Accounting Assistant Diploma

Business & Professional Studies, School of Business

Credential
Diploma

Program Highlights

The two-year Accounting Assistant Diploma program gives students practical accounting skills, computer competence and basic management expertise that ensure success in the workplace.

Graduates gain a solid foundation in accounting/bookkeeping and general business knowledge with courses in management, quantitative methods, business law, finance, economics and communications during their second year.

  • Prepare business emails, letters and memos using fundamental principles of grammar, punctuation, and written communication skills so that the message is clearly transmitted and demonstrates critical thinking
  • Apply basic math skills in the computation of the numerical aspects of business situations and use basic business statistics in decision-making
  • Analyze and record accounting transactions in both manual and computerized environment
  • Operate Microsoft Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint as software tools to be used in a business setting
  • Produce an effective team project which links high-performance team concepts
  • Use their resume, letters of application, interviewing techniques and other job strategies to seek employment and complete a two week practicum placement
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the main themes and ideas of microeconomic theory
  • Analyze diverse business situations using an assortment of strategic management and business analysis techniques
  • Recognize the effect upon business relationships of legal principles
  • Students who achieve a minimum grade of B in the following courses will receive credit from the School of Business: BTEC 252 may substitute for BADM 106, BTEC 117 and 217 may substitute for BFIN 141, BTEC 125 and 126 may substitute for BCPT 123 and a business computing elective upon completion of the Accounting Assistant program, BTEC 211 may substitute for CMNS 220

Intakes

Campus Terms Full/Part Time
North Vancouver Fall Both

Tuition and Fees Per Year

Domestic Students
Year Tuition Fees Total
Year 1$3,908 $1,091 $4,999
Year 2$3,908 $1,091 $4,999
Total$7,816 $2,182 $9,998

Program Requirements and Outlines

First Term

Required:
BTEC 111 Business English I 3.00 credits
BTEC 115 Business Systems & Procedures 0.00 credits
BTEC 117 Accounting Procedures I 0.00 credits
BTEC 125 Comprehensive Computer Apps I 0.00 credits
BTEC 126 Comprehensive Computer Apps II 0.00 credits
First Term Credits Required 15.00

Second Term

Required:
BTEC 149 Financial Computer Appl. 0.00 credits
BTEC 211 Business Writing 3.00 credits
BTEC 217 Accounting Procedures II 0.00 credits
BTEC 220 Accounting Procedures III 0.00 credits
BTEC 252 Organizational Behaviour 3.00 credits
BTEC 300 Accounting Assistant Practicum 1.50 credits
Second Term Credits Required 15.00

Third Term

Required:
BADM 101 Management 3.00 credits
BADM 102 Quantitative Methods 3.00 credits
BADM 201 Business Information Systems 3.00 credits
BMKT 161 Marketing 3.00 credits
ENGL 100 Academic Writing Strategies 3.00 credits
Third Term Credits Required 15.00

Fourth Term

Required:
BADM 107 Business Law I 3.00 credits
BADM 204 Strategic Management 3.00 credits
BADM 210 Business Statistics 3.00 credits
BFIN 241 Finance for Managers 3.00 credits
ECON 111 Princ of Microeconomic Theory 3.00 credits
Fourth Term Credits Required 15.00

Important Dates

Term

Fall 2018

Application & Document Deadline

September 4

Course Registration & Waitlisting

July 9-20

Fee Payment Deadline

August 27

NOTE: Dates are subject to change.

Term

Spring 2019

Application & Document Deadline

January 8

Course Registration & Waitlisting

July 9-20

Fee Payment Deadline

August 27

NOTE: Dates are subject to change.

Term

Summer 2019

Application & Document Deadline

May 7

Course Registration & Waitlisting

July 9-20

Fee Payment Deadline

August 27

NOTE: Dates are subject to change.

Admission Requirements

  • BC Secondary School graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent; or Mature Student status
  • English 12 (C+) or English 12 First Peoples (C+) or EDT=ENGL 100 or LPI essay score=24, essay level=4, and Principles of Math 11 (C) or Pre-calculus 11 (pass) or Foundations of Math 11 (C) or BMTH 044 (C) or BMTH 048 (C) or MATH 096 (C) or MATH 097 (C) or Applications of Math 12 (pass) or Apprenticeship & Workplace Mathematics 12 (B) or Foundations of Math 12 (pass) or Principles of Math 12 (pass) or Pre-calculus 12 (pass) or BMTH 054 (pass) or BTEC 115 (B-)
  • Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course.
  • Applicant must attend an information meeting or make an appointment with a faculty member or program convenor.

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Contact

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Student Information Services

Admissions Advisor
604 984 4900
604 984 1798 (fax)
Birch Building, room BR230
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