Degrees & Programs

Associate Degrees
Bachelor of Music With An Emphasis In Commercial Music
Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering
Certificates & Diplomas 
Computer and Information Literacy Certification
Multiple Degree Policy

 

Associate Degrees

The Associate of Arts, the Associate of Pre-Engineering, the Associate of Science, and the Associate of Science Business degrees are offered for students who plan to transfer to a four year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree.

Associate of Arts (AA)

For students wishing to transfer to a four-year institution, the Associate of Arts degree may qualify as the first two years of a bachelor’s degree and can be used to satisfy general education requirements of four year institutions in the Utah System of Higher Education. Most accredited four year institutions outside the state of Utah accept the AA degree. The learning outcomes for the Associate of Arts Degree are identical to the Associate of Science with the addition of 4 credit hours in one foreign language numbered 1020 or above. See page 58 for a list of general education courses.

The language requirement for non-native English speaking students entering on Track 2 may be met by completing each of the required English as a Second Language courses with a grade of B (3.0) or better. International non-native English speaking students entering on Track 1(TOEFL IBT score of 63 or better) also satisfy the foreign language requirement for the AA degree.

Associate of Science (AS)

For students wishing to transfer to a four-year institution, the Associate of Science degree may qualify as the first two years of a bachelor’s degree and can be used to satisfy general education requirements of four year institutions in the Utah System of Higher Education. Most accredited four year institutions outside the state of Utah accept the AS degree. For the Associate of Science Degree, students must complete a minimum of 63 credit hours including a minimum of 36 credits of general education, and achieve the general education learning outcomes by demonstrating that they:

  • Read effectively, constructively, and critically,
  • Write clearly, informatively, and persuasively,
  • Speak effectively in a variety of contexts,
  • Retrieve, evaluate, interpret, and deliver information through a variety of traditional and electronic media,
  • Apply a cultural and historical awareness to a variety of phenomena,
  • Apply computational skills to a variety of contexts,
  • Apply scientific reasoning to a variety of contexts,
  • Apply ethical reasoning to a variety of contexts,
  • Respond with informed sensitivity to an artistic work or experience, and
  • Apply personal fitness and wellness-management principles to lifestyle choices.
Associate of Science Business (ASB)

The Associate Science Business (ASB) degree is designed for the student who wants to transfer to a four year institution as a business major. Please note that a business major includes all business programs e.g., accounting, administration, business information systems, finance, human resource management, etc. This degree allows the student to transfer with advanced standing which means the student is a junior and can register for upper division classes. The ASB may qualify as the first two years of a baccalaureate degree and can be used to satisfy general education requirements of four year institutions in the Utah System of Higher Education. The Associate of Science Business has all the Associate of Science learning outcomes requirements with the addition of a Business Core. 

The Associate of Science Business (ASB) degree is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Please see index of page references for details regarding the Associate of Science Business and General Education courses.

Associate of Pre‑Engineering Degree (APE)

The Associate of Pre‑Engineering (APE) degree is offered to students who plan to transfer to a university and pursue a baccalaureate degree in any of the traditional fields of engineering. This degree requires an emphasis of course work in engineering, mathematics, and science; with fewer general education requirements than the Associate of Science (AS) or the Associate of Arts (AA) degree. It is anticipated that the balance of the general education requirements necessary for the baccalaureate degree will be taken as a junior or senior at the four year institution. This program of taking some general education classes at the upper division level is consistent with recent Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) standards. The Associate of Pre-engineering Degree requires 64 credit hours, 24 credits of general education and demonstration of 9 pre-engineering outcomes. See the engineering section of the catalog page 145 for specific requirements of the APE degree.

Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN)

The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree prepares students for entry-level clinical practices as a registered nurse and to function as a member of a healthcare team.  Students who graduate with an ASN will be eligible to apply and take the NCLEX-RN exam.   

Snow College’s ASN program is a PN-RN program.  Students must have a current LPN license before classes start for fall semester.  Students must complete all RN prerequisite and corequisite courses as well as elective courses in Humanities (3 credits), Fine Arts (3 credits), and American Institution (3 credits) with a total of 72 credits to graduate with their ASN.

Graduates of the ASN program are eligible to continue their education toward a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).  A BSN degree prepares students to practice across all types of health care settings. A BSN is also required for entry into most graduate nursing programs including nurse practitioner, certified nurse anesthetist, nursing educator or nurse researcher.

Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS)

The Associate of Applied Science degree is offered for students who plan to seek employment immediately after completing their program of study. It requires a majority of the training to be in specific career and technical education theory and skill courses.

College work for the Associate of Applied Science degree includes 63 to 69 credit hours. Specific requirements of the degree can be found in the appropriate sections of this catalog. The field of study completed will be indicated on the diploma. 

The Associate of Applied Science Degree is awarded in the following areas: 

  • Automotive Technology
  • Building Construction and Construction Management
  • Child Care Management
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Diesel & Heavy Duty Mechanics Technology
  • Industrial Mechanics
  • Machine Tool Technology
  • Natural Resources
  • Salon Business
  • Teaching English as a Second Language - TESL
  • Traditional Building Skills
  • Welding Technology

 

Bachelor of Music with an Emphasis in Commercial Music

The Bachelor of Music degree with an emphasis in Commercial Music is a 124-credit hour baccalaureate degree designed for students who are preparing to make all or part of their living in the music industry. As a Bachelor of Music degree, the program provides all qualified students with high levels of academic and musical training, divided into three distinct areas of study: 1) a broad-based education in music technique including theory, aural skills, history, keyboard skills and solo and ensemble performance; 2) training in the skills needed by those in the music industry, including music technology, arranging, conducting, songwriting, improvisation and live concert production; 3) training in music industry and entrepreneurship, including courses in music business, business law, accounting, economics and management. In order to complete the Bachelor of Music degree, students must also complete one of the associate degrees (AA/AS) offered by Snow College. Please note: enrollment in the program is by audition only. Arrangements for an audition may be made on the music department website at www.snow.edu/music, or by contacting the department directly.

 

Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering degree prepares software engineers:  collaborative professionals working on a team to develop software products on time, within budget, and that meet customer requirements.  Graduates of this program will possess the practical knowledge and skill of a defined engineering approach for complex systems analysis, planning, design and construction. The coursework builds upon computer science fundamentals and mathematical principles to cover the design, analysis, verification, validation, implementation, deployment, and maintenance of software systems.

Students will have a choice of an emphasis in:

  • Entrepreneurship: The combination of computational and entrepreneurial thinking to identify, assess and implement ideas that will create new markets and technologies.
  • Digital Media Design: The use of integrated media to communicate messages through electronic mediums such as the Internet, film, television and mobile technologies.
  • Web Development: The use of tools including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to create and maintain high quality, interactive websites.

 The software engineering curriculum culminates in a year-long capstone sequence where the students work in teams to build a software system reflective of current practices in the industry. Additionally, students are encouraged to participate in internships prior to and during enrollment in these capstone courses in order to gain direct industry experience and insight before embarking upon their own projects. Snow College partners with businesses to develop these learning opportunities that will provide students with industry relevant experience.

Certificates & Diplomas 

Certificates of Completion  

Certificates are awarded to students who satisfactorily complete a series of classes as outlined by the respective department. Certificates indicate a student’s readiness for entry-level employment. Students should contact individual departments for specific requirements. Please see index for page references.

  • Agribusiness Technology
  • Building Construction and Construction Management
  • Business
  • Cosmetology/Barbering
  • Computer Information Systems
  • ESL
  • Family Life
  • Practical Nursing
  • Salon Business
Diplomas 

Diplomas are awarded for programs of study that take more than one year but less time than a degree. Currently, the Building Construction and Construction Management is the only department offering a diploma program of study.

Proficiency Certificates  

Departments in the Business and Technologies Division may award proficiency certificates to students completing particular courses or sequences of courses. These certificates indicate mastery or competency in useful and marketable skills. These certificates by themselves are not eligible for financial aid and do not lead to graduation. Students should contact individual departments for specific requirements. 

 

Computer and Information Literacy Certification

Computer and Information Literacy Certification
Director: (435) 283-7560

Email: lisa.anderson@snow.edu

The environment in which students learn has significantly changed in the last decade. The ability to use computers to access and present information is now an essential basic skill for educational success and work readiness. Snow College Computer and Information Literacy certification was implemented for that very reason. This same certification is part of the general education program at many of the colleges and universities in Utah.

Many students coming to Snow College may already have acquired some or all of these skills through high school course work or other means. Some students and many nontraditional students haven’t had the opportunity to acquire computer literacy skills. Today’s students and tomorrow’s employees must be able to communicate by electronic mail, access library databases, and use Internet resources. They must be able to present information in well-designed spreadsheets, word processing documents, and slide shows. Students will find themselves at a disadvantage in future courses and employment without these skills.

What is the CIL Certification?

The CIL or Computer and Information Literacy certification program defines a set of basic computer use and information access skills needed by all college students. Competency for this certification is measured by seven specialized tests in the areas of

  1. Operating Systems
  2. Computer Concepts
  3. Ethical Use of Computers
  4. Information Research and Professional Databases
  5. Word Processing Document Preparation
  6. Spreadsheet presentation and analysis
  7. Slideshow Presentation

How can a student earn CIL Certification? Are there courses available that offer the specialized tests?

A student can earn the certification by registering for BUS 1020 Introduction to Computer and Technology Applications, passing all seven certification tests with 80% or higher and successfully completing coursework. The Business Department offers multiple sections throughout the week at varying times throughout the day during fall and spring semesters.

Does Snow College or my major require CIL Certification? Why should I take the course?

Some majors do require the CIL certification. Students should check with their adviser to see if it is required for their chosen major. Some departments at Snow College encourage their students to complete CIL certification because it is a significant help to the student in their other coursework.

Students who plan to transfer to one of the universities that require CIL certification have the opportunity to earn it at Snow College at lower tuition rates. Successful completion of this course with a B- or better is accepted by other colleges and universities who require CIL certification.

Although Snow College does not presently require the completion of CIL certification for graduation, all students who attend and/or intend to graduate from Snow College would benefit from meeting the CIL certification regardless of major.

 

Multiple Degree Policy

Students may receive multiple associate degrees from Snow College during the same semester with the exception that students may not receive both the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees within the same semester. Students must pay the appropriate fees for each degree received.