"My experience at Capilano University has greatly exceeded my expectations..."
1 and 2-year programs offering practical business skills that are in demand
Learn practical accounting skills that have value in a variety of accounting positions.
Students will be able to apply the skills they learn in work setting, with a 2-week practicum experience
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"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
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Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the territories of the Lil’wat, Musqueam, Sechelt (shíshálh), Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.