Earn credentials. Expand your career options.

CVTC’s certificates are a great way to quickly learn new skills to meet your goals and move ahead! Whether you want to advance your career, change careers, or just secure a little edge in the job market, a short-term certificate can be a smart choice.

Our certificates allow you to master a specific and valuable set of skills that make you attractive to employers while laying a foundation for your future. Courses taken to complete a certificate can get you started toward a degree or diploma, or add value to a degree you’ve earned.


Business Associate

13 Credit Pathway Certificate

Length of Program //
One Year

Delivery Method //

Program Location //
Eau Claire and River Falls

Start Dates //
August and January in Eau Claire
August in River Falls

Do you want to work in a variety of marketing and sales industries? The Business Associate certificate will give you the essential business skills to compete in today’s job market. Get a strong start by learning the critical components of a business, including the fundamentals of human resources, marketing, and management.

Business associates duties include:

  • Increasing sales growth
  • Auditing and recording market data
  • Planning business strategies
  • Building client relationships
  • Identifying new business opportunities

Part of a career pathway, the Business Associate certificate credits apply toward the Business Management associate degree if you choose to continue your education. Call us at 715-833-6300 to learn more.

Estimated Cost
Tuition & Fees: $2,702

Earn Credentials Along the Way

Career Pathways 

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.

Pathway Certificate

Business Associate

Technical Diploma

Business Generalist

Associate Degree

Business Management