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Rev Up Your Future at SLCC Annuals Hop into College

SLCC West Valley Center will be opening its doors on Friday, August 2, from 6-9 pm for their annual lowrider event that celebrates the automotive culture and welcomes current, past, and future Bruins into the SLCC community. This unique event allows lowriders to showcase their vehicles and for spectators to witness the creativity, craftsmanship, and passion that goes into a lowrider car. From the sleek custom paint jobs to the impressive hydraulics showcased at the hop-off, attendees get immersed in the vibrant culture created by SLCC West Valley’s community. Beyond the car show, Hop into College provides prospective students and their families the opportunity to explore SLCC, engage with their future peers, staff and faculty and obtain valuable insight into the degrees and programs offered. Furthermore, the community is provided with countless beneficial resources not only as an SLCC student but as a community member. Whether interested in learning more about the lowrider community o
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SLCC's Prison Education Program Recognizes 31 New Graduates with Associate’s Degrees

Over 30 students graduated from Salt Lake Community College’s (SLCC) Prison Education Program at the Utah State Correctional Facility on May 13. Thirty-one received an associate’s degree, most in General Studies, a few in Anthropology and Criminal Justice. One graduate earned two  Four of the graduates spoke to a small audience about how earning an associate’s degree has changed their lives. Becky Golly, shared her personal story of being a single mom, working three jobs, and becoming addicted to drugs. When she was sentenced to prison, she felt hopeless and believed her life was over. Then in 2019, some fellow inmates encouraged her to take a class, and to stick with it—it had been 27 years since she graduated from high school.   “The skills, certificates, and degrees I’ve received over the last six years have changed my future in ways I could never have dreamed. It also positively affects my children’s lives,” said Golly, who earned an associate’s degree in General Studies and one in

The Center for Prior Learning Receives an Honorable Mention

Today, SLCC's Credit for Prior Learning department received an Honorable Mention from the  Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL ) and the  Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education  for its intentional approach and for expanding student options to receive credit for prior learning.  Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)  allows students to obtain college credit for knowledge and skills acquired outside of the traditional academic environment. This is exceptionally beneficial for adult learners, who, according to CAEL, have a 17% higher chance of graduating compared to those adults who don’t earn credits through prior learning programs. The CPL department at SLCC was created in 2020 and since then the volume of students served has grown as the department continues to expand. To be eligible for CPL, students must be working towards a degree, certificate, or apprenticeship. Director of Credit for Prior Learning at SLCC, Andrea Tipton, mentioned feeling stunned and fla

SLCC Beautification Day

  Spring has arrived at SLCC and t he Facilities Department 's annual Beautification Day provides a fantastic opportunity for folks to connect and collaborate while strengthening and improving the SLCC community. Just like a garden needs regular care and attention to flourish, our workplace also occasionally needs some TLC. By working together to make our surroundings more inviting, we can create a better atmosphere that will benefit all of us. The Beautification Day event is open to everyone, regardless of gardening experience. It is a chance for us to come together, learn from each other, and contribute to the beauty of our workplace. The event will take place at four different campuses: Jordan Campus, Miller Campus, Redwood Campus and South City Campus. Join the community to plant flowers while transforming our workplace into a more vibrant and colorful space. Facilities will provide all the necessary tools and equipment; all that is needed is a positive attitude and a willingne

Commencement 2024

SALT LAKE CITY, May 3, 2024—Today, Salt Lake Community College proudly celebrated the achievements of more than 3000 graduates during its 2024 Commencement Ceremony at the Maverik Center in West Valley City.  SLCC’s Class of 2024 comprises 3,169 students, including 1,429 first-generation college students and 164 military veterans. Graduates range in age from 16 to 67, and most earned degrees are from the school’s general studies and general education programs followed by business, nursing, and psychology. “At its best, college helps us understand ourselves, make sense of the world around us, and challenges us to use our knowledge and skills to strengthen our communities,” said SLCC President Deneece G. Huftalin, who presided over her final, and tenth, commencement prior to retiring. “That is our goal at SLCC—inclusive and transformative education that strengthens the communities we serve through the success of our students. Looking out at this graduating class, I have never been more c