Programs & Courses

Advanced Accounting


About the Program

This new post-diploma program serves as a stand-alone certificate that builds on previous knowledge of accounting theory and application. It can also provide a bridge for students pursuing CPA designation and completion of a business degree.

As a student at MHC, you'll benefit from small class sizes and personalized instruction in advanced accounting courses, as well as work-integrated learning and development of critical thinking skills. This certificate program also includes internship opportunities with participating employers in our region.

The Advanced Accounting certificate program consists of eight academic courses and one work placement, with courses are taught by a combination of full-time faculty and community experts.  With strong support from employers across Southeast Alberta, this program offers new opportunities for diploma graduates interested in pursuing a degree and professional designation.


Graduation from a Business Administration diploma in Accounting or degree program (or equivalent) at an accredited post-secondary institution with a GPA of 2.0 and completion of the following courses (or their equivalents):

  • ACCT 213
  • ACCT 215
  • MGMT 284 & 285
  • FINA 255
  • MGMT 395 

Students who have Completed the Business Administration Accounting Major should have the required prerequisites for this certificate. Completion of the certificate and a business degree with Athabasca will satisfy CPA’s entrance requirements to the Professional Education Program (PEP), the final stage of the designation academic work.

Fall Semester (Term 5)

ACCT 328
Intermediate Management Accounting
ACCT 431
Advanced Financial Reporting
ACCT 428 Personal & Corporate Tax I
MGMT 440
Operations Management

Winter Semester
ACCT 422

Audit and Assurance

ACCT 432 Advanced Managerial Accounting
MGMT 533 Strategic Management
MGMT 326**
Management Information Systems
*This is an elective course in several business diploma majors.
Spring Semester (Term 7)

Work Placement I (240 hours, 6 credits)


Graduates with an Advanced Accounting Certificate are prepared to find work as an

  • Accounting Technician
  • Accounts Payable or Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • CGA or CMA Trainee
  • Bookkeeper

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There are lots of options like student loans, scholarships, bursaries and emergency funding available.
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Many programs offered at Medicine Hat College qualify for transfer credits to other institutions. In some cases, you must transfer to another institution to complete your program and gain your credential.

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