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Accounting Technician Diploma


Earn an Accounting Technician Diploma at Thompson Rivers University

Graduates find employment with public accounting firms working on files and basic tax returns; as payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, or general accounting clerks in larger organizations; or as bookkeepers with smaller businesses.

Those who complete just the first year will be awarded a Business Foundations Certificate. This qualifies graduates for some entry-level positions, but they are encouraged to continue their education part-time or online if possible.

If you enjoy working with people and have good communication and problem solving skills, this program could be for you.

Quick Facts

Duration: 2 years
Intake: September
Tuition Fee:
  • C$7,320/semester (up to 12 credits/4 courses)
  • C$8,912/semester (15 credits/5 courses)
  • each additional credit: C$531 (fall/winter) C$610 (summer)
Location: Kamloops, Canada


Employment prospects are good for accounting technicians. Graduates find employment in a wide variety of business settings including public accounting firms, small businesses, non-profits, and government agencies.

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Before coming to TRU, I couldn’t even imagine how fast my life would change here. TRU gave
me all the opportunities I was looking for to unearth my true potential. I’ve met people from
various parts of the world, gained real-world work experience and most importantly, I have
learned more about myself. Being a part of the TRU community has been one of the most
meaningful and rewarding experiences in my life. One of the best things I did in my program
was my co-op. I put my learning into direct practice right away and that helped me secure a full
time position after I graduated.

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Courses included

  • Mathematics for Business and Economics or 
  • Finite Mathematics with Applications
  • Introduction to University Writing
  • Introduction to Basic Economics or 
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Business
  • Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Professional Writing
  • Principles of Microeconomics or 
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Accounting Software Systems


Graduates of the Accounting Technician Diploma at Thompson Rivers University may ladder into the Bachelor of Business Administration (on campus) or the Bachelor of Commerce (online) and receive full credit for courses taken in the diploma. The degree can be completed in as little as two years on a full-time basis.