Mar 28, 2023  
2021-2022 SLCC General Catalog 

Accounting: AAS (CTE)

Associate of Applied Science | 63 credits minimum

Accounting, Finance, and Legal Studies Division
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
BB 111A
General Information 801-957-4073
Program Information 801-957-4990
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising

Program Faculty
Professor - Shauna Hatfield
Associate Professor - Dave Aldredge, Wendy Gunn, Tammie Neeley, Paige Paulsen
Assistant Professor - Corninne 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, individual taxation, and governmental. Students are taught both manual and basic computerized accounting systems. General Education courses provide training in effective oral and written communication and human relations skills.

The Accounting Department offers Certificates of Proficiency (CP) in the following areas:

Accounting Essentials CP 
Intermediate Accounting CP  

Completion of the General Education requirements, the Business Basics: CP (CTE) , and the two (2) Certificates of Proficiency listed above, with a minimum of 63 credit hours, allows a student to be eligible to apply for an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Accounting.

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

Transfer/Articulation 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.

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.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees:
Individual courses may have course/lab fees; see semester class schedule.

Estimated Time to Completion
Time to completion is 4 semesters based on a full-time minimum of 15 credits per semester. Less than 15 credits per semester will increase time to completion.

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

Comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles


Perform the steps of the accounting cycle


Perform financial statement analysis

1, 3, 4

Utilize accounting information for decision making

1, 4

Communicate effectively in writing


Communicate effectively numerically

2, 3

Choose and perform appropriate financial calculations


Solve time value of money problems

3, 4

Extract relevant data from complex information, process it appropriately, and draw reasonable conclusions

4, 7

Understand the ethical considerations inherently involved in Financial Reporting


Understand the ethical considerations inherently involved in Federal Income Tax reporting


Communicate effectively while working in groups

2, 6

Proficiently use technology




Core Skills

Composition (EN) 1 course

Quantitative Studies (QS) 1 course

Communication (CM) 1 course

Human Relations (HR) 1 course

Distribution Areas

1 or 2 courses from the Distribution Areas. See Notes for program specific requirements.


NOTE: Social Science Recommendation: ECON 2010 Principles of Microeconomics (SS)  

Required Courses (42 Credit Minimum)

Business Basics CP (18 Credits)

See Business Basics: CP (CTE)  program.

Accounting Essentials CP (17 Credits)

See Accounting Essentials: CP (CTE)  program.

Intermediate Accounting CP (17 Credits)

See Intermediate Accounting: CP (CTE)  program.

Graduation Map

Advising Notes

ACCT 1110 must be completed with a C- or higher before taking ACCT 1120. ACCT 1120 must be completed with a C- or higher before taking ACCT 2300. Completion of ACCT 2010 (instead of ACCT 1110 and ACCT 1120) requires instructor approval to register for ACCT 2300.

The MINIMUM number of credits required to earn an AAS degree is 63. ACCT 2010, ACCT 2020, and CSIS 2010 satisfy requirements in both the Business Basics Certificate of Proficiency and the Accounting Essentials Certificate of Proficiency. Students completing ACCT 2010 and CSIS 2010 may need to complete additional courses to meet the minimum number of credits required for an AAS degree. In this case, it is recommended that students complete additional ACCT or other School of Business electives.

This is a 2-year terminal degree. Some courses are transferable to other institutions. Students should check with the receiving institution to determine credit transferability. The Sample Schedule above is intended to show how this certificate could potentially be completed within two years.