Aug 18, 2022  
Catalog 2018-2019 
Catalog 2018-2019 [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 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. If you are interested in Vermont’s licensing requirements for accounting, visit 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;
  • 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 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

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,

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:


* 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