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Catalog 2020-2021 
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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.

Business Semester Map

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Business program will be able to:

  • demonstrate the functional role of managers;
  • describe how businesses operate and how markets behave, all within the context of a changing business environment;
  • demonstrate ethical decision making;
  • 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;
  • 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 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:

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 at least one course in the following:

Complete the following:

Electives: 4 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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