24 months
572 CAD/credit 17160 CAD/year
152 CAD/credit 4560 CAD/year
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The Accounting Technician Diploma from Thompson Rivers University is a two-year program designed to prepare graduates for positions as para-professionals that serve alongside professional accountants in industry, public practice, and government doing much of the support work. 

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Learning objectives

Upon completion of this Accounting Technician Diploma from Thompson Rivers University , students are able to:

  • Prepare effective business documents including memorandums and short reports.
  • Solve business problems using complex quantitative techniques.
  • Describe the environment that businesses operating in, the functions of management, and the role of different management disciplines.
  • Maintain the financial records of a small- and intermediate-sized business using computerized accounting software.
  • Utilize spreadsheet and other application software in day-to-day work activities.
  • Explain how effective management information systems can contribute to an organization’s success.
  • Discuss how human and interpersonal behaviour theory can be applied to maximize organizational efficiency.
  • Collect and analyze complex information to assist management in making more effective operational decisions.


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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Mathematics for Business and Economics or 
  • Finite Mathematics with Applications
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Microeconomics or 
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Accounting Software Systems

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • B.C. Grade 12 or mature student status.
  • Foundations Math 12 or Pre-Calculus Math 12 with a minimum C+ or equivalent.
  • English 12/English 12 First Peoples with a minimum of 73 per cent or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17160 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 572 CAD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    4560 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 152 CAD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Kamloops

1240 - 1930 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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