Business Administration – Accounting

Program Title: Business Administration – Accounting


Program Codes
NORT – B002 (PC) Timmins Campus
NORT – B253 (CK) with sufficient enrolment
NORT – B029 (KL) Kirkland Lake Campus
Program codes are for September intakes except those that are indicated differently.

Winter Intake
B002W (PC) Timmins Campus


Program Description
Northern’s three-year Accounting diploma program will propel the student’s career in accounting by taking him or her through in-depth study and practice. This is a solid Accounting program with a special focus on giving students the technical know-how and practical experience in various accounting procedures and systems. Students will start by building a strong foundation in traditional accounting skills before moving on to computerized accounting applications. In the first year, students will complete a series of core courses covering different functional areas of business administration. These courses will equip them with the basic business and communication skills demanded by business.

Employers look for hands-on experience even when hiring recent graduates. So, once into their second year, students will take highly specialized and practical accounting courses. The courses feature assignments that simulate real-life applications of accounting principles and techniques. Students’ education will be broadened by other practical business courses aimed at developing management skills. In the sixth semester, students will go on a six-week business work placement to practice what they have learned and to gain valuable work experience, all the while networking with potential employers. The Canadian Payroll Association and the Canadian Institute of Bookkeeping also recognize these courses.


This program is offered through Northern Colleges Collaboration Program (NCCP)

For the January 2017 intake, your classes include professors and students from other partner colleges, brought together in a virtual classroom. All students will join classes through web-conferencing software using a computer, laptop or mobile device with a headset or earbuds with a microphone. Classes will be delivered at scheduled times (synchronous delivery) and will be recorded for later review. To allow for flexibility, students may join classes at the college or anywhere you have connectivity. Students will have access to all college services at the college where they register.

Learn more about Northern Colleges Collaboration Program (NCCP).


Career Opportunities
Typical jobs include general accountant, accounting technician, cost accountant, or internal auditor for both government and industry. Students may also apply their combined studies in accounting and business to other areas, such as accounts receivable/payable, inventory control, payroll, credit/ collections, capital asset management, accounting information systems, etc. in profit and non-profit organizations.

Contact Information
Timmins Campus
Rose-Marie Deacon, Program Coordinator
Tel: 705-235-3211 ext.  2243
deaconr@northern.on.ca

Haileybury Campus, Kirkland Lake Campus, and Contact North
Roseanne Clyburn, Program Coordinator
Tel: 705-672-3376 Ext. 8822
clyburnr@northern.on.ca

Distance Learning Officer
Tel: 705-567-9291 ext.3673
kldisted@northern.on.ca