Jun 10, 2023  
2021-2022 SLCC General Catalog 

Accounting Essentials: CP (CTE)

Certificate of Proficiency | 17 credits

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 Alldredge, Wendy Gunn, Tammie Neeley, Paige Paulsen
Assistant Professor - Corinne 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, cost, individual taxation and governmental. Students are taught both manual and basic computerized accounting systems. This Certificate of Proficiency interfaces with continued study toward an SLCC AAS degree in Accounting or General Business.

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.

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

Transfer/Articulation Information
This is a terminal certificate. 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: 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.

Estimated Time to Completion
Time to completion is 1-2 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

Utilize accounting information for decision making

1, 4

Communicate effectively in writing


Communicate effectively numerically

2, 3

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

2, 3, 4

Understand the ethical considerations inherently involved in Federal Income Tax reporting


Proficiently use technology


Advising Notes

ACCT 1110  must be completed with a C- or higher before taking ACCT 1120 . ACCT 1110  or ACCT 2010  are pre-requisites for the following courses: ACCT 1290 , ACCT 2020 , ACCT 2090 , and ACCT 2520 .

This certificate is part of a group of stackable certificates leading to the AAS degree. Students completing this certificate alone will need to compete various prerequisites.

This Certificate of Proficiency is intended to be part of a 2-year terminal degree. Some courses are transferable to other institutions. Students should check with the receiving institution to determine credit transferability.