Dec 05, 2022  
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog 
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog

Financial Services: AAS (CTE)

Associate of Applied Science | 63 credits minimum

Program Website
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Program Description
The Financial Services AAS prepares students for work in the Financial Services industry which includes brokerage firms, banks and insurance companies.

Career Opportunities
Projected as the 4th fastest growing occupation, Personal Financial Advisors represent an attractive opportunity for employment with competitive median hourly wages of $35.70. Numerous large Financial Services employers operate service centers in the Salt Lake area. Banks, full-service brokerage firms and insurance companies also employ Finance graduates.

Transfer/Articulation Information
The Finance department has an articulation agreement with the University of Utah College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Certified Financial Planner program. Students who take FIN 1050 Personal Finance and FIN 2200 Financial Planning at SLCC qualify as having taken FCS 3500 Financial Skills for Life at the University of Utah. They also receive automatic acceptance to the BS in Family and Consumer Studies CFP program.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees:

General Education Requirements

Complete all General Education courses. Refer to Notes for program specific requirements and recommendations. 


Program General Education Notes


Quantitative Studies (QS): FIN 1380

Communication (CM): BUS 2200

Human Relations (HR): MKTG 1010

Program Requirements

Time to Completion & Graduation Map

Program Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcome alignment with Student Learning Outcomes  in brackets.

  • Prepare Personal Financial Plans. [1,2,3,4,7,8,9]
  • Make Investment Recommendations to Clients. [1,2,3,4,7,8,9]
  • Analyze Investment Options. [1,3,4,5,8]
  • Understand Economic Cycles and Indicators. [1,3,4,8]
  • Perform steps of the Financial Planning Process. [1,2,4,7]
  • Identify Investment Options, [1,3,4,7,8]
  • Communicate Plan Recommendations to Clients. [1,2,3,4,5,7]
  • Communicate Effectively while working in Groups. [2,7]
  • Communicate Effectively Numerically. [1,2,3,9]
  • Perform Financial Calculations. [1,3,4,9]
  • Use Excel Financial Functions. [3,9]
  • Read and Interpret Financial Statements. [1,3,4,5,8,9]