Business - Accounting Co-op Overview

Co-op Format (Fall Intake)

September to December  January to April  May to August
Semester 1 Semester 2 Vacation
Semester 3 Work Term 1 (Co-op) Work Term 2 (Co-op)
Work Term 3 (Co-op) Semester 4  


Co-op Format (Winter Intake)

January to April May to August  September to December
Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Work Term 1 (Co-op) Work Term 2 (Co-op) Work Term 3 (Co-op)
Semester 4    

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Work Term Capabilities

(Capabilities do not reflect individual work experiences and exposures.)

  • Accounts receivable/collections
  • Accounts payable/payments
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Job cost recording
  • Process cost reporting
  • Maintain perpetual inventory records
  • Maintain petty cash book
  • Maintain all special journals
  • Maintain subledgers (A/R, A/P, fixed assets, investments)
  • Personal tax preparation
  • Financial statement preparation and analysis
  • Budget preparation
  • Computerized and manual bookkeeping
  • Variance analysis
  • Cost behaviour analysis
  • Account analysis
  • Payroll
  • Cash budgeting

Microcomputer Knowledge

  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Simply Accounting

Program Objectives

  • The two-year Accounting program is structured to give the student both theoretical training and practical experience in accounting procedures and systems to prepare students for careers in accounting.
  • The goal is to provide the student with a working insight into the role of accounting as an information system for planning and controlling business operations.
  • Program curriculum offers specialization in the field of accounting.
  • Practical hands-on experience is gained through cooperative work experience conducted whenever possible under actual field conditions, assisted by working professionals.
  • Graduates are well-prepared to serve in a wide range of responsible positions up to and including mid-management levels in business and industry.
  • Prime employment opportunities include service with accounting firms and industry, in the cost and financial accounting areas of business.
  • The program offers transferability options to universities where students can work toward their Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.
Co-op Rate  
Range: $14.00 - $18.90 Average: $16.45

For further information, please contact:

Gordana Mihajlovic, Co-op Specialist
Phone: 905-575-2168
Email: Gordana.Mihajlovic [at] (Gordana Mihajlovic)