What will I learn?

Accounting technicians are involved in the day-to-day practical work of accountancy and play a key operational role in producing reliable financial information. They may also perform a wide range of finance roles, from accounts clerk to financial controller and beyond.

If you enjoy working with numbers and are interested in business and finance, this career could be ideal for you.

Graduates from this program will have the basic theory, technical knowledge, computer competencies, and skills to enter the accounting field at an entry-level position. Our program equips graduates to perform financial accounting, budgeting, costing, and tax returns. The work experience component of the program allows you to gain hands-on experience in the field.

Student Success

Each course will take approximately 10 hours per week of time commitment to complete readings and homework in order to finish each course within 16 weeks. Take this into consideration when planning your course schedule. We do not offer extensions on assignments, tests or courses.

Practicum/Work Experience

This program includes 150 hours of optional field experience.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business, Environment and Technology

Study options

Online/Distance (9 months)

Tuition fees
CAD$18,500.50 (US$ 13,657) per year
The given fee is for full time and it's a guide for online students

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected November 2020

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed a USA Senior High School. Applicants to post-secondary programs at NorQuest College are evaluated for admission based on the completion of education at the senior secondary/high school level, or higher. Applicants that have completed the high school level of education in another country must have graduated with appropriate high school documents and credentials. The documents must present relevant and appropriate academic coursework that can be considered equivalent to the course work required for admission (e.g. English, Math, Biology, etc). IELTS Academic - 6.5, no section score below 6; TOEFL iBT - 84, no section score below 21.

For international students

Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Canada Ontario High School.

English Language Proficiency:

IELTS Academic: 6, no section score below 5.5; TOEFL iBT: 71; CLBA: No section score below 7; CELPIP General: 7, no section score below 6; CAEL: 60; NorQuest coursework: Minimum of 80% on ESLS 7000 or 7100, and 80% in ESLW 7000 or 7100

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About this uni

Students can choose certificate or diploma programs covering areas such as health, business. technology and community studies.

  • Located in Edmonton, Alberta’s capital city
  • Over 60 per cent of students were born outside of Canada
  • Large number of scholarships on offer
  • Many courses include work-integrated learning