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Accounting (A.S.) +

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About the Degree
Career Information
General Education Requirements 
Program Requirements  

CCV’s Accounting program prepares you for entry-level positions in a variety of settings. It is a first step in a transfer pathway to a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, or Finance, and it provides foundational academic requirements for professional certifications such as CPA licensure. In addition to taking courses in accounting, you will gain a broader knowledge of the business environment by studying technology, communication, and business law. Coursework also prepares students for certification exams required for the NACPB’s Certified Public Bookkeeper license. Certification exams can be completed through CCV. If you are interested in Vermont’s licensing requirements for accounting, visit the Vermont Secretary of State Office of Professional Regulation for Accountancy for more information.

+ This program can be completed fully online.

Accounting Semester Map

Students in the Accounting degree program may choose to pursue one or more of the following certificates while obtaining their degree:

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Accounting program will be able to:

  • identify, explain, and apply generally accepted accounting principles and managerial concepts to specific accounting and reporting issues;
  • demonstrate competency in computer skills, including computerized accounting systems and spreadsheet software;
  • prepare accurate financial statements, schedules and reports, and conduct appropriate analyses to determine financial impacts upon an organization;
  • 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 Accounting program is great for you if:

  • you are currently working or have interest in working in finance, public accounting, corporate accounting, or banking;
  • you are interested in gaining an understanding of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data;
  • you want to gain skills you can apply immediately in the workplace; and
  • you may be interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in this field.

Key information and advice for students in the Accounting program:

  • CCV’s Accounting program prepares students for entry-level positions in a variety of business settings.
  • This is a great program to prepare you for transfer to a bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
  • CCV’s Bookkeeping  certificate is designed to fit inside the Accounting degree, providing a stepping stone to greater training and compensation.  

  • The Accounting degree program shares many courses with the CCV’s Business  associate’s degree making a double program a good choice for some students.

The Accounting program prepares you for careers such as:

  • Bookkeeper
  • Staff Accountant
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Accounting Specialist

Job outlook in Accounting 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:

CCV programs are designed to make transfer to a bachelor’s degree program seamless, easy, and affordable for graduates. CCV has agreements and 2+2 transfer pathways within the Vermont State College System (VSCS) and other institutions in Vermont and the region. Early planning can help you follow a clear transfer path.

Visit our transfer page for additional information.

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.

See the General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees  for requirements and course choices.

Complete at least one course in each of the following:

First Semester Seminar

Introductory Written Expression - VSCS

Digital and Computing Literacy - VSCS

Mathematics - VSCS

Natural Science - VSCS

Social Science - VSCS

Arts & Aesthetics - VSCS

Humanistic Perspectives - VSCS


Research & Writing Intensive

Seminar in Educational Inquiry

VSCS- These courses meet the Vermont State College System General Education Framework.

Electives: 1 credit

Minimum Total Credits in Degree: 60


* 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.

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