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Catalog 2017-2018 
Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting (A.S.) +

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 allows you to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program or may be the first step in pursuing CPA licensure. In addition to taking courses in accounting, you will gain a broader knowledge of the business environment by studying technology, communication and management. If you are interested in Vermont’s licensing requirements for accounting, visit www.vermont.gov for more information.

+ This program can be completed fully online.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Accounting program will be able to:

  • identify, explain, and apply generally accepted accounting principles and managerial concepts upon which accounting is based;
  • apply generally accepted accounting principles and managerial principles and concepts to specific accounting and reporting issues;
  • identify agencies and organizations within the accounting profession established to evaluate and promulgate accounting principles;
  • 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 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.
  • This program provides the academic requirements for CPA licensure.
  • 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
  • Audit Clerk
  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Payroll Administrator

Job outlook in Accounting in the state of Vermont:

Projected Growth
(10 Yrs)
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks  $33,700  9%
Billing/Posting Clerk  $31,900  7%
Accountants and Auditors (Bachelor degree)  $58,700  19%

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

Transfer Options:

For more information about special transfer agreements between CCV and other colleges, visit our transfer page.

Visit www.vtcolleges.org to learn about additional bachelor degree options in Vermont.

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:


* 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