Skip to main content

Boyd Johnson: Habitat for Humanity

Boyd Johnson is an instructor in the Construction Management and Sustainable Building department. He has been instrumental in SLCC students' success; his teaching prepares them for the National SkillsUSA competition and for careers using innovative techniques, as employed in the College's recent collaboration with Habitat for Humanity to build a new project home.


Boyd's students in the 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 completed home was recently Utah's third residential project to be awarded LEED Platinum Certification—the highest certification for energy efficiency and environmental design that single-family homes can receive. Boyd and his students are currently working on another project for Habitat for Humanity on an adjacent lot in Park City.


For Johnson, the Habitat for Humanity projects are a perfect for his department and the College because they offer students learning experiences that are only possible while working on a real-world project. "The Habitat for Humanity house projects really  teach students how to build. It gives them everyday work experience," he said. Boyd also thinks that getting involved with Habitat for Humanity has been a benefit to the program. "I think it's been great for our curriculum. It's great to build for someone else—not just to build and sell," he said. "There's just something about taking a piece of ground and building a home where a family is going to live that's rewarding."


Popular posts from this blog

College Planning for Students on Campuses this Fall

Students – we have greatly missed them in our classrooms and labs. We can’t wait to see them back on our campuses. But we want to see students return only with their health and safety as our highest priority.With that, our plan is to welcome students back in time for the start of this coming fall semester with in-person and, as always, a wide variety of online class offerings. We will continue to monitor guidelines issued by the state and the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE), and, if there are any changes to this plan, we will notify students immediately.USHE recently issued a press release with a COVID-19 update, which can be found here. For a full recap of USHE’s detailed plans, click here.USHE institutions, including SLCC, are currently working on what a return to campus will look and feel like this fall. Those details continue to evolve based on factors like “disease prevalence,” diagnostic testing supplies, contact tracing and the ability to provide “adequate” supplies of p…

Reopening SLCC

With most of Utah’s move to yellow status (low-risk) as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic, many restrictions are being lifted across the state. As a result, SLCC is also making adjustments to its operations. Starting June 1, SLCC will officially move to yellow status, and throughout the month, the following changes will implemented:·All campus buildings will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday from June 1 to July 31. Evening hours will resume July 31.·Employees whose job responsibilities cannot be done remotely will be prioritized in returning to work starting June 8.·Department directors are establishing plans to safely and reasonably begin bringing people back to the workplace for on-campus, face-to-face operations at all SLCC locations starting June 8. Check with your supervisor for details.·Reasonable precautions will be implemented to keep employees and students safe while at SLCC. This includes frequent cleaning and sanitation of shared surfaces and availabilit…

SLCC Announces Soft Reopening of Some Services

Salt Lake Community College officials are pleased to report the college will resume some services with limited hours of operation and some restrictions at three campuses, starting May 18.College officials ask that the hour of 10-11 a.m. be reserved for “high-risk” population (*see criteria below) during the COVID-19 pandemic. The hours of 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. are open to the general public. Everyone is asked to wear masks, if possible, and continue to observe the necessity for social distancing.Taylorsville Redwood Campus·Cashiering·Bookstore·Admissions/Admissions Hub·Academic Advising·Financial Aid·Office of Registrar & Academic RecordsSouth City and Jordan campuses·Information Desk*The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines “high risk” as:·People 65 years and older·People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility·People with underlying medical conditions that include:1.Chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma2.Serious heart conditions3.Immunocomprom…