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Interwoven Program

This program has an interwoven agreement with Lakeland College which allows you to dually enroll in CVTC and Lakeland and work towards both an Associate Degree and Bachelor's Degree simultaneously. Learn More.

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Accounting

Accounting

  • Associate Degree - Two Years
  • Program Code: 10-101-1
  • Eligible for Financial Aid
Description

If you enjoy working with numbers, have an interest in business, and are searching for a career path full of opportunity, the Accounting Program may be right for you. Accounting is often referred to as the language of business. In this program, you will learn to record and interpret business data. You'll develop analytical skills that will enable you to seek a career as an accountant, controller, account receivable/payable clerk, tax preparer, payroll specialist, and office manager.

Computerized applications are incorporated to reflect current industry practices. You'll be prepared to

  • set up and maintain accounting records and systems.
  • analyze financial records.
  • prepare individual and small business tax returns.
  • prepare monthly and year-end financial reports.
  • calculate, record, and make required payroll deposits and filings.

Accounting is a high growth area. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2016. Accounting graduates are eligible to take the Accreditation in Accountancy (ABA) and/or an Enrolled Agent (EA) exam to further support your educational background. There are many opportunities when you have an accounting degree. You have options!

Courses
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Minimum Program Credits Required - 66
Admissions Requirements

Admission Overview

The admissions process has been broken down into phases. Some programs only have one phase, while others have multiple phases.

Phase One: General Admission

  • If you have an international degree/diploma you must take the TOEFL® exam and receive a minimum score of 61 on the internet-based test, or 500 on the paper-based test. If you want to be included in a study group to prepare for the TOEFL exam contact Lynette Neibauer at 715-858-1892 or lneibauer@cvtc.edu.

Entrance Assessment

ACT scores (copy of score sheet required) or an Associate Degree or higher (transcript required) may be used as a substitution for the Compass test.

COMPASS Reading: 75 (required for admission)
COMPASS Writing: 60 (only used for course placement)
COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 45 (required for admission)
ACT Reading: 17 (required for admission)
ACT English: 18 (only used for course placement)
ACT Math: 18 (required for admission)

Phase Two

Students whose COMPASS® scores do not meet the minimum levels should meet with an academic advisor to develop a Remediation Plan which may include taking specific coursework.

Phase Three: Core Course Eligibility

Once you have successfully completed Phase One and Two you will either be accepted into your program, or placed on a waiting list if your program is full.

Applicants in the process of satisfying COMPASS® minimums and completing academic prerequisites coursework must submit a Core Course Eligibility Form (CCE Form) to the Admissions Office after all coursework is completed and grades have been processed.

International Students

See our International Students website for more information.

Estimated Costs

2014-2015 Tuition & Fees

View a breakdown of additional fees, on our Tuition & Fees page.

  • $125.85 per credit (resident)
  • $188.80 (out-of-state resident)

Books

The figure below is an estimate of what you will pay for books throughout the duration of your program if you purchase your books through the CVTC bookstore. For more details visit www.efollet.com

$3,450

Total Program Cost

The figure below is an estimate based on current tuition and fee rates and is intended for planning purposes only.

$12,672