Oct 26, 2021  
2019-2020 SLCC General Catalog 

Financial Services: CP (CTE)

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Certificate of Proficiency | 17 credits minimum

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

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

Program Description
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.

Career Opportunities
Financial services representative, stock broker, insurance agent, bank lending officer and several other finance related businesses.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx

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.

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
8 - Develop lifelong wellness

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.


Through written assignments, group projects and personal financial presentations, students will gain experience and confidence in understanding and communicating the value of financial services.


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.


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.


Participate as a member of a student group in evaluating current topical discussions and themes as they relate to financial services.


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