The School of Technical Specialties provides a wide variety of career opportunities that are available for students, from Apprenticeship to Welding.
Apprenticeship programs offered at Salt Lake Community College are two-part. Firstly, on-the-job training is provided by a sponsor who exposes the apprentice to practical applications in all phases of a particular craft.
Secondly, classroom-related instruction is designed to provide the apprentice with knowledge of theoretical and technical aspects of their craft. Total completion of an apprenticeship program may take up to five years, depending upon the craft.
The Division of Technical Specialties provides students the following programs:
The Construction Management program at SLCC provides theoretical and hands-on experience in erecting footings, foundations, concrete, framing carpentry, finish carpentry, cabinetmaking, construction management and more. Students learn marketable skills for quicker job advancement within the construction industry.
The Automotive program is based on the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and are National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) certified. The Roger L. Miller Automotive Internship program allows Automotive Technician majors to receive academic credit for on-the-job training in an approved automotive repair facility.
The Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing Program provides hands-on learning. SLCC provides the latest and highest quality technical curriculum available and is I-CAR qualified. SLCC teaches students the skills of Diesel Systems Technology. Students learn many kinds of repairs from rewiring electrical systems to major engine overhaul. Training is provided on a variety of special tools.
The Motorcycle/Outdoor Power Equipment Technology program at SLCC is geared for both career-minded students and hobbyists who have a passion for motorcycles and other types of small engines.
The Welding Fabrication & Inspection Program gives students a foundation of industry practices, welding theory, and knowledge of metal alloys and metallurgy processes. Graduates will be competent in layout, fabrication, inspection, fitting, cutting and forming metals and determining electrodes/wire and filler metals required by industry.
SLCC has a new Technical Transfer AS degree which allows graduates with a Certificate of Completion in a designated technical specialization program and General Education to transfer within the Utah System of Higher Education. The program is designed to give students the skills necessary for technical employment while pursuing a bachelor’s degree.