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Accounting Overview

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.

Part of a career pathway, you will already have credits toward the Accounting program if you completed the Accounting Assistant technical diploma or Bookkeeper certificate at CVTC. Call us at 715-833-6300 to learn more.

Earn credit for prior learning! Do you have previous educational or work experience in the field? You could be eligible to receive credit for prior learning.

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Just the Facts

61 Credit Associate Degree

Program Length
Two Years

Delivery Method

Program Location
Eau Claire

Start Months
August, January


Financial Aid Eligible


Advanced Placement Available

Estimated Program Cost 

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 What are estimated program costs? Estimated Total: $10,204

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Career Opportunities

Accounting Assistant

Accounts Payable Associate

Accounts Receivable Associate

Credit Analyst

Financial Coordinator

Tax Preparer

Graduate Employers

Chippewa Valley Technical College


Midwest Manufacturing

Northwestern Bank

Senn Blacktop Inc

WIN Technology

Program Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking several questions related to employment. Here are the program outcomes and job data.

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Yearly Salary

Our recent Accounting graduates reported an average starting salary of $39,272.



70% of our recent Accounting graduates got a job in the industry.


Regional Jobs

There are 513 job openings in the CVTC district for the Accounting industry.


Credits to Other Institutions

Should you choose to continue your education after you leave CVTC, we have agreements in place with several institutions to ensure an easy transfer.

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in this program. Courses and the recommended sequence change from year to year; once you are enrolled in a program at CVTC you will be given a recommended course sequence that outlines what courses you should take and the order in which to take them.

You may search for available courses. If you are ever unsure of what courses to take, talk to your academic advisor. If you are looking for course information for previous years, check out our past catalogs.

Here are a few of the courses you can take in the Accounting program.

Sample Courses

Accounting Spreadsheets
Students will utilize a variety of financial analysis, and database functions, as they create, format, and modify worksheets using Microsoft Office.

Intro to QuickBooks
Build an entire service company in QuickBooks from start to finish. Create invoices, pay bills, and manage inventory. You will reconcile bank accounts and generate numerous reports and financial statements. Finally, you will import and export data and explore add-on apps for QuickBooks.

Cost Accounting
Topics include budgeting, standard cost variances, direct costing, and break-even analysis.

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Earn Credentials Along the Way

Career Pathways  What is a 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.

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Dakota, Accounting Student

My experience in the CVTC Accounting program has been awesome. I absolutely loved every one of my teachers. They made sure you retained the information and weren’t just preparing to take a test.


Accounting Student

Related Programs & Certificates

Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.

Degrees & Diplomas

Accounting Assistant, Technical Diploma

Bookkeeper, Technical Diploma

Continue Your Learning

CVTC can help you achieve your learning goals whether you are looking to advance your career or enrich your personal life.

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  Unsure of which program you'd like to go into? Learn more about our Career Assessment to help narrow down your options.

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Program Accreditation

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Admission Requirements

Each program requires specific requirements a student must meet to be considered for admissions to this program.

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Advanced Placement

This program has an advanced placement option. Eligibility for advanced placement requires students to meet additional requirements.

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Advising Tips

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