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    Salt Lake Community College
   
 
  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 SLCC General Catalog [**** ATTENTION: YOU ARE VIEWING AN ARCHIVED CATALOG **** ]

Business: AA


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Associate of Arts | 63 credits minimum

Management, Marketing and Legal Studies Division
Taylorsville Redwood Campus, BB 109
General Information, (801) 957-4073
Program Information, (801) 957-4470

www.slcc.edu/businessmanagement
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor, Taylorsville Redwood Campus BB 132A, (801) 957-4323

Program Faculty:
Professors - Don Gren, Amar Sahay
Associate Professors - Basil Chelemes
Assistant Professors - Edward Engh, Eric LeDuc

Program Description: Business Associate of Arts and Business Associate of Science degrees are designed as transfer degrees to business schools at four-year institutions within the Utah System of Higher Education. Requirements at four-year colleges and universities are subject to change; ongoing planning is essential. Students interested in degrees designed for immediate business employment should review the Certificate and Associate of Applied Science degrees.

The Associate of Arts degree requires the study of a foreign language. Obtain initial general advising from any General Academic Advisor and advanced and transfer information through the Business Academic Advisor, Taylorsville Redwood Campus, Business Building, room 132A.

PREPARATION NOTE
Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program. SLCC may waive any class in the preparatory skills if students can demonstrate equivalent skills.

PREREQUISITES
It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes. The student must satisfy those prerequisites before she or he may take the designated class.

COMPUTER PROFICIENCY

  • CSIS 1020  is a recommended prerequisite for CSIS 2010  and a prerequisite for MGT 2040  . Students have the option to take the Challenge Exam for CSIS 1020  and must pass each section of the test with a score of 80% or higher. Students who wish to take the challenge exam for CSIS 1020  should review the information at http://www.slcc.edu/csis/CIS1020-challenge-exam.aspx.
  • Once the student passes the exam, SLCC posts a “P” to the transcript and awards the credit. This P is acceptable at all Utah four-year colleges and universities.

ELECTIVE OPTIONS
These are based on requirements of intended institution of transfer. Contact any general academic advisor or the business academic advisor for more information.

CLASS AVAILABILITY
The semesters in which courses are taught are listed below. Students should check the semester class schedule for day, evening or online availability and modifications caused by varying enrollment.

Transfer/Articulation Information: Course articulation agreements exist with Brigham Young University, College of Eastern Utah, Dixie State University, Southern Utah University, Snow College, University of Utah, Utah State University, Utah Valley University, Weber State University and Westminster College. Agreements are available in Business Building, room 132, or Student Center room 240 in the Transfer Center files or with academic advisors at other campuses. Transfer planning is essential. Advisors are available in Business Building, Room BB 132-A, or Student Center Room 240, or advising at other SLCC campuses. Students who will major in accounting should consider completing the accounting courses just prior to transfer so they are ready for the junior level accounting requirements.

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY - Pre-Accounting Majors
Accounting at BYU is a limited enrollment, competitive admission major, accepting students once a year for fall only. Prerequisites–ACC 200 or 201; ACC 310 or 202; MCOM 320; ISYS 201; ISYS 100 & 101 (CIS 2010)–must be completed with the grades posted before applying to the accounting program. ACCT 2010  (BYU ACC 201) and ACCT 2020  (ACC 202) must have a minimum grade of ‘B’ or better. All prerequisite transfer grades are discounted .3 (e.g., A to A-). Transfer students can increase their acceptance possibilities by (1) taking BYU’s ACC 310 and (2) complete one semester of BYU courses. These courses may also be completed at the BYU Salt Lake Center. The minimum GPA to apply is 3.0, but the typical GPA for admissions to accounting is 3.8. Rolling admissions begins Nov. 1 of the preceding year. (Rolling admissions means that the accounting committee sets a very high acceptance standard and any students who meets that acceptance standard is accepted prior to the final application deadline the last working day of June. All other applying students are placed in the standard ranking list and acceptance is determined under usual acceptance-typically in July.) http://marriottschool.byu.edu

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY - Pre-Information Systems Majors
Information Systems (ISYS) at BYU is a limited enrollment, competitive admission major, accepting students once a year for fall only. Prerequisites– BYU’s ISYS 201, ISYS 303; ACC 200 or 201 (ACCT 2010 ); MCOM 320; ISYS 100 & 101(CIS 2010)–must be completed with the grades posted before applying to the ISYS program. All prerequisite transfer grades are discounted .3 (e.g., A to A-).The minimum GPA is 3.0 but the typical GPA for admissions is 3.5 to 3.7. The final application deadline is the last working day of June. It is recommended that transfer students complete one semester of BYU courses before applying. http://marriottschool.byu.edu

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY - Pre-Management Majors
Management at BYU is a limited enrollment, competitive admission major, accepting students fall, winter, and spring semesters (spring semester at SLCC is called winter semester at BYU). Prerequisites-MATH 119; STAT 121; ECON 110; ACC 201 (ACCT 2010 ); ISYS 100 & 101 (CIS 2010)–must be completed with the grades posted before applying to the accounting program. Grades for BUS 1100  (MATH 119), MGT 2040  (STAT 121), ECON 2010  & ECON 2020  (ECON 110) are discounted .3 (A to A-). Overall GPA and last 30 hrs GPA are not discounted. The minimum GPA to apply is 3.0 but the typical GPA of recently admitted students is a 3.7 (Prerequisites GPA +Overall GPA +Last 30 hours GPA=Average GPA). It is strongly recommended that transfer students complete one semester of BYU courses before applying. http://marriottschool.byu.edu

DIXIE STATE UNIVERSITY
The minimum pre-business GPA is 2.5. No pre-business courses below a grade of “C-” are accepted. CIS 1200 (ComputerLiteracy) and CIS 2010 (Business Computer Proficiency) with a “B-” grade or better clear the computer proficiency requirement. DSC accepts an Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking course to fulfill its Communication pre-business requirement. DSC highly recommends that interested Business/Accounting students meet with a DSC Business advisor before transferring for additional information and requirements. Go to www.dixie.edu/business for advisor contact information.

SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY
CSIS 1020  with a B grade or better clears the computer proficiency requirement to enter upper-division course work. CIS 2010 is required as of fall 2007. Business course requirements that can be taken as part of General Education: PSY 1010 (SS)  or SOC 1010 (SS) . The minimum GPA requirements are a 2.5+ in the pre-business and upper-division courses, including all transfer work.

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
The David Eccles School of Business requires a 3.2 total and business GPA for admission to Upper Division and a minimum grade of a C- or higher in pre-business courses. GPAs of 3.0 to 3.19 are subject to Admission Committee review. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and transfer students complete with pre-business courses or in progress with their final pre-business courses are encouraged to apply prior to attending the University of Utah. All students admitted to Upper Division are automatically assigned to the Business Administration degree program. Admission to other undergraduate majors in the David Eccles School of Business requires a separate application, prerequisite courses and subsequent review. For more information on transferring and specific major requirements, see: http://eccles.utah.edu/students/advising and students should meet with a business advisor once admitted to the University of Utah.

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY
SLCC Business AS/AA transfer students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher will be automatically accepted into USU’s College of Business. Students with a GPA below 3.5 must complete the prerequisites and apply to the Huntsman School of Business. The prerequisites include: a ‘C’ grade or better in Microeconomics, Business Statistics, and Intermediate Writing (ENGL 2010 ). Students who plan to major in Accounting must have a grade of ‘B’ or better in Accounting must have a grade of ‘B’ or better in Accounting 2010. The Huntsman School of Business also requires Business Communication (BUS 2200 ) which can be completed in addition to or as a part of the Business AS or AA degree. A GPA of 3.0 is usually the lower end of applicants who are accepted.

Students may pursue a degree in Business Administration or in Management Information Systems (MIS) through USU Salt Lake located at 2500 South State Street in Salt Lake City. The minimum required GPA is 2.67. For further information, call (385) 646-5570.

UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY
The overall minimum GPA is a 2.5. No business courses below a grade of ‘C-’ are accepted. CSIS 1020  and CIS 2010 with a ‘B’ grade or better clear the computer proficiency requirement. UVU also requires SLCC’s BUS 2200 - Bus. Communications (CM,IN) .

Utah Valley University (UVU) offers an online Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management. Students completing an AS/AA in Business at SLCC will satisfy their general education and some lower division discipline requirements for the Hospitality Management Program. Various upper and lower division courses in Hospitality Management will be available online through UVU. Transfer recommendations: Take MATH 1050 , BUS 2200 , CHEF 1120  & CHEF 1210 . http://www.uvu.edu/woodbury/management/hospitality/.

WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY
CIS 2010 with a ‘B’ grade (80%) or better to clear the computer proficiency requirement to enter upper-division course work. COMM 1020  recommended. Before applying for admission to the Goddard School of Business students must attend at least one semester at WSU. They must have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher. An overall GPA of 2.5 and a grade of C- or higher is required for ACCT 2010 , ECON 2010 , ECON 2020 , and MGT 2040 . Students must also have a Transfer Summary validation completed. Request this from the GSBE Academic Advising Center at WSU.

WESTMINSTER COLLEGE
COMM 1020  is required for graduation. Westminster now offers business B.S. degrees which do not require foreign language. The business B.A. degrees require 2-3 semesters of one foreign language (see advisor). ENGL 2100  is not accepted at Westminster toward the English general education requirement. Minimum GPA of 2.3 is required. The general education diversity (DV) class has to be taken at Westminster. Check with an advisor to see about any SLCC class that might articulate for a DV at Westminster. However none of the DV classes at SLCC will count for this requirement.

Westminster College also offers an online Bachelors of Business Administration degree. Requirements to get into this program are an Associate degree in any subject matter and six years work experience.

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

Specialized Accreditation: All associate degree business programs at SLCC are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Accreditation represents the achievement of meeting high national standards established for associate degree granting business programs and facilitates transfer of credits to four year universities and colleges.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
1.1 Understand fundamentals of business and the relationship of business to society. 1 - Acquire Substantive Knowledge
2.1 Communicate effectively in writing.
2.2 Communicate effectively verbally.
2.3 Communicate effectively numerically.
2 - Communicate Effectively
3.1 Choose and perform appropriate analyses for quantitative and qualitative data. 3 - Develop Quantitative Literacy
4.1 Extract relevant data from complex information, process it appropriately, and draw reasonable conclusions. 4 - Think Critically
5.1 Engage in principled dialogue on civic issues involving local business. 5 - Engage Civically
6.1 Understand the ethical considerations that are inherently involved in business. 6 - Work Professionally
7.1 Proficiently use computer technology. 7 - Develop Computer & Information Literacy

General Education Requirements


Core Skills:


Institutional Requirements:


Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 Credit


Distribution Areas:


Choose one course (three credit hours) from each of the following distribution areas. One of the courses must also be a Diversity course (DV).

Life Sciences (LS)   3-4
Fine Arts (FA)   3-4
Humanities (HU)   3
Interdisciplinary (ID)   3
Social Science (SS)   3
Physical Science (PS)   3

NOTE: We recommend students take:

BUS 1050  as Interdisciplinary (ID)  distribution course
ECON 2020  as Social Science (SS)  distribution course for University of Utah
PSY 1010  or SOC 1010  as Social Science (SS)  distribution course for Utah State University

Language (LN) 5 Credits


  • LANG 1020 (LN) 5

Note:


LANG prefix does not exist; the LANG prefix would be replaced by the prefix for the individual language chosen: ARB, CHI, FRN, GER, ITL, JPN, NAV, POR, RUS, SAM, SPN, TNG

Students who want to earn a BA degree after transfer from SLCC are advised to take a language that the chosen school offers as upper-division to meet the BA language requirement. Not all colleges and universities offer all languages; consult with the chosen school’s language department.

Required Courses: (19-21 Credits)


COMPLETE EITHER OPTION 1 OR 2:

Note:


Sample Schedule


Advising Notes:


Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program. SLCC may waive any class in the preparatory skills if students can demonstrate equivalent skills. It is the student’s responsibility to:

  • examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes.
  • satisfy those prerequisites before taking the designated class.

Students may take additional transfer requirements beyond the AA/AS degrees at SLCC before transferring to Utah State University, Southern Utah University and Utah Valley University.

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