Accounting is often referred to as the universal language of business. Durham College’s Accounting – Business program is the next step towards a career in the field of accounting. Learning from industry-connected professors, you will develop your knowledge of accounting using the latest tools and technology in order to gain the skills employers need. You will be exposed to QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Desktop, Sage 50 and Profile. You will also have the opportunity to earn Microsoft Office specialist certifications.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or Mature Student Status
- Grade 12 English (C or U)
- Grade 11 mathematics (C, M or U)
INTERESTED IN ATTENDING COLLEGE? DON’T HAVE YOUR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA? YOU COULD STILL QUALIFY AS A MATURE STUDENT, LEARN MORE!
Mature student status refers to applicants who are 19 and older as of the first day of classes without an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent but with the admission required courses. The admission required courses for our full-time programs are noted on each program page, and for some programs, a GED may be considered in place of these requirements.
If you do not have the prerequisite subject credits for the program you would like to apply to, you have options.
Durham College offers Academic Upgrading so that you can obtain the prerequisite courses required to enter a college program. For information about Academic Upgrading at Durham College please click here. You can also take the admission required courses through a local high school or adult learning centre.
While most programs only require academic prerequisites some programs may require additional pieces such as questionnaires, tests and portfolios. It is your responsibility to complete these requirements as part of the admission process. Detailed instructions and deadlines will be provided when you apply.
The best place to begin is Ontario Colleges where you will find information on colleges, programs and courses, the application process, important dates, financial assistance and mature students.
For specific program information at Durham College you can view programs by alphabetical order on the A to Z listing, by area of interest, or by academic school
Note: International students must have the equivalent of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma and cannot apply as mature students. International student inquiries should be directed to the International office
WHAT YOU COULD BE:
- Accounting administrator
- Bank teller
- Billing analyst
- Bookkeeper/payroll clerk
- Budget coordinator
- Collections officer
- Financial analyst
- Junior accountant
- Personal tax preparation clerk
WHERE YOU COULD WORK:
- Accounting firms
- Accounting departments in any industry
- Banks and insurance companies
- Colleges and universities
- Municipal and provincial governments