Skip to main content

Meet Our Faculty: Todd Baird


Todd M. Baird


Program Coordinator
Technical Specialties/Aviation and related technologies
Aviation Maintenance

What he teaches:
Aviation generals, Aircraft systems, Reciprocating engine technology and Turbine engine technology

Number of years teaching at SLCC:
13

Undergraduate degree:
Salt Lake Community College


Why working at SLCC matters:
I enjoy the knowledge transfer to students who are looking to enter into the aviation trade arena. SLCC touches more people looking for skillsets to enter the workforce, and the college needs competent professors to set students on the correct pathway.

Greatest professional challenge:
Aviation lacks a balance of women to men with equal skillsets due to the low number of women seeking aviation maintenance as a career pathway. I am constantly striving to find ways to recruit more local women to join aviation.

Greatest professional accomplishment:
Modernizing and improving outcomes in the learning and instruction environment for the Aviation Maintenance program


Advice for students or others:
As individuals we have three things that need to be constantly protected and managed; integrity, accountability and work ethic. Together they give us credibility.

Future plans:
I’d like to finish my education.

Family:
daughter and son, nine grandchildren (seven girls and two boys)

Hobbies:
people, propulsion technology, basketball, camping, anything outdoors, low-level farming



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…