Set the stage for a prosperous career in business with the Accounting diploma program at BCIT. By training with knowledgeable, experienced instructors who are respected professionals in the accounting industry, you’ll learn how accounting is the backbone of businesses big and small. This program will prepare you to step into a corporate office or head back into the classroom to complete your bachelor’s degree. The road to CPA designation is an easy one with the accounting programs at BCIT.
About the program
- Full or part-time diploma program
- After graduation, complete your bachelor’s degree
- Prepare for CPA designation
- Learn more about accounting accreditation and designation with our Program Details.
Who should apply for the Accounting diploma?
The Accounting diploma program is right for you if you:
- Have completed high school or higher
- Have a degree and need accounting upgrading
- Are looking to earn your CPA designation
- Want to pursue a multi-faceted business career
Ready to enroll in the Accounting diploma program? Visit Entrance Requirements to get started.
Your experience matters
If you already have work experience or other post-secondary education, you might qualify for course credits to help accelerate your training. Check to see whether your experience qualifies you for advanced placement.
What grads can do
Thanks to the comprehensive courses included in the Accounting diploma program, graduates of the program are ready for entry-level and mid-level positions in a variety of business settings. They are also prepared to further their education by completing a bachelor’s degree.
To find out more about the positions Accounting diploma grads enter, visit Graduating and Jobs.
About Part-time Studies
Take a single course, or work towards a credential — all at a pace that’s right for you.
Part-time courses are offered in a variety of scheduling formats, including at night or on weekends, flexible day time delivery, or you can opt for distance or online learning. If you meet the prerequisites and there’s space available, you can register for a course immediately. Courses are offered in each of three terms: Fall (September), Winter (January), and Spring/Summer (April).
To apply to this part-time program and earn your credential, you simply need to submit a program application. Applications are processed throughout the year.
Part-time Accounting diploma
Part-time students considering applying to the Accounting diploma are strongly advised to begin their studies by completing one of the following programs. The content covered in the below programs help provide the knowledge skillset for students to excel in the diploma program.
Upon completion of the associate certificate or certificate program, students are then recommended to continue their studies towards the Accounting diploma program.
Previous full-time students who have successfully completed Level 1, considering completing the Accounting diploma through Part-time Studies, are advised to complete the following certificate program:
Upon completion of the certificate program, students are recommended to continue their studies towards the Accounting diploma program.
Previous full-time students who have successfully completed Level 1 and Level 2, considering completing their Accounting diploma through Part-time Studies, are advised to apply to this program.
Costs & Supplies
Bring your own device
Most courses and programs in the School of Business + Media are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Please ensure you bring a laptop to every class. Plug-in outlets will be provided at most stations in classrooms, but not in all classrooms, so please ensure you have at least 2 hours of battery life available at the beginning of each class. Check the following recommended computer requirements prior to the start of class. If a program or course does not require you to provide your own device, that information will be provided by your instructor or indicated in the course outline.
For online classes, it is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content.
Important updates to Part-time Studies
1) Need to waitlist for a School of Business + Media course? Find out more.
2) English Requirement: Find out more.
Please note: part-time programs and courses are open enrolment and although we make every effort to accommodate demand, course registration cannot be guaranteed in every semester. High demand courses fill quickly and may result in students unable to register for a course that semester. Courses may also be cancelled due to low enrolment.
Graduating & Jobs
- Accounting Clerk
- Internal Auditor
- Staff Accountant
- Budget Analyst
- Intermediate Accountant
- Financial Analyst
- Senior Tax Manager
The Accounting program leads to middle management positions in financial accounting, cost accounting, internal audit, and budget preparation. Graduates of this program will usually go on to obtain a professional designation as a CPA.
Successful graduates who complete additional training can expect, with significant varied experience, to achieve middle to senior management positions earning annual salaries in excess of $60,000. Achieving this level of success means starting in entry-level positions in financial accounting, cost accounting, internal audit, budget preparation, brokerage, banking, trust and insurance, with starting salaries as high as $3,000 per month.
Many graduates from our accounting programs go on to receive an accounting designation. In the past year we had:
- 92 grads receive a CGA
- 22 grads receive a CA
- 15 grads receive a CMA
Part-time Studies Coordinator – Accounting, Finance, and Insurance
604-412-7453 | Deacon_Devlin@bcit.ca
Contact a Part-time Studies Program Advisor with the BCIT program name in the subject line if you have a question about:
- Course selection and program planning
- Declaring your program
- Making changes to your approved program plan
- Applying for transfer credit and advanced placement
- Laddering options
- Job placement and graduate outcomes
- Student life
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