Program Overview

Champlain College in Vermont offers an Associates of Science degree in Accounting. The curriculum is 60 credits, and includes key accounting courses of: financial accounting, managerial accounting, intermediate accounting, tax accounting, and cost accounting. The general education component includes relevant coursework including: database management, communication, economics, and critical reading. This degree can be completed in 24 months. 

This degree program is built on the framework from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The four competencies are: decision modeling, risk analysis, measurement, and reporting. These competencies provide students with a competitive advantage that will help them receive jobs in the field of accounting. Under the decision-modeling competency, students are to learn how to use strategic and critical thinking skills as future accountants. Likewise, under risk analysis, students are to understand business risk and how to control and manage audit risk. Additionally, measurement refers to various measure controls, performance measurements, and both quantitative and qualitative measures. Lastly, reporting refers to the communication of the financial reports in the accounting profession.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Technical and Career Institutions

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The accrediting agency of Champlain College, this agency accredits the institutions in all six New England States, and includes on its roster Harvard University, University of Connecticut, University of Massachusetts, and Dartmouth College to name only a few.


    Application requirements: Official academic transcripts for high school and college (if applicable). Recommended 2.5 or higher GPA. Short answer essay. Resume. Proof of English Language Proficiency (if applicable).

    School Overview

    Champlain College is a private college in Burlington, Vermont, that was established in 1878 as Burlington Collegiate Institute by G.W. Thompson. The college has moved many times and changed its name but took its current name in 1958 and relocated to the Hill Section of Burlington where it lies today. Champlain areas of study include undergraduate degrees, online certificates and degree programs, and master’s degree programs.

    In 1993, online educational programs were introduced to the college. Today, the school offers a variety of programs online. Certain associate’s and bachelor’s degrees can be attained by only using online programs. Many other degrees incorporate the use of online classes.


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