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Professional Accounting Practice

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Key Details

Program Start Dates

September 2024

January 2025

May 2025

Please visit Ontario College Application Service to learn more about start dates

Program Delivery

Campus / Hyflex / Full-time


Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Program Duration

3 Semesters

Program Contacts

Chris Morin, CPA

Program Coordinator / Professor

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705-566-8101 ext.6486
International Admissions
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Program Overview

Kick-start your accounting career and your journey to a CPA designation. 

Are there numbers in your future? This professional accounting program is tailored for students who hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline except accounting, yet seek a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.

You will gain vital knowledge and skills across all accounting fields, such as financial, management, audit and assurance, finance, and personal and corporate tax. You’ll also develop the computer tech and critical thinking skills necessary to excel in the practice of professional accounting. 

Program Highlights

Program highlights

  • Online (HyFlex) delivery lets you study full-time or part-time with the option to attend classes on campus, online, or a combination of both 
  • Courses are recognized by the Chartered Professional Accounts of Ontario (CPA Ontario) prep courses for admission to the CPA Professional Education Program (CPA PEP)
  • Experienced faculty with CPA certification 

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Admission requirements

Applicants must be graduates of an Ontario degree program or equivalent.


Applicants must possess an Ontario Diploma/Advanced Diploma or equivalent and eight years of relevant working experience. Applicants must submit a detailed summary of their work experience along with their application. The applicants seeking a pathway to CPA Certification after graduating from ACGC will be responsible for getting their work experience validated from CPA Ontario. For more information, the applicant can refer to

Students who have undergraduate degrees from non-Canadian institutions with WES or similar equivalency will be considered.

International Student Admissions

Are you an international student? Learn more about additional requirements.

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Program Delivery

Program delivery


Spring term start

SEMESTER 1: Spring 2024
SEMESTER 2: Fall 2024
SEMESTER 3: Winter 2025


Fall term start

SEMESTER 1: Fall 2024
SEMESTER 2: Winter 2025
SEMESTER 3: Spring 2025

Winter term start

SEMESTER 1: Winter 2025
SEMESTER 2: Spring 2025
SEMESTER 3: Fall 2025

Spring term start

SEMESTER 1: Spring 2025
SEMESTER 2: Fall 2025
SEMESTER 3: Winter 2026

Program of Study

Program of study for 2024-25 Academic Year

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
ECN 1720Microeconomics3
BUS 2721Statistics for Business3
BUS 2720Business and Commercial Law3
ACC 2720Financial Accounting3
ACC 1722Intro to Managerial Accounting3
ACC 4724Information Technology3
BUS 1726Case Analysis Workshop2
Semester 2
ECN 2710Macroeconomics3
ACC 3721Intermediate Accounting I3
BUS 2723Intro to Business Analytics 3
ACC 3725Management Accounting3
FIN 2720Introduction to Finance3
ACC 3724Personal Taxation3
Semester 3
BUS 3721Business Strategy3
ACC 3722Intermediate Accounting II3
ACC 3723Audit and Assurance3
ACC 4720Advanced Financial Reporting3
ACC 4722Corporate Taxation3
FIN 3720Corporate Finance3
ACC 4725Workshop on Accounting Cases2
 Total Credits58


Tuition Cost

Canadian Students

$8,538.11Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

International Students

$25,960.86Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

Important Notice

Fees presented are estimates based on projections for future academic year(s) of study. Actual fees charged may differ from what is published here. A full detailed listing of all fees is available in myCambrian and updated annually no later than May 1 for the following academic year. Students in Academic Upgrading are responsible for any fees listed on their invoice each term.

Tuition and ancillary fees

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students.

Books and supplies

Books and supplies may be required at the course level over and above what is estimated above. Please consult your professor/instructor for further information.

College may be more affordable than you think!

Have you said, “school can wait another year”? Don’t sacrifice your future any longer – you can do it!

Whether it’s fear, financial reasons, or something else that is impacting your decision to start school, we’re here to listen to you and help in any way we can!

Work-integrated learning (WIL)

Take your education beyond the classroom!

Cambrian programs blend academic learning, hands-on training, and community involvement opportunities to help you achieve your ultimate goal – your dream career. You’ll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to real-world scenarios within and outside of the classroom through work-integrated learning. Whether it be a capstone project, co-op, practicum, preceptorship component, or placement, you’ll benefit from a practical, job-related experience before you graduate.

Field of Study

School of Business

Cambrian’s School of Business offers a wide range of programs designed to ignite your potential. Create your own narrative with programs that combine classroom knowledge with real-world experience. Cambrian gives you the tools to succeed in the compelling and fast-paced business sector.

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Specific program pathways

College or university degree opportunities  

If you are a graduate of this program, you may continue your studies at a college or university and you may receive credit(s) for your prior college education. Refer to Cambrian’s college and university agreement details for further information.

Career Outcomes

Employment opportunities

Graduates will find employment in a wide range of organizations and industries including but not limited to:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Financial Analysis
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Need a career coach?

Explore how this program can lead to a great career! Cambrian’s Career Coach platform is a user-friendly, online tool that provides up-to-date and comprehensive labour market data to help you explore career options, salary expectations for the Greater Sudbury region, and more!

See where you'll be learning!

Minimum technology requirements

Success in this program requires that you come equipped with some program-specific technology requirements.

Bring your own device (BYOD)

Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD principle to both enrich the student learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure flexibility!

Ready to take the first step?

Start gaining the highest level of skills at Cambrian now – and you’ll be ready to take advantage of the many career opportunities waiting for you just around the corner. The future is yours!

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