Accounting Technician Diploma

Getting your accounting career started is easy as 1, 2, 3 with the Accounting Technician Diploma. Study part-time and online while keeping your work and life commitments intact.

The Accounting Technician Diploma program prepares you to work as a paraprofessional doing much of the support work for accountants in industry, private practice and government.

Use your diploma to expand your professional opportunities by laddering into the Bachelor of Commerce and eventually work toward the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.


Work independently or within a larger organization as a(n):

  • Accounting technician
  • Accounting assistant
  • Accounts receivable clerk
  • Payroll clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Tax preparation assistant

Program requirements

Admission requirements

Open admission

Admission recommendations

Foundations of Math 12 with a minimum C+, or equivalent English Studies 12/English First Peoples 12 with a minimum of 73%, or equivalent

Residency requirements

A minimum of nine TRU credits (distance or on-campus)

Diploma requirements

60 credits, with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher; a grade of C- or better in all courses required to complete this credential, as follows:

Student responsibility

Consult with your program advisor to ensure that the courses you select can be applied toward the program requirements of your chosen credential.

Also, before you register in a course not listed on the OL website, you must apply for a letter of permission. Otherwise, you may find that either course credits cannot be applied to your program or you must pay a transcript reassessment fee.

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