Certificate of Proficiency | 16 credits minimum
Accounting, Finance, and Legal Studies Division
Taylorsville Redwood Campus BB 105
General Information (801) 957-4073
Program Information (801) 957-4235
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor BB 226
Professors - Shauna Hatfield
Associate Professors - Dave Alldredge, Paige Paulsen
Assistant Professors - Tammie Neeley, Wendy Gunn, Corinne Anderson
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. This Certificate of Proficiency interfaces with continued study toward an SLCC AAS degree in Accounting or General Business.
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.
NOTE: This Certificate of Proficiency is not eligible for financial aid. However, courses within the certificate may be eligible if taken as part of a financial aid eligible program. The certificate is financial aid eligible if you plan to stack it with other certificates, which will lead to a Certificate of Completion or AAS degree. Please check with the Financial Aid Office to determine if your classes are eligible.
This program provides excellent entry to mid-level skills for various positions in the field of accounting, depending on the individual person.
This is a terminal certificate. Several courses are transferable to other institutions. Students should check with the receiving institution to determine credit transferability.
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 taken during the spring semester, the time to completion is one semester.
The Accounting program is accredited by the ACCREDITATION COUNCIL FOR BUSINESS SCHOOLS & PROGRAMS (ACBSP). This accreditation represents the achievement of meeting the high national standards established for associate degree-granting business programs.
|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
1.3 Perform financial statement analysis.
|1 - Substantive Knowledge
|2.1 Communicate effectively in writing.
||2 - Communicate Effectively
|3.1 Choose and perform appropriate financial calculations.
||3 - Develop Quantitative Literacy
|4.1 Extract relevant data from complex information, process it appropriately, and draw reasonable conclusions.
||4 - Think Critically
|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.
|5 - Civic Engagement and/or Working Professionally
|6.1 Communicate effectively with others while working in groups.
||6 - Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner.