Diploma in Accounting

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Program Overview

The Diploma in Accounting program will prepare graduating students for an entry level accounting position in the work force, including General Accounting, taxation, payroll, and auditing. The student will gain knowledge and skills in the classroom, and they will be given the opportunity to apply this learning, hands on, in the accounting software.

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Contact our admissions team today or request information on upcoming program start dates.

Work in an exciting, dynamic, and rewarding environment today. Earn up to $54,000 annually in as little as 1 year.

Job Opportunities

  • Accounting Clerk
  • Payroll & Benefits Administrator
  • Accounts Payables Clerk
  • Staff Accountant
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Payroll Administrator


Earn up to $30 per hour as an Accounting Clerk
All wages taken from the Canada Job Bank

Program Admission Requirements

Grade 12 or Mature Student Status (19 years of age or more). Students will need to submit a proof of English Language Competency by any one of the following options:

Domestic Students:

  • Grade 10 English
  • English Language Proficiency Assessment Test conducted by the College

International Students:

  • IELTS: 5.5 or
  • TOEFL (paper): 550 or
  • TOEFL (CBT): 210 or
  • TOEFL (IBT): 79 or
  • Canadian Language Benchmark Test (CLB): 6
  • PTE Academic: 50 or
  • Cambridge: CAE or
  • Has earned a Grade 12 graduation diploma from in a system in which English is the official language, or
    • Successfully completed a pre-Intermediate certificate from a Language Canada accredited school or
    • Successfully complete the College’s English language proficiency assessment, or
    • Successful completion of 24-week ESL program at the College

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, in lieu of limitation of English testing Centre services , WCC is temporarily accepting Duolingo score of 85 or above taken within the last 2 years.

Program Duration

1040 hours (52 weeks)

Course Outline

Course # Title of Course/Work Experience Component # of Hours
ACCT011 Accounting Principles 1 80
ACCT012 Accounting Principles 2 80
BUSM050 Principles of Marketing 80
BUSM010 Business Communication 80
BUSM040 Business Law in Canada 80
MATH015 Business Mathematics 80
COMP011 Fundamentals of Computers 80
STAT024 Business Statistics 80
BUSM230 Introduction to Business Finance 80
ACCT017 Computerized Accounting 80
ACCT027 Canadian Payroll Administration 80
ACCT031 Canadian Taxation 80
WORK009 Work Experience 80
  TOTAL 1040

Fee Structure

1 Registration Fee $250 Domestic Students
2 Tuition Fee $8320
3 Books $780
4 Material and Other $200
Total $9550
1 Registration Fee $1000 International Students
2 Tuition Fee $11960
3 Books $780
4 Material and Other $200
Total $13940

This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

Financial Assistance

Western Community College offers a variety of financial aid opportunities to ease students’ stress and allow them to focus on their studies. If you need extra support, we have flexible funding to accommodate all our students, no matter their financial situation.

  • BC Student Loan
  • In-house Financing
  • Student Lime of Credit
  • Scholarships

Our dedicated Financial Aid Officers will help you every step of the way.

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Why Study at Western Community College

  • Installment-based, low tuition fee.
  • 100% Practicum Placement
  • Weekday, weekend, and evening classes optionally available
  • Part-time or full-time class schedule
  • Free CLB preparation classes * Conditions Apply
  • Graduate employment rate: 97%

Admissions Contact Information

Mon – Sunday 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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