Start Date: September
Location: Prince of Wales Campus
Length: 2 Years
Credential: Diploma, Accounting Technician
Program Availability: Fall 2023 Term
In the Accounting Technology program, you will study all aspects of accounting — financial accounting, personal taxation, cost accounting, business law, and corporate taxation. Plus, you'll learn more about the field from industry experts. You will apply your new skills during an eight-week on-the-job training placement.
If your grades in financial accounting, managerial accounting, business law, economics and computers are acceptable, you may be granted credit exemptions by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Advanced Certificate in Accounting and the CPA Prerequisite Education Program
This program is located in the Charlottetown Centre. Take a virtual tour
This program has degree pathways, giving you the opportunity to receive credit for your Holland College diploma when you continue your education. For a complete list of agreements, visit the Degree Pathways page.
|Partner Institution||Credential||Details of Agreement|
|University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, P.E.I.||Bachelor of Business Studies||Graduates with a 70% average are granted up to 60 credit hours toward a Bachelor of Business Studies degree.|
|University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, P.E.I.||Bachelor of Arts||Graduates with a 70% average are granted up to 60 credit hours toward a Bachelor of Arts degree.|
|Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, N.S.||Bachelor of Business Administration||Graduates who meet MSVU entrance requirements receive two years of credit toward a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.|
|Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, N.S.||Bachelor of Applied Management||Graduates with a 70% average are granted two years of credit toward a Bachelor of Applied Management degree.|
|University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, P.E.I.||Bachelor of Business Administration||Graduates who meet the UPEI entrance requirements receive up to 30 credit hours toward a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.|
Tuition, fees, and other costs are listed in Canadian dollars. International student fees are due on the first day of class.
|Tuition & Fees||$6,536||$12,386|
|Tuition & Fees||$4,074||$9,824|
|Tuition & Fees||1st Year||2nd Year|
|Health Insurance Fee||$445||$445|
|Fitness Centre Fee||$80||$80|
|1st installment due September 6||$3,806||$2,577|
|2nd installment due January 9||$2,730||$1,497|
|Other Costs||1st Year||2nd Year|
|Tuition & Fees||1st Year||2nd Year|
|Health Insurance Fee||$1,195||$1,195|
|Fitness Centre Fee||$80||$80|
|1st installment due September 5||$9,656||$8,327|
|2nd installment due January 8||$2,730||$1,497|
|Other Costs||1st Year||2nd Year|
Course Name & Description
An overview of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Prince Edward Island. Students examine the legislation, how PEI employees are protected while on the job and the responsibilities of employees and employers.
Learn basic financial accounting theory and practical applications. Develop the skills to prepare, maintain and close financial statements for a variety of businesses. Learn fundamental principles required to control and account for cash, banking and inventory. Prepare payroll according to government guidelines and regulations and learn to follow procedures to account for sales tax and workers compensation.
Explore balance sheet items and the relationship they have on other financial statements. Learn the fundamental requirements expected to maintain a receivable and payable system. Directly apply adjustments to account for bad debt, cost of capital assets and owner's equity.
Learn the basic features of an accounting software package. Develop bookkeeping skills by learning about the types of financial information tracked in a business, how to enter that information and how to track the information through the computerized accounting program.
Students explore various sources to interpret and apply tax legislation. Learn to prepare an individual's income tax return as well as determine any tax installments that are applicable for different situations.
Students will examine different accounting systems and learn what needs to be considered for choosing the proper one for an organization. The main areas of focus include: investments, liabilities, trusts, funds, not for profit organizations, government assistance, leases, branches, notes to financial statements, and the statement of cash flows.
Students learn how to directly apply calculations in areas such as; cost concepts in developing a budget, allocating service department costs, preparing a breakeven analysis, job order and process costing along with variable, absorption and activity costing. Students explore variance analysis as it relates to standard costs as well as the concept of using relevant costs in decision making.
Explore and learn advanced modules of a computerized accounting system. Students will also compare similarities and differences between accounting software packages.
Students develop skills to prepare a corporate income tax return with required schedules and applicable income tax rules. The main areas of focus include: identification of current tax legislation and the use of taxation resources.
Students develop competency in financial statement analysis and working capital management to support business decisions. An awareness of sources and forms of financing, the cost of capital and borrowing, risk management including insurance, and both personal and business financial options to ensure financial well-being are explored.
Explore the basic legal concepts and principles that govern personal and business relationships in Canada. Students examine legal concepts such as; negligence, formation and enforcement of contracts, professional misconduct and liability, personal property and real estate, negotiable instruments, employment law, and debtor/creditor law.
Students learn the functions of Human Resource Management (HRM), the value of an organization's human resources, and the challenges facing organizations to survive, remain competitive, grow, and diversify. Students develop skills in the areas of planning, job design, recruitment and selection, placement, orientation, training, record management and various acts and regulations that impact Human Resource Management.
Explore the basic principles and concepts of micro and macro economics. Learn the concepts of demand and supply, the theory of the firm, and distribution of income, including the study of business behavior and decision making under various market conditions. A macroeconomics view includes the examination of national income levels, employment and prices, the business cycle, factors affecting economic growth and monetary and fiscal policies.
Students are introduced to concepts that relate to how individuals, groups, and structure affect and are affected by behaviour within organizations. Students examine the impact of individual and group behaviour on an organization's outcomes and processes. The main areas of focus include the foundations of individual behaviour, the role of motivation, individual and group decision making, leadership, conflict, negotiation, and organization change models.
Review and practice English grammar. Develop the ability to convey thoughts clearly and concisely, building professional written communications skills for a variety of workplace settings.
Develop oral and non-verbal communication skills for success in today's workplace. Students practice and perform these communication skills through group discussions, debates, presentations, meetings and the use of electronic media.
Students learn productivity software and explore digital environments with practical applications for various workplaces and educational institutions. The main areas of focus include word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, email and other electronic communication tools, various digital environments, and industry-specific applications.
Students develop skills to competently use word processing software, electronic spreadsheets, database applications and web-based business tools. The main areas of focus include: creating professional documents using a word processor, preparing complex formulas and data manipulation using spreadsheets, developing databases and queries using business software applications and cloud computing.
Review and apply basic arithmetic and algebra concepts to solve problems. Perform various math calculations for business and financial workplaces.
On-the-Job-Training (OJT) provides students an opportunity to gain confidence by directly applying acquired skills and abilities in a real-work setting. Students learn about professional standards, routines and demands of an organization within that career choice.
Learn the foundational skills for the workplace and academic success. Develop leadership skills by exploring topics such as; success in diverse teams, leadership and ethical decision-making, and building problem-solving, conflict resolution, and negotiation skills. Develop workplace readiness and professional skills by exploring workplace etiquette, self-presentation, self-management, attitude, and communication.
The learning managers in the Accounting Technology program put great effort into making the courses engaging and enjoyable. The Prince of Wales Campus was always buzzing with student activities and the facilities are top-notch and well-equipped. The decision to attend Holland College for my post-secondary studies is one that I will never regret!
Shadae, Class of 2019
Gain practical skills to start or manage a business. Study human resources, communications, marketing, & develop a business plan. Develop your network and get real-life experience during your on-job-training placement.
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Learn more about living in residence at our Prince of Wales Campus in Charlottetown.