Friday, September 28, 2012

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

Park City home gets LEED Platinum Certification

The 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, energy efficient and affordable housing to low-income families around the world. Salt Lake Community College’s building and construction program builds one or two homes each year as part of its curriculum. This particular project was unique for a Habitat for Humanity project and the College because the students’ participation in the project was written directly into the College’s curriculum.  

Three SLCC faculty members were involved working with students participating in the Habitat for Humanity project both in teaching and building. Three classes that had about 20 students each were involved with the project. College administrators plan on continuing to work with Habitat for Humanity on projects in the future.

Philosophical Conference Call For Papers

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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

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Careers in Hospitality!

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

Pursue a management career in:
  • Hotel and resorts
  • Restaurants
  • Event planning
  • Catering and convention services
  • Country clubs
  • Amusement parks
  • Gaming facilities
Visit SLCC University Center to tour the program.
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
CT 272

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.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

National Student Day!

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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 drawn from an array of disciplines ranging from automotive trades to music. In addition to its local concert series, SLCC Chamber Singers is often invited to perform in concert halls and festivals nationally and internationally.

The College Chorale is an one-hundred voice ensemble dedicated to the distinctive and varied repertoire for large choir. The Chorale collaborates regularly with local orchestras and performs regularly for college and local community.
Salt City Voices is a fifteen member vocal and instrumental ensemble devoted to performing contemporary music. Winner of the Lionel Hampton Jazz festival and also named the “Best of Utah”, Salt City Voices helps students develop their abilities in the jazz, pop, and rock idioms.

The SLCC Fall Choir Concert series is part of the College’s Arts & Cultural Events (ACE) program. ACE works with organizations across and outside of the College to support a wide variety of cultural activities such as lectures, musical concerts, multicultural celebrations, live performances, and conferences.

Job Seeking Skills Workshops

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

  • Resume Writing
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Job Searching With Technology
  • Networking Strategies
Friday, October 5
9 am - Noon
Taylorsville Redwood 
STC Parlor B

Friday, October 26
1 pm - 4 pm
South City

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 great job of cultivating the joy that people take from preparing food,” Fleckenstein said. “But new restaurateurs just don’t understand cash flow. Passion is important, essential even, but the reality is that many people are only interested in—and prepared for—a small part of what it means to be a professional in this industry. In fact, the culinary program—by design through the NRAEF [National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation] Manage First program—is 65 percent management—that’s why it’s part of, and belongs in the School of Business at Salt Lake Community College.”

Salt Lake Community College recently received a rare 7-year accreditation from the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF). The ACFEF is the educational arm of the only organization in the US that certifies professional culinary arts students. Because the College program is fully compliant with the high accreditation standards set by the ACF, it is one of only 47 nationwide programs granted ‘exemplary’ status by the ACFEF.

The Culinary Arts program at SLCC also offers a unique course at the Utah State Capitol where students run a cafeteria and catering service for state legislators and Capitol visitors.

“The College’s contract with the Utah State Capitol has been great in providing our students with hands-on work experience, and has given us another place for our students to learn, train, and work,” Fleckenstein said. Called the Capitol Culinary Arts Project (CCAP), this program provides catering and dining services at the Utah State Capitol.

The students who work at the Capitol get experience in virtually everything needed to become a quality chef. Students acquire preparation, cooking, serving and menu development skills, and get introduced to how to manage a kitchen - to make sure all food is fresh, safe and organized. They also study how to manage food costs, how to cook in volume consistently and learn kitchen budgeting skills.

This program grew out of student work done at the inauguration of Utah Governor, Gary R. Herbert in 2009. SLCC students were invited to prepare and cater food for the ceremony that was held at the Utah State Capitol.  Members of the Preservation board at the Capitol were so pleased with the students’ work that the College was invited to submit a proposal to provide the Capitol’s food and catering services.

“We love everything that’s happening. It’s a win-win situation for everyone involved”, said Alyson Gamble Director of the Capitol Preservation Board. “This is a great example of state agencies working effectively together.”

SLCC offers an Associate of Applied Science degree, transferable credits, and eligibility for American Culinary Federation (ACF) certification as a Certified Culinarian.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

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.

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“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 original London cast.

Tickets are available at the Grand Theatre box office. Call: (801) 957-3322 or visit:

sine cera: a DiverseCity Writing Series Anthology

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

sine cera is a biannual publication of the DiverseCity Writing Series - a SLCC Community Writing Center Program 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 cera publications are now available in the SLCC 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 place a certification process.

“The plan is to make the curriculum ‘portable,’ so that once it’s developed and implemented here, it can be used by institutions across the country to support their local life science industries,” said Ngan-Winward. “We’re very excited that this grant ties in so nicely with the goals and objectives of the statewide Utah Cluster Acceleration Partnership for the life sciences.”

The Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training initiative is geared toward providing training to workers who have lost their jobs.

Monday, September 24, 2012

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 of the costs associated with their internship.

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 $99.00 and can be completed at:

The Miller Business Resource Center (MBRC) offers a wide range of services and support to entrepreneurs and small business owners. Support is provided through on-site internal resources such as the Salt Lake Region Small Business Development Center, the Miller Business Innovation Center, and the Women's Business Institute as well as partners such as Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative and the Export Assistance Center, among others. The MBRC also has international business education training and assistance programs through the Global Business Center.   For more information visit

Thursday, September 20, 2012

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

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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 resume
  • Give voice to students' comments and concerns
  • Participate 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 the quality of her work and the influence she has had on women’s, high school and collegiate athletics, including being named  National Administrator of the Year in 2009.

Her teams have always finished among the very top in the conference, having won numerous titles in the past 15 years. In 2009 the Men's Basketball team won the NJCAA National Championship. In both 2011 and 2012, the SLCC Women's Softball team was NJCAA National Champion runner-up.

Norma has been inducted into the Utah Softball Hall of Fame, the Utah Coaches of Merit Hall of Fame, and the UHSSA Officials Hall of Fame.  In 2007 she was named to the UHSSA "Circle of Fame", and two years later was awarded the NJCAA National Administrator of the Year—the most prestigious award for athletic directors at U.S. two-year higher educational institutions. 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

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 been excellent, too.”

One of the most popular jobs today, in no small part because many jobs in the industry can be performed from home, medical coders examine medical documents to make sure that they contain appropriate medical codes and that patients’ invoices are properly paid. Howell works from home for a company dealing with workers compensation issues.

In addition to a flexible schedule that does allow her to do her job from home, Howell cites other kinds of flexibility and the job security the industry provides as being major benefits. “I really like that medical coding is a national language. No matter where you go in the country, you can work in this industry,” she said. “I have a friend moving to Dallas who works in medical coding, and she will be able to go anywhere and be able to do this work.”

Howell, who has a handful of classes remaining before finishing her certificate program, recently passed the Certified Professional Coder exam, a nationally recognized standard for medical coding. While the exam is not mandatory to work in the industry, Howell is one of more than 80,000 coding professionals who currently hold the credential. Those who are certified earn on average approximately 20% more than non-certified coders.

In 2010, there were an estimated 180,000 jobs for medical coders. The median annual wage for those in this career was more than $32,000. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a growth rate of 21 percent over the next decade. This growth rate would mean about 40,000 additional jobs will be added to the nation’s economy between 2010 and 2020.

Medical coding careers require neither a bachelor’s degree nor a master’s degree. SLCC provides a certificate of proficiency, which requires slightly more than 800 course hours to complete.

Monday, September 17, 2012

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 also available to those currently in jobs who need to improve their skills to keep their current position or to obtain a better position. Some spots are specially reserved for incumbent workers, those who have recently lost their previous employment, dislocated or unemployed workers.

A complete list of programs eligible for grant funding is:

Web Designer
Graphic Designer
Multimedia Artist
Sound Technician
Film & Video Artist
Motion Graphics Artist
Special Effects Artist

Scholarships for these programs are funded by a grant awarded under the U.S. President’s Community-Based Job Training Grants (CBJT) as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.

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 application workshops to meet the individual needs of prospective program applicants.

  • General information sessions will be held at: 
    • Utah Valley University Business Resource Center: September 28, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., 815 West 1250 South, Orem, UT. 84058, Room 102
    • Park City at the Sheldon Richins Building: September 20, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., 6505 North Landmark Drive, Auditorium
    • Northfront Business Resource Center, Davis Applied Technology College: September 26, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., 450 South Simmons Way, Kaysville, UT 84037, Suite 100
  • Application workshops will be held in Salt Lake at the College’s Miller Campus and at the Library Square Campus:
    • September 20, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Miller Campus–Miller Corporate Partnership Center, Room 330
    • September 27, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Library Square Campus, Room 111
To register for any of the above information sessions or application workshops visit

Additional GS 10KSB information, including the program application, is available at

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 herself,” said SLCC Head Softball Coach Mary Kay Amicone. “She’s truly the real deal, she knows what she needs to get done and she’s a great leader.”

Flint compiled a 27-2 win-loss record last season, with an earned run average of 1.65. She struck out 214 opposing batters en route to leading the Bruins to its second consecutive National Junior College Athletic Association Runner-Up finish.

Friday, September 14, 2012

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.

David Bergeron
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 veterans—especially in the area of education. And I thank you all for coming out here to day to provide your insights and share your experiences." 

Bergeron also attended a roundtable discussion on college access and completion for students at the Student Center at the College’s Taylorsville campus later in the day.  

Federal funding and support for students, particularly first-generation and low-income students were the main topics covered. 

Jocelyn Maxime, a first-generation student who hails from Haiti talked about his experience with the TRIO program. He suggested to assistant secretary Bergeron that the Department of Education consider easing some of the demands placed on first-year students. "My first year here in college was really difficult, from dealing with documentation to financial aid. I planned on dropping out. I didn't think I could handle everything," he said. "Fortunately, I went in to see an advisor who recommended me to the TRIO program. I was given so much support personally. The next year, my college dream became a reality."

The visit, which also included stops at other Utah schools, highlighted education successes and promoted the theme “Education Drives America."

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

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Nuestras Naciones!
Hispanic/Latin Cultural Show

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

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Interpreter Honored for Helping Deaf Students

[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.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

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

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

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, an evening group with 16 students and a daytime group with 23 students. The average score for all SLCC students on the exam was 89%. Prior to taking the exam, students must meet basic education, ethics, and examination requirements, including having completed an accredited education program within the past five years

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 program qualify for taking the entry-level exam, the PV technical sales certification, or the PV installer certification exam. All exams are nationally recognized by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners.

The College’s program was bolstered by the recent completion of Utah’s first Solar Photovoltaic (PV) training yard. The yard was completed at the College’s Meadowbrook Campus located at 250 West 3900 South in Salt Lake City.

“The new photovoltaic training yard really helps improve that program, Gunn said. “It’s the first training yard of its kind in the state and we’re doing everything we can to make sure that Utah’s energy industry gets all of the highly skilled green energy technicians it needs.”

SLCC’s Solar Program courses instruct students in basic electrical theory, learning the major components of a PV system and all the way up to the design and installation of large array PV systems.

In addition to the Solar Photovoltaic Systems program, SLCC’s Green Academy offers courses in in the following areas: Electric Power Technology, Green Retrofitting, Lineman Apprenticeship, Smart Grid Technology, Solar Photovoltaic Systems, and a CNG certification program.

The Green Academy also offers a new energy management program that trains students in renewable energy, LEED certification, HVAC controls and equipment, and energy audits. Students learn the most efficient current methods in the energy management industry pertaining to residential light and commercial energy analysis, weatherization, indoor pollutants, and control strategies. Taken together, these programs represent a commitment to help prepare Utah’s workforce for a future in renewable energy technologies and energy conservation.

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 contact Jackie Jolly at: 801-957-5284 or

For more information about the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program or register for the information session visit:

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 Aimee Newton said. “We have a long history of excellence  in athletics—especially baseball. We want to promote a healthy, athletic lifestyle in our citizens. And, of course, we’re really proud of being home to SLCC’s main campus. And we came up with a logo that has that athletic, collegiate feel.”
Beyond the new logo, Taylorsville city has taken numerous steps to promote a healthy lifestyle among its citizenry; a ‘Healthy Taylorsville’ committee regularly meets to incorporate novel solutions that make residents healthier including bolstering recreation centers and adding bike lanes.

About Taylorsville City: Incorporated July 1, 1996 Taylorsville City was founded because of the grassroots efforts of citizens who developed a vision that would provide greater local control of community planning, economic development, and municipal service delivery. One of Utah's newest cities, the area has a rich history reaching back to 1848 when pioneers Joseph and Susanna Harker crossed over the Jordan River and founded the Taylorsville-Bennion areas.

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 advisory board.  She is actively engaged in the company’s operation, including the administration of the Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation.

Miller follows Beverley Taylor Sorenson, who was honored with the ATHENA Award in 2011. Other recent recipients include Utah State Senator Pat Jones, former Utah Governor Olene Walker, and SLCC President Cynthia Bioteau, who received the award in 2010.

About the ATHENA: The ATHENA International Award, sponsored by Wells Fargo, is a national award presented annually to an active member of the Salt Lake Chamber who demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in business, provides valuable service by devoting time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community, and assists women in reaching their full leadership potential.

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! 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Symposium

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Join us for the First Annual SLCC CTE Symposium:

September 25 – 26, 2012, starting at 1:00 p.m. each day in the Student Center!

Topics include: Higher Ed 2020 Goals; SAT-CTE/Non-Credit to Credit Articulation; TICE and CTE Gateway Courses; PAC Leadership Roles in CTE; Partnerships with Goldman Sachs; Integrating ePortfolios into CTE; Wasatch Front Consortium/SLCC Alignment Pathways in CTE; Role/Integration Path, RPOS Grant and CBJT Grant; CTE Faculty Professional Development; and a Reverse Panel Discussion

Sign up online or call 801-957-5129 for information.