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MHC announces new program and online options in business

March 1, 2021

Medicine Hat College (MHC) is making big strides in business programming, offering more choice and flexibility with the launch of a new post-diploma certificate in accounting this fall. This program will enable learners to pursue a Bachelor of Commerce and the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) designation.

Along with the new program, the college has announced that the first year of its business diploma will be accessible online in the future, providing a flexible learning opportunity for individuals in our region.

According to Rick Robinson, interim dean for the School of Business and Continuing Studies, both announcements are ways in which the college is helping to address the needs of the industry and our learners.

“We will still offer our programming in-person, but we are always looking at ways to reduce barriers for our learners. Going online is one way in which we are doing that.

“In regard to the accounting certificate, we have always had a great relationship with the CPA designation team and this program will allow our students to work toward improved employment opportunities in the accounting field. What’s really exciting is that our students will also be provided a work placement – which is great experience and a foot in the door.”

Career outcomes for graduates range from industry and public accountant to accounting technician and bookkeeper.

Robinson emphasized the changes are just a few examples of how the college is helping meet the needs of local businesses.

“We received feedback from professionals in our community that wanted to see our senior students remain in the region to support industry well beyond the accounting profession. The response from our partners is that they appreciate the opportunity to employ and retain our future leaders.”

For more information on the post-diploma accounting certificate, visit  To learn about the programs in our School of Business and Continuing Studies click here.