Oct 01, 2023  
2019-2020 SLCC General Catalog 

Small Business Management: CP (CTE)

Certificate of Proficiency | 16 credits minimum

Management and Marketing Division
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
BB 115
General Information 801-957-4073
Program Information 801-957-4470
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising

Program Faculty
Professors - Don Gren, Amar Sahay
Associate Professors - Basil Chelemes
Assistant Professors - Edward Engh, Eric LeDuc

Program Description
The Certificate of Proficiency in Small Business Management provides the unique skills needed to start-up and run a new, small business or to take over the management and operation of an existing business.

Career Opportunities
Small business managers often work very closely with business owners to monitor day-to-day business activities, assist with marketing the business and to hire, motivate and manage staff. Effective small business managers are equipped with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to drive a business to success and profit with minimal resources and under the direction of the owner. In many instances, the owner of a small business is also the manager. For complete competence in Small Business Management, these courses should be complemented with other skill building courses. This Certificate of Proficiency may be used as a stackable credential for other Business AS or AAS degrees.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx
Estimated cost of books is $300 per semester.

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 such as an AS or AAS degree. Please check with the Financial Aid Office to determine course and program eligibility.

Estimated Time to Completion
Approximately two 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

Demonstrate understanding of retail concepts of merchandise management, assortment, pricing, visuals, etc.


Demonstrate understanding of the basic principles of law as they relate to business.


Demonstrate skills in planning, evaluation, and analysis of various components of a small business operation by developing a business plan.


Communicate effectively while presenting analyses on case studies and business scenarios.


Advising Notes

It is highly recommended that each student meet with an advisor prior to starting this program. It is the students’ responsibility to understand the requirements for their chosen program of study and to examine each course description for details about the prerequisite classes. The program advisor may be reached at (801) 957-4323.