Salt Lake Community College wants their students to succeed, and they prove that with the many helpful resources they provide. Students should take advantage of these resources to get the most out of their collegiate experience while studying here.
The First-Year Experience office has students and advisors that know a little bit about everything on campus. They work as a guide for first-year students through their entire freshman year. If they don’t have an answer for you, they will point you in the right direction.
“[Students] come to us with an inquiry and we tell [them] where to go,” says orientation leader Priscila Pinales. “We teach them about the programs that we use like DegreeWorks and the catalog. We also help students with registering [for] classes. We teach them how to use the resources that they have here [at SLCC].”
The TRiO and TRiO STEM teams provide support for low-income and first-generation college students. They help students achieve their academic and personal goals to reach graduation. They also aid in finding career opportunities.
The TRiO Student Support Services office is located in Room 226 of the Construction Trades building at Taylorsville Redwood Campus.
Speaking of career opportunities, Career Services is your resource for all things career-related. Whether you need a job to help pay for college or are potentially looking for a long-term career, they want to find you work.
“In a nutshell, our job is to help students get jobs. That is our main focus,” says career and employment advisor Will ‘Unga. “[Career Services] is a little bit different [than] other departments such as Financial Aid. Financial Aid, money for school. Career services, money for life.”
Career Services also has a free two-part assessment that will recommend a career based on a series of basic questions. If you are undecided as to what you want to do after college, ‘Unga says this quick assessment can be extremely helpful.
“Whether you like it or not, whatever you answer will give you an idea of what you could potentially be good at,” he says. “The thing is, I believe this [assessment] is very underutilized. If [students] were to use this they would have a better gauge to what it is they want to do.”
‘Unga urges students to log into their MySLCC account, click on Campus Life, click on Student Resources and finally, click on Student Employment Registration Form. Once these steps have been completed they will have setup their Career Services account and can reap the benefits.
STEM Learning Resources
Science and math are difficult subjects, so don’t be afraid to gain some confidence by visiting the STEM Learning Resources department. The department coordinates with the science, technology, engineering and mathematics departments to provide free tutoring services for all SLCC students. If you are having difficulty in any of these four subjects, do not waste another second trying to figure it out on your own. Take advantage of the STEM Learning Resources team.
Disability Resource Center
Accessibility and equality for all SLCC students is vital; the Disability Resource Center (DRC) is a great representation of that. The DRC assists in facilitating inclusion and accommodations to students with disabilities. They provide individualized resources for things like applying for admission, classroom-related assignments, campus event access and more.
Center for Health and Counseling
Lastly, for those students without health insurance coverage right now, the Center for Health and Counseling is a college community partner. They provide quality, accessible and affordable medical care, mental health counseling and health education. All appointments in their office require an office co-pay and payment for additional services is due at the time of the appointment.
Another benefit from the Center for Health and Counseling for enrolled students is a one-hour massage for $10 each semester. Additional massages per semester cost $30. To schedule a medical, counseling or massage appointment please call 801-957-4268 during business hours.