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Accounting Technician Diploma

Getting your accounting career started is easy as 1, 2, 3 with the Accounting Technician Diploma. Study part-time and online while keeping your work and life commitments intact.

The Accounting Technician Diploma program prepares you to work as a paraprofessional doing much of the support work for accountants in industry, private practice and government.

Use your diploma to expand your professional opportunities by laddering into a bachelor's degree and eventually work toward the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.


Work independently or within a larger organization as a(n):

  • Accounting technician
  • Accounting assistant
  • Accounts receivable clerk
  • Payroll clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Tax preparation assistant

Program requirements

Admission requirements

Open admission

Admission recommendations

Foundations of Math 12 with a minimum C+, or equivalent English Studies 12/English First Peoples 12 with a minimum of 73%, or equivalent

Residency requirements

A minimum of nine TRU credits (distance or on-campus)

Diploma requirements

60 credits, with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher; a grade of C- or better in all courses required to complete this credential, as follows:

Student responsibility

Consult with your program advisor to ensure that the courses you select can be applied toward the program requirements of your chosen credential.

Also, before you register in a course not listed on the OL website, you must apply for a letter of permission. Otherwise, you may find that either course credits cannot be applied to your program or you must pay a transcript reassessment fee.

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