Program Highlights

The two-year Accounting Assistant Diploma program gives students practical accounting skills, computer competence and basic management expertise that ensure success in the workplace.

Graduates gain a solid foundation in accounting/bookkeeping and general business knowledge with courses in management, quantitative methods, business law, finance, economics and communications during their second year.

  • Work collaboratively in diverse groups by engaging in team-building, problem-solving, and self-management.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally in a variety of organizational settings.
  • Use technology appropriately to inform and support decision-making in business settings.
  • Describe, explain, and apply fundamental theories and concepts of accounting, finance, communication, marketing, and organizational behaviour.
  • Interpret and apply quantitative and qualitative data to support strategic and operational decisions.
  • Integrate and apply accounting theory, skills and computer applications to simulated case studies and practical experience in an industry setting.


CampusTermsFull/Part Time
North VancouverFallBoth

Tuition and Fees Per Year

Domestic Students
Year Tuition Fees Total
Year 1$4,066 $1,327 $5,393
Year 2$4,066 $1,327 $5,393
Year 3$0 $0 $0
Year 4$0 $0 $0
Year 5$0 $0 $0
Total$8,131 $2,655 $10,786

Note: Fees are subject to change. Some programs have fees for supplies and equipment that aren’t included in the estimate. To get an idea of what you’ll pay to study at CapU, try out our Tuition & Fees Estimator.

First Year

Total credits: 30.00

BTEC 111Business English I3.00 credits
BTEC 115Business Systems and Procedures3.00 credits
BTEC 117Accounting Procedures I3.00 credits
BTEC 125Comprehensive Computer Applications I3.00 credits
BTEC 126Comprehensive Computer Applications II3.00 credits
BTEC 149Financial Computer Applications3.00 credits
BTEC 211Business Writing3.00 credits
BTEC 217Accounting Procedures II3.00 credits
BTEC 220Accounting Procedures III1.50 credits
BTEC 252Organizational Behaviour3.00 credits
BTEC 300Accounting Assistant Practicum1.50 credits


Second Year

Total credits: 30.00

BADM 101Management3.00 credits
BADM 102Quantitative Methods3.00 credits
BADM 107Business Law I3.00 credits
BADM 201Business Information Systems3.00 credits
BADM 204Introduction to Strategic Management3.00 credits
BADM 210Business Statistics3.00 credits
BFIN 241Finance for Managers3.00 credits
BMKT 161Marketing3.00 credits
ECON 111Principles of Microeconomic Theory3.00 credits
ENGL 100University Writing Strategies3.00 credits


Total program credits: 60.00

Program Notes

Students who achieve a minimum grade of B in the following courses will receive credit from the School of Business:

-BTEC 117 and BTEC 217 may substitute for BFIN 141;

-BTEC 125 and BTEC 126 may substitute for BCPT 123 and a business elective;

-upon completion of the Accounting Assistant program, BTEC 211 may substitute for CMNS 220.

Note: BTEC 252 is equivalent to BADM 106

Important Dates

Application Dates

Oct 1, 2019 - Sep 1, 2020

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 6, 2020

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 24, 2020 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Oct 6, 2020 - Sep 7, 2021

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 5, 2021

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 24, 2021 4:00 PM

Note: Dates are subject to change.

How to apply

  1. Check the admissions requirements.
  2. Check the application and document deadlines for your program.
  3. Complete and submit your application through EducationPlannerBC.
    1. Upload all your required/supporting official documents.
    2. Pay your application fee.
  4. Admissions will review your application and contact you.

Admission Requirements

Admission Notes

Please note:  Applicants who do not have the math admission requirements for the diploma may apply for the Accounting Assistant Certificate.  The certificate is the first year of the diploma and includes BTEC 115.  With a minimum B- in BTEC 115, students may then continue on to the diploma.

For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar (pdf).

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