Programs

Programs

Langara Continuing Studies offers several programs for individuals seeking an accounting diploma or certificate. Students may also register for individual courses without pursuing a credential. Courses may be taken as long as prerequisites have been met. 

Students who have completed previous course work and would like to have receive prerequisite approval or exemptions towards the diploma or certificate must submit an Exemption/Prerequisite Approval Form and documents, in the form of official transcripts, before registration.

No application or admission is required for domestic students. For international students, click here for more information for full-time or part-time study. 

The Continuing Studies Diploma in Advanced Accounting helps develop the knowledge and skills required to effectively communicate, manage, and lead in today's business environment. 

Upon completion of this program, students will be in an excellent position to compete for accounting-related management positions. Graduates of this program who hold a bachelor's degree will fulfill all CPA requirements to qualify for the CPA Professional Education Program. Those who do not have a degree have the option to complete their degree through Thompson Rivers University's Bachelor of Commerce

Accounting Designations

Courses in the CS Diploma in Advanced Accounting program are recognized by the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC (CPA). Students are recommended to contact the association directly to ensure they meet any additional requirements. Visit www.bccpa.ca for more details.

Required Courses (726 hours, 72.6 CEUs):

  • Auditing 1 (54 hours, 5.4 CEUs)
  • Basic Probability and Statistics (39 hours, 3.9 CEUs)
  • Business Communications (36 hours, 3.6 CEUs)
  • Business Law in Canada (36 hours, 3.6 CEUs)
  • Economics - Micro & Macro (39 hours, 3.9 CEUs)
  • Finance 1 - Part 1 (39 hours, 3.9 CEUs)
  • Finance 1 - Part 2 (39 hours, 3.9 CEUs)
  • Financial Accounting 1 - Part 1 (24 hours, 2.4 CEUs)
  • Financial Accounting 1 - Part 2 (24 hours, 2.4 CEUs)
  • Financial Accounting 2 (39 hours, 3.9 CEUs)
  • Financial Accounting 3 (39 hours, 3.9 CEUs)
  • Financial Accounting 4 (54 hours, 5.4 CEUs)
  • Management Accounting 1 (39 hours, 3.9 CEUs)
  • Management Accounting 2 (54 hours, 5.4 CEUs)
  • Management Information Systems (39 hours, 3.9 CEUs)
  • Quantitative Methods 1 (39 hours, 3.9 CEUs)
  • Strategy for Financial Managers (39 hours, 3.9 CEUs)
  • Taxation 1 (54 hours, 5.4 CEUs)

Elective Courses (minimum 36 hours, 3.6 CEUs):

  • Quickbooks 1 (18 hours, 1.8 CEUs)
  • Quickbooks 2 (18 hours, 1.8 CEUs)
    OR
  • Sage 50-1 Simply Accounting 1 (18 hours, 1.8 CEUs)
  • Sage 50-2 Simply Accounting 2 (18 hours, 1.8 CEUs)
    OR
  • Sage 300-1 ACCPAC (18 hours, 1.8 CEUs)
  • Sage 300-2 ACCPAC (18 hours, 1.8 CEUs)

Note: Effective January 2019 semester, Basic Probability and Statistics is a required course for the Continuing Studies Diploma in Advanced Accounting. However, students who have completed Quantitative Methods 1 prior to December 2018 will not be required to complete Basic Probability and Statistics. 

Diploma Requirements

To qualify for certification, students must complete 762 hours of course work. At least 50% of the program requirements must be completed through Langara, and this must be the final 50% of the program. Courses may be taken individually as long as individual course prerequisites have been met. Students completing the diploma do not need to apply to the program as registration is by course. Students who have completed previous course work and would like to have the courses approved for prerequisites or exemptions towards the diploma must provide documents in the form of official transcripts before registration along with the Exemption/Prerequisite Approval Form.

Upon successful completion of all the required and elective courses with a minimum C+ grade for each course, students will need to complete an Application for Graduation Form. All requirements must be completed within seven years of starting the program.

The Professional Accounting Certificate helps develop the knowledge and skills required to effectively communicate, manage, and lead in today's business environment. 

Upon completion of this program, students will be in an excellent position to compete for accounting-related management positions. This program is ideal for individuals not seeking a full CPA designation but still interested in a career in accounting and finance. Those who are interested in a CPA designation should consider the CS Diploma in Advanced Accounting program. 

Accounting Designations

Courses in the Professional Accounting program are recognized by the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC (CPA). Students are recommended to contact the association directly to ensure they meet any additional requirements. Visit www.bccpa.ca for more details.

Required Courses (471 hours, 47.1 CEUs):

  • Basic Probability and Statistics (39 hours, 3.9 CEUs)
  • Business Communications (36 hours, 3.6 CEUs)
  • Business Law in Canada (36 hours, 3.6 CEUs)
  • Economics - Micro & Macro (39 hours, 3.9 CEUs)
  • Finance 1 - Part 1 (39 hours, 3.9 CEUs)
  • Finance 1 - Part 2 (39 hours, 3.9 CEUs)
  • Financial Accounting 1 - Part 1 (24 hours, 2.4 CEUs)
  • Financial Accounting 1 - Part 2 (24 hours, 2.4 CEUs)
  • Financial Accounting 2 (39 hours, 3.9 CEUs)
  • Financial Accounting 3 (39 hours, 3.9 CEUs)
  • Management Accounting 1 (39 hours, 3.9 CEUs)
  • Management Information Systems (39 hours, 3.9 CEUs)
  • Quantitative Methods 1 (39 hours, 3.9 CEUs)

Elective Courses (minimum 36 hours, 3.6 CEUs):

  • Sage 50-1 Simply Accounting 1 (18 hours, 1.8 CEUs)
  • Sage 50-2 Simply Accounting 2 (18 hours, 1.8 CEUs)
    OR
  • Sage 300-1 ACCPAC (18 hours, 1.8 CEUs)
  • Sage 300-2 ACCPAC (18 hours, 1.8 CEUs)
    OR
  • Quickbooks 1 (18 hours, 1.8 CEUs)
  • Quickbooks 2 (18 hours, 1.8 CEUs)

Note: Effective January 2019 semester, Basic Probability and Statistics is a required course for the Professional Accounting Certificate. However, students who have completed Quantitative Methods 1 prior to December 2018 will not be required to complete Basic Probability and Statistics. 

Certificate Requirements

To qualify for certification, students must complete 507 hours of course work.  At least 50% of the program requirements must be completed through Langara, and this must be the final 50% of the program. Courses may be taken individually as long as individual course prerequisites have been met. Students completing the certificate do not need to apply to the program as registration is by course. Students who have completed previous course work and would like to have the courses approved for prerequisites or exemptions towards the certificate must provide documents in the form of official transcripts before registration along with the Exemption/Prerequisite Approval Form.

Upon successful completion of all the required and elective courses with a minimum C+ grade for each course, students will need to complete an Application for Graduation Form. All requirements must be completed within five years of starting the program.

Rapidly advancing technology, globalization of business and industry, and a strong focus on business ethics has placed new demands on the skill set and education of accountants. The Advanced Accounting Certificate will meet these demands by providing education that integrate advanced accounting skills with current changes in the role of an accountant. This program is ideal for individuals who already have some introductory and intermediate accounting education but still need to complete advance-level courses to meet their remaining CPA prerequisite requirements. 

Accounting Designations

Courses in the Advanced Accounting program are recognized by the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC (CPA). Students are recommended to contact the association directly to ensure they meet any additional requirements. Visit www.bccpa.ca for more details.

Required Courses (255 hours, 25.5 CEUs):

  • Management Accounting 2 (54 hours, 5.4 CEUs)
  • Taxation 1 (54 hours, 5.4 CEUs)
  • Auditing 1 (54 hours, 5.4 CEUs)
  • Financial Accounting 4 (54 hours, 5.4 CEUs)
  • Strategy for Financial Managers (39 hours, 3.9 CEUs)

Note: Effective September 2018, Intermediate Accounting Systems has been removed as a program requirement for the Advanced Accounting Certificate. 

Certificate Requirements

To qualify for certification, students must complete 255 hours of course work.  At least 50% of the program requirements must be completed through Langara, and this must be the final 50% of the program. Courses may be taken individually as long as individual course prerequisites have been met. Students completing the certificate do not need to apply to the program as registration is by course. Students who have completed previous course work and would like to have the courses approved for prerequisites or exemptions towards the certificate must provide documents in the form of official transcripts before registration along with the Exemption/Prerequisite Approval Form.

Upon successful completion of all the required courses with a minimum C+ grade for each course, students will need to complete an Application for Graduation Form. All requirements must be completed within five years of starting the program.

Langara College is an accredited partner with CPABC to offer their Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF) courses. Courses completed at Langara College are transferable to CPA to meet all ACAF course requirements. Upon successful completion of all ACAF Entry, Technical and Applied courses, students need to write the ACAF National Examination through CPA Canada in order to receive the CPA ACAF certificate. Learn more.