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Liberal Arts - Business Transfer Pathway Overview

CVTC's Liberal Arts - Business Transfer Pathway gives you the best of both worlds: a flexible, affordable way to earn your general education credits and an industry-backed career-centered foundation to move into a business program at a four-year college.

Start here in the Liberal Arts program at CVTC. Earn two years of guaranteed transferable credits for a fraction of the cost of a four-year school. Plus, with the Business Transfer Pathway, you don't have to wait to start classes that help with your career. Along with your general education courses, you will take Statistics, Accounting, Business Law, Marketing Principles, and more, getting you ready for your next step.

Then, take advantage of our full transfer agreements with many statewide four-year colleges, including UW-Eau Claire, UW-Stout, UW-River Falls, and many more earning your full bachelor's degree for less! Now that's a good business decision.

So, Why Should I Start Here, and Go There?

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Save Money

CVTC’s Liberal Arts program has a lower cost per credit than many other regional universities and colleges.

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Small Class Sizes

CVTC offers small class sizes that allow you to get personal, one-on-one attention from our instructors.

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Transfer to a University

Our university partnership agreements guarantee your credits will transfer.

Just the Facts

Liberal Arts - Business Transfer Pathway
60 Credit Associate Degree

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Two Years

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Eau Claire and River Falls

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August, January, and June in Eau Claire
August and January in River Falls

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June 13, 2022

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Financial Aid Eligible

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Estimated Total:  $14,508

  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. Explore your options today!


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Application Deadline: June 6, 2022

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you can take in the Liberal Arts - Business Transfer Pathway program.

Principles of Microeconomics
Introduces, describes, and analyzes how markets work and emphasizing what they do well and why they sometimes fail. Students will analyze how individuals, businesses, and governments choose to use scarce resources. Current issues will be discussed using economic concepts such as income distribution, market structure, and efficiency. Business decisions will be examined with regard to cost analysis and output determinations. Topics such as the environment, regulation vs. deregulation, international markets and trade, technology, and economic development will be discussed.

Studies appropriate statistical techniques for the systematic collection, presentation, analysis and interpretation of data using experimental and quasi-experimental methods found in research. Studies statistical inference including techniques, confidence intervals, types I and II errors, hypothesis testing, and results interpretation. Also includes descriptive statistics, basic probability-theory, the Central Limit Theorem; the binomial, normal, Student t, chi-squared, and F distributions; and techniques of 1 and 2 sample tests, linear regression, correlation, sample sizes, an introduction to analysis of variance and selected nonparametric procedures. May require use of a graphing calculator or computer software.

Business Law
Business Law is designed to help the student develop an understanding of the law and the relationship of the legal system to the business world. After consideration of the legal system, the course reviews contracts, sales and lease contracts, warranties, product liability, consumer law, bailments, creditors' rights, and bankruptcy.

Liberal Arts Transfer Pathways

Interested in college but unsure what you want to major in? Start here. Go there! CVTC’s Liberal Arts Transfer Program offers a general Liberal Arts pathway or four specialized pathways to get you going on your educational journey. Choose from Education, Health, STEM/Engineering, or Business.

Liberal Arts Transfer Program

If you're unsure where to start, start with the generals! English Composition, College Algebra, General Psychology, and many more gen ed courses are offered through this program. It's the perfect starting point as you decide on your career path. // Explore the Liberal Arts Transfer Program

Business Transfer 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 Transfer 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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Engineering/STEM Transfer 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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Health Transfer 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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Liberal Arts - Business Transfer Pathway 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.

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.

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.