2019-2020 Academic Catalog

General Information

President’s Message

Picture of Bruce C. Kusch

Welcome to LDS Business College. If you’re new to our campus, we’re grateful you’re here. If you’re a returning student, we’re glad to have you back.

Your experience at LDS Business College will be unique and wonderfully rewarding. Our focus as an institution is to help you develop market-ready skills in a spiritually enriching, testimony building and uplifting environment. Here, you’ll learn by doing as you grow and become a capable and trusted disciple of the Savior.

Your educational pursuits at the College will prepare you for a career or further education, whichever you choose. I invite you to make every moment count in positive and productive ways. Be a dedicated student by preparing each day for rich learning experiences. As you do so, the Holy Ghost will be your Master Teacher in remarkable ways. Live a worthy life and take advantage of our proximity to a House of the Lord by being a frequent temple patron. Also, I invite you to attend weekly devotionals. As you do these things, I promise you’ll be lifted, edified and strengthened in ways you can hardly imagine.

I welcome you, warmly and sincerely, to LDS Business College.

Best regards,

Bruce C Kusch Signature

Bruce C. Kusch, Ph.D.

President, LDS Business College

Catalog Disclaimer

The information in this catalog is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute a legal contract between LDS Business College and any person or entity.

LDS Business College reserves the right to change its degree requirements, course offerings and policies as conditions require. This catalog is updated once a year, on or about the first day of Fall semester registration.

A student's catalog will be the catalog in effect the fall semester of the academic year when he or she first enrolls at LDS Business College.

A student’s catalog year is updated when a student declares a new program of study, and the student uses the catalog in effect at the time the new program of study is declared.

Students who leave LDS Business College for any semester other than spring should refer to the latest General Catalog for information regarding the College when they return.

NOTICE: LDS Business College (hereafter also referred to as “LDSBC” or “College”) makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the content of this catalog is correct but reserve the right to make changes at any time without prior notice.

Catalog Expiration

Students must complete graduation requirements within four (4) years for an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, Associate of Science (AS) degree, or a certificate. After four years the requirements listed in the LDSBC catalog are no longer valid and accepted for graduation.

Students who take longer than four (4) years to complete an AAS degree, AS degree, or certificate will be held to the graduation requirements found in the oldest active catalog or any subsequent catalog up to the current catalog at the time of graduation.

No student can graduate under the requirements of a catalog more than four (4) years old.

Students must graduate under the requirements of a single catalog.

Course Expiration

In areas of study in which the subject matter changes rapidly, material in courses taken long before graduation may become obsolete or irrelevant. Courses completed over seven (7) years ago may not apply to the student's current degree program. Also, additional program accreditation standards may limit the applicability of courses or degree requirements to less than 7 years.

Students must appeal to the Program Chair and the Vice President of Academics for acceptance of expired courses.

Accreditation

LDS Business College (hereafter also referred to as “LDSBC”, or “College”) is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Inquiries regarding an institution’s accredited status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities should be directed to the Administrative staff of the institution.

Individuals may also contact:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 558-4224 www.nwccu.org

Accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities refers to the institution as a whole. Therefore, statements like “fully accredited” or “this program is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities” or “this degree is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities” are incorrect and should not be used.

Program Accreditation: The Medical Assistant Certificate is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assistant Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: 727-210-2350
http://www.caahep.org
Medical Assisting Education Review Board
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1575
Chicago, IL 60606 Phone: 1-800-228-2262
http://maerb.com 

Statement of Nondiscrimination

LDS Business College considers nondiscrimination to be fundamental to its mission, goals, and objectives. LDSBC recognizes that its future success is, in part, dependent upon its ability to successfully accommodate the increasingly diverse nature of the student body and employees, which diversity is promoted by the worldwide growth of its sponsoring Church. The College is committed to nondiscrimination in its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment and other College-administered programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, veteran status, genetic information, or disability for all individuals who meet College and department academic requirements and agree to abide by the College’s standards of conduct and behavior. The College does exercise the “religious” exemption in admissions as granted in Title IX of the Education Amendments, 20 U.S.C. 1681 (a)(3) and in hiring employees as granted in 41 CFR 60-1.5(a)(5).

Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against should contact the Title IX Office at 801-524-8157.

Academic Freedom

LDS Business College invites faculty members and students to pursue secular knowledge in a climate of religious belief. This model consciously embraces all truth, regardless of its source.

Individual freedom lies at the core of both religious and academic life and is based not only on a belief in the value of free inquiry, but also on the gospel principle that humans are moral agents. Faculty members and students are encouraged to seek knowledge in the sacred as well as the secular; to learn through their hearts, by the Spirit, and with their minds; and to honor both the written word of God and continuing revelation.

Faculty members and students are entrusted with individual academic freedom and are encouraged to pursue truth according to the theories, methodologies, and practices that characterize scholarship in the various disciplines. This trust encompasses the freedom to explore a variety of ideas.

The Board of Trustees and the academic leadership of LDS Business College expect faculty members to protect the fundamental interests and the doctrines of the Church, the individual faith of Church members, and the mission of the College at all times. Faculty members are free to discuss and analyze Church doctrine and policy. However, faculty members should not engage in expressions with students privately or in public that knowingly contradict or oppose Church doctrine and policy. Faculty members should not deliberately attack or deride the Church or its leaders. Nor should they violate the Honor Code.

Mission Statement

Mission Statement

LDS Business College (LDSBC) is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is part of the Church Education System (CES).

All units included in CES are:

  • LDS Business College (LDSBC), Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Brigham Young University (BYU), Provo, Utah
  • Brigham Young University – Hawaii (BYU-H), Laie, Hawaii
  • Brigham Young University – Idaho (BYU-I), Rexburg, Idaho
  • Brigham Young University – Pathway Worldwide (BYU-PW), Worldwide
  • Institutes of Religion and Seminaries, Worldwide

The mission of the College is to develop capable and trusted disciples of Jesus Christ.

  • Strengthening faith in Jesus Christ and His restored gospel, and following His example, are at the center of all we do.
  • A unique learning and teaching framework prepares confident and skillful learners with relevant, in-demand, and market-ready skills.
  • Learning and teaching take place in a spiritually nourishing and uplifting environment.
  • As each learner discovers their potential, they are enabled with power to act and grow; to become valuable employees, lifelong learners, and leaders in their homes, the Church and in their communities.

As an institution, we seek and follow the counsel and guidance of inspired leaders in harmony with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, its purposes, and in fulfilling our stated mission.

Deep Learning at LDS Business College

LDSBC Learning Pattern

The Spirit-Centered classrooms at LDS Business College are designed to achieve deep learning and create environments where students act to become capable and trusted disciples of Jesus Christ.  Employing a variety of teaching methods through a distinct learning pattern, courses are immersive, integrated, iterative, and interactive, where information is not simply delivered and where students accept and assume responsibility for their learning. The outcomes of deep learning include capability, competence, and confidence to enter the world of work prepared to make significant contributions.

Deep Learning is the result of a learner, acting in, with, and by faith in Jesus Christ; it is inherently a spiritual experience and evidence of the fruits of the Atonement of Jesus Christ working in the lives of the learner and teacher. Deep Learning leads to understanding--the capacity to know, do, and become--and is ultimately a gift of the Spirit.

College Wide Capabilities

College Wide Capabilities

To align with the mission of LDS Business College to develop capable and trusted disciples of Jesus Christ, the college is focused on helping learners demonstrate the following key capabilities:

  1. Teamwork and Leadership: Create and sustain a culture of trust, vision, and continuous improvement that adds value to an organization.
  2. Communication: Share information in diverse audiences, modes, and environments for the purpose of mutual understanding and edification.
  3. Technical Skills: Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities to accomplish specific tasks through proper systems, processes, and tools.
  4. Problem-Solving: Analyze complex problems and generate creative solutions supported by informed evidence.
  5. Professionalism: Exhibit behaviors reflecting a moral foundation of strong ethics and accountability.

LDS Business College Board of Trustees

Officers

Russell M. Nelson, Chairman

Dallin H. Oaks, First Vice-Chairman

Henry B. Eyring, Second Vice-Chairman

R. Kelly Haws, Secretary

Board Members

Russell M. Nelson, Chairman

Dallin H. Oaks, First Vice-Chairman

Henry B. Eyring, Second Vice-Chairman

Jeffrey R. Holland*

David A. Bednar*

Quentin L. Cook

Dale G. Renlund

Robert C. Gay*

Donald L. Hallstrom

Gérald Caussé

Jean B. Bingham*

Bonnie H. Cordon

Stephen W. Owen

R. Kelly Haws, Secretary*

*Members of the Executive Committee

Office of the Commissioner of Church Education

Kim B. Clark, Commissioner, Church Educational System

R. Kelly Haws, Assistant to the Commissioner and Secretary to the Boards

LDS Business College President’s Executive Council

Bruce C. Kusch, President

Craig D. Bell, Vice President of Academics

Guy Hollingsworth, Vice President of Student Services

Vince A. Vaughn, Vice President of Administration

Robert Salmon, Managing Director of Strategy and Assessment

College Map

Academic Departments

Business

Department Chair Doug McDougal
Program Chairs Brent Andrus: DECA, Human Resource Management, Small Business Management, Professional Business Management
Ken DuVall: Business Analytics
Doug McDougal: Accounting
Steve Rogers: Global Supply Chaing & Operations, Project Management
Associate of Applied Science AAS Business Applied Technology (for ATC students)
Certificates Accounting
Business Analytics
Global Supply Chain & Operations
Human Resource Management
Professional Business Management
Project Management
Small Business Management

Professional Services

Department Chair Kimberly Garner
Program Chairs Heidi Plumb: Interior Design
Kimberly Garner: Paralegal Studies
Schillene Bigelow: Medical Assistant
Lynita Ellis: Medical Coding
Associate of Applied Science AAS Interior Design
AAS Paralegal Studies
Certificates Interior Design
Medical Assistant
Medical Coding
Paralegal Studies

Digital Technology

Department Chair Troy Beynon
Program Chairs Nelson Altamirano: Digital Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Technology Account Management
Troy Beynon: Business Intelligence, Cloud & Systems Administration
Spencer DeGraw: IT Fundamentals, Network Administration, Technical Support Engineer
Jared Plumb: Computer Science, Software Engineering
Associate of Applied Science AAS Cyber Security
Certificates Business Intelligence
Cloud & Systems Administration
Computer Science
Digital Marketing
IT Fundamentals
Network Administration
Social Media Marketing

General Studies

Department Chair Matt Tittle 
Program Chairs Denice Lingen: Math
Megan Rice: English
Matt Tittle: BAP, CAR 299, ATC
Jennifer Warnas: General Education, CAR 101, CAR 201, College-Wide Capabilities
Associate of Science Degree Coordinator: Matt Tittle

The Associate of Science (AS) degree with stackable certificates, Standard and Specialized, in emphases areas, (see Degrees & Certificates Offered) is a transfer degree.

Institute of Religion

LDS Business College is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The College is funded largely by the tithes of the Church. It is anticipated that students will achieve a balanced education, will leave LDSBC built up in their faith and commitment to the Lord and His kingdom as they are prepared to engage the world of ideas and work through education or training in their chosen field. A knowledge of the gospel and an individual testimony can lead to peace and happiness in this life and prepare students for eternal life hereafter.

Because regular gospel study should be a continuing part of a student’s college experience, it is strongly encouraged that students take one religion class each and every semester they are enrolled. Elder M. Russell Ballard said, “If you are attending a church school, consistently include a class each semester in religious education” (Ensign/Liahona May 2015).

Graduation Requirements for Degrees and Certificates

There is no degree, major, or minor, offered from the LDS Business College Institute of Religion. To earn any degree offered by LDS Business College, the Religion Course requirements listed below must be met.

Content Requirement

Graduation requirements for AAS and AS degrees:

  • Two of the four cornerstone courses as core requirements, plus two additional courses (four credits).

Certificate program requirements will have the following guidelines:

  • Certificate programs with 15 credits or less will not require any religion courses.
  • Certificate programs with 16 – 29 credits will require one religion cornerstone course.
  • Certificate programs with 30 or more credits will require two religion cornerstone courses.

Courses with the same number and similar title are considered equivalent across all CES institutions and whether taken at or transferred into an institution, will fulfill the content requirement for graduation (See residency requirement below). Additionally, to earn credit, a student must attend at least 75% of classes.

Residency Requirement

Each institution determines how many religious education credits a student must complete on-campus. For transfer students, this requirement may increase the number of credits needed to graduate. For example, if a student has completed several courses at one CES institution before transferring to another, depending on the residency requirement of the institution, the courses transferred may meet the content requirement but not the residency requirement. Each student at LDSBC will be required to take at least one (2 credit) religion course at the college to fulfill the residency requirement (if their program is more than 15 credits).

Transfer Students

Depending on the total number of credit hours a student transfers, each CES institution uses a formula or scale for determining the number of religion credits (residency) remaining for graduation (see table below).

Credit Hours Transferred to LDSBC  Minimum Religion Credit Hours 
 45+  2
 30-44  4
 15-29  6
 0-14  8

Second Religion Class in the Same Semester

Students will only receive religion credit for one religion class per semester.  Any exceptions to this must be approved through the Office of the Registrar. Exception to this policy are courses: REL 110R and REL 190R.

Transfer of Religion Credit from Other Universities

Religion credit earned at other LDS Church schools will transfer to LDSBC as an equivalent religion course or elective credit so long as the course is taken for credit and such credit is noted on an official transcript. While religion credits from other LDS Church schools may transfer to fulfill required religion content, they do not satisfy the LDSBC resident religion requirement (religion courses taken while attending LDSBC). Coursework in religious studies from any institution other than an LDS Church school or Institute of Religion will not be accepted toward filling the LDSBC religion requirements.

Transfer of Religion credit from CES Institutes of Religion

Religion credit earned at Church Education System (CES) Institutes of Religion will transfer to LDSBC as an equivalent religion course or elective credit so long as the course is taken for “Church University” or “BYU” credit and such credit is noted on an official Institute transcript. Qualifying Religion credit taken from CES Institutes of Religion do not count as residency religion requirements.

Dates and Deadlines

Fall 2019 Academic Deadlines

Sep 9 PAYMENT DEADLINE: Tuition, Content Charges, Fees, and Health Plan
Sep 11 Last day to add to the waitlist
Sep 16
Classes Begin
Sep 16 Late fee assessed for outstanding balances
Sep 18
Waitlists Purged
Sep 23
Last day to add and drop classes
Sep 23 Last day to drop and receive a full tuition refund
Sep 23 Last day to drop (no W)*
Sep 24 Students are dropped from classes for non-payment
Sep 27 Last day to be reinstated if dropped for non-payment
Sep 30 Financial Aid Determination Date (Census Date)
Nov 8 Last day to withdraw from classes & receive a W grade*
Nov 27 No Classes / College Open
Nov 28 Thanksgiving Holiday - No Classes (College Closed)
Nov 29 Thanksgiving Holiday - No Classes (College Closed)
Dec 2 Fall Graduation Application Deadline
Dec 18 Official Last day of Fall Semester
Dec 23 Fall Grades Due
Jan 2 Fall Grades available to students on MyBC.edu
*See tuition refund policy

Winter 2020 Academic Deadlines

Dec 30 PAYMENT DEADLINE: Tuition, Content Charges, Fees, and Health Plan 
Jan 3 Last day to add to the waitlist
Jan 8 Classes Begin
Jan 8 Late fee assessed for outstanding balances
Jan 10 Waitlists Purged
Jan 15 Last day to add and drop classes
Jan 15 Last day to drop and receive a full tuition refund
Jan 15 Last day to drop (no W)*
Jan 16 Students are dropped from classes for non-payment
Jan 20 Holiday - No Classes (College Closed)
Jan 22 Last day to be reinstated if dropped for non-payment
Jan 23 Financial Aid Determination Date (Census Date)
Feb 17 Holiday - No Classes (College Closed)
Feb 28 Last day to withdraw from classes & receive a W grade*
Mar 20 Winter Graduation Application Deadline
Apr 9 Official Last day of Winter Semester
Apr 14 Winter Grades Due
Apr 21 Winter Grades available to students on MyBC.edu
*See tuition refund policy

Spring 2020 Academic Deadlines

Apr 13  PAYMENT DEADLINE: Tuition, Content Charges, Fees, and Health Plan
Apr 15 Last day to add to the waitlist
Apr 20 Classes Begin
Apr 20 Late fee assessed for outstanding balances
Apr 22 Waitlists Purged
Apr 27 Last day to add and drop classes
Apr 27 Last day to drop and receive a full tuition refund
Apr 27 Last day to drop (no W)*
Apr 28 Students are dropped from classes for non-payment
May 1 Last day to be reinstated if dropped for non-payment
May 4 Financial Aid Determination Date (Census Date)
May 25 Holiday - No Classes (College Closed)
Jun 12 Last day to withdraw from classes & receive a W grade*
Jul 2 Spring Graduation Application Deadline
Jul 3 Holiday - No Classes (College Closed)
Jul 23 Official Last day of Spring Semester
Jul 24 Holiday (College Closed)
Jul 28 Spring Grades Due
Aug 4 Spring Grades available to students on MyBC.edu
*See tuition refund policy

Terminology and Degrees

For students wanting to earn more than one degree or certificate, at least 25% of the credit hours for each additional award must be unique. For example, a student earning two standard certificates would earn 15 credits for the first and at least 4 unique credits (approximately 25 % of 15) for the second. Likewise, a student earning two AAS degrees or one AS and one AAS degree would earn 60 credits for the first degree and at least 15 unique credits (25% of 60) for the second. Students cannot earn two AS degrees.

Degrees

Three degrees are offered at the College:  Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Associate of Science (AS), and Certificates (Standard and Specialized).

Associate of Science (AS)

  • 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
General Education 24-26 credits
CAR 101, College Success 1 credit
CAR 299, Internship 1 credit
Electives 0-12 credits
Total 60-63 credits

Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

  • 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.

Certificates

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

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 credits religion; 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”