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Professional Accounting Courses


Available: Continuing Education Classroom or Online

Program Description

On July 1, 2015 the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Act was proclaimed in Alberta. CPA is the unification of the legacy designations (CA, CGA and CMA) across Canada. In addition, CPA Alberta has launched the Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF).

At SAIT, we'll work with you to create the most efficient and productive pathway to earn your CPA or ACAF certificate designation. Our part-time Professional Accounting program will prepare you for the next level of your career through advanced and challenging accounting courses that fit your busy schedule.

SAIT's accounting courses are accepted for the current CPA and ACAF entrance requirements and are available through Continuing Education (evenings and weekends). See "Accounting Course Selection" at the bottom of this page for start dates.

Top Industry Accounting Training

Our seasoned instructors come from every sector of the industry, bringing real-world expertise and an overview of various specialties in the accounting profession.

"As a well-respected educational facility not only in Calgary - but all of Canada, SAIT students can expect better job opportunities, better salaries, and better career choices."

-Michele Johanson, Instructor, Accounting

We are able to qualify and provide courses required for successful transition into the CPA Professional Education Program. Please contact the Alberta Accountants Unification Agency to determine your specific requirements.

Student Success

  • These courses are rigorous and challenging. Most successful students spend about 15 hours per course per week doing homework and preparing for exams. Remaining focused and diligent with coursework is necessary for success in completing each course.
  • You must be able to read, write, and understand the English language at a level exceeding basic conversational English.
  • Due to the nature of the program, most material is presented at a quick pace, so you must be present for all coursework in order to be successful and keep up with the program (see AC.3.8.1 Attendance Requirements).

Accounting Course Selection

Our courses are offered part-time (evenings and weekends), to provide you with the utmost flexibility in completing your courses. Courses are offered during the Fall, Winter, and Spring/Summer terms.

Course offerings may include extra class dates not shown in this calendar as well as some Saturday classes. Textbooks are not included in the fees shown.

Introductory Financial Accounting I ACCT-215 Classroom or Online
Introductory Financial Accounting II ACCT-255 Classroom or Online
Intermediate Financial Accounting I ACCT-315 Classroom
Management Information Systems ACCT-320 Classroom
Introductory Management Accounting ACCT-338 Classroom
Intermediate Financial Accounting II ACCT-350 Classroom
Intermediate Management Accounting ACCT-380 Classroom
Personal and Corporate Taxation ACCT-411 Classroom
Advanced Financial Accounting ACCT-434  Classroom
Advanced Management Accounting ACCT-491 Classroom
External Auditing ACCT-495 Classroom
Business Law BLAW-300 Classroom or Online
Microeconomics ECON-250 Classroom or Online
Finance Management FNCE-390 Classroom
Quantitative Methods STAT-270 Classroom or Online


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