Jul 19, 2024  
2021-2022 SLCC General Catalog 

Small Business Management: AAS (CTE)

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Associate of Applied Science | 68 credits minimum

Management and Marketing Division
Taylorsville Redwood Campus

General Information 801-957-4483
Program Information 801-957-4470
Program Webpage
Academic and Career Advising

Program Faculty
From the various designated technical specializations and the School of Business.

Program Description
The program is designed to provide students with a practical hands-on technical experience through a Certificate of Completion in a designated technical specialization program, along with a Certificates of Proficiency in entrepreneurship/business. Upon successful completion, students will be prepared for entry level management work in the field, the front office or possibly open their own business.

Designated Technical Specialization Certificates of Completion

  • Automotive Collision Repair (32 credits)
  • Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair (38 credits)
  • Automotive Refinishing (34 credits)
  • Cabinetmaking & Furniture Construction (31 credits)
  • Construction Management & Sustainable Building (33 credits)
  • Diesel Systems Technology (33 credits)
  • Motorcycle & Outdoor Power Equipment Technology (32 credits)
  • Welding Technology (34 credits)

Career Opportunities
Entry level positions within a technical company in the front office, the field or shop with potential for rapid promotion. This is the first step toward starting or working in a technical business. Additional opportunities are available in marketing, management, sales, etc.

Estimated Cost for Students
In addition to SLCC tuition and fees http://www.slcc.edu/cashiering/tuitionfees.asp, the estimated cost of books and personal tools & equipment is based on the individual technical programs you have chosen. Please see the Certificate of Completion descriptions for your technical choice and for the entrepreneurship Certificate of Completion.

Estimated Time to Completion
If students follow the suggested sample schedule, time to completion is four semesters.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

  1 - Acquire Substantive Knowledge
2 - Communicate Effectively
3 - Develop Quantitative Literacy
4 - Think Critically and Creatively
5 - Civic Engagement
6 - Work Professionally and Constructively
7 - Develop Computer and Information Literacy

See Technical Area of Specialization


See Business Basics (CP)


See Small Business Management (CP)


General Education Requirements

Core Skills

Composition (EN) 1 course

Quantitative Studies (QS) 1 course

Communication (CM) 1 course

Human Relations (HR) 1 course

Distribution Areas (3 Credits)

Choose 1 course from 1 of the following Distribution Areas


These General Education courses may have been completed as a part of the Technical Specialization Certificate of Completion.

Additional General Education courses are required for students who choose to continue on to an AS degrees or transfer.   For course selection see your Academic Advisor.

Required Certificates of Completion (65 Credits Minimum)

Select and Complete one of the following Certificates of Completion*:

And, complete the following Certificates of Proficiency:

*Includes General Elective courses, please work with your academic advisor.


Sample Schedule

First Year

  • Technical Certificate of Completion

Advising Notes

It is highly recommended that each student meet with the appropriate program 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 801-957-4550.

Additional Program Notes

All students enrolled in the program are encouraged to participate in SkillsUSA.  This program is designed to promote leadership, communication, social, and employable skills.  For more information see http://skillsusa-utah.org

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