Professional Accounting Option Part-time Certificate 585fmcert

BCIT Professional Accounting Certificate

The BCIT Certificate in Professional Accounting program is the first credential towards your Diploma in Financial Management and is designed to provide you with relevant knowledge and skills with immediate application in the Accounting field.

The program is also fully accredited with the courses being transferable to the Certified Management Accountants of British Columbia (CMABC), the Certified General Accountants of British Columbia (CGABC) and the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC (CPABC). This program will provide you with the education to continue onward to a degree program or obtain a professional designation.

Part-time Studies course scheduling offers evening, weekend, distance education and web-based options. Students can register course-by-course and don't need to be accepted into a program to study.
BCIT PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING CERTIFICATE
BCIT Credential: BCIT Certificate
Program Length: Course by course, Part-time
Program Start: September, January, May
Number of Courses: 14-15 courses, 59 credits
Total Tuition/Cost: Part-time Course-by-Course
Laddering Options: Senior Certificate in Financial Management
Accounting Designation: Chartered Professional Accountants CPA

Certified General Accountants CGA

Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) - UK Designation

Program Entry

Program declaration

To determine if the courses you intend to take will be applied towards a credential you must declare your program. This ensures that BCIT is aware of your intent to complete the program as it is currently outlined.

Program declaration enables you to declare a program of study and outline the courses you plan to complete to meet the program requirements. Program declaration also provides the opportunity to apply for transfer credit. Upon approval, a confirmation letter will be mailed to you outlining your program of study.

To declare your program, please submit the Part-time Program Declaration form [PDF]. This form is also available at Student Information and Enrolment Services. Please allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

Scheduled intakes

January, April and September

Application processing

Ongoing throughout the year.

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Part-time Studies Fees page for information on tuition fees and refunds.

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please contact Student Financial Aid and Awards.

Courses

Program matrix

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1. Required Courses: Credits
  COMM 1103 Introduction to Business and Technical Communication 3.0
  FMGT 1100 Accounting 1 4.0
  FMGT 2100 Accounting 2 5.5
  FMGT 3110 Financial Accounting 1 5.0
  FMGT 3210 Cost/Managerial Accounting 1 4.0
  FMGT 3410 Taxation 1 4.0
  FMGT 4110 Financial Accounting 2 7.0
  FMGT 4210 Cost and Managerial Accounting 2 5.5
  FMGT 4410 Taxation 2 5.5
  OPMT 1110 Business Mathematics 4.0
 
2. Complete a minimum of 4.0 credits from the following list of electives: Credits
  ECON 2200 Macroeconomics 4.0
  OPMT 1197 Statistics for Business and Industry 4.5
  ORGB 1105 Organizational Behaviour 4.0
 
3. Complete the following computer related course: Credits
  FMGT 2711 Computerized Accounting 3.0
 
4. Complete a minimum of 4.5 credits from the following: Credits
Financial Management courses or other technologies in Business. Please submit an Application for Program Approval to BCIT Student Records for processing.

Elective courses may include:

  BLAW 3100 Business Law 4.0
  BSYS 1001 Business Information Systems 1 - Office 2013 3.0
  BSYS 2051 Business Data Analytics with MS Excel 2013 3.0
  BSYS 2061 Business Data Management with MS Access 2013 3.0
  BUSA 2005 Principles of Management 4.0
  COMM 2202 Business and Technical Correspondence 3.0
  COMM 2203 Business and Technical Reports 3.0
  ECON 2100 Microeconomics 3.0
  ECON 2200 Macroeconomics 4.0
  FMGT 1540 Credit and Collections 3.0
  FMGT 2820 Investment and Risk Management 3.0
  FMGT 3310 Auditing 1 3.0
  FMGT 3720 Advanced Computer Applications 1 4.0
  FMGT 4310 Auditing 2 5.5
  FMGT 4710 Advanced Computer Applications 2 5.5
  FMGT 7120 Advanced Accounting 5.5
  MKTG 1102 Essentials of Marketing 3.0
  MKTG 1323 Effective Public Speaking 3.0
  OPMT 1197 Statistics for Business and Industry 4.5
  OPMT 2197 Quantitative Methods for Business 3.0
  ORGB 1105 Organizational Behaviour 4.0
 
Total Credits: 59.0

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Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program location

Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Downtown Campus
555 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC

Many courses are also offered through distance and online learning.

Graduating & Jobs

Graduate employment outcomes

The following link takes you to graduate outcome survey results containing mostly labour market results from the 2011-2013 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2010-2012 Graduates.
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Apply for graduation

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, complete an Application for BCIT Credential [PDF] and submit to Student Information and Enrolment Services.

Allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

All financial obligations to the Institute must be met prior to issuance of any credential.

Contact Us

Ruth MacKay
Program Assistant, Financial Management
Tel: 604-412-7417
E-mail: Ruth_MacKay@bcit.ca

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