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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Professional Accounting

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

(Mississauga)

For details on how Sheridan programs will be delivered in upcoming semesters, please review our Fall 2022 Program Delivery Modes.

Work towards a career in accounting.

Program Overview

Get your CPA preparatory courses with Sheridan

This program gives you a clear pathway to becoming a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA). Once you’ve successfully completed this program, you can apply to CPA’s Professional Education Program (PEP) — the final step before you write your Common Final Exam (CFE). Even if you don’t have an accounting background, you’ll soon be on your way to becoming a CPA.

Co-op or fast track: the choice is yours

If you start in May or September, you’ll have the option to apply for our co-op program, which adds a four-month work term. This gives you the chance to gain valuable work experience and showcase your accounting skills to potential employers. You may also choose to fast track your studies by starting in January. In that case there’s no co-op term, so you can complete the program in three semesters.

Learn in a supportive classroom environment

CPA’s preparatory courses are rigorous and challenging to complete. By taking our Professional Accounting program, you’ll get the equivalent courses in a supportive classroom setting. You’ll also benefit from the best of the college experience — practical learning, one-on-one attention and small classes.

Learn the latest accounting software

Accountants need to have a strong theoretical knowledge as well as practical software skills. Unlike other institutions, Sheridan gives you both. This combination of theory and software experience will make you more marketable to potential employers. And because you’ll be familiar with the latest accounting software, you’ll be ready for the workplace.

How do I become a Chartered Professional Accountant?

To become a Chartered Professional Accountant, you need to:

  1. complete an eligible 120-credit-hour degree,
  2. complete CPA’s preparatory courses or equivalent (such as Sheridan’s Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting),
  3. complete CPA’s Professional Education Program (PEP),
  4. write the Common Final Exam (CFE), and
  5. meet CPA’s work experience requirements.

By taking Sheridan’s Professional Accounting program, you'll complete the required preparatory courses and be ready to move on to the Professional Education Program.

PPACG

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Faculty

Pilon School of Business

Designation

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

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.

  • CODETITLECREDITS
    ACCG 53855Introductory Financial Accounting3
    BUSM 53382Business Law3
    ACCG 50253Introductory Management Accounting3
    ECON 54905Economics3
    MATH 52540Statistics3
    INFO 59548Information Technology3
    Total:18
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    ACCG 59106 Intermediate Financial Reporting 1 4
    FINA 54978 Corporate Finance 4
    ACCG 58114 Management Accounting 4
    ACCG 53329 Taxation 4
    COWT 53816 Co-op Education Forum*
    Total: 16
    COWT 51075 Co-op Work Term*
    Co-op students only
  • CODETITLECREDITS
    ACCG 55325Intermediate Financial Reporting 24
    ACCG 54899Consolidations and Advanced Financial Reporting4
    BUSM 50682Performance Management4
    ACCG 52688Audit and Assurance4
    Total:16

Courses subject to change.

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Pilon School of Business

Designation

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

  • Postsecondary degree in any discipline

and

  • Demonstrated competence through related work and/or suitability for a career in accounting.

International degrees will be considered for equivalency to domestic admission requirements.

  • Domestic applicants with education outside of Canada must have their transcripts assessed for equivalency through ICAS or WES. A comprehensive (course-by-course) postsecondary credential assessment is required.
  • International applicants need to follow the international application process.

All applicants with international credentials will need to confirm with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA) directly regarding the acceptance of their degree for entry into the CPA Professional Education Program. Applicants are advised to visit the CPA website for contact information.

English language proficiency must be met in accordance with standards set out for Sheridan Graduate Certificate programs.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of previous academic achievement, and/or demonstrated experience or suitability for a career in accounting.

Eligible applicants will be requested to submit a résumé and cover letter, and a brief response to three questions that illustrate the applicant's suitability for a career in accounting. Strong written and oral communication skills are required.

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 Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Career Opportunities

Chartered Professional Accountants work in a variety of career areas.

Here are some jobs you might find:

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Taxation Specialist
  • External Auditor
  • Management Accountant
  • Financial Accountant
  • Controller
  • Senior Analyst
  • Investment Banker
  • Compliance Officer
  • Forensic Accountant

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Pilon School of Business

Designation

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Program Summary

Co-op

Students who start this program in May or September can apply to the co-op program during their first academic semester. Enrolment in the co-op program is limited through an additional co-op application process that takes place in the first semester. Students in the co-op program are eligible to complete a co-op work term during the four-month term following the second semester. The program-specific academic standard required for participation in co-op can be found here: Academic Standards for Co-op and Internship.

Cooperative Education is a form of work-integrated learning that links classroom learning with paid or unpaid work experiences within a professional environment. Co-op work terms are related specifically to the academic studies of each student. The work terms provide an opportunity to learn by doing. You’ll apply theory to practice, develop a meaningful view of the working world, and cultivate an awareness of yourself as a professional.

Students receive in-class and one-on-one career education support to help prepare for the work term. The co-op component is delivered by Sheridan’s Cooperative Education Office, which facilitates more than 2,000 co-op/internship work terms per year Sheridan-wide.

Learn more about Cooperative Education and Internships at Sheridan.

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Pilon School of Business

Designation

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Degree Completion

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

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Learning Outcomes

  • Integrate ethical and socially responsible decision-making processes into all aspects of the accounting profession.
  • Apply recognized accounting principles to the systematic recording of transactions relating to assets, liabilities, equity, revenue, and expenses for sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations.
  • Prepare accurate and relevant transactions, business reports including financial statements, and operating budgets to meet international accounting standards for partnerships and corporations.
  • Analyze financial and managerial accounting information to assist in effective management decision-making.
  • Formulate accurate and timely financial information using business applications software and information systems.
  • Evaluate various product and service costing methods appropriate to specific business situations.
  • Utilize statistical techniques effectively in the analysis of financial information.
  • Calculate and apply appropriate corporate finance measures to common financial and accounting management situations.
  • Recommend appropriate accounting and financial reporting information system structure, planning and usage as they relate to their role in a business.
  • Determine appropriate accounting practices to reduce legal risk within a business situation.
  • Communicate across various levels in an organization clearly, concisely and accurately in both the written and spoken form to fulfill the intended purpose.
  • Analyze the economic and fiscal context in which the entity operates and its impact on financial reporting.
  • Plan effective external, internal, and information systems audits to meet compliance and assurance requirements.
  • Identify and manage financial priorities by leveraging strategic thinking as well as economic, operational and technological knowledge.
  • Prepare tax submissions for personal and corporate clients to meet legal standards.
  • Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

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Pilon School of Business

Designation

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

Hazel McCallion Campus

4180 Duke of York Boulevard,  Mississauga


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Internship

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Pilon School of Business

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

1 yr (3 semesters)

Location

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

$8,688.28

Notes: Fees shown are for three academic terms.

Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$19,936.28

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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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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1 yr (3 semesters)

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Hazel McCallion Campus

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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Labs & Technology

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Financial Planning Certification

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Professional Sales Certificate

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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Earn your Masters degree

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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Transfer Opportunities

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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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.

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Pilon School of Business

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Duration

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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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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Full-time 1 year Program code: PPACG

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Start date Campus Status
Jan 2023 Hazel McCallion Campus (Mississauga) Available

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Co-op

Full-time 1 year Program code: PPACGC

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Start date Campus Status
Sep 2022 Hazel McCallion Campus (Mississauga) Available
May 2023 Hazel McCallion Campus (Mississauga) Available

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