Accelerated Business Degree AS

The Accelerated Business Degree program is an exciting opportunity tailored for busy, working professionals or anyone eager to start or advance a career in business. The fast-track program is online so students can complete an Associate of Science in Business degree from home, a workplace, or anywhere else they want SLCC to be. Students can finish a degree in as few as 14 months and transfer to a four-year business program!

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Certification

  • 19 courses
  • 14 months
  • $8,2000

Courses | View Schedule

Title Time Commitment Investment
Cultural and Human Experience (IG) 
Intro to Music (FA) 
Scientific Foundations of Human Nutrition (LS) 
Foundations of Business 
Perspectives in Communication (HU)
Intro to Sociology (SS)
Intercultural Communication (CM,DV)
Elementary Physics 
Fitness for Life 
Bus. Computer Profic-Database 
Intermediate Writing (EN) 
Business Communications (CM) 
Economic History of US (AI) 
Principles of Microeconomics (SS) 
Survey of Financial Accounting 
College Algebra-Business (QL) 
Managerial Accounting 
Principles of Macroeconomics 
Business Statistics I 

Benefits

Accredited by the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities

100% online

Cohort format. Complete the program with the same group of students

FAQ

* How does this program different than a traditional 2-year program?

- Students move through the program as a cohort group, completing two or three courses in each 10-week session. The program is designed for students committed to completing the program with their cohort group. The traditional Associate of Science in Business degree is offered primarily in 15-week semesters and a full-time student can complete it in two years.

* How many students will be in the program?

- Each cohort typically has between 15-20 students.

* When will this program start and how long to complete?

- A new cohort will start each spring and take 14 months to complete. Because schedules for the cohort are established, students must remain in the cohort through completion of the program.

* Are General Education requirements part of this program?

- Yes. General Education requirements are integrated into the schedule.

* I am an SLCC employee or a dependent/spouse/immediate family of an SLCC employee. Can I enroll in the program using the SLCC benefits?

- Please contact the ABD Program Coordinator to submit an application and to be placed on the list for an upcoming cohort

* How do I know what classes to take and when?

- Upon acceptance into the program, students receive an email or letter which outlines the program with important registration and class dates. Students are encouraged to work with an Academic Advisor throughout the program to ensure all requirements are met for the Associate of Science in Business degree.

Funding

The Accelerated Business Degree is eligible for financial aid. However, there are a few items students should be aware of:

- Students must register for all classes that fall within the traditional semester schedule at the same time for financial aid to fund appropriately.

- If students use all their financial aid during fall and spring semesters, there will be no funding guaranteed for the summer term. Students may apply for State grants; however, the grants are normally awarded on a first come-first served basis (based on eligibility) and are limited to no more than $1,000.

- Grades and completion rates play a part in successive semester financial aid awards. Low grades may impact the following semester's financial aid. SLCC must determine a student's eligibility based on satisfactory progress requirements (70% completion rate and 2.00 GPA) prior to releasing funds.

Schedule

*NOTE: Course Offerings, class sequence, dates and times are subject to change according to program needs.

 


Spring 2023 AB1 AB2
Classes Begin  January 2  March 13
Last Day to Add  January 17  March 17
Last Day To Drop  January 19  March 22
Last Day To Withdraw  February 10  April 13
Last Day of Class  March 10  May 19
Summer 2023 AB3
Classes Begin  May 22
Last Day to Add  June 1
Last Day To Drop  June 3
Last Day To Withdraw  June 22
Last Day of Class  July 28
Fall 2023 AB4 AB5
Classes Begin  July 31  October 9
Last Day to Add  August 7  October 16
Last Day To Drop  August 10  October 19
Last Day To Withdraw  August 31  November 9
Last Day of Class  October 6  December 15

Pre-requisites for the Accelerated Business Degree Program

Course Course Title Cr. Hours Notes
CSIS 1020 Computer Essentials 3
ENGL 1010 Intro to Writing 3 English 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate placement score
MATH 1010 Intermediate Algebra (QS) 4 ENGL 0990 w/C grade or better; and within the last year Math 0980 (or equivalent) w/C grade or better or appropriate placement score
Total 10

Class Sequence | Each Block Runs 10 Weeks

AB 1Spring 2023

Course Course Title Cr. Hours Notes
 ANTH 1010 Cultural and Human Experience (IG)  3
 MUSC 1010 Intro to Music (FA) 3
 NUTR 1020 Scientific Foundations of Human Nutrition (LS) 3
Total 9

AB2 Spring 2023

Course Course Title Cr. Hours Notes
BUS 1050 Foundations of Business 3 ENGL 1010
COMM 2050 Perspectives in Communication (HU) 3
SOC 1010 Intro to Sociology (SS) 3
Total 9

AB3 Summer 2023

Course Course Title Cr. Hours Notes
COMM 2150 Intercultural Communication (CM, DV) 3
PHYS 1010 Elementary Physics 3 ENGL 1010
HLAC 1096 Fitness for Life 1
Total 7

AB4 FALL 2023

Course Course Title Cr. Hours Notes
CSIS 2010 Bus Computer Profic.-Database 3 CSIS 1020 or challenge exam
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing (EN) 3 ENGL 1010 
BUS 2200 Business Communications (CM) 3
Total 9

AB 5 FALL 2023

Course Course Title Cr. Hours Notes
ECON 1740 Economic History of US (AI) 3 RDG 0990 
ECON 2010 Principles of Microeconomics (SS) 3
ACCT 2010 Survey of Financial Accounting 3
MATH 1090  College Algebra-Business (QL) 3
Total 12

AB 6 SPRING 2024

Course Course Title Cr. Hours Notes
ACCT 2020 Managerial Accounting 3 ACCT 1110 or ACCT 2010 
ECON 2020 Principles of Macroeconomics (SS) 3
MGT 2040 Business Statistics I 4 MATH 1010 or FIN 1380 and CIS 1020
Total 10

General Education Requirements for
The Accelerated Business Degree Program

Core Skills (12-13 Credit Hours)

COMPOSITION (EN) 6

ENGL 1010 - ABD prerequisite

ENGL 2010 - Included in the ABD program

QUANTITATIVE LITERACY (QL) 3 MATH 1050 or 1090 - Included in the ABD program
AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS (AI) 3 ECON 1740 - Included in the ABD program

Institutional Requirements (4-7 Credit Hours)

LIFELONG WELLNESS (LW) 1 *must complete prior to graduation
COMMUNICATION (CM) 3 COMM 1020 - Included in the ABD program
INTERNATIONAL & GLOBAL  (IG) 3 CIS 1020 - Included in the ABD program

General Education (18 Credit Hours)

LIFE SCIENCES (LS) 3 *Must be completed prior to graduation
FINE ARTS (FA) 3 *Must be completed prior to graduation
HUMANITIES (HU) 3 COMM 2050 - Included in the ABD program
PHYSICAL SCIENCE (PS) 3 PHYS 1010
SOCIAL SCIENCE (SS) 3 SOC 1010 - Included in the ABD program

Contact

Elisha Suazo | 801-957-5422 | Elisha.suazo@slcc.edu