Oct 02, 2022  
2016-2017 SLCC General Catalog 

Business Management: AAS (CTE)

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Associate of Applied Science | 63 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 BB 132, (801) 957-4323

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

Program Description 
The AAS in Business Management includes the study of business theory and principles applied in the many activities of business today, both nationally and worldwide. Emphasis is given to problem solving and decision making to prepare the graduate with decision-making skills for a variety of career areas.

These areas are designed to lead to employment as managers, manager-trainees, production planners and schedulers, engineering assistants, inventory control technicians, entrepreneurs, and a variety of other positions.

Career Opportunities
Graduates with an AAS in Business Management will have gained the skills and abilities to apply for a variety of jobs including General & Operations Manager, Sales Manager, Business Analyst, and Assistant Manager.

Transfer/Articulation Information
This is a 2-year terminal degree not designed to transfer. Several courses are transferable to other institutions. Students should check with a business advisor or the receiving institution to determine credit transferability.

Total Program/Course Fees
Some courses may have lab fees.

Estimated Cost for Students
The estimated cost for textbooks per semester is $500.

Estimated Time to Completion
If a student follows the proposed sample schedule outline, time to completion is four semesters.

Specialized Accreditation
Associate degree business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). This accreditation represents the achievement of meeting the high national standards established for associate degree business programs.

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.
1.2  Demonstrate knowledge of local and national laws.
1.3  Perform planning for a small business.
1.4  Demonstrate an understanding of distribution systems.
1.5  Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of transportation and distribution and how it relates to the economy.
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 - Civic Engagement
6.1 Understand the ethical considerations that are inherently involved in business. 6 - Work Professionally
7.1 Proficiently use computer technology. 7 - Computer & Information Literacy


General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 3 Credits

Quantitative Studies (QS) 3 Credits

Communication (CM) 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
Physical Science (PS)   3
Social Science (SS)   3

Note: BUS 1050  fulfills a program course requirement and cannot be used as General Education Interdisciplinary (ID) requirement.

Recommended for (ID): BUS 1040 FIN 1050  or MKTG 1050  

Recommended for (SS): ECON 2010  

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.

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.  

Core Skills Areas 
Composition (EN):  ENGL 1010
Quantitative Studies (QS):  Recommended FIN 1380
Communication (CM):  Recommended BUS 2200
Human Relations (HR):  Recommended BUS 1010 or MKTG 1010 or MKTG 1960

Distribution Areas 
Interdisciplinary (ID):  Recommended BUS 1040 or FIN 1050 or MKTG 1050
NOTE:  BUS 1050 is also listed as an (ID) course for Gen Ed purposes.  However, it is a required course for the Business Management AAS degree.  
Social Science (SS):  Recommended ECON 2010

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

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