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Accounting Program Details

If you enjoy working with numbers, have strong math skills, and have an interest in a business career, pursuing an accounting degree is the right choice. CVTC offers a two-year Accounting associate degree. The accounting classes will teach you how 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

CVTC’s faculty works with industry professionals to determine the skills they are looking for in accountants. Most companies and businesses want accountants to have excellent problem solving and communication skills. CVTC’s Accounting program helps develop these skills.

Just the Facts

61 Credit Associate Degree

Two Years

Delivery Method

Program Location
Eau Claire

Start Dates
August and January

Financial Aid Eligible: Yes

Estimated Program Cost
Total Tuition, Fees & Books: $12,185

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Additional Information

Program Outcomes

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Accounting Career Pathway  

Career Pathways are a clear, manageable way to access education that provides employer-recognized, stackable credentials tied to specific jobs, education, and career progression. Career Pathways are beneficial to high school students and teachers, parents, adult students, and employers. Learn more about Career Pathways.

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Associate Degree


How To Enroll

Enrolling at CVTC is easy! You will need to complete an online application.  If you are ready to apply now, click here.

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Get a Job

71% of our Accounting graduates get a job in the industry.

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Make More Money

Our recent Accounting graduates reported an average starting salary of $32,397.

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Degrees in Demand

The U.S. Department of Labor projects 80% of the jobs created in the next decade will require education beyond high school.


These are a few of the courses you will take in the Accounting program.
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  • Accounting Spreadsheets
    Students will utilize a variety of financial analysis, and database functions, as they create, format, and modify worksheets using Microsoft Office.
  • Accounting Software Applications
    Students will use PeachTree Complete Accounting software and QuickBooks Pro software to create and maintain accounting records, and to edit and design reports and financial statements.
  • Cost Accounting
    Topics include budgeting, standard cost variances, direct costing, and break-even analysis.

Transfer Credits

Once you’ve completed your associate degree at CVTC, if you are interested in pursuing further education, we have agreements with several institutions. To view a list of CVTC’s transfer agreements, click here.


  • Accountant
  • Accounts Payable
  • Billing Processor
  • Commercial Banking Coordinator
  • Credit Analyst
  • Financial Services Representative

Career Outlook

According to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and Bureau of Workforce Information, a 5% growth is projected in accounting positions in CVTC’s 11-county area by 2016.

Accounting graduates are eligible to take the Accreditation in Accountancy (ABA) and/or an Enrolled Agent (EA) exam to further support their educational background.

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