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Professional Accounting Practice (Part-time)

Credential:
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Program Code:
0611
School:
Business and Hospitality

About the Program

This program is designed to provide graduates of diploma/degree programs other than accounting or people employed in business, with the foundation studies to become a professional accountant.

This is a restricted program. Students must apply to and be accepted into the program prior to registering for any course.

Note: Admission to the program is required prior to registration for courses.

Admission Requirements

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Admission Procedures

How to Apply

Students may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at www.conestogac.on.ca/admissions/forms

Send completed applications to:
Conestoga College
Admissions Office
299 Doon Valley Dr
Kitchener, Ontario
Canada N2G 4M4

How to Register for Courses

Go to How to Register for detailed registration information.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Graduate Opportunities

80% of 2007-2008 graduates found employment within 6 moneths of graduation.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

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Program Outcomes

Program Courses

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Course Information
Course Code Course Title Status
ACCT8140 Management Accounting
Description: This course introduces the main concept and practices of management accounting. The main topics are cost accounting fundamentals, job and process costing, cost-volume-profit analysis, budgeting and control, inventory costing, and information for management control and decision analysis. Computer software is used to illustrate concepts.
Hours: 84
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites: ACCT8170
CoRequisites:
Closed
ACCT8150 Management Information Systems
Description: This is a course in the use of computer-based information systems in management and accounting. Topics surveyed include hardware and software of computer systems, file and database organization, networks and telecommunications, the systems development process, designing information systems solutions, systems security and controls, artificial intelligence, and the management of information systems.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
ACCT8160 Integrated Project
Description: In this course students will process accounting transactions using computer software and prepare financial statements. It also integrates knowledge from a variety of courses requiring students to analyze financial information for decision-making purposes, identify problems and evaluate alternatives to solve them and prepare related reports.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: FIN8100
CoRequisites: ACCT8140, ACCT8150, ACCT8190
Closed
ACCT8170 Financial Accounting I
Description: This course in financial accounting reviews the accounting cycle, the preparation of financial statements, and analysis. Topics include: accounting for service, merchandising activities, cost of goods sold, gross profit calculation, adjusting entries for revenue recognition, unearned revenue, expenses accruals, prepayments and reporting for cash, temporary investments, net realizable accounts receivable, inventories, valuation capital assets, current and long-term liabilities, partnership accounting and accounting for corporations, issuance of shares, features of preferred shares, and cash flow statement
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
ACCT8180 Financial Accounting II
Description: This course focuses on the asset side of the balance sheet. The first part of the course covers financial reporting and accounting concepts, income statement and balance sheet presentation, the cash flow statement, and revenue and expense recognition. The valuation of notes receivable, investment in debt securities, and leases are studied. The second half of the course covers current monetary balances, inventory and cost of goods sold, temporary and long-term investments, and capital assets. Computer software is used to demonstrate accounting concepts and procedures and to provide hands-on experience.
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: ACCT8170
CoRequisites:
Closed
ACCT8190 Financial Accounting III
Description: This course emphasizes liabilities and equities. Topics include partnerships and corporations, current and long-term liabilities, shareholders' equity, complex debt and equity instruments, leases, accounting for income taxes, pension and other post-employment benefits, accounting changes, cash flow statement, and the analysis of financial statements. Computer software is used to illustrate concepts.
Hours: 84
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites: ACCT8170
CoRequisites:
Closed
BUS8130 Business Law
Description: This course is an introduction to the legal system which governs personal and commercial relationships in Canada. As such, it will provide the student with knowledge of the basic legal concepts, in order to gain insight into judicial reasoning, and develop the skills necessary for legal inquiry and analysis. Areas covered include: contract law, sales of goods and consumer protection, agency, partnership and corporate law, employment regulations, real property and protection of creativity.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
COMM8040 Effective Writing
Description: This course is intended to develop the writing skills professionals require to succeed in business communications and academic studies. It introduces a three-stage writing process (planning, drafting, and revising), leads students through the often complex process of creating and revising documents, and encourages critical thinking about written and spoken communication. Basic grammar, spelling, and usage are reviewed.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
COMM8050 Business Communications
Description: This course is a continuation of Effective Writing (COMM8040). Writing assignments include typical business communications such as memos, letters, instructions and a formal report.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: COMM8040
CoRequisites:
Closed
COMP8100 Information Management
Description: Learn to effectively use the Windows operating system and the Internet, create basic business presentations, exploit the power of spreadsheets and learn the basics of accounting software. An emphasis will be placed on the development of solutions to business problems using commonly available microcomputer tools.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
ECON8030 Microeconomics
Description: This course is a study of how people in society deal with the problem of scarcity. It introduces students to principles that are essential to an understanding of contemporary microeconomic issues facing Canadian society. Economic models are utilized to analyze decisions made by individual economic units in an economy, such as households, firms, the interaction of these units under varying market structures, and the impact of various government policies. Topics of study include: principles of economics, supply and demand theory, consumer theory, production and cost theory, and the determination of equilibrium price and output under different market structures.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
ECON8040 Macroeconomics
Description: This course is a study of the Canadian economy as a whole. It introduces students to principles that are essential to an understanding of contemporary macroeconomic issues facing Canadian society. It examines the structure and performance of the Canadian economy utilizing economic models and aggregate economic indicators such as gross domestic product, employment, unemployment, income and productivity growth, inflation, interest rates, exchange rates, balance of payments; and the impact of domestic and international influences and of government fiscal and monetary policies.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
FIN8100 Finance
Description: Introducing the theory and principles of managerial finance, this course examines the corporate financial manager's role in the firm as it relates to long term issues in finance. Specific study is given to the theory and practice of capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policy, cost of capital, valuations, mergers and acquisitions.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: ACCT8170
CoRequisites:
Closed
MATH8000 Statistics
Description: This Business Statistics course covers simple descriptive statistics, probability and the binomial and normal probability distributions, statistics inference, sampling distributions, simple regression and correlation analysis.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
MATH8010 Quantitative Methods
Description: This course will develop further the concepts of statistical inference developed in Statistics (MATH8000) with more in-depth applications to problems encountered in the business world, especially by the professional accountant. These topics will include sampling distributions, confidence intervals, an advanced treatment of hypothesis testing and estimation, regression techniques, time series analysis and forecasting which will be useful in analyzing the relationship between variables and in making statistical predictions. It will also deal with problems in decision making under conditions of uncertainty and linear programming. The emphasis will be on practical problems generally dealt with in the accounting area, rather than mathematical theory.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: MATH8000
CoRequisites:
Closed

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Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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Melissa Humphries, mhumphries@conestogac.on.ca, 519-748-5220 ext. 3764

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