Dec 09, 2022  
2018-2019 SLCC General Catalog 

English - Writing: CC (CTE)

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Certification of Completion | 33 credits minimum

English Division
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
AAB 165L
General Information 801-957-4073
Program Information 801-957-4020
Program Website
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Associate Dean
Stephen Ruffus, AAB 165M 801-957-4375

Program Faculty
Professors - Lisa Bickmore, Stephanie Maenhardt, Tiffany Rousculp, Elisa Stone
Associate Professors - James Celestino, Ron Christiansen, Jennifer Courtney, Allison Fernley, Jerri Harwell, Melissa Helquist, Kathleen Johnston, Lynn Kilpatrick, Cristin Longhurst, Andrea Malouf, Jamie McBeth-Smith, Carol Sieverts, Brittany Stephenson
Assistant Professors - Brandon Alva, Chris Blankenship, Anne Canavan, Nathan Cole, Ana Fillingim, Ann Fillmore, Maria Griffith, Charlotte Howe, Justin Jory, Kati Lewis, Jason Roberts, Benjamin Solomon, Marlena Stanford
Lecturers - James Beatty, Christie Bogle, Lisa Packer

Program Description
The English Department provides courses involving reading, writing and critical thinking, ranging from introductory to more advanced explorations of the role of language in society, in academic studies and in our own personal and professional experiences. We emphasize teaching students to take responsibility for how they communicate in a variety of contexts (from academic, to imaginative, to work-related) and for how language may be used to achieve results. Courses teach intellectual inquiry, expose students to diverse reading and writing tasks, and address how power may be won or lost through the medium of words. A departmental emphasis is also available for students seeking an A.A. or an A.S. in English. Various courses of study are available for students to choose: Writing in a variety of forms, including digital and multimodal, Creative Writing, Literary Studies, Professional Writing, English Language Studies, and Cultural Studies.

Most college degree and certificate programs require a two-course sequence of ENGL 1010 , followed by ENGL 2010  or ENGL 2100 .

ENGL 1030  may fulfill the General Education Human Relations (HR) requirement for SLCC AAS degrees.

ENGL 1050 , ENGL 1100 , ENGL 2030 , ENGL 2250 , ENGL 2260 , ENGL 2270 , ENGL 2280 , ENGL 2600 , ENGL 2610 , ENGL 2630 , ENGL 2640 , ENGL 2710 , ENGL 2760 , ENGL 2810 , ENGL 2830 , and ENGL 2850  will fulfill the General Education Humanities (HU) requirement.

ENGL 1050 , ENGL 1100 , ENGL 2030 ENGL 2610 , ENGL 2760 , ENGL 2810 , ENGL 2830 , and ENGL 2850  fulfill the Diversity (DV) requirement at SLCC.

The English Department also provides electives such as ENGL 2250 , ENGL 2260 , ENGL 2270 , ENGL 2280 , and ENGL 2890 for students seeking to explore various kinds of writing.

The Student Writing Center
The Student Writing Center (SWC) offers SLCC writers a place to talk about their writing or reading with a trained writing advisor. Faculty writing advisors are instructors who teach in the writing program; peer writing advisors are SLCC students who have been recommended by faculty and have received extensive training in writing advising.

All writers at SLCC (undergraduates, staff, and faculty) are welcome to bring their work to the SWC. The advisors are able to work with all in-class writing and other writing projects such as scholarship applications, memos and reports. In the SWC, the writing advisors assist in analyzing the writing situation or project, developing a writing plan, undoing writer’s “blocks” and providing feedback to the writer. Computers are available in the Markosian Library.

In the SWC, one-on-one or small group consultations are available and writers are encouraged to meet with a writing advisor at any stage in their writing project (from brainstorming to final editing). The SWC also holds workshops on reading/writing topics, and approaches to in-class peer group activities.  It distributes other writing-related materials (including materials on documentation and research methods). A standard consultation is a 20- to 30-minute meeting between a writer and a writing advisor (small group appointments also are available). These meetings can take place at any stage in the writing process from brainstorming to final editing. Writers can drop in any time the center is open to make an appointment; they should bring details about the assignment, along with notes and any drafts. At Taylorsville Redwood Campus, the SWC is in AD 218; at South City Campus, writing tutors are available in the Learning Center, N316; at Jordan Campus, tutors are available in HTC 102.

The SLCC Community Writing Center
Located at 210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, (801) 957-2192. The SLCC Community Writing Center provides writing assistance, short term workshops, and writing groups to all Salt Lake area adults.

Transfer/Articulation Information
Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees:
Cost per credit hour and based on 31 + credit hours. Some lab fees may be included for the Publication Center Studies course. Most courses taken to meet Writing Certificate requirements may also be used to meet General Education and Program requirements.  The Writing Certificate of Completion program is eligible for financial aid.

Estimated Time to Completion
One year

Program Entry Requirements
Students are responsible for taking the ACT or the College Placement Test before the semester (at least one month before) they wish to enroll in ENGL 1010 . Students who need to take preparatory classes in English to meet the requirement of any course should plan on extra time to complete a degree. It also is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes. Prerequisites must be completed with a minimum grade of C. Students also must receive a minimum grade of C (not C-) in all English classes counted toward the degree. Writing Certificate Students are required to take a designated Service Learning  course or complete an internship. Please see the English Department or English Advisor to complete a student interest profile for the Writing Certificate of Completion. This document can be found at

Certificate requires the completion of an electronic portfolio and completion of a service-learning project or internship or equivalency. Please see your Writing Certificate Mentor for options.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically & creatively
5 - Become a community engaged learner
6 - Work in professional & constructive manner
7 - Develop computer & information literacy
8 - Develop lifelong wellness

Develop core skills and competencies in writing, as well as  the following:
  • tutoring
  • print & digital production of texts
  • ethical standards in professional environments
  • media technologies of writing/communication
Students must produce a variety of written genres which will lead to them passing designated courses with a C or better. Written genres may include more than just writing, and possibly  multimodal methods of presenting the work (such as visual layout, podcasts, e-portfolio, etc.)
1, 2, 4
Demonstrate knowledge and skills for communicative situations in business, industry, and future fields of study. Instructors grade a variety of student products to assess progress in this area. 1, 5
Practice writing as an open process that permits writers to use later invention and re-thinking to revise their work, using multiple drafts to create and complete a successful text.  
  • Develop flexible strategies for generating, revising, editing, and proof-reading.
  • Learn to balance the advantages of relying on others with the responsibility of doing their part.
  • Learn to critique their own and others’ works.
  • Use a variety of technologies to address a range of audiences.
Each core course includes instruction in processes relevant to producing the products required by the course. Students must show evidence of their writing processes in order to receive a grade on products.
2, 4
Translate knowledge to experiential learning in the form of an internship or service-learning component and experiences with writing in authentic contexts.
For Certificate of Completion, relative components will be assessed in a cumulative Electronic-portfolio, which includes written papers; peer review evidence; demonstrations of revision proficiency; reflection papers and artifacts of experiential learning, such as internship/service learning products; Writing Studies/Publications Studies products; and reflective analysis of the Mock Interview experience as part of the certificate completion. Coordinate with community partners to assess student skills and performance outside of the classroom.
2, 5

Sample Schedule

Advising Notes

Writing Certificate of Completion requires the completion of an electronic portfolio and completion of a service-learning project or internship or equivalent.

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