Salt Lake Community College

4600 S Redwood Rd, Salt Lake City, UT

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Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is a public community college located in Salt Lake City, Utah, providing higher education and lifelong learning.  SLCC is the largest higher education institution in Utah, and offers associate's degrees, certificate programs, occupational career and technical education, workforce training, as well as developmental education, and transfer programs for students going on to four-year universities.

SLCC also offers some degree programs online.  The associate's degree programs available completely online are Business, Criminal Justice, General Studies and Sociology.

SLCC is a full-access institution that does not turn down any student applicants.  It has very low tuition costs and offers a wide range of study programs and small classes with a student to faculty ratio of 20 to 1.  It also offers flexible scheduling and 13 class locations (including its online programs).

History

Salt Lake Community College was established in 1948.

The college's Grand Theatre, which mounts several productions each year that are open to students and the public, is part of the SLCC's South City Campus.  It began as part of South High School in Salt Lake City in 1931 until the school closed in 1988.  That same year, SLCC bought the property to use as its city campus, but decided to retain the auditorium as the college's new theatre instead of developing it into classrooms.

 Academics

Salt Lake Community College's academic calendar follows the semester system.  It offers the following degrees:

  • Associate of Arts (A.A.)
  • Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
  • Associate of Science (A.S.)
  • Associate of Pre-Engineering (A.P.E.)
  • Certificates
  • Diplomas

Colleges and Schools

Salt Lake Community College has many areas of study that are dispersed among nine schools:

  • School of Applied Technology
  • School of Apprenticeship, Aviation and Technical Specialties
  • School of Arts, Communication and New Media
  • School of Business
  • School of General and Developmental Education
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • School of Science, Math and Engineering
  • School of Professional and Economic Development

Student Life

There are many activities to keep students busy at SLCC, including extramural athletics, involvement with the Globe Newspaper or Globe Radio, the LeaderShape program, numerous student activities and clubs, student government, and the student life and leadership program.  The Thayne Center for Service & Learning offers volunteer opportunities with nonprofit community organizations.

To help students select the area of study that is right for them, SLCC offers several workshops and resources.  Students may take the free "Career Clues Workshop" or "CHOICES," a free skills and interest assessment available via computers on campus.

The Career Library in the Student Center Building at the main Taylorsville Redwood Campus offers more resources to help students choose the right academic major and career. There are also academic and career advisors available to help guide students on the path that is right for them.

 Athletics

Salt Lake Community College has several Bruin teams that compete in intercollegiate athletics.  The Bruin sports teams include men's basketball, women's basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball and soccer.  The Bruin Cheer club is also very active.

Satellite Campuses

Salt Lake Community College has 13 locations, counting its online "location," in the Salt Lake Valley.  Its main campus and headquarters is the Taylorsville Redwood Campus.  The other 11 locations are:

  • Airport Center
  • Community Writing Center
  • Granite Technical Institute
  • Highland Center
  • Jordan Campus
  • Jordan Applied Technical Center
  • Library Square Center
  • Meadowbrook Campus
  • Miller Campus
  • Rose Park Center
  • South City Campus

 Community Life

Salt Lake Community College has community partnerships with more than 500 businesses and schools in the Salt Lake City area including the Governor's Office of Economic Development, the Salt Lake Chamber, and the Women's Business Center, among others.  These partnerships foster growth of the college and provide a skilled workforce to the community.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,600. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $40 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $3,100-$3,800
    • Out-of-State: $11,000-$13,080
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $130-$160 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $450-$540 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid71%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships59%$4,560
Receiving Student Loans23%$3,643

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Salt Lake Community College may provide services to students like:

  • Online classes
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Child care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for Salt Lake Community College compared to community colleges in Utah, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.

 Salt Lake Community CollegeSalt Lake CountyUtah
Graduation Rate23.2%-36.0%
Transfer-out Rate12.3%-27.4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Hygienist Program
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1997)
  • Funeral Service Education Program
    • Accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation (since 2013)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program
    • Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 2014)
  • Radiology Technician Program
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1992)
  • Theatre Program
    • Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation (since 2013)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

Physical Sciences

Precision Production

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Science Technology

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Transportation and Materials Moving

Visual and Performing Arts

Other Community Colleges Nearby

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