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2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog
Salt Lake Community College
   
 
  Dec 12, 2017
 
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog 
  
2017-2018 SLCC General Catalog

Accounting Essentials: CP (CTE)


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
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising
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. 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.

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

Transfer/Articulation Information
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 students follow the suggested semester schedule, time to completion is two semesters.

Specialized Accreditation
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
1.2 Perform financial statement analysis.
1
2.1 Communicate effectively in writing. 2
3.1 Solve time value of money problems. 3
5.1 Understand the ethical considerations inherently involved in Federal Income Tax reporting. 5
7.1 Proficiently use technology. 7

Sample Schedule


Advising Notes


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

This certificate is part of a group of stackable certificates leading to the AAS degree.  Students completing this certificate alone will need to compete various prerequisites.

This Certificate of Proficiency is intended to be part of a 2-year terminal degree. Some courses are transferable to other institutions.  Students should check with the receiving institution to determine credit transferability.