It's time for a career change, but I'd like some help confirming if this diploma program in accounting would help me land jobs, despite not having a university degree.
First, some backstory. I'm in Canada. I went to university in 2001 to pursue an English degree. I lasted two years, I really didn't like it and I left.
I moved on to take a college Advanced Diploma program in Business Administration - Finance.
This allowed me to get a job working in bank branches, where I worked for five years. The grind of working in bank branches, hitting sales targets, pounding the phone all day, and so on finally got to me, and I left to try something new while I tried to get a new track to my life.
I'm currently (for the past 3 months) selling cars to make ends meet. The sales skills I picked up in the bank is helping me, and I'm doing okay, but I know this isn't for me and I'm trying to find something else I can do.
Specifically, something less customer-facing, sales-targetting. I want a desk job, frankly.
So I'm considering a career change into Accounting. I always did very well in accounting courses in college, and I feel like I could do very well in it as a career. In addition -- there's JOBS!
The University close to me offers this program:
McMaster Accounting Diploma
I am very interested in taking the course and pursuing a CGA.
But will I be discarded from job applications because I don't have a degree?
Would I still be considered for accounting jobs, especially BEFORE I complete this program, if I can show I'm enrolled and pursuing a CGA?