Business - Accounting (2015/16 Program)

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Program Length: 

Humber North Campus
Four semesters, beginning in September, January and May

Humber Lakeshore Campus
Four semesters, beginning in September and January


Contact Information: 

Humber North Campus
Carol Smith
Program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 5824

Humber Lakeshore Campus
Ionela Bacain
Program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3661

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
• Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
– Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
– Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent)
– Two Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above


Mature student status


College or university transfer status

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.


The 2015/2016 fee for two semesters is
– domestic $3,740.82
– international $14,200.

Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2015/2016 academic year. Fees are subject to change. Refer to our detailed fee information.

Our Program

Humber’s Business – Accounting diploma program provides you with a well-rounded accounting education that features training in accounting procedures and theory, taxation, law, information systems and management. Training in our state-of-the-art Accounting Centre, you’ll learn about best practices in accounting and become adept at using industry-standard software such as Profile (personal tax), Access, Excel, Simply Accounting and Accpac Plus.

You’ll learn accounting from industry-connected faculty who are committed to providing you with practical, hands-on accounting training to help you get ahead. Our program’s versatile range of courses goes beyond the basics to help you develop broad-based business skills, including human resource administration, business writing, macroeconomics and personal taxation. At any time, you can transfer to the three-year diploma program, but should only consider doing this if you have grades above 70 per cent in year one.

Two-year diploma students are not eligible to apply for the optional co-op program.

You have the option to study for four consecutive semesters if you want to accelerate your path to graduation.

Your Career

With your accounting diploma from Humber, you can pursue career opportunities in accounts payable, accounts receivable, cost accounting, general ledger accountant, general accounting, credit and collections, inventory control, payroll accountant, budget analysis consultant, financial accountant, management accounting, tax auditor, tax preparation and compliance manager – asset management.

Your solid understanding of current accounting practices and ability to use the latest accounting software will make you marketable in a competitive marketplace and allow you to excel at helping organizations manage and promote their financial well-being.

Work Placement

You’ll put your accounting knowledge and skills into practice during the 84-hour business placement component of this program. The student and the school share responsibility for finding the work placement.

Your Future Study Options

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 75 per cent or more will be considered for admission to Humber’s four-year Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting degree program. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of six semesters of full-time study plus a paid work term.

Successful applicants must also possess ENG4U or Humber’s COMM 200/WRIT 100 or COMM 300/WRIT 200, or equivalent, with a grade of 70 per cent; plus any Grade 12U-level Mathematics or Humber’s BMAT 210/BMTH 110 and BSTA 300/BSTA 200, or equivalent, with an average of 70 per cent.

Students who plan to immediately obtain a degree and a professional designation such as Certified General Accountant (CGA) should choose the three-year Business Administration - Accounting advanced diploma program 02111. Those who have the same long-term goals but intend to find a job may want to choose the two-year diploma program and continue later as financing further study becomes more viable.

Note: Given the current state of unification of the accounting profession in Ontario under the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation, we urge you to stay informed by visiting the CGA website at

As well, qualified graduates of this program may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study at many postsecondary institutions. For detailed information, visit our website

List of Courses
Semester 2
Course Code Course Name
ACCT 150 Computer Applications: Accounting
ACCT 151 Introduction to Accounting 2
ACCT 152 Computerized Accounting: Simply
ACCT 153 Cost Accounting 1
WRIT 200 Workplace Writing Skills
Select 1 of the following courses
GNED General Elective
Semester 3
Course Code Course Name
ACCT 200 Intermediate Accounting 1: Assets A
ACCT 252 Cost Accounting 2
BECN 150 Microeconomics (Business)
BLAW 150 Business Law
BMGT 205 Human Resources Administration
Select 1 of the following courses
GNED General Elective