

Prospective Students

There are several options available:

Diploma Programs

Accounting has two diploma programs, as follows:

Program Name

Program Length


Business Accounting

2 Years

Ontario College Diploma

Business Administration – Accounting

3 Years

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

The first two years in both programs are common and as a result it is very easy to switch between the two programs. There are even students who graduate from the two year program and later come back to finish the third year.

BBA University Degree

The three year program provides more technical accounting knowledge than the two year program. In addition, the three year program offers a placement in the final semester, while the two year program does not have a placement option.

As indicated in the KPI surveys, the majority of our graduates find employment soon after graduation. Employment opportunities include the following areas: Public accounting, banking / finance industry, private enterprise, not-for-profit organizations, and government.

A full-time student will have on average approximately 18-20 hours on a weekly basis.

The diploma programs are full-time programs that are delivered in a small size, in-class setting. The program is not offered on-line in a full-time format.

However, if a student wanted to work on the program on a part-time basis, then on-line substitute courses are available for some in-class courses. Part-time students can also attend courses in-class during the day should the student’s schedule allow. In-class courses are offered during week days, during the day time. 

Please contact your program coordinator for additional information.

There are no in-class night courses offered for the accounting program. Courses are offered during week days, during the day time.

Contact your program coordinator for details.

International students need to contact the SLC international centre for further information.