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Business (A.S.) +



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About the Degree
Career Information
General Education Requirements 
Program Requirements  


CCV’s Business degree prepares you for a variety of career options in business, industry, government, and education. You can follow a traditional curriculum to prepare for employment in a corporate setting or select from courses that will help you develop the entrepreneurial skills necessary to own and operate your own small business. The popularity of small business ownership is well addressed in business courses at CCV, and the program provides ample opportunity for you to explore the possibilities for business ownership.

+ This program can be completed fully online.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Business program will be able to:

  • describe what managers do, how businesses operate, and how markets behave, all within the context of a changing business environment and with an understanding of legal, ethical, and professional issues that arise within businesses;
  • demonstrate communication (oral, written, technological), team work, and management skills;
  • demonstrate the ability to gather information, frame business problems, and apply knowledge and theory to actual business situations through case studies, simulation, or internships;
  • demonstrate academic skills required of all CCV graduates, including competency in writing, information literacy, oral communication, and quantitative reasoning; and
  • explore pathways for educational and career development in the student’s field of study.

The Business program is great for you if:

  • you are currently working in a business or want to work in a corporate or small business setting;
  • you are interested in owning your own business;
  • you have problem solving skills, can communicate effectively, are comfortable with technology, and enjoy management, marketing, and accounting; and
  • you are interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business or Entrepreneurship. 

Key information and advice for students in the Business program:

  • CCV’s Business program prepares students for entry level supervision, management, and marketing positions in a variety of settings.
  • Students may follow a traditional curriculum to prepare for employment in a corporate setting or select courses to develop entrepreneurial skills for small businesses.
  • Students may use elective credits to build additional skills in areas such as accounting, technology, marketing, management or prepare for transfer to a 4-year program.
  • The Business degree program shares many courses with CCV’s associate’s degree in Accounting  making a double major a good choice for some students.
     

The Business program prepares you for careers such as:

  • Entrepreneur
  • Human Resource Supervisor
  • Investment Counselor
  • Supervisor
  • Sales Manager
  • Insurance Agent
  • Finance Manager
  • Account Manager

Job Outlook in Business in the state of Vermont:

Title
Median
Salary
Projected Growth
(10 Yrs)
Office/Administrative Supervisors/Managers $46,300 6%
Retail/Sales Supervisor/Manager $37,400 4%
Non-Retail Sales Supervisor/Manager $61,800 4%

Source: Vermont Department of Labor, http://www.vtlmi.info/oic.cfm

Transfer Options:

The Vermont State Colleges System’s (VSCS) Direct Admissions program gives CCV students guaranteed transfer admission to Castleton University, Northern Vermont University, or Vermont Tech. Direct Admissions students follow course maps that ensure classes taken apply to both their bachelor and CCV associate degree, saving them time and money.

CCV also has transfer agreements with 4-year colleges and universities throughout Vermont. Visit our transfer page for additional information and to view all of our transfer maps on one Excel spreadsheet.

General Education Requirements


All associate degrees include completion of general education requirements which, together with program requirements, constitute a minimum of 60 credits. In some cases program requirements also fulfill general education requirements. You may not use a single course to meet two general education requirements.

Core Competencies


Complete at least one course in each of the following:

Areas of Inquiry


Complete at least one course in each of the following:

Integrative Approaches


Complete at least one course in the following:

Complete the following:

Electives: 4 credits


Note(s)


* You may use a course to meet both a program requirement and a general education requirement; however, you may not use a single course to meet two general education requirements.

Minimum Total Credits in Degree: 60


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