Jun 10, 2023  
2021-2022 SLCC General Catalog 

Business Basics: CP (CTE)

Certificate of Proficiency | 18 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 Business Basics provides the foundation upon which students can build their skills in any business field.

Career Opportunities
Business administration is one of the most-practiced management studies. Jobs related to business management are exciting if you possess the necessary skills and expertise and the pay package is also very attractive. The career opportunities are wide in both private and public sectors. Some of the management fields that are incorporated in business management are: Financial Management, Strategic management, Marketing Management, Accounting, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, and Operations Management. The scope and opportunities in this business are huge. But before you think about picking up a career in this field, it is highly important to attain some basic and fundamental skills, to build a strong foundation for a successful career. Some of the key skills are listed below:

  • High aptitude skills
  • Decision making
  • Good verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Efficient leadership skills
  • Time management
  • Numerical computation
  • Conceptual skills and lucid explanatory skills
  • Knowledge about spreadsheet, statistics, logistics and computer skills

For complete competence in Business Management, these courses should be complemented with other career specific, 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
In addition to tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx, the 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 one semester.

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 the ability to prepare financial statements using generally accepted accounting principles.


Understand the diverse career opportunities in the field of business.


Use business data and information for decision making on a level appropriate for a first-year student.


Create and deliver effective presentations that include visual and oral communication methods to peers.


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Advising Notes:

It is highly recommended that each student meet with an academic 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.