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Associate of Science Overview

This program was formerly named Liberal Arts - Transfer Program.

CVTC’s Associate of Science – University Transfer program is the perfect step in your college education. The credits you earn through this program provide an educational foundation to start your career or easily transfer to another institution to complete a bachelor’s degree.

The courses in this program cover general education topics, including languages, humanities, sciences, mathematics, and social sciences. Working with your advisor and with your education and career goals in mind, you will develop a course plan focusing on math, science, and other STEM areas, ideal for your next step.

Use the credits in this program towards an Associate of Science degree in general studies or transfer your credits to a four-year college or university and pursue a bachelor’s degree. No matter your goals, a liberal arts education from CVTC is flexible and affordable!

Throughout your courses in this program, you will learn:

  • Effective Communication
  • Analytical/Critical Thinking
  • Global Awareness
  • Technology
  • Professionalism
  • Scientific Method

Looking to pursue a bachelor’s degree? Completing the Associate of Science 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.


To make your transfer journey smoother, CVTC has partnered with UW-Eau Claire, UW-River Falls, and UW-Stout to develop guided pathways in STEM/Engineering, 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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Just the Facts

Associate of Science - University Transfer
60 Credit Associate Degree

Length of Program //
Two Years

Delivery Method //

Program Location //
Eau Claire and River Falls

Program Location //
June, August, and January

Start Months //
August, January, and June in Eau Claire
August and January in River Falls

Start Dates //
June, August, and January


Financial Aid Eligible

Estimated Program Cost 

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 Estimated Total: $12,208

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you can take in the Associate of Science - University Transfer program.

The Associate of Science 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.

Associate of Science

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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STEM/Engineering Pathway  

Along with your general education courses, you will Solid Modeling I, CAD Basic, and Engineering Economy, and more, getting you ready for your next step.

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Associate of Science - University Transfer Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking where they are working, whether it is in their degree field, and several other questions related to employment. Below are the program outcomes and job data.

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Credits to Other Institutions

Transfer your CVTC credits to another institution to continue your education. Explore transfer agreements.

Focus On Student Success

When I heard about the Liberal Arts Transfer Program at CVTC, I thought that was a more economical way to get my general education credits.

Kevin, Liberal Arts Transfer 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

Associate of Arts - University Transfer, Associate Degree

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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