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SLCC Student Built Habitat for Humanity Home receives highest 'Green' rating

Park City home gets LEED Platinum CertificationThe newest home completed in Park City, Utah by Habitat for Humanity of Summit and Wasatch Counties has been awarded LEED Platinum Certification. The US Green Building Council (USGBC) presented the homeowner and Habitat and the homeowner with a plaque certifying the platinum recognition.
"This is only the third LEED Platinum residential project in the State of Utah,” said Alan Agle, Green Homes Coordinator for Habitat for Humanity. “It [is] a significant milestone for Habitat, Park City, and the State as a whole."
Students from Salt Lake Community College’s building and construction program volunteered their time and expertise to help Habitat for Humanity build a home loaded with sustainable ‘green’ features in Park City. The resulting LEED Platinum certification is the highest-level certification for energy efficiency and environmental design that single-family homes can receive.
Habitat for Humanity creates safe, healthy, decent,…

Philosophical Conference Call For Papers

Friedrich Nietzsche vs. Pierre Bourdieu:
Education as a Creative Production of Culture
Keynote speaker: Dr. James E. Faulconer
November 9, 2012.

Submissions are now being accepted for undergraduate student presenters for the 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. Final presentation papers should be approximately 2500 words and take no more than 15 minutes to present. For more information visit

Hospitality Management

Careers in Hospitality!
SLCC University Center offers and online program: Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management

Pursue a management career in: Hotel and resortsRestaurantsEvent planningCatering and convention servicesCountry clubsAmusement parksGaming facilities Visit SLCC University Center to tour the program. Taylorsville Redwood Campus CT 272 801-957-4824

OTA Info Session

SLCC School of Health Sciences
Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA)
Information Session

Come learn about the program and the new admission requirements.

Wednesday, October 17
5:30 - 7 pm
Health Sciences Center
SLCC Jordan Campus
Room 023

What is OTA?
Occupational Therapy is a profession that provides services to children and adults of all ages whose lives have been disrupted by physical injury or illness, developmental programs, the aging process, and psychosocial dysfunction. OTA's use occupation to help others reach their maximum level of independence in daily activities and live their lives to the fullest.

National Student Day!

Recognizing students' social responsibility and good deeds across North America!

October 4
8 am - 6 pm

For details visit:

Free: prizes, movies, crafts, games, food, tshirts, window stickers, wristbands, pens, and lanyards!

SLCC Choirs Fall Concerts

September 28
7:30 pm
Westminster College
Vieve Gore Concert Hall
SLCC Choirs Showcase

November 9
7:30 pm
Grand Theatre
Salt City Jazz
The Great American Songbook

November 16
7:30 pm
Grand Theatre
Chamber Singers in Concert

December 7
7:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church
Carols of Christmas

Call 801-957-3322 for tickets or purchase at the door.

Salt Lake Community College opens its Fall Choir Concert series with a showcase featuring the SLCC Choirs on September 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Grand Theatre, located at 1575 South State St. in Salt Lake City.  The Concert Series continues in November as the Salt City Jazz performs The Great American Songbook and continues with Chamber Singers in Concert. The Carols of Christmas will offer the year's final Concert Series performance in December.

The College Concert Choirs consists of the SLCC Chamber Singers, the College Chorale, and Salt City Voices. The Chamber Singers is comprised of forty auditioned students …

Job Seeking Skills Workshops

Come increase your job skills and opportunity in the following topics:

Resume WritingInterviewing SkillsJob Searching With TechnologyNetworking Strategies Friday, October 5 9 am - Noon Taylorsville Redwood  STC Parlor B
Friday, October 26 1 pm - 4 pm South City N195

Support The Grand Theatre

Support SLCC Grand Theatre through the Barnes and Noble Bookfair
September 28-30 at
Barnes and Noble, Sugarhouse


Shop online: from Sept. 28 - Oct. 5

Bookfair Voucher # 10855401

Please present the voucher number above prior to making your purchase. A percentage of the net salt will be contributed to SLCC Grand Theatre. 

SLCC Culinary Arts Program Receives ACFEF Seven-Year Accreditation

Salt Lake Community College offers an apprenticeship-based Culinary Arts program.  For more than 25 years, SLCC’s Culinary Institute has prepared students for culinary careers that prepares students for the business side of the industry as much as its culinary aspects.

Aligned under the School of Business, the Culinary Institute program covers sanitation and food safety, nutrition, menu design, food preparation, baking, marketing, and purchasing.

Since he arrived at the College, Andreas Fleckenstein, SLCC’s Associate Dean of the Division of Management, Marketing, & Culinary Arts, has taken a business-like approach to making sure that SLCC students are well prepared in all aspects of the industry. His extensive background in the many facets of the industry puts him in an ideal position to preach what he’s already practiced.

“With cooking programming saturating television and other media today, it’s easy to love food. The Food Channel, Iron Chef competitions and shows of this type do a…

The Grand Theatre Goes Into the Woods

Salt Lake Community College’s Grand Theatre presents the Tony Award winning play Into the Woods from October 11-27. The Grand Theatre is located at 1575 South State St. in Salt Lake City, Utah.

“The beautifully written songs and witty book continue to make this an audience favorite,” says Richard Scott, Executive Artistic Director for the Grand, “and the show’s beautifully delivered message holds a soft spot in the hearts of many theater lovers.”

Directed by Neil Vanderpool, SLCC Associate Dean of Communication and Performing Arts, the production stars Grand Theatre audience favorites Camille Van Wagoner as Jack (of the beanstalk)’s mother and Ashley Gardner Carlson as Cinderella.

Music and lyrics for Into the Woods were composed by Stephen Sondheim; James Lapine provided the play’s ‘book’—non-sung dialogue and storyline. The show has been awarded ten Tony Awards and seven Drama Desk awards over the life of the original and revival New York casts and three Laurence Olivier awards for the…

sine cera: a DiverseCity Writing Series Anthology

Interested in reading works which celebrate and explore diversity? Check out this newSLCC Digital Collection!

sine cerais a biannual publication of the DiverseCity Writing Series - aSLCC Community Writing CenterProgram which offers the opportunity for writers to develop their writing in a collaborative and non-directive setting. Each publication represents six months of dedicated work from writers of all abilities and backgrounds. Many sine cerapublications are now available in theSLCC Scholarly and Creative Works Digital Collection
Be sure to check out these wonderful anthologies!

SLCC Receives $825,000 Department of Labor Grant

Salt Lake Community College has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training initiative.
The College will receive $825,000 over the course of the four-year grant to develop training programs that teach people how to make medical devices.
“The medical device industry is already strong in Utah, and it continues to grow,” SLCC Biomanufacturing Program Director Vivian Ngan-Winward said. “But there’s not much training to specifically support the needs of that industry or related industries in the life sciences generally. This grant will allow the College to improve education and provide talent development in those areas.”
SLCC will work closely with industry partners to develop curriculum for training in the medical device industry. The College will then be the pilot institution—along with other institutions in the North Carolina’s Forsyth Technical Community College Consortium–to provide course work and put in plac…

SLCC Holds D.C. Intern Program Information Sessions

Salt Lake Community College has a program to help students obtain internships in Washington D.C. The College is currently accepting applications for the program for the Summer 2013 semester.

Information meetings will be held at the College’s Taylorsville Redwood Campus in the Student Center, in room 217 on the following dates:
Tuesday, October 2 at 2:00 p.m.Monday, October 15 at 11:00 a.m.Thursday, October 25 at 12:30 p.m.
The internships give students opportunities to learn on the job, engage with national business people, add important skills, and enhance their resumes in ways they couldn’t do any other way.

Internships generally last one semester. Applicants get to select their own area of interest. Students can pursue internships in areas as diverse as politics, the FBI, art, aeronautics, or any other option that offers an internship in the Washington D.C. area. Students accepted into the program will receive interview training and may be eligible to receive a stipend to cover some o…

Nail It Then Scale It Workshop: Leading Edge Practices for Startups

The Miller Business Resource Center (MBRC) at Salt Lake Community College is hosting a two-session workshop for aspiring entrepreneurs on October 2 and 9, 2012 from 6:00 p.m.- to 9:00 p.m.  The workshop will be geared to those interested in starting a business and will cover venture capitalist and author Paul Ahlstrom’s Nail It Then Scale It (NISI) business model.

The NISI model incorporates leading-edge startup practices and prepares entrepreneurs for greater success.  The training offers the methods and practices contained in the book, Nail It Then Scale It, which helps business owners identify and validate what customers actually want, before spending valuable time and resources.  Participants will also learn how to implement principles of a ‘lean’ startup, using practical tools exclusive to the program.

The workshop will be held on Salt Lake Community College’s Larry H. Miller Campus in the Miller Free Enterprise Center, Auditorium at 9750 South 300 West, in Sandy.  Registration is…

Hispanic Celebrations

Hispanic Heritage Events

Mayda del Valle
Acclaimed Poet and Spoken Word Artist

September 24
Noon - Live performance!
Taylorsville Redwood Student Event Center

7:00 pm - Mestizo Coffeehouse
631 West North Temple

FREE & Open to the public!

Part of Arts and Cultural Events' Student Voice Project Series

September 26
Noon - 1:30 pm
Taylorsville Redwood Student Event Center

Students share their unique experiences, triumphs, and challenges of being a Hispanic student within the SLCC population. There will be a short Q&A session with the audience.

Moderated by Mequette Sorensen, Associate Professor in the SLCC Dept of Social Work.

SLCC Biotechnology Open House

Thursday, October 18
4:30 - 7 pm
SLCC Jordan Campus
Health Sciences Center 2nd floor

Discover how students can earn a bachelor's degree from UVU while remaining on the SLCC campus. Come make a DNA necklace, eat food, tour the biotech labs, meet with an advisor, get a FREE t-shirt, and a drawing to win an iPad.

Divas of Diversity

Divas of Diversity

Embrace your differences and celebrate diversity, all while having a great time!

Wednesday, Sept 26 at 7 pm
South City Campus Grand Theatre

SLCC Offers Eight-Week Session

Salt Lake Community College is offering an eight-week session Fall 2012 semester. The session will allow students to take general education courses.

Core classes in math, chemistry, biology, history and other academic areas will be offered. Elective courses will also be offered across a range of disciplines.

The eight-week session allows students to complete the courses essential to finishing their degree programs. Many of these classes, such as Math 1010 or Chemistry 1010, operate at capacity during the regular fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Classes for this eight-week session start on October 17.  Students can add classes for this session through October 25th.

For more information, or to register, visit

Become a Student-At-Large

Don't just think about it... GET INVOLVED!

Become a student-at-large! The College is looking for students who are willing to participate on various boards or committees with other students, staff and/or faculty to provide valuable input on decisions affecting students and the College.

Gain experience for your resumeGive voice to students' comments and concernsParticipate in important meetings Applications available on MyPage or at Please turn in your application to the VP of Student Services Office, Taylorsville Redwood Campus SC-274. For questions call: 801.957.4336.

SLCC Athletic Director Norma Carr Wins YWCA Outstanding Achievement Award

Salt Lake Community College Athletics Director Norma Carr will be presented with the YWCA outstanding achievement award at the YWCA’s 24th Annual Leader Luncheon.

Norma Carr will be recognized for her leadership and the pioneering role she has had in providing Utah’s women and girls with athletic and academic opportunities. Prior to becoming the first and only woman in Utah’s history to serve as athletic director for both men and women’s programs, Carr graduated from Brigham Young University as a five-sport athlete from BYU in 1969 and went on to receive her Master’s Degree at the University of Utah. In her role as SLCC Athletic Director, Carr oversaw the construction of the Lifetime Activities Center and Bruin Arena, Cate Field and the College’s softball diamond.

Carr was instrumental in bringing women's varsity athletics at the University of Utah, and was the school's first head coach in both softball and volleyball. She has received extraordinary professional recognition for …

SLCC Offers Medical Coding Degree

Salt Lake Community College now offers a degree in Medical Coding. Medical Coding is an essential component of the health care industry, expected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor to be one of the most in-demand professions over the next 10 years.

Medical Coding requires workers to be responsible for documenting the services provided every time a patient receives professional health care in a physician’s office, hospital outpatient facility or surgical center.

SLCC Medical Coding student Abby Howell was already working in the industry when she decided to enroll in the program. She was interested in pursuing a degree because it would provide job security, and helps to prepare her for the national coding exam, which provides even more job security.

Her employer paid for her to go to school, and Howell is taking advantage of the opportunity. “The program has been great,” Howell said. “It has been very helpful to me, especially because I’m already working in the industry. And the teachers have bee…

Department of Labor Grant Provides SLCC Scholarships for Digital Arts Fields

Salt Lake Community College has scholarships available that provide opportunities for people to train for careers in the creative field of digital arts. Because of funding through a Community-Based Job Training (CBJT) grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, SLCC is able to provide students with free tuition and many fees for programs in digital arts fields.

The SLCC Community-Based Job Training (CBJT) Digital Arts grant provides comprehensive training, job placement and retention services targeting technical skills and competencies to meet the workforce demands in the high-growth digital arts industry. These programs provide training for jobs currently available or job openings that are anticipated during the life of grant, and create pathways to stackable credentials that result in career advancement and wage growth. Utah's digital arts industry offers the opportunity for increased income and workplace flexibility.

This grant is available for new and continuing students. It is …

Career Development Workshop

Monday, October 8
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Taylorsville Redwood Campus, TB 403 Computer Lab

For all employees who want to cultivate their strengths, develop new skills, or prepare for performance appraisals. Learn how to utilize five free online tools that help employees to take control of their professional development at a personalized pace.

This workshop covers: SkillSoft Courses, Learning Programs, Books 24x7, Reliant Behavioral Health Online Courses, Center for Innovation Library.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program: Additional Information Session 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 GS 10KSB program are also invited to attend an application workshop.  Applications for the program are currently being accepted.

GS 10KSB is a training program for business owners whose companies are past the start-up phase and are poised for growth. Accepted participants will receive a full scholarship to the GS 10KSB program, 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 applicatio…

SLCC's MaCauley Flint Receives Collegiate Athlete of the Year Honor

SLCC standout pitcher MaCauley Flint was honored by the Utah-Southern Idaho Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as the Utah Female Collegiate Athlete of the Year. Flint, a Roy, UT native, will be presented the honor at the 34th annual Dinner of Champions. She is the first Bruin to receive this accolade.

“I knew that the coaching staff had nominated me for an award, but I had no idea how big it was,” said Flint. “This is the most humbling experience—it’s so great to see softball take me to where it has. I’m very blessed to be the one that they chose because there are so many amazing athletes.”

Flint has been a standout player for SLCC and is highly regarded by her coaches and teammates as a humble and charitable leader that sets a positive example. She is a participant in SLCC’s Know Greater Heroes program that promotes nutrition and healthy lifestyles to elementary students in Utah.

“MaCauley is awesome. She has great character, a great personality and really believes in h…

Top U.S. Education Officials Visit SLCC on 2012 Cross-Country Back-To-School Bus Tour

Salt Lake Community College hosted David Bergeron, acting assistant secretary for the Office of Postsecondary Education, on Friday, Sept.14 as part of the U.S. Department of Education’s third annual back-to-school bus tour.
SLCC held separate events at two campuses with Bergeron. He met with veterans at the College’s Westpointe Center campus to hear first-hand their concerns, issues and needs in terms of entering, persisting and finishing postsecondary education.
At the first event focused on veterans' services, Bergeron heard from students, faculty, and administrators about the issues facing veterans in higher education. He thanked the College's students and personnel for their feedback, saying that it allows the Department of Education to better perform its role. "We have a great respect for veterans and all they do," he said. "We are working closely with many departments, including the Department of Veterans Affairs, to see what we can do to improve service to …

Free Flu Shot!

Free Flu Shot!

Starting Monday, September 17, the first 400 students will receive a free flu shot!

Come visit them at one of these locations:

Taylorsville Redwood - SC 035/801.957.4286
South City - W 175/801.957.3323
Jordan - JHS 011/801.957.6211

Nuestras Naciones

Nuestras Naciones!
Hispanic/Latin Cultural Show

Wednesday, Sept 19 from 12-1 pm at the Taylorsville Alder Amphitheater!

Interpreter Honored for Helping Deaf Students

From the Jordan School District School Stories, September 6, 2012:

[Former Salt Lake Community College student] Ryan Brown is humble and quiet by nature, but put him to work in a classroom and his personality and love for the job come alive. Ryan plays a special role in Jordan School District as one of seven interpreters for deaf students. This year he is assigned to a seventh grade student at South Hills Middle. That’s where you can see Ryan’s passion for helping deaf children learn, love education and embrace the classroom and classmates. Ryan is exceptional in his professionalism, service to students and in his attitude. That’s why he was chosen as Utah Interpreter of the Year by an organization that represents people in his field from all over the state. Congratulations Ryan! We are proud to have you as a member of the District team.

FYI: Water Main at Taylorsville Redwood Campus

Taylorsville Redwood Road Campus:
Due to a main water line break. Community BLVD South (adjacent to 2200 West) will be closed with no through traffic until it is repaired. All lots are open and accessible if you enter from the Redwood Road entrance

SLCC Radiologic Tech Students are Perfect: 100% Pass National Board Exams

Each student enrolled in Salt Lake Community College’s Radiologic Technology Class of 2012 has passed the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) National Board Exam. The program has a total of 39 students, all of whom successfully completed the qualifying exam that is the national standard used by employers, state licensing agencies, and federal regulators to indicate a person has met a recognized national standard for medical imaging, interventional procedures, and radiation therapy professionals.

“It is outstanding—and we are obviously pleased—that all of our students were successful in passing this exam,” said SLCC radiologic technology program coordinator David Neil. “This result lets us know that the work we are doing here is working. It’s an indication that the education and training our students receive is preparing them with all of the skills and qualifications needed by the healthcare industry today.”

The College’s graduating class of 2012 has two learning cohorts…

SLCC Solar Program Shows Commitment to Workforce Development, Green Energy

Salt Lake Community College offers a Solar Photovoltaic Systems program that prepares students for careers in the nation’s alternative energy sector. Graduates of the program are qualified to assemble and install Photovoltaic panels and systems that capitalize on a clean, renewable energy source.

“This program highlights Salt Lake Community College’s commitment to help prepare Utah’s workforce for the future in renewable energy technologies and energy conservation,” SLCC Dean of the School of Professional and Economic Development Karen Gunn said. “We embrace our role in promoting local and regional workforce development. This training provides a competitive, value added skill set for high demand jobs in alternative energy."

Solar Photovoltaic Systems is one of thirty-three programs the College has developed over the past three years that are specifically designed to be responsive to the needs of industry and workforce development in Utah. Students who earn a certificate from the pr…

SLCC Hosts Annual Small Business Resource Round-Up

Utah’s premier business development and networking group, BizNet Connect is hosting the Annual Small Business Resource Round-Up, on September 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The event will be in the Karen Gail Miller Conference Center at Salt Lake Community College, Larry H. Miller Campus, 9750 South 300 West, in Sandy.

The Round-Up features the best small business resource providers available in Salt Lake County, in one place, to help business owners and managers learn about the resources available that can help their business thrive.

Preceding the Round-Up, the College is also offering a special information session about the new Goldman Sachs Foundation 10,000 Small Business (GS 10KSB) program from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the Miller Professional Development Center, Room 224.

The public is invited to attend one or both of these events, both offered at no charge. Register to attend the Round-Up by September 11 at:
For more information about the Round-Up…

Taylorsville City Gets a New Look in Time for Fall Semester

Taylorsville City has a new logo for the first time since the community became incorporated as a city a dozen years ago.  The new logo design has a distinctly collegiate look and feel to reflect the city’s largest institution, Salt Lake Community College. SLCC’s main campus—located in Taylorsville city—employs more than 1,000 full time employees and is home to more than 17,000 students. “We love having Salt Lake Community College in our city,” Taylorsville City Mayor Russ Wall said. “The College is a great asset to our city and this community.”

The design uses a blue and tan color scheme that is similar to SLCC’s, and uses the letter ‘T’ superimposed over the letter ‘C’ in a font and style that harks back to an old version of the College’s when it was called Utah Technical College.  Taylorsville’s new logo replaces a previous logo that was shaped like a wagon-wheel symbol.

"As we sat down with designers, we talked about what makes our city unique,” Taylorsville city spokesperson Ai…

SLCC Trustee Gail Miller Named 2012 ATHENA Winner

Salt Lake Community College Trustee Gail Miller has been named the 2012 ATHENA Award recipient. Miller will officially be presented the award at the  36th Annual Salt Lake Chamber Women’s Business Center American Express Women & Business Conference and Wells Fargo ATHENA Award luncheon in November.

“Gail Miller is an exceptional role model for all women in this country. She generously gives of her time, wisdom, and resources to promote healthy communities, grounded in education and free enterprise,” SLCC President Cynthia Bioteau said. “Gail’s work as co-chair of Salt lake Community College’s board of trustees embodies both of these traits. The newest deserved honor of Athena continues to magnify the remarkable woman she is.”

Miller actively supports a variety of women’s issues, including health and wellness issues for women and children, and college access for women.

Gail Miller is the owner of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies and serves as chairman of the organization’s advis…

Movie Under the Stars: The Avengers

Two free screenings of The Avengers!
Wednesday, September 12 at 8pm at the Jordan Campus on the Quad
Thursday, September 13 at 8pm at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus on the West Amphitheater Lawn
Free popcorn and drinks at both screenings! 

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Symposium