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Accounting Technology


We are now accepting applications for the 2024/2025 academic year


Start Date: September


Location: Prince of Wales Campus


Length: 2 Years


Credential: Diploma, Accounting Technician


Program Availability: Fall 2024 Term


Canadian Applicants
Open

International Applicants
Open

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

Program Learning Outcomes


  1. Keep financial records and establish, maintain, and balance various accounts using manual and computerized systems.
  2. Prepare and present basic financial statements, reports, and other documents in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  3. Calculate, record, and complete remittance forms for payroll, GST, HST, other taxes, workers' compensation, and other government documents.
  4. Prepare personal and corporate tax returns and accompanying schedules and identify opportunities for basic tax planning in compliance with relevant legislation and regulations.
  5. Assist with internal and external audits by gathering relevant documentation.
  6. Identify organizational structures, the interdependence of functional areas, and the impact those relationships can have on financial performance.
  7. Discuss the impact of economic variables, legislation, ethics, technological advances, and the environment on an organization's operations.
  8. Communicate effectively in written and verbal formats using current concepts/systems and technologies to support an organization's business.
  9. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving to apply knowledge and skills to practical business applications.
  10. Demonstrate professionalism by adhering to principles of ethics, equity, diversity, inclusion, and professional standards.

This program is located in the Charlottetown Centre. Take a virtual tour.

DEGREE PATHWAYS


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.
  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program

NOTES:

2023/2024 Academic Year

Tuition, fees, and other costs are listed in Canadian dollars. International tuition includes the International Student Fee.

1st Year

Canadian

International

Tuition $5,779 $10,879
Fees $657 $1,507
Other Costs $1,090 $1,090
Total $7,626 $13,476

2nd Year

Canadian

International*

Tuition $3,277 $8,277
Fees $797 $1,547
Other Costs $350 $350
Total $4,424 $10,174
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Canadian Cost Breakdown

Tuition & Fees

1st Year

2nd Year

Tuition $5,779 $3,277
Student Union $172 $172
Lab Fee $60 -
Health Insurance Fee $445 $445
Fitness Centre Fee $80 $80
Grad Fee $100
     Total payable to Holland College $6,536 $4,074
     
1st installment due first day of classes in first semester $3,806 $2,577
2nd installment due first day of classes in second semester $2,730 $1,497
     

Other Costs

Please note: the cost of books, materials, and supplies are included here for your information only, this amount is not payable to the college. Do not include this amount in your tuition payment.

 

1st Year

2nd Year

Books $1,000 $300
Materials/Supplies $90 $50
     Total $1,090 $350
     
Grand Total $7,626 $4,424

 

International Cost Breakdown

Tuition & Fees

1st Year

2nd Year

Tuition* $10,879 $8,277
Student Union $172 $172
Lab Fee $60 -
Health Insurance Fee $1,195 $1,195
Fitness Centre Fee $80 $80
Grad Fee $100
    Total payable to Holland College $12,386 $9,824
     
1st installment due first day of classes in September $9,656 $8,327
2nd installment due first day of classes in January $2,730 $1,497
     

Other Costs

Please note: the cost of books, materials, and supplies are included here for your information only, this amount is not payable to the college. Do not include this amount in your tuition payment.

1st Year

2nd Year

Books $1,000 $300
Materials/Supplies $90 $50
     Total $1,090 $350
     
Grand Total $13,476 $10,174

*Includes the International Student Fee.

  • Private industry
  • Public accounting
  • Government
  • Self-employment

DEGREE PATHWAYS

Many Holland College programs have degree pathway agreements with other post-secondary institutions. You can receive credit for your Holland College diploma toward a university degree or other post-graduate credential, saving you time and money! Find out more on the Degree Pathways page.

Course Code

Course Name & Description

Credit Values


Course Code:SAFE-1005

PEI Occupational Health and Safety

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.

Credit Value:0


Course Code:ACCT-1000

Financial Accounting I

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.

Credit Value:6


Course Code:ACCT-1005

Financial Accounting II

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.

Credit Value:3


Course Code:ACCT-1010

Computerized Accounting I

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 will also compare similarities and differences between accounting software packages.

Credit Value:3


Course Code:ACCT-1015

Personal Taxation

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.

Credit Value:3


Course Code:ACCT-2000

Financial Accounting III

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.

Credit Value:4


Course Code:ACCT-2005

Cost Accounting

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.

Credit Value:4


Course Code:ACCT-2010

Computerized Accounting II

Explore and learn advanced modules of a computerized accounting system. Build on foundational bookkeeping skills learned in Computerized Accounting I.

Credit Value:2


Course Code:ACCT-2015

Corporate Taxation

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.

Credit Value:3


Course Code:ACCT-2020

Financial Management

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.

Credit Value:2


Course Code:BUSI-1000

Business Law

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.

Credit Value:3


Course Code:BUSI-1010

Human Resource Management I

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.

Credit Value:3


Course Code:BUSI-2030

Economics

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.

Credit Value:3


Course Code:BUSI-2035

Organizational Behaviour

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.

Credit Value:3


Course Code:COMM-1010

Written Communications

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.

Credit Value:3


Course Code:COMM-1020

Oral Communications

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.

Credit Value:3


Course Code:COMP-1000

Computer Essentials

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.

Credit Value:3


Course Code:COMP-1500

Business Computer 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.

Credit Value:3


Course Code:MATH-1000

Business Math

Review and apply basic arithmetic and algebra concepts to solve problems. Perform various math calculations for business and financial workplaces.

Credit Value:3


Course Code:PRAC-2011

On-The-Job Training

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.

Credit Value:6


Course Code:PROF-1005

Workplace Essentials

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.

Credit Value:3


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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

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