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Professional Accounting Practice


Ontario Graduate Certificate


Program Code: PA511

Campus: North

Length: 3 semesters starting in September

Bring your bachelor’s degree and head toward a lucrative career in accounting. There is continuous demand for junior and intermediate accountants in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Graduates of this program will be well-prepared to work in a wide variety of roles in the field, including:

  • auditing
  • corporate accounting
  • financial accounting
  • government and not-for-profit
  • management accounting
  • public accounting practices
  • small business
  • taxation

In addition to the required knowledge and skills essential to begin and advance in the field of accounting, you will also develop computer technology, management, problem-solving and critical thinking skills, along with professional communication and interpersonal skills. A work placement will give you real-world experience and industry contacts which will be critical advantages as you launch your accounting career.

Work Placement

Humber has the only graduate certificate of its kind in Ontario that provides students with hands-on work experience in the field of accounting. Through a mandatory 160 hour work placement, students will make industry connections and can gain experience in small, medium and large organizations, and entrepreneurial start-ups. 

Courses

Semester 3

Fall 2020 Delivery Proposed Winter 2021 Delivery Note
ACCP 5300: Audit and Assurance 2 Online Not Running

ACCP 5301: Information Systems Online Not Running

ACCP 5302: Advanced Financial Reporting Online Not Running

ACCP 5303: Macroeconomics Online Not Running

ACCP 5304: Corporate Taxation Online Not Running

ACCP 5305: Performance Management Online Not Running

WORK 5501: Work Placement for Professional Accounting Online Not Running

Current students, please make sure to review your MyHumber Academic Progress report to confirm which courses you should register into for your Winter semester. Courses with in-person requirements will likely also have online components. Humber may need to change plans for in-person learning, subject to government and public health directives and/or additional health and safety considerations.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 2 requirements:

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    Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • A bachelor's degree

    Note: this program is not recommended for students with a degree in the accounting field.

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

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    English Language Proficiency

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

How to Apply

Applications are made through ontariocolleges.ca. See program page for details.

International Academic Equivalency

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please see admission requirements on the program page to enter your location.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

Students are required to have a PC laptop and access to MS Office including Word, Excel, Powerpoint and PowerBI. Consideration of the length of battery life is also important as in class time, examinations can extend to 3+ hours. Recommended (optional): an external wireless mouse and an external plugin number pad to facilitate speed of accounting related functions.

Fees

The 2020-2021 fee for three semesters is:

  • domestic: $8,439.63
  • international: $25,330.50

Fees are subject to change.

Domestic Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,291.99 $2,291.99
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $2,810.90 $2,671.54
Semester 2 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,291.99 $2,291.99
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $2,810.90 $2,671.54
Semester 3 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $2,291.99 $2,291.99
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $2,810.90 $2,671.54

International Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $7,784.59 $7,784.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $8,303.50 $8,164.14
Semester 2 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $7,784.59 $7,784.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $8,303.50 $8,164.14
Semester 3 Original 2020-2021 Fees Updated Fall 2020 Fees
Tuition $7,784.59 $7,784.59
Compulsory Ancillary Fee $434.91 $319.30
Compulsory Student Union Fee $64.00 $60.25
Optional Student Union Fee $20.00 $0.00
Program Ancillary Fee $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement $0.00 $0.00
Total $8,303.50 $8,164.14

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Equipment & Device Requirements

All Semesters

Details and Specifications Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Processor Dual-core processor Quad-core processor
OS Windows 10 or iOS Windows 10
Memory 8 GB of RAM 16 GB of RAM
Storage 100 GB HDD 512 GB SSD
Monitor Laptop computer (not a notebook such as Chromebook, or a tablet) recently purchased; last 18 months Laptop computer (not a notebook such as Chromebook, or a tablet) recently purchased; last 18 months
Other Built-in-WiFi, a microphone, and a webcam Built-in WiFi, microphone, and a webcam. Long-life battery (strongly recommended)

Additional Costs

Students are required to have a mobile computing device.

Pathways

Humber offers a number of transfer options and pathway opportunities. Visit humber.ca/transferoptions or refer to the program page.

Contact Information

Program Specific Questions

Leandra Acevedo, program co-ordinator
416-675-6622 ext. 4602
leandra.acevedo@humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

Contact the International Centre

international.humber.ca/contact

1-416-675-5067

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.

On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

Select information only is included in this printable PDF. For complete program details, refer to humber.ca/programs.

Print/Download Date: October 28, 2020