Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, multi-campus college serving the diverse needs of the Salt Lake City community. With an open-door enrollment policy, the College serves more than 60,000 students through credit and non-credit courses and workshops each year, making it the largest institution of higher education in Utah. To accommodate student needs, SLCC has 14 locations plus distance education options that allow students to take classes virtually anywhere. Courses are offered in both traditional and accelerated semesters, during the day, at night and on weekends. Students receive personal attention from faculty as the College maintains an average student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.
The College has established active partnerships with more than 500 local businesses and school districts to provide skills training, professional development and academic programs to current and future employees. SLCC plays a key role in building Utah's economy by anticipating future needs and preparing a skilled workforce able to manage ever-changing technologies.
As student enrollments and industry needs steadily increase, the College is expanding its locations and offerings to meet demand:
SLCC recently opened a new location in Draper. The old Draper City Hall building is now home to a wide range of general education courses. This new location is conveniently located for students living or working in the south end of the valley and also offers smaller classes (usually less than 20 students), allowing students to receive personal help and attention.
The Salt Lake Community College has also moved into the heart of downtown Salt Lake City. The Main Street Center, located at 115 South Main Street, is perfect for those living or working downtown. Students can easily take courses on their lunch break, before or after work. The 76,000-square-foot Main Street Center offers 12 classrooms, two computer labs, a high tech conference room and a sixth floor reception area.
Students can also benefit from distance learning. SLCC offers more than 350 course sections via distance education formats including telecourses, live distance education (EDNET), video checkout and the Internet, with almost half of these sections being taught completely online. More than 10 percent of SLCC course sections are eEducation classes and over 7,000 SLCC students take at least one eEducation course each semester.
In response to the tremendous shortage of health care professionals in the United States, the College is constructing a new Health Science Center at the Jordan Campus. This new center will dramatically increase both the number of students in the health sciences and, more importantly, the quality of education they will receive. The Health Science Center will be one of the premiere teaching facilities in the state of Utah and the Intermountain area with 28 medical labs, 16 classrooms, 5 computer labs and a radiology clinic. The Center also serve as a student wellness center and a health clinic for low-income families in the area.