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Applied Accounting

Help build and bolster the foundations of profitable businesses.

Develop the fundamental skills needed to start a career in accounting and grow your potential through practical experience.

The Applied Accounting program gives you the necessary skills for a career providing entry-level accounting support. While this program focuses on fundamental accounting skills, you will also build skills in mathematics, general business practices, professional communication and business software. You will further your understanding of various accounting principles by focusing on solving real-world problems and industry challenges.

  • Program Type
    Full-time
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • Annual Intakes
    Fall and Winter
  • Locations
    Exchange District Campus and Notre Dame Campus
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Regular admission
  • Program Length
    1 year
  • International Program
    Open to students from around the globe

Experience a Polytechnic Education

Full-time Delivery: Something New Every Term

In this program, you’ll learn to apply key financial and managerial accounting concepts in a Canadian context. You’ll also develop vital professional and communication skills to help start your career after graduation.

TERM 1

Discover accounting fundamentals in a Canadian context and build vital professional and communication skills.

TERM 2

Build on your accounting knowledge and further develop the professional skills needed for a career in an accounting support role.

Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • Bookkeeper
  • Junior accountant
  • Accounts payable representative
  • Accounts receivable representative
  • Accounting support representative

AFFILIATIONS AND ACCREDITATIONS

What to Expect in This Program

Get Prepared for the Future of Work

Excel with small class sizes, practical learning and experienced instructors, all focused on your success. With an employer-driven education, you won’t just be ready for a career – you’ll be prepared to stay in front of what’s ahead.

Explore the multitude of supports, modern amenities and community events available to students at the Notre Dame Campus.
Study just steps away from some of Winnipeg’s most influential business communities at our Exchange District Campus.
Build your professional network and put your communication skills into practice at the Directions business conference.
Collaborate with peers and passionate instructors in small, focused classes.

Graduate Success

The Applied Accounting program prepares you for success in accounting support positions. In addition to fundamental accounting skills, the program includes courses in Canadian business practices and communication. After finishing the program, most graduates start their careers as accounting clerks or bookkeepers for small businesses.

The statistics below represent the opinions and employment statuses of this program’s recent grads. They were retrieved from the 2019-2020 RRC Polytech Graduate Satisfaction and Employment Report.

91% – NEW GRADS HIRED

Applied Accounting program instructors aren’t just highly educated; they have the business experience needed to provide exceptional, up-to-date training.

94% – RECOMMEND PROGRAM TO OTHERS

Dedicated instructors, fantastic student supports and industry connections mean you’ll have an exceptional experience in the program and gain the confidence and skills to succeed after graduation.

92% – SATISFIED WITH RRC POLYTECH EDUCATION

Industry-connected instructors and modern courses bring you up to speed with the latest technology and best practices from the business world.

“When I finished the program, I had a job already. It was the first and only place I applied, which was really great.”

Erika Falcao – Accounting Manager
Bokhaut Chartered Professional Accountant Inc.

“The program is designed for immediate insertion into the Winnipeg job market. […] There’s an incentive to improve our soft skills.”

Maria Paola – Graduate

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

As an Applied Accounting student, you are interested in working with numbers, solving problems and interacting with others. You also have exceptional attention to detail, time management and collaboration skills.

Students that excel in this program often share these interests, skills and personality traits.

PERSONALITY TRAITS

  • Critical thinker
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ethical
  • Logical thinker
  • Team-oriented

SKILLS

  • Communication
  • Dependability
  • Mathematics
  • Reliability

INTERESTS

  • Numbers
  • Spreadsheets
  • Team activities
  • Solving problems
  • Communication

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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SCHOLARSHIPS

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LIST OF COURSES

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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OTHER INFORMATION

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