In this two-year diploma program, you will gain in-depth knowledge of accounting, payroll and human resource practices and related technology applications. You will benefit from hands-on learning through case studies based on actual work situations, and leading-edge accounting and payroll software. Guest speakers and simulated real-life projects will also add to your learning experience.
Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:
- Preparing reports
- Compliance with legislation and regulations
- The necessary skills required by the industry
Optional Work Term
Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional work term(s) in a formal work environment. The work term(s) is similar in length to an academic semester and typically involves full-time work hours that may be paid or unpaid. In programs with limited work term opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional work term stream regardless of success in securing a work position.
When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:
- Payroll administrator
- Payroll specialist
- Payroll accountant
- Human resource and payroll generalist
- General accounting co-ordinator
- Small business accountant
- Office manager
As a graduate of this program, provided you achieve the required grade in certain courses, you will have the educational requirements for the National Payroll Institute’s Payroll Compliance Practitioner certificate, and three credits toward the Certified Payroll Manager certificate.