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Professional Studies (A.S.) +

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About the Degree
Career Information
General Education Requirements 
Program Requirements  

The Professional Studies program prepares you for entry-level professional positions in a variety of settings. The program is designed to help the student master a wide variety of workplace skills. You also enjoy the flexibility to explore academic and workplace opportunities in various career fields or choose a single Focus Area. 

+ This program can be completed fully online.

Professional Studies Semester Map

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Professional Studies program will be able to:

  • apply methods of bookkeeping, financial budgeting, and planning to professional workplace scenarios;  

  • demonstrate foundational management and business skills necessary for successful professional organizations;    

  • demonstrate academic skills required of all CCV graduates, including competency in writing, information literacy, oral communication, and quantitative reasoning; and 

  • explore pathways and demonstrate preparedness for educational and  career development  in the student’s field of study. 

The Professional Studies program is great for you if:

  • you are currently working in or have interest in further developing your professional skills;
  • you want to gain skills you can apply immediately in the workplace; 
  • you are interested in exploring a variety of career options; and/or 

  • you want to optimize the use of credits you’ve already earned. 

Key information and advice for students in the Professional Studies program:

  • CCV’s Professional Studies program prepares students for positions in a variety of settings.
  • Focus Areas  and electives in the program allow students the flexibility to explore careers in fields including but not limited to administrative management, manufacturing, legal studies, nonprofit management and banking. 
  • This is a great program for career advancement or transfer to a 4-year school for a variety of business related majors. 

The Professional Studies program prepares you for careers such as:

  • Office Manager
  • Executive and Administrative Assistant
  • Manufacturing Production Supervisor
  • Legal Assistant
  • Banking Customer Service Representative
  • Supervisor roles in a variety of industries

Job outlook in Professional Studies in the state of Vermont:

For up to date Vermont labor market information, including salary information and growth projections, please visit the Economic and Labor Market Information at the Vermont Department of Labor Website.

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 one course in the following:

Complete the following:

Professional Studies Electives

CHOOSE 12 CREDITS from ACC, AHS, BUS, CIS, COM, ECO, HTM, MEC, POS or INT 1520 , to focus on career areas of interest.  Suggested Professional Studies Focus Areas  include administrative management, banking, legal studies, non-profit management or manufacturing.   

Electives: 3 credits


* 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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