• More than just numbers

    1 and 2-year programs offering practical business skills that are in demand

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    Learn practical accounting skills that have value in a variety of accounting positions.

    Real work experience in the field

    Students will be able to apply the skills they learn in work setting, with a 2-week practicum experience

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Student Testimonials

  • "My experience at Capilano University has greatly exceeded my expectations. I agree with the common sentiment that you get out of your schooling what you put into it; however, it has been the connection with the instructors that has affected my life in the most astonishing way. I don’t know if I would have experienced the same learning outcome in a larger class setting. For me, the instructors have done more than teach a curriculum; instead, they have ignited a flame. The accounting certificate program offers the best of all worlds. While I gained the knowledge and skills to excel in the field, I also gained confidence, insight, and access to resources, opening up potential I had not previously considered."
    Danielle Lynn

    "My goal was to start a career that suited my skills and worked with being a mom. I love numbers and forms and being organized, and aptitude testing revealed that a career in finance would be well suited. My challenges were that I still have three smallish children and didn't have the space in my life to tackle a 4 year degree. The AA program was beyond perfect! In one year I received the training and confidence to start a career as a bookkeeper. I really can't emphasize how each aspect of this program exceeded my expectations - the content, the instruction, the support and encouragement, and the real life skills to easily transfer into a work situation. The two week practicum was a good stepping stone to help us apply our newly learned skills in a real life work environment, and to show us what we were able to do. I think all bookkeepers should go through this program - there are a lot of them out there who could really do with this quality instruction! I also think it is a perfect first year for students intending to complete a finance or business degree. Not only would it equip them with skills to get a job and earn money while completing the rest of their degree, but it also gives a comprehensive overview and solid foundation on which to build their degree." Jess Sprowson

    "I loved the program. The program for me was the starting point for BBA with accounting major. I needed a great foundation in regards to accounting, and because of the certificate I have been keeping up with A+ &A till now. The certificate program was the best choice for me. Having said that I know most of my classmates from the time are working in related accounting job."
    Graduate 2015

    I can't recommend the AA program more. While the program much improved my bookkeeping skills, it was the boost in confidence I received. The teachers were, and Temsin, an incredible source of knowledge and experience, and I will always appreciate their support.
    Graduate 2015

    "This program helped me to find a contractor bookkeeping job. I found it really helped me to restart my career in Canada." 
    Ruby Zhu