Apr 01, 2023  
2016-2017 SLCC General Catalog 

Business: AA

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Associate of Arts | 62 credits minimum

Management, Marketing and Legal Studies Division
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
BB 109
General Information (801) 957-4073
Program Information (801) 957-4470
Program Website
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, Kristi Grooms, Phil Nelsen, Lon Schiffbauer, Lisa Fowler, Jeff Davis

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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 at http://undergrad.business.utah.edu/form/application-upper-division-status 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://business.utah.edu/advising and students should meet with a business advisor once admitted to the University of Utah.

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.

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 . www.uvu.edu/woodbury/academic/hospitality/index.html.

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.

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 Cost for Students
Tuition + Books:  Cost varies with course selection and credit hours.

Some courses in the School of Business may have course fees–check with each course description and the class schedule for details. 

Estimated Time to Completion
If students follow one of the suggested semester schedules, time to completion is 4-5 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 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically & creatively
5 - Become a community engaged learner
6 - Work in professional & constructive manner
7 - Develop computer & information literacy
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:

American Institutions (AI) Choose 1 Course (3 Credits) from the Following

Institutional Requirements:

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:

ECON 2020  as (SS) for the University of Utah; PSY 1010  or SOC 1010  as (SS) for Utah State Univeristy (see BUS AS notes).

Language (LN) 5 Credits

Note: Students without sufficient language proficiency must plan to take LANG 1010 before taking LANG 1020.  See language advisor.  Check to see if your chosen language is accepted at your 4 yr college.

Required Courses: (16-19 Credits)


ACCT Requirement: Option 1

ACCT Requirement: Option 2

Elective Courses: (Complete at least 6 Credits)

Electives can be selected from all School of Business courses with the following prefixes:

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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.

Accounting Option 1 is modeled after the University of Utah’s ACCT 2600 course. Only the University of Utah accepts Option 1.

Accounting Option 2 coverage is accepted at all Utah 4-year colleges/universities.  

Students may also choose to take a three course accounting track (ACCT 1110, ACCT 1120 AND ACCT 2020) for a more in depth study.  ACCT 1110 will count as the degree required accounting course.  ACCT 1120 and ACCT 2020 will count as degree electives.   (ACCT 1120 and ACCT 2020 can be taken in the same semester.)  This option is recommended for students earning the SLCC Business AS or AA Degree and then continuing to an accounting program at a transfer school.  All Utah 4-year colleges/universities accept this track.

Elective selections should be based on the requirements of the intended transfer institution.  Contact any general academic advisor or School of Business academic advisors for more information.  

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.

If a student is planning to transfer to the University of Utah to study Accounting, Finance or Operations Management, then student should take BUS 1100 as an elective course.   For all other transfer institutions, student should take ECON 2020 and BUS 2200 as elective courses. 

Recommended:  Choose Gen Ed electives with the following prefixes where available–BUS, MGT, MKTG, FIN, ACCT, ECON, CSIS.  Note, however, if you take a course for a Gen Ed elective, you may NOT count it also as a degree requirement/elective.  

For Composition (EN):  Recommended
ENGL 1010 and 2010

For Quantitative Literacy (QL): Recommended
MATH 1050 OR MATH 1090
Note that MATH 1050 is 4 credits and MATH 1090 is 3 credits.  Sample schedules are based on the student taking MATH 1050.  

For American Institutions (AI):  Recommended
ECON 1740, HIST 1700, or POLS 1100.

For Student Choice (IN or DEPTH):  Recommended
BUS 1010 (IN), BUS 2200 (IN), ECON 1010 (SS), ECON 1600 (SS), or FIN 1050 (ID).

For Distribution Areas:  Recommended
Interdisciplinary (ID)-NOTE:  BUS 1050 is also listed as an (ID) course for Gen Ed purposes.  However, it is a required course for the AS/AA degrees.  If a student wants to take BUS 1050 as their Gen Ed (ID) elective, the student must take an additional School of Business elective to achieve sufficient number of credit hours to complete the degree.  
Social Science (SS)-if transferring to the University of Utah:  ECON 2020
Social Science (SS)-if transferring to Utah State University:  PSY 1010 or SOC 1010

For Language (LN):
For students without sufficient language proficiency, they must plan to take LANG 1010 before taking LANG 1020.  See language advisor.
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 courses.  Not all colleges and universities offer all languages;  consult with the transfer school’s language department.  

CSIS 2010 is a prerequisite for MGT 2040.  If a student is not familiar with Excel, they should first take CIS 1020 which is a recommended prerequisite for CSIS 2010.  

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