2019-2020 Academic Catalog

Academic Programs

Associate of Applied Science

  • A minimum of 60 credits are required.
  • The AAS degree is not a transfer degree. This degree is provided in fields of study where additional education does not significantly increase employability.
  • Required credits include religion, program required courses, program core courses, and if applicable, electives.
  • Some individual course credits may transfer to other institutions depending on the requirements of the institution receiving the transfer request.
  • At least 50% of required credits must be earned directly from LDS Business College.

Associate of Science

  • A minimum of 60 credits are required.
  • The AS degree, as a regionally accredited degree, is a transfer degree because it satisfies the majority of lower division general education requirements and should be accepted at four-year institutions.
  • Depending on the requirements of the receiving institution, students may be required to complete additional courses to meet specific institutional or program requirements.
  • Required credits include religion, general education, college success course, internship, certificate requirements, and if applicable, electives.
  • At least 50% of required credits must be earned directly from LDS Business College.
  • Students earn the AS degree by completing 1 or 2 standard certificates or 1 specialized certificate.
Option A:  AS degree with 1 Standard certificate
Religion
8 credits
Certificate
15 credits
General Education
24 - 26 credits
CAR 101, College Success
1 credit
CAR 299, Internship
1 credit
Electives
11 credits
Total
60 – 62 credits
Option B:  AS degree with 2 Standard certificates
Religion
8 credits
Certificate
15 credits
Certificate
15 credits
General Education
24 - 26 credits
CAR 101, College Success
1 credit
CAR 299, Internship
1 credit
Total
64 – 66 credits
Option C:  AS degree with 1 Specialized certificate
Additional Religion
6  credits
Certificate
16 – 29 credits (includes 2 religion credits)
General Education
24 - 26 credits
CAR 101, Career Success
1 credit
CAR 299, Internship
1 credit
Electives
0 - 12 credits
Total
60 – 63 credits

Overview

General Education courses support the College’s mission.  These courses provide students with foundational knowledge and intellectual tools for future academic success and life-long learning.  Students are exposed to multiple areas of knowledge, methods of inquiry, critical thinking, informational literacy, and real-world problem solving.  General Education encourages students to engage the world as socially-responsible citizens, contributing members of the workforce, and active participants in families, the Church, and their local communities.

General Education Outcomes

1. Students graduating from LDS Business College with an Associate of Science degree will:

  • Gain Fundamental Content Knowledge, including completion of the following core and breadth requirements
  • English
  • Quantitative Literacy 
  • American Institutions
  • Arts and Humanities 
  • Natural Science 
  • Social Science

2. Acquire Intellectual Tools & Practical Skills, including 

  • Inquiry and Analysis 
  • Critical and Creative Thinking and Problem Solving 
  • Written and Verbal Communication
  • Information Literacy
  • Teamwork and Leadership

3. Develop Personal and Social Responsibility, including

  • Sustainable Stewardship to Self, Family, Church and Community
  • Community and Civic Knowledge
  • Ethical Reasoning, Emotional Intelligence and Initiative
  • Rights & Obligations of Citizenship

4. Synthesize Learning, including

  • Application of Knowledge, Skills and Responsibilities to New Settings
  • Integrating Knowledge of Multiple Disciplines to Solve Real-World Problems

5. Value Career Management & Life-long Learning, including

  • Integrating Skills for College and Career Success
  • Professionalism, Work Ethic and Accountability in the Workplace
  • Technology and Computer Skills in the Workplace

General education courses are part of the requirements for the Associate of Science degree.  This degree is designed for students who want to transfer to four-year institutions and continue their education.  To maximize transferability, students should complete all the general education requirements for the AS degree and graduate from LDSBC.  Students desiring to transfer should meet with an LDSBC academic advisor to learn more about transferability of courses and degrees.

LDSBC works to establish articulation agreements with other colleges and universities for students in their continued pursuits of lifelong learning and academics.  Students interested in transferring credits to another college or university should review that institution’s transfer guidelines and policies. Students are encouraged to contact the four-year institutions to which they plan to transfer and check degree requirements and departmental prerequisites. LDSBC makes no guarantee of credit transfer and cannot negotiate or change the graduation requirements of another higher education institution.

Career Opportunities

The Associate of Science degree gives students a quick entry into the marketplace now as well as the option for continued education to advance their careers in the future. The eternal truths acquired in this distinctly LDS environment help build family and prepare the student for leadership in employment, the Church, and community. You will find career opportunities on the web pages for each certificate.

Certificates

Two types of certificates are offered at the College: Standard and Specialized Certificates.

Students are required to choose one (1) standard certificate for the AS degree and may choose two (2). Both certificates can be stacked into an AS degree or awarded as a stand-alone certificate.

1. Standard Certificates – Stackable 2. Specialized Certificates - Stackable
Stackable into AS degree; 1 or 2 standard certificates will stack into AS; no more than 2 standard certificates will be stacked into an AS degree Stackable into AS degree; only 1 specialized certificate will stack into AS degree
15 credits 16-29 credits
Must be stacked into the AS degree to be eligible for financial aid Eligible for financial aid if the course sequence requires a minimum of at least 15 weeks and 16 credit hours
Graduates will receive a transfer AS degree and a certificate(s) in specific fields of study Graduates will receive a transfer AS degree and a certificate in a specific field of study
1. Standard Certificates – Certificate Only
2. Specialized Certificates – Certificate Only
15 credits 16-29 credits
No religion credits 2 religion credits; 1 course
Not eligible for financial aid if completed as a stand-alone certificate Eligible for financial aid if the course sequence requires a minimum of at least 15 weeks and 16 credit hours
May be awarded as “Certificate Only” if declared as a program without an AS degree May be awarded as “Certificate Only”
Standard Certificates  Credits  Specialized Certificates  Credits 
Accounting 15 Interior Design 28
Business Analytics 15 Medical Assistant 29
Business Intelligence 15 Medical Coding 28
Cloud & Systems Administration 15 Paralegal Studies 27
Computer Science 15     
Digital Marketing 15     
Global Supply Chain & Operations 15     
Human Resource Management 15    
IT Fundamentals 15    
Network Administration 15    
Professional Business Management 15    
Project Management 15    
Small Business Management 15    
Social Media Marketing 15    
Software Engineering 15    
Technical Support Engineer 15    
Technology Account Management 15    

Other