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SLCC Automotive Repairs

Attention: SLCC Students, staff and faculty!

Many SLCC automotive programs need vehicles to work on in these areas:
30 point inspectionsOil changesTire rotationEngine repairBrake systems repairAutomatic and transmission repairsAir conditioning repairElectrical troubleshooting & repairSuspension & steering system repairAuto-body repair and painting (on a very limited basis) Please be advised that any repairs are done at the discretion of the instructors due to the subject areas they are teaching. 
Because we are using your vehicles for training purposes, we offer members of the College discounts on parts and labor. Parts are at our cost plus 15% and the service fee is $20 per hour based on industry time standards (if the industry assigns an hour for a repair, that's all you're charged for, regardless of how much time it takes the student). We can also offer these services to non-college personnel on a limited basis with parts at costs plus 25% and service fee of $30 per…

CC Week Announces SLCC Instructors as 2012 Teaching Excellence Award Winners

Salt Lake Community College faculty members Mary Alvarez, Kyle Costello, Melanie Dance, Terry Martin and Lois H. Oestreich were announced as the 2012 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) teaching excellence award winners in the August 20 issue of Community College Week Magazine.

Mary Alvarez has worked in the College’s Division of Natural Sciences since 2007. Prior to her work at the College, Alvarez worked in the field for 12 years in various academic positions and at both the University of Utah and Brigham Young University. Her contribution to teaching and learning ranges from work as a volunteer English teacher for Chinese grade-schoolers to mentoring adjunct instructors at the College.

Kyle Costello is an innovative mathematics instructor who has worked for the College since 2007. He teaches advanced Mathematics Linear Algebra and Differential Equations and is involved with the Mathematics department’s faculty colloquium.

Terry Martin has worked for the…

Encyclopedia Britannica Academic Edition

Author, Activist Juana Bordas Visits SLCC

Juana Bordas offered a keynote address and book signing at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) on August 29, 2012. Salt Lake Community College is Utah’s most diverse higher education institution.
In addition to her address, Bordas signed copies of her book Salsa, Soul, and Spirit. The book discusses how incorporating Latino, African-American, and American Indian approaches has the potential to strengthen leadership practice and inspire today's ethnically rich workforce.

“Juana is one of the most inspiring leaders we have today,” said SLCC Multicultural Initiatives coordinator Ana Archuleta. “She has done an excellent job in describing ethnic leadership and explains the importance of integrating these talents into organizations and using the ‘We’ perspective in public policy.”
Bordas is the president of Mestiza Leadership International in Denver and vice president of the board of the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership. She is a founder of Mi Casa Women's Center and served a…

SLCC Opens Utah’s First Solar Training Yard

Salt Lake Community College’s Green Academy will hold an event celebrating the completion of Utah’s only Solar Photovoltaic (PV) training yard on September 6, at the College’s Meadowbrook Campus, 250 West 3900 South in Salt Lake City.  The press and media are invited to tour the lab that morning from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

“The completion of the photovoltaic training yard is an exciting addition to sustainable green energy practice and workforce development in Utah. It’s been great to be a part of this project—it demonstrates the College’s commitment to help prepare Utah’s workforce for renewable energy technologies and conservation,” said SLCC Dean of the School of Professional and Economic Development Karen Gunn.  “The new training yard is the first of its kind in the state and will facilitate Utah’s capacity to meet industry demands for highly skilled green energy technicians.”

The launch will highlight the Solar PV training yard and classroom space, and will feature student and fa…

Mike Super

Thursday, August 30th at 7:00pm at the 
Taylorsville Rwd Campus in the Student Event Center.

Mike Super is an outstanding magician, winning the Performing Art Entertainer for the past two years, and also winner of NBC's show "Phenomenon." He is known for compelling audience participation and spellbinding illusions. If you love magic and want to be entertained then Mike Super is your man! 

FREE and everyone is invited. 

Westpointe Center Classes!

Apply and register at:
Classes held at: 2150 Dauntless Ave (1000 N0) Salt Lake City

Industry partnership programs: L-3 Communications, Defense Contract Management!
Credit Programs!
Non-credit open-entry programs (School of Applied Technology)!


Become a Literary or Design Editor

Become a Literary or Design Editor working for Folio, SLCC's Literary Magazine.
Positions are open for Literary Editor and Design Editor. Each position pays approximately $1,000 per Semester.

To apply, submit a resume, letter of application, transcript & relevant design or writing samples to: Brandon Alva, (801) 957-4815

Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m. August 24.

SLCC Has Gone Google!

Google has arrived at SLCC. 
Starting tomorrow, Aug 17, all MyMail accounts will be forwarded to SLCC’s new email system: BruinMail powered by Google Apps for Education.
Get ready for BruinMail: 25GB of storage,  safe, secure, and free of advertising. 
You will also have access to the entire Google Apps family, which includes Google Talk, Groups, Calendar, Docs, and Sites.

Please note:      You will access your BruinMail through the same MyPage portal.     You will still be able to access your old MyMail account, although it will not be active, through a new MyPage channel titled "eCommunications" until the end of the fall semester 2012.     The transition should be seamless for all users. The email domain has been changed from to (e.g. will now be 
Forwarding and Waitlist Information:
If you currently have your MyMail account forwarded to another private account (e.g. Hotmail, Yahoo, etc), after Augu…

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program: Information Sessions and Application Workshops

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (GS 10KSB) program at Salt Lake Community College invites eligible business owners to attend an information session about the business management program, which launches January 11, 2013.  Business owners who would like to apply for the 10KSB program are also invited to attend an application workshop.  Applications for the program will be accepted through October 1.

Goldman Sachs’ 10KSB is a training program for business owners who have passed the start-up phase and are poised for growth. Participants accepted into the program will receive a full scholarship to 10KSB, which includes comprehensive business management education curriculum, a suite of business support services such as one-on-one business advising and networking clinics, and opportunities to access capital.

The information sessions will provide participants with an overview of the program and the application procedures. Business advisors and program administrators will tailor the ap…

Upper Limit Aviation

Fall 2012 Open House

ULA is holding a weekend open house for the upcoming fall 2012 semester.

August 18, 2012
11:30 am - Intro
12:00 pm - Lunch
ULA Maintenance Hangar: 619 N. 2360 W. SLC, UT

Helicopter rides and free food!

For more info please call: 855.HELI.EDU

SLCC Archives

There’s a new exhibit at the Taylorsville-Redwood Markosian Library on the second floor (west side) highlighting a collection of artifacts and memorabilia which are part of SLCC’s history of educational programs of study in China. 
If are exploring Study Abroad opportunities through SLCC, many of the beautiful gold and silver works on display are from the Shanghai Normal University which hosts SLCC’s China program to this day! 
Colorful lacquered panels with examples of traditional stage makeup for the Peking Opera are from a joint education program for Nursing established between Utah and the Heilongjiang Forestry Health College in Jiamusi, China. Other items in the exhibit range from traditional Chinese iconographic works such as a decorative Dragon and Phoenixplate to ceramics and hand-painted seashells. 
Whether you are interested in Chinese art, culture, study abroad, or just feel like gazing at something unique for a few moments, be sure to stop by the top floor of the Markosian Li…


FALL 2012 AUGUST 17-25, 2012 
Friday, August 17 11:59 PM - Fall 2012 Application Deadline (Credit programs) Wednesday, August 22 - Classes begin (full term and first half) TUITION DUE - September 5 
Cashiering offices will be open:  Jordan, South City, and Taylorsville Redwood 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Miller: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Monday, August 20 through Thursday, August 23 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Student Services (Jordan, Miller, South City, & Taylorsville Redwood)  Services available in OneCard/ID Center, Cashier Services, Enrollment Services (Admissions, Registration and Tran-scripts), Student Express, General Academic Advising*, Financial Aid*, & Courtesy Desk.
Friday, August 17 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 
Saturday, August 18 (Taylorsville Redwood ONLY) 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
Monday, August 20 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.^‡ (Miller Cashier 6:00 p.m.) 
Tuesday, August 21 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.^‡ (Miller Cashier 6:00 p.m.) 
Wednesday, August 22 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.‡ (Miller…

Master Calendar

Institutional Marketing invites the College community to submit events for the College's 2012-13 Master Calendar—that can be accessed via the SLCC homepage.  Please send any College event that students, College personnel, or the general community would be interested in attending.
Please include the following information (along with ant other information that might be helpful in promoting the activity): Date(s) Name of Event Time(s) Venue (campus, building, room number)
If there is a contact person for the event, please send their name and the contact information and whether the contact information is intended to be only used internally or publicly.
Items can be submitted anytime; all events submitted before August 21 will be added to the Master Calendar before Fall semester begins.
All items should be sent to the institutional marketing mailbox at:institutionalmarketing@slcc.eduwith the subject line: MASTER CALENDAR.

Rhythmic Circus at SLCC!

Feet don't fail me now!

Broadway-bound Rhythmic Circus will be making one more stop at SLCC before taking their show to NYC!

Tuesday, September 11.
Alder Amplitheatre
Taylorsville Redwood Campus

Tickets: Free to current SLCC students, faculty, and staff. General admission: $5 for adults, $3 for under 12, Free for children under 3. Available at the Grand Theatre box office,, and info desks at TR, South, and Jordan campuses.

Juana Bordas speaks at SLCC

Working Together in the Multi Cultural Age August 29, 2012 Open to the public Taylorsville Redwood Campus Student Center, Oak Room, 9:30 to 10:30 AM
Book Signing: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Salsa, Soul, and Spirit: Leadership for a Multicultural Age
SLCC Student Conversation 12:30 to 4:00 PM For SLCC students only Teaching a diverse group of students to understand each other’s style of leadership and how they can work together.
Juana Bordas was the first president and CEO of the National Hispana Leadership Institute and founder of Mi Casa Women’s Center in Denver, Colorado. Her work has had a positive impact in Asian, African American and Native American communities, in addition to the Latino and Hispanic communities.
Her book Salsa, Soul, and Spirit: Leadership for a Multicultural Age won the 2008 International Latino Book Award for best leadership/business book and puts forth a socially responsible model that resonates with America’s growing diversity. Bordas’ book was chosen as the Book of the Ye…

International Undergraduate Student Philosophical Conference 2012

Submissions are now being accepted for undergraduate student presenters for the Third International Undergraduate Student Philosophical Conference, hosted by Salt Lake Community College and co-sponsored by Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Submit an abstract of approximately 200 words by October 1, 2012 to:, include your full name, school, and contact information.

The topic for the Third International Undergraduate Student Philosophical Conference is: Friedrich Nietzsche vs. Pierre Bourdieu: Education as a Creative Production of Culture Keynote speaker: Dr. James E. Faulconer November 9, 2012.
For more information visit

Job Fair: Helping Employers and Job Seekers Find the Right ‘Match’

‘Job Interviews Now’, a quarterly job fair program that connects job seekers with Utah’s employers, kicks off on August 29, 2012.  The event is hosted and sponsored by and will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Salt Lake Community College, in the Miller Free Enterprise Center Showroom at 9750 South 300 West, in Sandy.

The job fair is an opportunity for Utah businesses to recruit highly educated, experienced and skilled employees for a number of positions including but not limited to software design, sales managers, accounting managers, health and human service personnel, restaurant managers, and software engineers.  ‘Job Interviews Now’ will provide employers a private area or room to conduct on-site interviews and will help match job seekers with positions that best compliment their professional goals.

Employers can register for a free table for the full day, or for any portion of the day by clicking the registration link found at

Though not…
Get into Math 1010 Faster!

Three ways to get into Math 101:
1. Test into Math 1010
2. The "regular" lecture math courses for 1-3 semesters
3. Take Math 001. Math 001 is self-paced, so the time it takes is up to you.

Why Math 001:
One course
No textbook required
Competency based- test out of topics you know
(Requires LE 1020 Essentials of College Study as prerequisite or co-equisite.)

Enroll today for fall semester! 

SLCC Wins 2012 Most Valuable Recycling Award

Salt Lake Community College has received the first-ever Utah Most Valuable Recycling Program award from the Recycling Coalition of Utah. Like the Stanley Cup, the Utah MVP award is a traveling trophy that is issued yearly. Unlike the Stanley Cup, this award is made from recycled materials.

SLCC received the award for its participation in the international RecycleMania campaign.

“This award speaks to the significant efforts undertaken to be ever more sustainable at Salt Lake Community College,” said SLCC recycling supervisor Troy Walker. “Winning this shows that we are one of the top recycling institutions in Utah and in the region. This recognition will only help us as we prepare to participate in RecycleMania again next year.”

RecycleMania is a national competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities to their campus communities. To participate, colleges are ranked on the amount of recycling and trash collected each we…

Fall Fitness and Yoga Training Classes

Check out these courses starting soon from Continuing Education!

All courses are held at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus and are available for credit or non-credit.

Group Fitness Instructor Training(
Aug. 22 – Dec. 13, 2012
2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Cost: $431.00* (Credit)
$344.00* (Non-Credit)
There is a need for enthusiastic, qualified, and certified instructors. To fill this need, SLCC has partnered with ACE (American Council on Exercise) to bring the Group Fitness Instructor Curriculum to help student prepare to sit for
their nationally recognized and accredited, by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), examination.

Yoga Teacher Training (
Aug. 22 – Dec. 13, 2012
Cost: $1,585.00** (Credit)
$1,379.50** (Non-Credit)
Yoga Teachers can bring the peace, joy and health of yoga into the lives of those around them by teaching, nurturing and giving in a way that creates positive energy in the lives of …