Business - Accounting

Ontario College Diploma (20 courses) Part-time Online
Program Code: 0214C07PWO Academic Year: 2016/2017


This program is listed under the following fields of study:

This program is available starting every month.

Other Delivery Options

Full-time On Campus
Full-time Online

Our Program

This Ontario College Diploma provides students with accounting theory and hands-on practical experience with integrated computer technologies. Students take financial and managerial accounting, taxation, finance, as well as other business-related courses to broaden their business and communication skills. This diploma is designed to prepare students to work in an accounting environment at an entry-level position.

To qualify for this diploma, you must complete the progam within six years.

Success Factors

This program is well-suited for students who:

  • Enjoy problem solving and critical-thinking activities.
  • Are inquisitive, and have an analytical nature.
  • Can work well independently or in a group.
  • Are detail-oriented, organized and adaptable.
  • Are comfortable using a variety of computer applications.
  • Possess a high standard of ethics.

Your Career

Graduates may pursue employment opportunities including entry-level positions in credit and collections, accounts receivable or payable or bookkeeping responsibilities.

Fees & Expenses

Fees for part-time programs are charged on a course-by-course basis and are published on each individual course page. For questions related to fees, please call the Registrar's Office at 613-727-0002.

Graduation Fee

Once you have completed all the courses in the program, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the Registrar's Office to obtain a certificate/diploma application. A graduation fee of $40 will be charged when the application is submitted. When your certificate/diploma application has been approved, you will be invited to Spring or Fall Convocation.

Admission Requirements

College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).
College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).

Notes

This program has flexible delivery options.

Field Placement in Level 04 is only available to on-campus students. ACC0044, Accounting Experience is not offered online.

Courses appearing to be unavailable online (during the registration period) may have substitute courses which are taken instead. If you are a full-time student, you are automatically put into those courses; if you are part-time, please contact your program coordinator for the current substitutions and links to these courses.

Substitutes and equivalencies for Winter 2017

  • The course ACC2265 is not available this semester, ACC2366 is the equivalent substitute.

Students considering enhancing their accounting knowledge may be able to apply some courses towards a degree through various university articulation agreements.

Students considering pursuing a professional accounting designation or an accounting credential are advised to make inquiries with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPA Ontario) for further information.

Program Progression

As per policy AA39: Program Progression and Graduation Requirements when students are admitted to a program, they are assigned to the Program of Study that aligns with their start date. If a student takes a break for two or more consecutive terms the Program of Study is reset to align with the current version (when studies are resumed). For more information please contact your Program Coordinator.

CCOL Academic Planner

The Academic Planner provides registered part-time students in the Centre for Continuing and Online Learning (CCOL) the ability to declare into a program of study. The Academic Planner outlines successfully completed courses to date, as well as courses that need to be completed in order to meet graduation requirements. It is therefore, essential that all part-time students in CCOL declare to their program of study, allowing administrators to plan course offerings. The tool is available on ACSIS, located under 'Continuing Education' on the left-hand toolbar.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact Natalie Gamble, Program Coordinator at 613-727-4723 ext. 5864 or gamblen@algonquincollege.com.

Courses

Online:Online Learning   On campus: On Campus
Course
Number
HoursCourse NameWinterSummer
Series: 01
ACC220160.0Financial Accounting IOnline Learning Online Learning On Campus
BUS230145.0Business Computer ApplicationsOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
ENL181345.0Communications IOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
LAW170245.0Business LawOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
QUA221060.0Basic Business MathematicsOnline Learning Online Learning On Campus
Series: 02
ACC220260.0Financial Accounting IIOnline Learning Online Learning On Campus
ACC234360.0Spreadsheet ApplicationsOnline Learning Online Learning On Campus
ENL182345.0Communications IIOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
FIN222160.0Business FinanceOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
QUA222060.0Statistics IOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
Series: 03
ACC220460.0Intermediate Accounting IOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
ACC223360.0Management Accounting IOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
ACC234460.0Taxation IOnline Learning Online Learning On Campus
ACC238560.0Microcomputer Applications in AccountingOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
English General Education Elective: choose 1
ENL172545.0The Writing of Canadian Identity

ENL1725 The Writing of Canadian Identity

Canadian identity is challenging to define, but depictions of our multicultural society are found and explored in our writing. This course explores the importance of writers' perceptions of Canada, how they promote their ideas through publishing, and how those published works affect Canadian society. Students are introduced to a wide range of writing with the dual aim of exploring the theme of Canadian identity while enhancing students' cultural and self-awareness. Through assigned readings, discussion, presentations and essay writing, students investigate the role of the artist in defining and shaping society.

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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ENL172645.0Language and Culture: Studying the Power of TextBlank Icon Blank Icon On Campus
ENL182545.0Communication Dynamics

ENL1825 Communication Dynamics

Social psychology involves the study of individuals, groups, or organizations and their interpersonal or impersonal connections with others. Participants in this course consider various readings/texts in order to explore notions of self-concept, as well as human behavior such as conformity, obedience and persuasion. Special attention is paid to readings/texts which deal with individuals' inner experiences, thoughts, feelings, emotions and introspections. Case studies allow students to reflect and build upon their own observations and experiences.

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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ENL182945.0The Art of OratoryOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
ENL179845.0Contemporary Canadian IssuesOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
Series: 04
ACC220560.0Intermediate Accounting IIOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
ACC223460.0Management Accounting IIOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
ECO220045.0Economic IssuesOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
Elective: choose 1
ACC004460.0Accounting ExperienceAccounting Experience

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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ACC226560.0Audit Principles and Business IssuesAudit Principles and Business Issues

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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General Education Elective: choose 1
ART000848.0Art History and TheoryBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
COR173745.0Abnormal PsychologyOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
DAT011345.0Growing Up Digital - Living and Working in CanadaBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
ENL000942.0Introduction to Children's LiteratureOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
ENL001042.0Science FictionOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
ENV000245.0Environmental CitizenshipBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
FAM100345.0Psychology of LearningBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
GED710545.0Professionalism and EthicsOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
GEO000142.0Political GeographyPolitical Geography

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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GEO000245.0Introduction to Geology: an Overview of Planet EarthBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
GEO000345.0Geography and TourismBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
GEO500345.0Introduction to Paleontology (Fossils)Blank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
MGT234645.0Introduction to E-BusinessOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
PSI000242.0Canadian PoliticsBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
PSY000145.0Co-Dependency as an AddictionBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
PSY000245.0Domestic and Workplace ViolenceBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
PSY000745.0Cults and TerrorismOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
PSY001045.0Criminal Psychology - Psychopathic MindsBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
PSY001145.0Criminal Psychology II - Criminal MindsBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
PSY001442.0Learning, Thinking and Problem SolvingBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
PSY001545.0Social PsychologyBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
PSY175442.0Psychology IntroductionOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
SSC004842.0Technology: Apocalypse Or Eden?Technology: Apocalypse Or Eden?

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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SSC501242.0Racism and DiscriminationBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

ACC2201 Financial Accounting I

Accounting is referred to as the backbone of the business world; the ability of a business to analyze and monitor its financial transactions is critical to its success. Accounting involves capturing, measuring and analyzing business transactions and reporting that information to interested parties. Focus is on the fundamentals of the accounting process including topics, such as creating financial statements, measuring and capturing financial transactions through a variety of journal entries, accounting for inventory in merchandising operations and accounting for cash and the need for internal controls. Through a combination of practical exercises and computerized lab assignments, students are given the tools to learn fundamental accounting concepts.

BUS2301 Business Computer Applications

Students learn a variety of business software applications. They produce assignments using Microsoft Office 2013 for PC. Blackboard and other computer-based training products are tools used to support and enrich the learning experience. It is strongly recommended that students use a PC (not a Mac).

ENL1813 Communications I

Effective communication is important for building relationships and successful functioning in every part of an organization. Through the different modes of reading, writing, speaking, listening, researching, analyzing, and representing information students develop the skills required for communicating effectively in personal and professional environments. Over the term, students will create a portfolio that includes communication tools and activities related to their chosen career path. An emphasis is placed on developing skills for communicating in digital environments.

LAW1702 Business Law

Students are prepared for a business environment increasingly affected by laws. They learn how laws must be understood and applied by management in the conduct of business. They also learn how to analyze a business situation from a general legal perspective. Emphasis is placed on methods of dispute resolution, contracts, torts, employment law, methods of carrying on business, creditors' rights, sale of goods and marketing law.

QUA2210 Basic Business Mathematics

The essentials of arithmetic and its applications, including fractions, decimals, percentages, mathematics of buying and selling, payroll, taxes, depreciation and inventory are examined. An introduction to the mathematics of finance, including simple and compound interest, annuities, sinking funds, amortization and consumer credit is also included.

ACC2202 Financial Accounting II

Students continue to expand their knowledge of fundamental accounting concepts involved in measuring and analyzing business transactions and reporting financial results. Topics covered include, receivables, capital assets, intangibles, depreciation, current and long-term liabilities, payroll entries, corporations, partnerships and statement of cash flows. Through a combination of practical exercises and computerized lab assignments students are provided the tools to learn fundamental accounting concepts.

Pre-requisites: ACC2201 or ACC5151A

ACC2343 Spreadsheet Applications

Students enhance their knowledge of spreadsheets learned in BUS2301. Using Microsoft Excel, students explore some of the more advanced Excel features, such as financial functions, charts, logical functions, pivot tables, lists and look-up tables. These spreadsheet concepts are explored through Excel-based lectures, hybrid activities including online MyITLab assignments.

Pre-requisites: ACC2201 or ACC5151A or ACC2313

ENL1823 Communications II

Effective communication is an essential employability skill required for the workplace and attaining a career position. This course focuses on developing and enhancing personal presentation and communication skills required to function in the workplace. Students will research and prepare a variety of standard business documents and correspondence used across industries. An emphasis will be placed on researching and compiling a targeted job search portfolio that includes cover letter, resume, and related documents. Utilizing technologies for the purpose of creating a professional presence in digital environment is introduced.

FIN2221 Business Finance

Students gain an understanding of the principles and uses of business finance. Topics covered include taxation, cash flow analysis, financial ratio analysis, financial planning, time value of money, stock and bond valuation, capital budgeting, risk and return and efficient market theory.

Pre-requisites: ACC2201 or ACC2313 or ACC5151A

QUA2220 Statistics I

Descriptive methods of data classification, sampling, collecting, organizing, and presentation of data in order to evaluate various business situations in a decision making context. Computations through appropriate computer software are emphasized. Students learn mathematical methods for descriptive statistics, normal curve, frequency distributions and measures of location and variation. Students become familiar with the construction of index numbers and their applications. Time-series analysis is covered including computations for short-term forecasting. Finally, students learn to use simple and multiple regression and correlation analysis to investigate the relationship between variables. Computations through appropriate computer software, specifically, Excel are emphasized.

ACC2204 Intermediate Accounting I

Students expand their accounting knowledge by focusing on the structure and purpose of financial statement presentation and disclosure under IFRS and ASPE. Particular focus is placed on the measurement and presentation of current assets, such as cash, receivables and inventories, as well as emphasizing revenue recognition under GAAP. Students demonstrate their professional competencies during in-class discussion, completion of assigned exercises and in-depth assignments.

Pre-requisites: ACC2202 or ACC5151B or ACC2341

ACC2233 Management Accounting I

Businesses are faced with critical decisions daily; managerial accounting aids organizations in making well informed decisions that help the business to succeed. Students are introduced to the principles essential to an understanding of managerial accounting by focusing on the various of costs and cost behaviours, and how they relate to and are reported in a manufacturing, merchandising and service business environment. Topics covered include job-order costing, process costing, cost-volume-profit, variable costing and activity-based costing. These managerial accounting concepts are explored through Excel-based lectures and discussions.

Pre-requisites: ACC2202 or ACC5151B or ACC2341

ACC2344 Taxation I

Students gain an understanding of the different types of taxation in Canada and the underlying objectives and principles of income taxation. They learn how to prepare a personal income tax return for various types of income, such as property and business income. Students also learn how to use income tax preparation software.

ACC2385 Microcomputer Applications in Accounting

It is a workplace expectation that students are comfortable using accounting software on a day-to-day basis. Students gain practical experience using computerized accounting software to record transactions and prepare financial statements. The application of HST on business transactions is highlighted. Curriculum is delivered in lecture format and by hands-on completion of cases using Sage 50 Accounting.

Pre-requisites: ACC2313 or ACC2201 or ACC5151A

ENL1725 The Writing of Canadian Identity

Canadian identity is challenging to define, but depictions of our multicultural society are found and explored in our writing. This course explores the importance of writers' perceptions of Canada, how they promote their ideas through publishing, and how those published works affect Canadian society. Students are introduced to a wide range of writing with the dual aim of exploring the theme of Canadian identity while enhancing students' cultural and self-awareness. Through assigned readings, discussion, presentations and essay writing, students investigate the role of the artist in defining and shaping society.

ENL1726 Language and Culture: Studying the Power of Text

From its use in contemporary art, advertising, social media, song lyrics, marketing, and literature, language and text have been used to express and evoke the entire range of human thoughts, reaction, and emotion. In this interactive, discussion-based course, students analyze and critique the use of language and the visual aspects of text as a form of expression. Through an examination of traditional and contemporary approaches to text, students will develop an understanding of how language and text influence expression, culture, and mass media. To complete their experience, students create and annotate an outlet for their own text-based artistic expression, using a medium of their choice.

ENL1825 Communication Dynamics

Social psychology involves the study of individuals, groups, or organizations and their interpersonal or impersonal connections with others. Participants in this course consider various readings/texts in order to explore notions of self-concept, as well as human behavior such as conformity, obedience and persuasion. Special attention is paid to readings/texts which deal with individuals' inner experiences, thoughts, feelings, emotions and introspections. Case studies allow students to reflect and build upon their own observations and experiences.

ENL1829 The Art of Oratory

From ghost stories around the campfire to political speeches by world leaders, oratory plays a significant role in human interaction. Participants examine the social significance of public speaking, including theoretical, psychological and physiological aspects of this art. Participants prepare and take part in workshops, as well as critique and deliver oral presentations, as they tell their own stories.

ENL1798 Contemporary Canadian Issues

A critical understanding of contemporary Canadian issues is essential to being an active member in our democratic society. Students explore a variety of topics and analyze their ethical implications and relevance to Canadian life. Discussions and debates, as well as related interactive activities, offer opportunities to consider recent controversies from different perspectives. Use of a variety of media (e.g. newspapers, articles and electronic resources) allows for in-depth reflection on the history of current social and political issues.

ACC2205 Intermediate Accounting II

Students complete their coverage of financial accounting by focusing on financial elements, such as investments, property, plant and equipment, liabilities, shareholders' equity and leases. Particular attention is focused on the presentation under IFRS and ASPE. Students demonstrate their professional competencies through in-class discussion, completion of assigned exercises and in-depth assignments.

Pre-requisites: ACC2204 or ACC2353 or ACC5152

ACC2234 Management Accounting II

Students continue to expand their knowledge of managerial accounting. Topics covered include comprehensive corporate budgeting, standard costing, segment reporting, relevant costing, and capital budgeting. The current business focus on quality and business ethics is related to most topic areas. These managerial accounting concepts are explored through Excel-based lectures and discussions.

Pre-requisites: ACC2233 or ACC2354

ECO2200 Economic Issues

Students are introduced to the principles that are essential to an understanding of contemporary economic issues. Emphasis is placed on the use of economic models to analyze economic developments accurately and objectively. Students examine economic problems society faces and policy alternatives that governments may use to deal with these problems. The impact of economics on students' civic, working, and personal lives is explored through lectures, discussions and monitoring of current economic events.

ART0008 Art History and Theory

This course is designed to familiarize students with early historical foundations to present day exemplars of art making. World art with an emphasis on Western art history (from renaissance to today) and minor focus on international art (Canadian, Contemporary, Asian, First Nations, Islamic, etc.) is covered. Students will be expected to complete required readings, write an essay and final examination.

COR1737 Abnormal Psychology

Emphasis is on the study of signs and symptoms of the major mental illnesses, including bipolar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia and personality disorders. Additionally, there are discussions about eating and sleeping disorders, stress and post-traumatic stress disorder.

DAT0113 Growing Up Digital - Living and Working in Canada

Youth in Canada today are the first generation to grow up in a digital world and they are transforming our culture and institutions. This course looks at the Internet and its role in shaping recent history and society. It examines the impact of digital media that empowers our youth to communicate, learn, play, shop and work differently from previous generations. It also provides analytical tools to anticipate and act on what lies ahead in the future.

ENL0009 Introduction to Children's Literature

This subject will explore and evaluate the fiction, poetry and non-fiction genres of children's literature with their historical contexts as they apply.

ENL0010 Science Fiction

Science Fiction shows you other worlds; it describes possible future societies and the problems lurking ahead. It also shows how human beings can and do create these future worlds - that our future is in our hands. Science fiction stands as a bridge between science and art, between the engineers of technology and the poets of humanity.

ENV0002 Environmental Citizenship

Based on the general principles of national citizenship, environmental citizenship goes beyond national borders to emphasize global environmental rights and responsibilities. Focus is on both conservation and planned sustainable use of our planet's resources, as well as on the recognition that environmental health is a prerequisite to human health. Being an environmentally-aware citizen involves personal commitment to learning more about the environment and to taking responsible environmental action. Students are encouraged to adopt attitudes and behaviours that foster global environmental responsibility.

FAM1003 Psychology of Learning

To be successful, individuals need to understand how they acquire new knowledge/skills and how environmental factors impact this process. By examining a variety of theories from both historical and current perspectives, students develop an understanding of how an individual's learning is influenced by developmental, psychological and social elements. Students use real life situations to identify how these theories can be used to support learning and development within continuously changing environments.

GED7105 Professionalism and Ethics

Professionalism and ethics are the foundation for those preparing for leadership roles in the workplace, community and educational settings. By exploring the different facets of leadership theory and ethical dilemmas, students develop decision making, judgment, and personal value positions that form the basis for the examination of professional conduct and personal accountability.

GEO0002 Introduction to Geology: an Overview of Planet Earth

This introductory course examines the science known as geology, the study of the earth. The course begins with the formation of the universe, the solar system, earth and its moon and the planets. Subsequent topics include the history of the earth, describing how oceans and continents were formed, plate tectonics, the movements of the continents, rock types and their formation.

GEO0003 Geography and Tourism

This course examines the world landscapes as well as associated cultural and historical phenomena. Contemporary theories in the earth sciences such as geological time, plate tectonics, processes of erosion, and factors affecting climate are explored. The course is intended for students who wish to know more about how the physical, cultural and historical elements of the world landscape combine to make each designated region interesting and unique.

GEO5003 Introduction to Paleontology (Fossils)

This course is an introduction to the study of fossils - paleontology. It examines the evolution of life on earth, how fossils are preserved, the identification of fossils and the Geological Time Scale.

MGT2346 Introduction to E-Business

Students are provided with tools, skills, an understanding of technology, business concepts and issues that surround the emergence of electronic business. Emphasis is on that part of the Internet known as the World Wide Web (WWW), where such tools as browsers are used. In addition to acquiring basic skills for navigating the Internet, students develop an understanding of the current practices and opportunities in electronic publishing, electronic shopping, electronic distribution and electronic collaboration. Students also explore several of the problems surrounding electronic business and commerce, such as security, authentication, privacy, encryption, safeguarding of intellectual property rights, acceptable use policies and legal liabilities.

Pre-requisites: BUS2301

PSI0002 Canadian Politics

This course will provide an overview of Canadian politics covering the structure of Canadian government, the practice of politics and a background of major political issues.

PSY0001 Co-Dependency as an Addiction

This course provides an overview of how individuals can become addicted to others and relationships. It examines the personalities of abusers and those who are abused. How individuals with complimentary personality disorders unite and form bonds is examined. Object Relations Theory and how women and men are unconsciously drawn to abusive partners because of personality disorders caused by childhood abuse or neglect are the focal point of this course. Students learn how individuals with co-dependent personalities can become capable of breaking free from the cycle many get caught in.

PSY0002 Domestic and Workplace Violence

This course examines workplace, school yard and family violence. Strategies for dealing with this violence will be explored. Conflict resolution strategies will be developed which can be applied to the workplace, school or home environment. Issues such as how and why co-dependency exists as well as the battered wife syndrome and abusive males will be addressed. Students will also examine why confrontation can escalate into violence in the workplace and why bullying exists in schools.

PSY0007 Cults and Terrorism

This course focuses on conformity issues surrounding religious fundamentalism, sects, cults, and terrorist groups. The reasons why people join and why they may have a difficult time leaving, are examined. Society's contributions to supporting cultic groups are explored. Strategies for protecting individuals and vulnerable populations from cultic and terrorist activity are developed.

PSY0010 Criminal Psychology - Psychopathic Minds

What makes a psychopath tick? Are they born that way, or are they products of society? Are serial killers really possessed with evil, or do they know exactly what they are doing? In this course, students study how and why some individuals become criminals and why some actually become killers. You study what is known about serial killers, stalkers, rapists and criminals. Also, the latest techniques used in criminal profiling and questioning are examined.

PSY0011 Criminal Psychology II - Criminal Minds

This course further explores issues discussed in Criminal Psychology - Psychopathic Minds, and compares and explains psychological models as they relate to criminology.

PSY0014 Learning, Thinking and Problem Solving

This subject examines selected knowledge about human behaviour and the use of this knowledge to the individual. Students learn how to better understand themselves and others, and to use psychological theory, and research to manage their own lives and their own problems more effectively.

PSY0015 Social Psychology

Social psychology is the scientific study of how people think about, interact, influence and relate to others. The course will emphasize understanding about how and why individuals behave, think and feel in social situations. Of particular importance will be the study of the individual, their thoughts and resultant behaviour in social situations.

PSY1754 Psychology Introduction

In order to understand ourselves and interact appropriately with others, we must first understand the basis for behaviour. The study of psychology provides students with an understanding of why people think and act as they do. It examines the scientific process of research, the human brain and nervous system, sensation and perception, learning, memory and personality.

SSC5012 Racism and Discrimination

This course targets racism and discrimination that are observed in the Canadian multiculturalism context. Students are able to identify types of discriminations and racisms based on our cultural values and find the connection between discrimination and the society. Students also analyze sociological factors, such as the media that could cause biases and prejudice. The objective of this course is to enhance the sensitivity and intolerance of mistreatment based on racial or ethnic background and to consider how to handle these issues as occupational professionals and individuals in this pluralistic society.