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Associate of Arts - University Transfer

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Associate of Arts - University Transfer Overview

Take the first step on your educational journey at CVTC with our Associate of Arts program! This program is designed to give you an educational foundation in sciences, mathematics, history, social science, languages, literature, health, and more. Based on your educational and career goals, you can select courses to develop an individualized plan just for you.

Whether you want to earn your associate degree or transfer to a four-year college or university to work towards your bachelor's degree, a liberal arts education from CVTC is flexible and affordable.

Throughout your courses in this program, you'll learn:

  • Effective Communication
  • Information Literacy
  • Global Awareness
  • Analytical/Critical Thinking
  • Professionalism
  • The Scientific Method

Planning to transfer to a four-year college? Completing the Associate of Arts program from CVTC typically completes the first two years of general education courses at four-year colleges and universities. To ensure you are on the right path to transfer, connect with your advisor at CVTC and the transfer coordinator at your university of choice frequently throughout the program.

Guided Pathways

To make your transfer journey smoother, CVTC has partnered with UW-Eau Claire, UW-River Falls, and UW-Stout to develop guided pathways in Business, Health, and Education. These pathways are meant to prepare you to transfer in at a junior status to complete your bachelor's degree.

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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

Associate of Arts - University Transfer
60 Credit Associate Degree

Program Length
Two Years

Delivery Method
Face-to-Face, Online

Program Location
Eau Claire, River Falls, Online

Start Months
August, January, June

Next Start Date
June 10, 2024


Financial Aid Eligible

Estimated Program Cost 

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 What are estimated program costs? Estimated Total: $12,216

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Deadline to Apply
June 3, 2024

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 Associate of Arts - University Transfer program.

Sample Courses

The Associate of Arts program is comprised of 60 credits and tailored to meet your needs. With courses available in English, Speech, Humanities, Social Science, Wellness, Diversity/Ethnic Studies, Math, Science, Foreign Language, and a wide variety of electives, you will work hand in hand with your advisor to develop a course schedule just for you.

If you are looking to transfer to a four-year institution to continue your education, be sure to connect with your CVTC advisor as well as the transfer coordinator at your transfer school to keep everything on track.

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Associate of Arts

University Transfer Pathways

Start here. Go there! Transferring from CVTC to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree is popular for many students. Transfer pathways allow students to build an academic foundation and save money on the cost of college.

Business Pathway  

Along with your general education courses, you will take Statistics, Accounting, Business Law, Marketing Principles, and more, getting you ready for your next step.

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Education Pathway  

Along with your general courses, you will also take Child Development, Behavior Management, Equity in Education, and more, preparing you for success at your next step.

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Health Pathway  

Along with your general education courses, you will take Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, Digital Literacy – Health Care, and more, preparing you for your next step.

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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

Associate of Science - University Transfer, Associate Degree

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