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Accounting and Payroll

Accounting and Payroll

(Optional Co-op)

Program Code:APP
Campus:Newnham
Duration:4 Semesters (2 Years)
Offered:Fall
Winter
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma

Program Description

Gain an in-depth knowledge of accounting, payroll and human resource practices and related technology applications in the job-focused Accounting and Payroll program.

In this program, you'll learn the fundamentals of payroll, accounting and human resources. You'll also be encouraged to combine your program of study with meaningful summer work experience. Further real world industry exposure is maximized with faculty practitioners and/ or guest speakers and simulated real-life hands-on projects.

Most importantly, you'll have hands-on experience with the software packages used to complete the accounting and payroll cycle. You'll be introduced to the modern technological environment of business decisions using integrated leading edge software in many of your courses, including accounting software packages. Learn in courses enriched with hands-on integrated technology applications and case studies based on real-world situations. Your studies will include extensive use of Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and dedicated payroll software.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: (U) or (M)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s), or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certification program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Fees

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Your Career

Embark on a rewarding career as a Payroll Administrator, Payroll Specialist, Payroll Accountant, Human Resource and Payroll Generalist, General Accounting Co-ordinator, Small Business Accountant or Office Manager - roles that exist in virtually every segment of the Canadian economy.

Professional Certification

The Accounting and Payroll program is a direct route to a professional business certification that's recognized in Canada and abroad. After just four semesters, you’ll graduate with a college diploma, all educational requirements for a professional certification (Payroll Compliance Practitioner Certification - PCP, Canadian Payroll Association) and three transfer credits towards completion of a Certified Payroll Manager (CPM) designation. You'll be required to register in the CPM courses/exams at an additional cost.

Level I Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) Compulsory Courses:

CPA Course Seneca Course Included in Accounting and Payroll Program
Payroll Compliance Payroll Compliance Legislation* Yes
Payroll Fundamentals I Payroll Fundamentals I* Yes
Payroll Fundamentals II Payroll Fundamentals II* Yes
Introduction to Accounting Accounting Basics I Yes

*There is an additional cost for payroll certification courses included in the program.

Level II Certified Payroll Manager (CPM) Compulsory Courses:

CPM Course Seneca Course Included in Accounting and Payroll Program
Introduction to Payroll Management Introduction to Payroll Management Offered through
Continuing Education
Applied Payroll Management Applied Payroll Management Offered through
Continuing Education
Organizational Behaviour Organizational Behavior Yes
Managerial Accounting Managerial Accounting Yes
Design and Administration of Compensation Plans Design and Administration of Compensation Plans Yes

Co-operative Education Option

For qualified students, there is an optional four month co-op opportunity after completion of the four academic semesters. Should you be accepted into this co-op program, you'll have a shared responsibility for securing employment.

Learn more at: www.senecacollege.ca/coop.

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

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Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
ACC120 Accounting Basics I
BAM101 Introduction to Business Administration
EAC150 College English
ISC100 Introduction to Seneca Studies
QNM106 Mathematics of Finance
 
Semester 2
ACC220 Accounting Basics II
APP300 Payroll Compliance Legislation
HRA701 Introduction to Human Resources Management
OBR250 Organizational Behavior
SMS216 Systems Studies I
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
ACC427 PC Applications and Accounting Software
APP301 Payroll Fundamentals I
EAC594 Business Communications for the Digital Workplace
HRA831 Design and Administration of Compensation Plans
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
ACC400 Taxation
ACC425 Management Accounting
APP302 Payroll Fundamentals II
APP303 Call Centre Operations - Accounting and Payroll
APP304 Payroll Accounting and Technology Practicum
CAP500 Career Planning (non co-op option only)
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Co-op Work Term
CWT100 Co-op Work Term (co-op option only)
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only)

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
ACC120 Accounting Basics I
BAM101 Introduction to Business Administration
EAC150 College English
ISC100 Introduction to Seneca Studies
QNM106 Mathematics of Finance
 
Semester 2
ACC220 Accounting Basics II
APP300 Payroll Compliance Legislation
HRA701 Introduction to Human Resources Management
OBR250 Organizational Behavior
SMS216 Systems Studies I
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
ACC427 PC Applications and Accounting Software
APP301 Payroll Fundamentals I
EAC594 Business Communications for the Digital Workplace
HRA831 Design and Administration of Compensation Plans
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
ACC400 Taxation
ACC425 Management Accounting
APP302 Payroll Fundamentals II
APP303 Call Centre Operations - Accounting and Payroll
APP304 Payroll Accounting and Technology Practicum
CAP500 Career Planning (non co-op option only)
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Co-op Work Term
CWT100 Co-op Work Term (co-op option only)
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only)

2014/2015 Academic Year

Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACC120 Accounting Basics I 4
BAM101 Introduction to Business Administration 3
EAC150 College English 3
ISC100 Introduction to Seneca Studies 2
QNM106 Mathematics of Finance 4
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACC220 Accounting Basics II 4
APP300 Payroll Compliance Legislation 3
HRA701 Introduction to Human Resources Management 3
OBR250 Organizational Behaviour 3
SMS216 System Studies I 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACC427 PC Applications and Accounting Software 3
APP301 Payroll Fundamentals I 3
EAC594 Business Communications for the Digital Workplace 3
HRA831 Design and Administration of Compensation Plans 4
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
ACC400 Taxation 4
ACC425 Managerial Accounting 4
APP302 Payroll Fundamentals II 3
APP303 Call Centre Operations - Accounting and Payroll 3
APP304 Payroll Accounting and Technology Practicum 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
CAP503 Accounting: Career Planning (non co-op option only) 1
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only) 1
 
Co-op Work Term
CWT100 Co-op Work-Term (co-op option only)
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only) 1

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Judy Chung
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22127
Judy.Chung@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Ida Yee
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22405
Ida.Yee@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Angelo Vaccaro
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22464
Angelo.Vaccaro@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Student Advisor: Pana Mitusev
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26216
Pana.Mitusev@senecacollege.ca
Program Coordinator: Meredith Delaney
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 24032
Meredith.Delaney@senecacollege.ca
Co-op Coordinator: Denise Olah
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22359
Denise.Olah@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Karen Murkar
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22337
Karen.Murkar@senecacollege.ca
Additional Contacts:
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