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2015-2016 SLCC General Catalog 
2015-2016 SLCC General Catalog [**** ATTENTION: YOU ARE VIEWING AN ARCHIVED CATALOG **** ]

Accounting: AAS (CTE)

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Associate of Applied Science | 68 credits minimum

Accounting, Finance and Economics Division
Taylorsville Redwood Campus, BB 105
General Information, (801) 957-4073
Program Information, (801) 957-4235
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor, BB 132, (801) 957-4323

Program Faculty:
Professors − Lynnette Yerbury, Shauna Hatfield,
Associate Professors − Dave Alldredge, Paige Paulsen
Assistant Professors − Robert Burdette, Tammie Neeley, Wendy Gunn

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. General Education courses provide training in effective oral and written communication and human relations skills.

The Accounting Department offers Certificates of Proficiency (CP) in the following areas:

Accounting Essentials CP  (16 credits)
Intermediate Accounting CP   (16 credits)

Gen Ed + Certificate + Certificate + Certificate = Diploma

Completion of the General Education requirements (18 CREDITS MINIMUM), the Business Basics CP (18 CREDITS MINIMUM) and the two (2) Certificates of Proficiency listed above (32 CREDITS MINIMUM) allows a student to be eligible to apply for an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Accounting.

Transfer/Articulation Information: This is a 2-year terminal degree. Several courses are transferable to other institutions. Students should check with the receiving institution to determine credit transferability.

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 to mid-level skills for various positions in the field of accounting, depending on the individual person.

Total Program/Course Fees: Individual courses may have course/lab fees; see semester class schedule.

Estimated Cost for Students: Varies with course selection and credit hours.

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

Specialized Accreditation: The Accounting program is accredited by the ACCREDITATION COUNCIL FOR BUSINESS SCHOOLS & PROGRAMS (ACBSP). This accreditation represents the achievement of meeting the high national standards established for associate degree-granting business programs.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
1.1 Comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles 1 - Substantive Knowledge
1.2 Perform the steps of the accounting cycle.  
1.3 Perform financial statement analysis.  
1.4 Utilize accounting information for decision making.  
2.1 Communicate effectively in writing. 2 - Communicate Effectively
2.2 Communicate effectively numerically.  
3.1 Choose and perform appropriate financial calculations. 3 - Develop Quantitative Literacy
3.2 Solve time value of money problems.  
4.1 Extract relevant data from complex information, process it appropriately, and draw reasonable conclusions. 4 - Think Critically
5.1 Understand the ethical considerations inherently involved in Financial Reporting. 5 - Civic Engagement and/or Working Professionally
5.2 Understand the ethical considerations inherently involved in Federal Income Tax reporting.  
5.3 Developing the knowledge and skills to be civically engaged  
6.1 Communicate effectively with others while working in groups. 6 - Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner.
7.1 Proficiently use technology. 7 - Develop computer and information literacy.

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 3 Credits

Quantitative Studies (QS) 3 Credits

Communication (CM) 3 Credits

Human Relations (HR) 3 Credits

Distribution Areas: (6 Credits)

Choose an additional six credits from at least two of the following distribution areas.

Life Sciences (LS)   3-4
Fine Arts (FA)   3-4
Humanities (HU)   3
Interdisciplinary (ID) * 3
Social Science (SS) ** 3
Biological Science (BS)   3-4

*Recommended: FIN 1050 Personal Finance 
**Recommended: ECON 2010 Microeconomics  

Required Courses: (50 Credit Minimum)

Business Basics: CP (18 Credits)

See Business Basics: CP (CTE)  program.

Accounting Essentials CP (16 Credits)

See Accounting Essentials: CP (CTE)  program.

Intermediate Accounting CP (16 Credits)

See Intermediate Accounting: CP (CTE)  program.

Sample Schedule

The student should refer to the specific Certificates of Proficiency for the list of courses, requirements, and scheduling suggestions to complete their degree.

Fall Semester

  • Business Essentials CP (9 credits) (1st half)
  • General Education (9 credits)

Total: 18

Spring Semester

Total: 17

Fall Semester

  • Accounting Essentials (8 credits) (2nd half)
  • Intermediate Accounting (8 credits) (1st half)

Total: 16

Spring Semester

  • Intermediate Accounting (8 credits) (2nd half)
  • General Education (9 credits)

Total: 17

Advising Notes:

This is a 2-year terminal degree. Some courses are transferable to other institutions.  Students should check with the receiving institution to determine credit transferability.  The Sample Schedule above is intended to show how this certificate could potentially be completed within two years.

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