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Overview

Delivery mode: Online

  • During COVID-19 this program will be delivered online.
  • Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.

Earn your Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation and pursue a rewarding career in accounting and finance. Professional accountants are in high demand in the Canadian workforce, earning above average salaries with unlimited opportunity for career growth. Employers rely on the financial acumen, strategic mindset, and management skills of professional accountants to steer their organizations to business success.

Our Advanced Diploma in Professional Accounting courses are designed for degree holders – any discipline – who require prerequisite courses for admission to the CPA Professional Education Program. Complete one course or the full series at a pace that’s right for you. Courses are scheduled throughout the year for maximum flexibility.  Students that are accepted to the program and complete all of the program courses will be awarded the Advanced Diploma in Professional Accounting.

Recognized by the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC

All program courses are officially recognized by the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC (CPABC) for transfer credit to required prerequisites for entry into the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP) and for exemption from specific modules within the CPA Prerequisite Education Program (CPA PREP). The road to the CPA designation is an easy one with the Advanced Diploma in Professional Accounting program.

To learn more about the CPA designation requirements, visit the CPABC website.

Accounting and BCIT – an unbeatable combination

Employers value BCIT’s applied, job-ready approach to education and training. It’s the BCIT advantage that sets our graduates apart from the pack. Our courses are taught by knowledgeable and experienced instructors who are industry professionals. Students typically receive more time in the classroom for fuller coverage and application of course material when compared with similar courses delivered by other education providers. With BCIT you will be better prepared to pursue the CPA designation and to launch a career in accounting and finance.

BCIT offers several pathways to an accounting and financial management career. Your academic background and preference with regard to full-time or part-time study will determine which BCIT program is right for you.

Visit Accounting, Finance, and Insurance Programs for a full list of BCIT program options.

To learn more about BCIT accounting program options, attend an Information Session.

Entrance Requirements

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. 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: January (Winter), April (Spring/Summer) and September (Fall).

Students intending to pursue the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation are advised to confirm the eligibility of their degree with CPABC prior to program admission.

International applicants:

Learn about eligibility requirements to study and work in Vancouver.

Costs & Supplies

Courses

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.

Program Details

Graduating & Jobs

Program graduates can apply to the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC (CPABC) for transfer credit towards the required prerequisites for entry into the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP) and for exemption from specific modules within the CPA Prerequisite Education Program (CPA PREP). The road to the CPA designation is an easy one with the Advanced Diploma in Professional Accounting program.

To learn more about the CPA designation requirements, visit the CPABC website.

Contact Us

Samantha Rubinic
Program Assistant
604-432-8577 | srubinic@bcit.ca

Deacon Devlin
Part-time Studies Coordinator – Accounting, Finance, and Insurance
604-412-7453 | Deacon_Devlin@bcit.ca

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