Dec 09, 2023  
2018-2019 SLCC General Catalog 

Finance and Credit: AAS (CTE)

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Associate of Applied Science | 65 credits minimum

Accounting, Finance, and Legal Studies Division
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
BB 111A
General Information 801-957-4073
Information 801-957-4325
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor BB 214

Program Faculty
Professors − Dennis Wilson
Associate Professors - Pook Carson
Assistant Professors - Jeff Davis

Program Description
The need for sound financial investments will grow because monetary transactions are and will continue to be the life-blood of every business and organization. The course work prepares students for various career paths including the financial service industry (banks, savings and loans, credit unions, mortgage and thrift companies), commercial and retail credit analysis, credit granting and collections. In addition, finance and credit majors can apply their skills in other areas such as cash management, insurance, real estate, brokerage and investment activities of financial management. Additionally, training in accounting, computer application, economics, business management and communication skills is emphasized as part of the finance program.

The Finance and Credit Certificate and Associate of Applied Science degree are designed to provide training for employment as financial service representatives, consumer lenders, mortgage loan processors, insurance assistant underwriters, credit clerks and others. Students who are interested in pursuing courses leading to a Bachelor’s degree in Finance should follow courses listed in Business Associate of Science or Business Associate of Arts degrees listed elsewhere in this catalog.

Career Opportunities
Opportunities in the field of finance and credit are broad and diverse. They include, but not limited to: Financial analysis, commercial banking, consumer banking, credit analysis, lending, trust services, mortgage lending, management, securities. Careers include all facets of government (federal, state, local) and private industry.

Transfer/Articulation Information
Transfer 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.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees:

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 Prepare personal financial mgmt docs.
1.2 Perform steps of financial planning and investments.
1.3 Identify financial service products and lending criteria.
1.4 Perform steps to evaluate personal and corporate credit financial analysis.
1.5 Perform steps of macro and micro economic analysis.
1 - Substantive Knowledge
2.1 Communicate effectively in writing.
2.2 Communicate effectively while working in groups.
2.3 Communicate effectively numerically.
2 - Communicate Effectively
3.1 Perform appropriate financial calculations.
3.2 Solve problems using the time value of money.
3.3 Perform macro and micro economic calculations.
3 - Develop Quantitative Literacy
4.1 Extract relevant data from complex information, process it, and draw reasonable conclusions. 4 - Think Critically
5.1 Understand the political, historical, social, and economic foundations of the local, national, and global communities.
5.2 Engage in principled and vigorous dialogue.
5 - Civic Engagement and/or Working Professionally

General Education Requirements

Core Skills

Composition (EN) 1 course

Quantitative Studies (QS) 1 course

Communication (CM) 1 course

Human Relations (HR) 1 course

Distribution Areas (6 Credits)

Choose an additional 1 to 2 courses from two of the following Distribution Areas

Sample Schedule

Advising Notes

General Education and elective courses provide training in effective oral and written communication and human relation skills. BUS 1050  is taught using group and team activities in the learning process to develop the student’s interactive skills and to build human values and ethics.

The classes designed to assist students in reaching the necessary skill level to enter the certificate and degree programs are MATH 0990  (Elementary Algebra) and CSIS 1020  (Computer Essentials). Any class in the preparatory skills may be waived if the student can demonstrate equivalent skills. It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken.

Students who wish to take the CSIS 1020   Computer Essentials challenge exam are advised to review the information at An 80% or higher is required on each section of the test.

Cooperative Education is the College’s strategy for recognizing and rewarding new learning associated with study-related employment in a business, industrial or government work environment. Credit earned from FIN 2000  is applied toward graduation requirements as finance elective credit. Students are eligible for FIN 2000  Co-op after completion of a minimum of 12 credits of Finance courses.

The department strongly recommends that students enhance their employment opportunities through Cooperative Education as soon as skills permit, to complement the certificate or degree. Contact CO-OP Education at (801) 957-4014.

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