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2018-2019 SLCC General Catalog 

SLCC at a Glance


Salt Lake Community College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has the necessary resources available to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Accreditation also addresses institutional integrity.

Accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities in not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Inquiries regarding an institution’s accreditation status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052 (425) 558-4224


SLCC offers more than 100 degree programs, as well as continuing education, apprenticeships, non-credit and other options to help students achieve their educational objectives.

Degree and Certificate Offerings

Associate of Arts Degree (AA)
Associate of Science Degree (AS)
Associate of Pre-Engineering (APE)
Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS)
Certificate of Completion
Certificate of Proficiency
Certificate of Achievement

Student Body Profile

Based on Fall Semester 2017, third week figures:

22,999 Headcount
13,308 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)

93% Utah Residents
7% Non-Residents

38% Freshmen
62% Sophomores

49.0% Male
51.0% Female

3% Veterans

67.4% Caucasian
18.4% Hispanic
3.8% Asian

2.9% More than one race

2.1% African American

1.2% Pacific Islander

1.0% Non-Resident Alien

0.8% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.4% Unknown/Unreported

Median Student Age: 23 years old
Average Student Age: 26 years old

Student to Faculty Ratio: 18:1

Number of degrees awarded was 6,131 during the 2016-2017 school year

College Overview

Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, multi-campus college serving the diverse needs of the Salt Lake County community. With an open-door enrollment policy, the College serves more than 60,000 students through credit and non-credit courses and workshops each year. It is the eleventh most prolific producer of Associate’s degrees in the country.

To accommodate student needs, SLCC offers courses at ten sites, plus SLCC Online, allowing students to take classes virtually anywhere. Courses are offered in both traditional and accelerated semesters, during the day, at night, and on weekends. Students receive personal attention from faculty as the College maintains an average student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

The College has established active partnerships with more than 500 local businesses and school districts to provide skills training, professional development, and academic programs to current and future employees. SLCC plays a key role in building Utah’s economy by anticipating future needs and preparing a skilled workforce able to manage ever-changing technologies.

SLCC Vision

Salt Lake Community College will be a model for inclusive and transformative education, strengthening the communities we serve through the success of our students.

SLCC Mission

Salt Lake Community College is your community college.  We engage and support students in educational pathways leading to successful transfer and meaningful employment.

SLCC Values

We believe we’re better when we work together.

We partner with our community in the transformative, public good of educating students.

We seek to cultivate an environment of respect and empathy, advanced by diverse cultures and perspectives.

We learn as a college by building outstanding educational experiences for students and by supporting faculty and staff in their professional development.

We value fresh thinking and encourage the energy of new ideas and initiatives.

We do the right things for the right reasons.

College-Wide Learning Outcomes

SLCC has identified eight essential capacities all students should strengthen, regardless of academic major or career plans, that will serve students in all aspects of life.

  1. Acquire substantive knowledge in the intended major and throughout General Education
  2. Communicate effectively
  3. Develop quantitative literacies necessary for the chosen field of study
  4. Think critically and creatively
  5. Develop the knowledge and skills to be a community engaged learner and scholar
  6. Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
  7. Develop computer and information literacy
  8. Develop the attitudes and skills for lifelong wellness

Strategic Goals (2016 - 2023)

In order to meet the needs of students and to craft the best possible learning experiences, for them, SLCC is focused on five strategic goals to guide our work.

  1. Increase Student Completion
  2. Improve transfer preparation and pathways
  3. Align with and respond to workforce needs
  4. Achieve equity in student participation and completion
  5. Secure institutional sustainability and capacit

SLCC Core Themes

Core themes are the essential elements of the college’s mission. They provide an overarching framework for assessment of the college performance and continual improvement.

Access and Success

Transfer Education

Workforce Education

Community Engagement


This catalog applies to new students entering Salt Lake Community College in the 2018-2019 academic year and returning Salt Lake Community College students whose governing catalog has expired. Individuals with specific questions about this policy should see the admissions officer or the appropriate academic administrator for their program of study.

The catalog contains information concerning academic programs, course descriptions, tuition and fees, policies, and general information about Salt Lake Community College in existence at the time of this publication’s deadline, February 26, 2018.

Information in this catalog is subject to change and Salt Lake Community College reserves the right to make any necessary revisions in the information contained here without notice. The College further reserves the right to add, amend, or repeal any rules, regulations, policies, and procedures as provided by law.

This catalog is for information purposes only and does not constitute a contract between the student and the College.