Certificate of Proficiency | 17 credits minimum
Accounting, Finance, and Legal Studies Division
Taylorsville Redwood Campus BB 105, (801) 957-4325
General Information (801) 957-4073
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor BB 132A, (801) 957-4323
Professors − Dennis Wilson
Associate Professors - Pook Carson
Assistant Professors - Jeff Davis
The Finance Services Certificate of Proficiency provides the student with a foundation in banking and financial services. Included are the study of personal financial planning, personal taxation, investments and consumer credit and credit law. Students will have the competencies required to fill the needs of an ever more diverse cadre of financial service providers.
Financial services representative, stock broker, insurance agent, bank lending officer and several other finance related businesses.
|Note: This Certificate of Proficiency is eligible for financial aid if it is a part of a financial aid eligible program such as an AS or AAS degree. Courses within the certificate may also be eligible if taken as part of a financial aid eligible program. Please check with the Financial Aid Office to determine if the Certificate of Proficiency and classes are eligible.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes
||Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
|Students will demonstrate competencies in assessing the value of financial assets used as investments. They will be competent in providing basic financial planning information in the areas of money management, consumer credit, purchasing strategies for major assets like home and car. Additionally, students will be able to provide basic income tax and legal strategies to minimize taxes and maximize real rates of return.
||1 - Substantive Knowledge
|Through written assignments, group projects and personal financial presentations, students will gain experience and confidence in understanding and communicating the value of financial services.
||2 - Communicate Effectively
|Students will understand the application of time value of money and specific valuation forms for common and preferred stock, bonds, and real estate. Students will be able to advise and prepare basic individual income tax.
||3 - Develop Quantitative Literacy
|Be able to relate abstract economic and financial data to individual, family, business, and economy-wide problems with an eye toward planning and solving diverse problems through the use of specific financial services.
||4 - Think Critically
|Participate as a member of a student group in evaluating current topical discussions and themes as they relate to financial services.
||5 - Civic Engagement and/or Working Professionally