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Accounting Assistant Certificate


Intake
  • Fall
  • Spring

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Program Start Date
    September, January
  • Campuses
    North Vancouver

    Resources

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    City of North Vancouver
    Sunshine Coast

    Resources

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    District of Sechelt
  • Length
    30 credits (8 months full-time; part-time option available)
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $5,800 Year One (domestic students); $20,250 Year One (international students)
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $2100 Total
  • Credential Granted
    • Certificate
    • University Course Transfer
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Off-site

    North Vancouver (September intake); Sunshine Coast (January intake)

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out CapilanoU's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

For the Fall 2021 Intake (September program entry): Intake Cancelled

Verify application dates of current and future program intakes directly with Capilano University. 

Application Fee: $50 (domestic students); $135 (international students)

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic

  • BC Secondary School Graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent

Non-Academic

  • attend an information session or make an appointment with a faculty member or program convenor

Admission Advice

If English is not your primary language, you must achieve post-secondary level scores in the Secondary Level English Proficiency (SLEP) test. SLEP is a measure of English language ability for non-native speakers in the areas of listening and reading comprehension.

 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy CapilanoU's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

Summary

Students must meet one of the following:

  • English Studies 12 (C+) or English First Peoples 12 (C+) and two years of full-time high school education in Canada
  • Advanced Placement (AP) English Language/Composition or English Literature/Composition = at least a score of 4
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) English Language A higher level = at least a score of 5
  • At least four (4) consecutive years of full-time education in English in Canada, or another English-speaking country
  • At least four (4) consecutive years of full time education at an eligible English-speaking High School in a country where English is not the primary language
  • An English Language Assessment Test in one of:
    • TOEFL = at least a score of 560 paper-based or 83 internet-based
    • English Language Assessment (ELA) requirement = at least a score of 145
    • International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS) = at least 6.5 overall and no sub score less than 6
    • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment = at least a score of 70
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) = at least a score of 56
    • DET (Duolingo English Test) = at least a score of 110 (note*: DET is accepted on a temporary basis until September 2021)
    • Language Proficiency Index Level 4 with an essay score of 26
  • Capilano University EAP 100 (B+) and EAP 101 (B+)
  • 6 credits of transferable English at the post-secondary level
  • Completion of a recognized degree program at an accredited university at which English is the primary language of instruction in a country where English is the principle language.

Students who do not qualify under one of the above requirements may submit a request for a waiver of the English Language Requirement form to the attention of Admissions in the Registrar's Office.

Verify with the institution directly.

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

Admission requirements vary by program but, at a minimum, most CapU programs require successful completion of:

Once you are admitted and for program completion purpose, you may need to pass the English Diagnostic Test if you are taking English 100, and/or the Math Placement Test to gain admission to certain entry-level Math courses. 

Applicants must also meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. These admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for Capilano University in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database.

If you do not meet the academic requirements for program entry, you have the option of taking academic upgrading courses in order to upgrade your qualifications for future admissions.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

If you are a resident of British Columbia, this page details the process for concurrent admission, important notes about provincial exams, information for Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) students, requirements for home-schooled students and additional ways you can apply for admission to Capilano University. 

Out-of-Province

Visit Capilano University's Admission Requirements page for a list of general admission requirements. You must also meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. These program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for Capilano University in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database.

Click to see information for students applying from other parts of Canada and other countries.

BC Transfer Student

Transfer credit is coursework completed in another school, college or university that may count toward your Capilano University program.

If you have completed post-secondary studies at another institution and wish to gain transfer credit, please refer to CapU's Transfer Credit web page. The transfer credit evaluation process involves a form, a fee, and sealed, official transcripts.

Use the BC Transfer Guide to check whether or not your course from another BC post-secondary institution is eligible for transfer credit.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

Transfer credit is coursework completed in another school, college or university that may count toward your Capilano University program.

If you have completed post-secondary studies at another institution and wish to gain transfer credit, please refer to CapU's Transfer Credit web page. The transfer credit evaluation process involves a form, a fee, and sealed, official transcripts.

International Student

International students are non-Canadian students who do not have permanent resident status and need a study permit from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Each program may have unique or additional requirements for international student admission. Program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for Capilano University in EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database.

For complete details about applying to Capilano University as an international student, please click here

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

High school students with superior academic records may apply for limited admission which will allow enrollment in one or two university-level Arts and Sciences courses while still attending secondary school.

The Concurrent Studies Consent Form (pdf) must be co-signed by your parent or legal guardian, with supporting comments provided by your high school principal (or their designate). The completed form must be accompanied by an official copy of your high school academic record. Inquiries should be directed to the Capilano University's Registrar's Office.

How to Apply

For complete details on applying to Capilano University, please click here.

Training in a program like this one can lead to different careers. Related occupations are presented to show potential career options, not definite outcomes.

Follow the links to learn more about these careers on WorkBC's career profiles.