Accounting and Finance Diploma

  • Part Time
  • Full Time
LENGTH: 2 year
CAMPUS: Prince George
FEES: Estimated at $6,618
START DATE: Fall 2023 - Intersession 2025
  • In Class
Application Status
Applications still open.
  • Overview
  • Courses
  • Location & Dates
  • Entry Requirements
  • Fees


Gain a solid foundation in accounting and finance with the Accounting and Finance Diploma. In only two years, you will be ready to kickstart your career and dive into entry-level positions in public practice and private industry.

Want to go further? Upon completion of this program, transfer your credits to advance your education in Accounting or Finance.


Additional study and work experience can lead to a wide variety of roles including:

  • Controller
  • Treasurer
  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Financial Advisor

What you will learn

During this two-year diploma, you will gain knowledge, skills and abilities in the following areas:

  • Financial statements (preparing and understanding)
  • Business law principles
  • Economic principles
  • Professional writing
  • Computer Applications

Accounting and Finance Diploma Courses

This program is a diploma program aligned with the CPA preparatory program. Students can receive credits towards professional accounting programs.

Required Courses

ACC-170 Data Analytics and Info System 3 15 weeks
ACC-251 Intermediate Accounting I 3 15 weeks
ACC-252 Intermediate Accounting II 3 15 weeks
ACC-255 Management Accounting I 3 15 weeks
ACC-256 Management Accounting II 3 15 weeks
ACC-270 Computerized Accounting 3 15 weeks
COM-204 Financial Accounting 3 15 weeks
ECON-201 Principles of Microeconomics 3 15 weeks
ECON-202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 15 weeks
ENGL-103 Composition & Style 3 15 weeks
FIN-257 Finance 1 3 15 weeks
FIN-258 Finance 2 3 15 weeks
LAW-294 Business Law 3 15 weeks
MATH-157 Business Statistics 3 15 weeks
MATH-257 Business Statistics II 3 15 weeks
MGT-154 Applied Human Relations 3 15 weeks
MGT-255 Small Business Development 3 15 weeks
MKT-152 Principles of Marketing 3 15 weeks

One of:

MATH 145 or 100 Level UT MATH



Plus one elective from the following list:

Note: MGT 266, Management Skills for Supervisors may NOT be used an elective

MGT 160 - International Business,

COM-222 Mgt & Organizational Behaviour 3 15 weeks
ENGL-229 Prof Bus and Tech Commun 3 15 weeks
MATH-100 Precalculus Mathematics 3 15 weeks
MATH-103 Finite Mathematics 3 15 weeks
MGT-254 Applied Group Skills Skills 3 15 weeks
MGT-263 Human Resource Development 3 15 weeks
MGT-264 Industrial Relations 3 15 weeks
WEGD-121 Intro to Design Thinking 3 15 weeks
WEGD-131 Intro to Visual Communication 3 15 weeks
WEGD-141 Introduction to Web Design 3 15 weeks
WEGD-142 Intermediate Web Design 3 15 weeks

Locations & Dates

CNC programs have varying lengths and start dates to meet your needs, and are offered across multiple campuses where possible. Don’t see the campus you’re looking for? Check back with us soon as this page is updated throughout the school year.

Fall 2023 Prince George In Class 2 years
Spring 2024 Prince George In Class 2 years
Intersession 2024 Prince George In Class 2 years
Spring 2025 Prince George In Class 2 years
Intersession 2025 Prince George In Class 2 years

Entry Requirements

  • High school graduation or equivalent 
  • English Studies 12, or English First Peoples 12, or ENGL 050, or ENGL 051, or equivalent (minimum “C-“)
  • Foundations of Mathematics 11 or MATH 043, or MATH 045, or equivalent (minimum “C”) 

Need help meeting these requirements? Check out our Academic Upgrading options.

Open admission

Any program of study that does not have a selective admission process or fixed capacity and is on a “first qualified, first admitted” basis.

Program Tools

Many courses in this program use online learning tools. Students will need

  • a reliable internet connection,
  • a device to access the internet, and
  • a financial/scientific calculator.

Students are encouraged to review historical syllabi or discuss with a recruiter, an advisor, or a faculty member to identify their technological needs.

Invest in your future

The estimated cost for this program is $6,618. 
  • Year 1: $3,269
  • Year 2: $3,349

These costs are an estimate. Student fees vary by campus. Check the fee schedule for more details.

Books for this program can be purchased from the bookstore.

Paying for College

We're here to help. You can apply for scholarships and bursaries through CNC. We can also help you find loans and other funding. Visit Financial aid to find out how.

Salaries and employment

Looking for a job? Check the student employment opportunities.