Full Time: July 19, 2021 – October 13, 2021
Part Time: November 02, 2021 – June 30, 2022
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The Certificate in Accounting program offers students the opportunity to obtain a thorough understanding of accounting techniques and practices and how to apply them in both manual and computerized environments. Emphasis is placed on the development of accounting skills through the use of practical, hands-on training techniques. This program is designed for individuals who have no knowledge of accounting as well as those who are currently working in an accounting role.
The demand for accountants in Canada is high and an accounting career is an excellent choice for professionals seeking job stability and competitive wages. In every industry, there are opportunities for accountants and clear paths for professional growth.
The program develops students’ accounting skills through practical techniques. Delivery is done entirely through our live online format, allowing students to participate from anywhere in the world, so long as they have internet access.
Ashton’s Certificate in Accounting Program is accredited by the Canadian Bookkeepers Association (CBA). Graduates of this program can apply for a CBA membership to become Registered Professional Bookkeepers with the association. The CBA is a national non-profit association established in 2003. The CBA advances bookkeeping professionals in Canada and furthers the bookkeeping industry.
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
Job openings in the accounting field are predicted to significantly increase over the next few years. Some possible career opportunities include:
This certificate program assumes a prior knowledge of basic computer skills which includes a small amount of computer experience, understanding of email, word processing, and spreadsheets.
Applicants must meet the requirements of our Admissions Policy.
NOTE: We have made special temporary arrangements to accept the result of the Duolingo Online Test for those Applicants who are unable to access our existing English Language Proficiency testing options due to test centre closures. Please refer to this memorandum for further information.
Tuition fees for this program are due and payable 2 weeks prior to the cohort start date. Students with guaranteed funding arrangements will be exempt from this requirement provided they produce proof of funding before the cohort start date.
All formats of the program are eligible for Canada Student Loans, other forms of government funding, and bank financing. However, students are responsible for making their own funding arrangements and are advised to contact the relevant funder well in advance of the start date to make an application.
Application and tuition fees for this program are as follows:
Note: Tuition fees do not include the cost of the required textbooks. The approximate textbook fee is $1,000.
Live Online Students
Ashton College uses web conferencing tools for conducting online classes and online learning management systems for managing resources, assignments, and grades. These tools help instructors and students connect live online as well as asynchronously. The basic requirements for online learning include a computer, webcam, speakers, and a microphone or a headset and headphones, along with a reliable internet connection. Though online learning can be pursued using smartphones and tablets, the use of laptops or desktop computers is encouraged for an enhanced learning experience.
This program was reviewed and approved by the Registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.