Jul 19, 2024  
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog 

Small Business Management: AAS (CTE)

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Associate of Applied Science | 68 credits minimum

Program Webpage
Academic and Career Advising

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 https://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx, the estimated fees 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.

General Education Requirements

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


Program General Education Notes


Quantitative Studies (QS): IND 1120   or
MATH 1010

Communication (CM): COMM 1020

Human Relations (HR): LE 1220  or
                                         MKTG 1960

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

Program Requirements

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.


Time to Completion & Sample Schedule

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

First Year

  • Technical Certificate of Completion

Additional Program 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.

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

Program Learning Outcomes

For specific learning outcomes, see Technical Area of Specialization, Business Basics (CP), and Small Business Management (CP) programs.

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