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Ontario College Diploma

Business Accounting

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

(Brampton)

Hazel McCallion Campus

(Mississauga)

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Develop fundamental skills that are assets to any accounting career.

Program Overview

Master fundamental accounting skills

Learn the general principles and applications that modern accountants rely on. Expert professors will guide you through foundational concepts in a small classroom environment, supporting their lectures with hands-on learning opportunities. You’ll gain experience using spreadsheets and databases. You’ll also learn to use accounting and tax software programs such as Sage 50, MS Access and Profile.

Learn how accounting supports business

Businesses rely on accountants to monitor their performance, compliance and financial health. Your first year will involve common curriculum shared by all business students, providing you with an understanding of how companies work. Topics of study include communications, finance, human resources and marketing — all areas of business you’ll impact as an accountant.

Earn credits towards your degree

Many students use our Business Accounting diploma program as a springboard towards their degree. Your diploma credits can be applied towards our Honours Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting degree program, which even features some of the same professors.

Work towards the globally recognized ACCA designation

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This program is recognized by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) as an accredited program.

When you graduate from your 2-year Business – Accounting diploma at Sheridan, you'll receive the following ACCA Qualification credits:

  • Business and Technology (BT)
  • Management Accounting (MA)
  • Financial Accounting (FA)

Learn more about studying the ACCA Qualification at Sheridan College.

Pursue the CMA's Chartered Marketer program

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This program meets the educational prerequisite needed for entry to the Canadian Marketing Association's (CMA) Chartered Marketer program.

Study in Brampton or Mississauga

All courses in our two-year Business Accounting diploma program are offered at both our Davis Campus in Brampton and our Hazel McCallion Campus (HMC) in Mississauga. After you graduate, you can transfer directly into the final year of our Business Administration – Accounting advanced diploma program. All courses in this third year are taught at HMC.

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Faculty

Pilon School of Business

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Degree Entrance Scholarship Available

Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.

Courses

Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.

  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    ACCG 16971 Introductory Accounting 1 3
    MKTG 19439 Marketing 1 3
    HRMT 16127 Human Resource Management 1 3
    APPL 19402 Computer Applications for Business 3
    COMM 12423 Business Communication 1 3
    MATH 16269 Business Mathematics 1 3

    Total credits: 18

  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    ACCG 17937 Introductory Accounting 2 3
    ECON 13936 Microeconomics 3
    FINA 11079 Finance 3
    APPL 23727 Computer Applications for Financial Management 1 3
    COMM 28883 Business Communication 2 3
      General Education Course (Open) 3

    Total credits: 18

  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    ACCG 21627 Intermediate Accounting 1A 3
    APPL 30275 Taxation Software Applications 3
    ACCG 23626 Cost & Managerial Accounting 1A 3
    FINA 21048 Corporate Finance 1A 3
    ECON 22358G Macroeconomics 3
      General Education Course (Open) 3

    Total credits: 18

  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    ACCG 21646 Intermediate Accounting 1B 3
    APPL 25360 Accounting Software Applications 3
    ACCG 20478 Cost & Managerial Accounting 1B 3
    FINA 28027 Corporate Finance 1B 3
    BUSM 25540 Accounting Law 3
    INFO 31787 Accounting Information Systems 3

    Total credits: 18

Courses subject to change.

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Faculty

Pilon School of Business

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Program Summary


Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U), minimum 60%

plus

  • Mathematics, Grade 12 (C or U) or mathematics, Grade 11 (M or U*) * MBF3C does not meet this requirement.
  • Minimum 65% overall average required for PBUSP, PBUSA, PBSAA
  • Minimum 70% overall average required for PBSAC

or

Mature student status.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses).

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program may be advised individually regarding other related programs.

Transferring from an Ontario College

Business students who have successfully completed one or two years of their program can easily transfer their credits to another college in the province. A system-wide agreement is in place at Sheridan and other colleges, permitting students to transfer among all college business programs across Ontario. The agreement means that business students in programs such as Business General, Human Resources, Accounting and Marketing will receive full credit for their completed courses. Given the high enrolment of business programs, these pathways provide additional flexibility for a significant number of students. Interested students should apply at ontariocolleges.ca using the appropriate program entry level at the new college. For more information, email infosheridan@sheridancollege.ca

Program Duration

Program duration for September starts (two-year program) is two academic years. Program duration for January starts (two-year program) is 16 months continuous.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.

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Pilon School of Business

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Career Opportunities

Sheridan's Business Accounting diploma program prepares you to perform a wide range of general accounting tasks.

You may find employment in roles such as:

  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Billing Clerk
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Tax Data Entry Clerk
  • Financial Planning Clerk
  • Legal Bookkeeper
  • Fund Accountant

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Faculty

Pilon School of Business

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Faculty

Pilon School of Business

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Degree Completion

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Faculty

Pilon School of Business

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Record financial transactions in compliance with Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for sole proprietorships, partnerships, private enterprises, publicly accountable enterprises and non-profit organizations.
  • Prepare and present financial statements, reports and other documents in compliance with Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for sole proprietorships, partnerships and private enterprises.
  • Contribute to recurring decision-making by applying fundamental management accounting concepts, prepare individuals' income tax returns and basic tax planning in compliance with relevant legislation and regulations.
  • Analyze organizational structures, the interdependence of functional areas, and the impact those relationship can have on financial performance.
  • Analyze, within a Canadian context, the impact of economic variables, legislation, ethics, technological advances and the environment on an organization's operations.
  • Outline the elements of an organization's internal control system and risk management.
  • Contribute to recurring decision-making by applying fundamental financial management concepts.

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Pilon School of Business

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Internship

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Faculty

Pilon School of Business

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Program Fees

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees shown here are for the 2022–2023 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.

Fees For Canadian Students

Fees for Canadian students

$4,408.49
Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$18,182.49

Financial Aid & Awards

Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:

International Entrance Scholarship

All new international students beginning their full-time postsecondary studies (ESL excluded) in Spring 2022, Fall 2022 or Winter 2023 semesters in Year 1 (Semester 1) will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.

Bursaries for Grade 12 Students Pursuing Studies Toward a Career in Law

The annual Bursary Program for grade 12 students pursuing careers in the justice sector at an Ontario university or college is now open! Bursaries are offered by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges (AOJ) and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA). Each association offers one bursary per year in each of their judicial regions for a total of 22 bursaries province-wide!

Applications close on May 27, 2022. Spread the word to students! Visit the Bursary web page for more information.

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Pilon School of Business

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Pilon School of Business

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Pilon School of Business

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Financial Planning Certification

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Pilon School of Business

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Professional Sales Certificate

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Pilon School of Business

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Pilon School of Business

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Earn your Masters degree

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Pilon School of Business

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Transfer Opportunities

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Pilon School of Business

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Faculty

Pilon School of Business

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Program Summary


Computer Science Specializations

In our Honours Bachelor of Computer Science program, you'll learn foundational skills that prepare you to work in any area of computer science. But you’ll also have the chance to specialize in one of four emerging fields that interests you the most.

In the first year of the program, you’ll be introduced to each of these four fields: cloud computing, data analytics, game engineering, and network engineering.

Then, you’ll focus your studies on your selected specialization. You’ll take eight courses in your specialization of choice, gaining specific skills that are not taught in traditional diploma and degree programs. Your computer science specialization will give you a competitive advantage when you graduate.

You can specialize in one of the following fields:

  • Get a deeper understanding of cloud computing — the delivery of computing system resources such as software, databases, servers, data storage, and more — over the Internet. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of private, hybrid or public cloud delivery.

    Specialized Courses
    • Internet of Things
    • Storage Systems
    • Virtualization
    • Cloud Infrastructure
    • Distributed & Parallel Computing
    • Security & Privacy in the Cloud
    • Cloud Economics
    • Cloud Monitoring & Governance
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Cloud Software Engineer: Develop large-scale production clouds.
    • Cloud Developer: Create new cloud services and improve current cloud products.
    • Cloud Automation Specialist: Design and implement automated technologies and processes that support your employer’s cloud offerings.
    • Cloud Architect: Use software development and information technology skills to build hybrid DevOp platforms that leverage your employer’s web services, cloud and on-premise data centres.
    • Systems Administrator – Cloud Operations: Automate, organize, monitor and maintain all of your employer’s cloud-based systems.
    • Cloud Services Adviser: Sell and market various cloud solutions, such as Office 365 or Watson analytics.
  • Learn how to apply statistical analysis, data mining and other advanced techniques to draw new and useful insights from large data sets. Confidently interpret and share information about the data patterns you discover.

    Specialized Courses
    • Business Processes
    • Data Analysis & Visualization 1
    • Big Data Management & Processing
    • Data Analysis & Visualization 2
    • Data Warehouse Design & Implementation
    • Machine Learning Techniques
    • Data Mining
    • Business Communication
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Data Scientist: Perform data analysis and develop and implement predictive models.
    • Data Architect: Design and implement big data solutions that support the Data Warehouse Environment (DWE).
    • Data Analyst: Apply current technologies, concepts and methodologies to build development projects that integrate various data sources.
    • Data Developer: Use Big Data architectures to migrate data from various databases, implement latest technologies and meet functional and technical requirements.
    • Big Data Platform Engineer: Design, build and administer platforms that combine several big data applications and utilities within a single solution.
  • Master the algorithmic, programming and mathematical techniques used to develop software components for computer games.

    Specialized Courses
    • Gameplay Programming 1
    • Game Engine Architecture
    • Gameplay Programming 2
    • Computer Graphics & Animation
    • Artificial Intelligence for Games
    • Game Tools and Data-Driven Design
    • Multiplayer Games
    • Games in Emerging Technologies & Hardware
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Game Developer: Design new games, including art and animation, or write programs to implement a game.
    • Gameplay Programmer: Enhance computer games with gameplay features that improve the user experience.
  • Learn the specialized skills needed to plan, construct, optimize and manage the computer networks that businesses and organizations rely on every day.

    Specialized Courses
    • IP Engineering 1
    • Network Access Technologies
    • Network Service Applications
    • IP Engineering 2
    • Enterprise Network Operations
    • IP Engineering 3
    • Emerging Topics in Networking
    • Internet Core Technologies
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Network Engineer: Design, install, maintain and support computer networks.
    • Data Network Services: Troubleshoot computer network performance issues, analyze network traffic, plan capacity solutions and ensure service readiness.
    • Network Quality Assurance Engineer: Perform manual and automatic quality assurance testing for networks.
  • Learn how to develop effective simulation software using techniques such as discrete event modelling, continuous system modelling, probabilistic modelling and mathematical modelling.

    Specialized Courses
    • Introduction to Modelling & Simulation
    • Mathematical Modelling
    • Graphics and Visualization
    • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
    • Modelling & Simulation Methods
    • High Performance Software Design
    • Advanced Graphics and Visualization
    • Advanced Modelling and Simulation
    Specialized Career Opportunities
    • Medical Imaging Software Specialist: Evaluate existing technologies, develop and implement algorithms and conduct system-level engineering to analyze, visualize, manipulate and integrate medical image-based solutions. 
    • Data Visualization Specialist: Independently design, visualize and implement data visualization solutions using data visualization best practices.
    • Imaging Programmer: Use advanced programming knowledge, template development environments and image processing software packages to process medical image data. 
    • Modelling Specialist: Perform predictive modelling and data mining (including the design, development, maintenance and implementation of models) to identify trends and outliers, apply statistical methods to the data and interpret the results, and develop and design clear and informative data visualizations.

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Faculty

Pilon School of Business

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Articulation Agreements

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Faculty

Pilon School of Business

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Program Mission

Our mission is to utilize harmonious, comprehensive and specialized training to empower our learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude required to demonstrate the Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice.

Program Vision

Our vision is to graduate highly-skilled life-long learners who uphold professional integrity and promote quality and safety in practice.

Critical Performance Statement

Upon graduation, students in Sheridan’s Pharmacy Technician diploma program will have demonstrated the ability to pursue the career of pharmacy technician and to practice safely in a community or hospital while adhering to the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians.

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Pilon School of Business

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Faculty

Pilon School of Business

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 yrs (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Program availability

Ontario College Diploma

Full-time 2 years Program code: PBUSA

Ontario College Diploma
Start date Campus Status
Jan 2023 Davis Campus (Brampton) Available
Jan 2023 Hazel McCallion Campus (Mississauga) Available
Sep 2023 Davis Campus (Brampton) Available
Sep 2023 Hazel McCallion Campus (Mississauga) Available
Jan 2024 Davis Campus (Brampton) Available
Jan 2024 Hazel McCallion Campus (Mississauga) Available

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