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Business Administration | Advanced Diploma- Professional Accounting

Advanced Diploma

The Advanced Diploma in Professional Accounting is a unique program allowing you to pursue specific courses that will lead you to a career in accounting.  

Upon completing this three-year diploma, you will have all the necessary courses needed to enter the Chartered Professional Accountants Professional Education Program (CPA PEP). This advanced diploma and a Bachelor's Degree are the prerequisites required to enter the CPA PEP. 

The program enables you to acquire skills appropriate for employers and business owners in the accounting field. This program will be of particular interest if you are planning to expand your career in accounting and provides you the opportunity to pursue an accounting designation in the field. The experience from the program will also open doors to employment opportunities in accounting positions such as accounting clerk, accountant, financial manager, or junior controller.  

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Visit Apply to CMTN for an Admissions Checklist and to apply online.

Our Educational Advisors are here to help if you have any questions or need guidance along the way.

Dates and locations 

Intake Location
Fall 2024 Terrace

Some courses are available online.  

  • Completion of a Business Administration - Diploma in Accounting and Finance.

Students that have Diploma in Accounting and Finance completed outside CMTN will also need to demonstrate the following for admission to the Advanced Diploma in Professional Accounting:

  • English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12 or equivalent AND
  • Foundations of Math 11 OR Principles of Math 11 OR Applications of Math 12 or equivalent OR
  • Office Assistant Certificate plus Accounting Certificate, both with a "B" average, from Applied Business Technology Program

English proficiency is required for all learners entering CMTN programs.  Please visit our English Language Alternatives page to see how this requirement can be met. 

Prospective learners who do not meet the program requirements are encouraged to speak with the Program Coordinator as they may be considered for admission based on other criteria.

Note: CMTN learners may transfer to other post-secondary institutions in BC and around the world. Learners should be aware of the receiving institution’s admission and transfer requirements.

Learners are encouraged to meet with an Education Advisor to discuss transfer pathways.

ACCT 270Data Analytics for Accounting3
ACCT 253Intermediate Management Accounting3
ACCT 255Advanced Management Accounting3
ACCT 257Advanced Financial Accounting3
ACCT 299Strategy and Performance Management3
ACCT 254Auditing3
TAXN 250Personal Taxation3
3- 200 Level Business Administration Elective ( 9 credits)9
Total Credits30