Diploma in Advanced Accounting

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Program Overview

The Advanced Accounting program is designed with the objective of imparting a comprehensive understanding of all the different areas of accounting and taxation. Students will learn the basics of accounting and related fields, and will gradually move toward advanced and detailed topics. They will learn how to prepare financial statements, and how to interpret them, intermediate accounting, management accounting, and accounts receivables and payables.

Learn everything from financial accounting to statistics, and taxation. Develop skills in advanced financial reporting, auditing and business law. Explore job opportunities like Internal Auditor, Taxation Officer and earn $65,000 Annually by getting a Diploma in Advanced Accounting. Deadlines approaching soon.

Transfer of Credits

Students completing the diploma program at Western Community College who achieve the required academic standing may enroll into the Bachelor of Business Administration Program (BBA), with one of the four specializations (Accounting, Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Energy Management) program and receive advanced standing towards a BBA degree.

Job Opportunities

  • Internal Auditor
  • Staff Accountant
  • Budget Analyst
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Financial Accountant
  • Taxation Officer


Earn up to $45.00 as a Financial Accountant
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 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
  • Proof of any other English Language Assessment Test with an Equivalent Score
  • 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
  • Successful completion of a three-credit academic English Course OR Equivalent from a Canadian accredited post-secondary institution with a minimum grade of C
  • Successfully complete the College’s English language proficiency assessment, or
  • Successful completion of the 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

24.4 months / 105 weeks

Course Outline

Accounting Fundamentals 1 80
Accounting Fundamentals 2 80
Canadian Taxation 80
Canadian Payroll Administration 80
Accounting on Software 1 Simply Accounting 80
QuickBooks for Accounting 80
Business Communication 80
Principles of Economics 80
Business Law in Canada 80
Business Statistics 80
Introduction to Business Finance 80
Computer Applications in Business 80
Small Business Management 80
Human Resource Management 80
Principles of Marketing 80
Introduction to Auditing 100
Introduction to Management Accounting 100
Management Communication 100
Accounts Receivable Management 100
Accounts Payable Management 100
Intermediate Managerial Accounting 100
Accounting of Assets 100
Accounting of Liabilities 100
Business Ethics 100
Total 2100 hours

Fee Structure

1 Registration Fee $250 Domestic Students
2 Tuition Fee $16800
3 Books $1500
4 Material and Other $200
Total $18750
1 Registration Fee $1000 International Students
2 Tuition Fee $24150 Discount 3000
3 Books $1500
4 Material and Other $200
Total $23850

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.

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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