4 Semesters (2 Years)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Diploma

About the Program

In this two-year diploma program, you will gain in-depth knowledge of accounting, payroll and human resource practices and related technology applications. You will benefit from hands-on learning through case studies based on actual work situations, and leading-edge accounting and payroll software. Guest speakers and simulated real-life projects will also add to your learning experience.


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Preparing reports
  • Compliance with legislation and regulations
  • The necessary skills required by the industry

Work Experience

Optional Work Term

Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional work term(s) in a formal work environment.  The work term(s) is similar in length to an academic semester and typically involves full-time work hours that may be paid or unpaid. In programs with limited work term opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility.  Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional work term stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:

  • Payroll administrator
  • Payroll specialist
  • Payroll accountant
  • Human resource and payroll generalist
  • General accounting co-ordinator
  • Small business accountant
  • Office manager

Professional Certification

As a graduate of this program, provided you achieve the required grade in certain courses, you will have the educational requirements for the Canadian Payroll Association’s Payroll Compliance Practitioner certificate, and three credits toward the Certified Payroll Manager certificate.
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
CPA 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 Behaviour Yes
Managerial Accounting Managerial Accounting Yes
Design and Administration of Compensation Plans Design and Administration of Compensation Plans Yes