Feb 27, 2021  
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog 

Accounting: AAS (CTE)

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Associate of Applied Science | 68 credits minimum

Accounting, Finance, and Legal Studies Division
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
BB 105
General Information (801) 957-4073
Program Information (801) 957-4235
Program Website
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Academic Advisor BB 226

Program Faculty
Professors - Shauna Hatfield
Associate Professors - Dave Alldredge, Paige Paulsen
Assistant Professors - Tammie Neeley, Wendy Gunn, Corinne Anderson

Program Description
Accounting is the process that summarizes economic information about a business entity for use by decision makers. Users of this information include investors, creditors, management and government agencies. Often this information is prepared using computer applications. The Accounting program at SLCC provides training in many types of accounting; such as financial, managerial, cost, individual taxation and governmental. Students are taught both manual and basic computerized accounting systems. General Education courses provide training in effective oral and written communication and human relations skills.

The Accounting Department offers Certificates of Proficiency (CP) in the following areas:

Accounting Essentials CP  (16 credits)
Intermediate Accounting CP   (16 credits)

Gen Ed + Certificate + Certificate + Certificate = Diploma

Completion of the General Education requirements (18 CREDITS MINIMUM), the Business Basics CP (18 CREDITS MINIMUM) and the two (2) Certificates of Proficiency listed above (32 CREDITS MINIMUM) allows a student to be eligible to apply for an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Accounting.

Transfer/Articulation Information
This is a 2-year terminal degree. Several courses are transferable to other institutions. Students should check with the receiving institution to determine credit transferability.

Students who are interested in pursuing courses leading to a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting should follow the courses listed in the Business Associate of Science or the Business Associate of Arts Degree listed elsewhere in this catalog.

Career Opportunities
This program provides excellent entry to mid-level skills for various positions in the field of accounting, depending on the individual person.

Total Program/Course Fees
Individual courses may have course/lab fees; see semester class schedule.

Estimated Cost for Students
Varies with course selection and credit hours.

Estimated Time to Completion
If students follow the suggested semester schedule, time to completion is four semesters.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically & creatively
5 - Become a community engaged learner
6 - Work in professional & constructive manner
7 - Develop computer & information literacy
1.1 Comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
1.2 Perform the steps of the accounting cycle.
1.3 Perform financial statement analysis.
1.4 Utilize accounting information for decision making.
2.1 Communicate effectively in writing.
2.2 Communicate effectively numerically.
3.1 Choose and perform appropriate financial calculations.
3.2 Solve time value of money problems.
4.1 Extract relevant data from complex information, process it appropriately, and draw reasonable conclusions. 4
5.1 Understand the ethical considerations inherently involved in Financial Reporting.
5.2 Understand the ethical considerations inherently involved in Federal Income Tax reporting.
5.3 Developing the knowledge and skills to be civically engaged.
6.1 Communicate effectively with others while working in groups. 6
7.1 Proficiently use technology. 7

General Education Requirements

Core Skills

Composition (EN) 3 Credits

Quantitative Studies (QS) 3 Credits

Communication (CM) 3 Credits

Human Relations (HR) 3 Credits

Distribution Areas (6 Credits)

Choose an additional six credits from at least two of the following distribution areas.

Life Sciences (LS)   3-4 cr
Fine Arts (FA)   3-4 cr
Humanities (HU)   3 cr
Interdisciplinary (ID) * 3 cr
Social Science (SS) ** 3 cr
Physical Science (PS)   3-4 cr

*Recommended: FIN 1050 Personal Finance 
**Recommended: ECON 2010 Microeconomics  

Required Courses (50 Credit Minimum)

Business Basics CP (18 Credits)

See Business Basics: CP (CTE)  program.

Accounting Essentials CP (16 Credits)

See Accounting Essentials: CP (CTE)  program.

Intermediate Accounting CP (16 Credits)

See Intermediate Accounting: CP (CTE)  program.

Sample Schedule

The student should refer to the specific Certificates of Proficiency for the list of courses, requirements, and scheduling suggestions to complete their degree.

Advising Notes

The courses below are from the Business Basics & Accounting Essentials Certificates of Proficiency:

  • ACCT 1110 must be completed with a C- or higher before taking ACCT 1120 or ACCT 2310.
  • ACCT 1120 must be completed with a C- or higher before taking ACCT 2410.

To complete this program in 63 hours students can take CSIS 2010 and ACCT 2010 in the Business Basics Certificate of Proficiency plus an Accounting Elective.

This is a 2-year terminal degree. Some courses are transferable to other institutions.  Students should check with the receiving institution to determine credit transferability. The Sample Schedule above is intended to show how this certificate could potentially be completed within two years.

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