Salt Lake Community College’s newest addition is beginning to take shape.
The old Herriman City Hall building has been transformed into a college campus. SLCC officially opened the Herriman Center Aug. 22 for the fall 2018 semester. The facility will remain operational while the new Juniper Canyon Campus is being built.
“The College owns 90 acres in Herriman and that will one day be the home of a SLCC campus. The College is in the process of requesting funds from the state to build on that site,” says Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Chuck Lepper.
The Herriman Center also offers a wide array of student programs, including a partnership with the University of Utah to help students transfer, ITT and Software Development, life sciences and financial advising. More features include free parking for all students, a student service area that provides students with help on advising and registration, plus full faculty support and study spaces.
The Juniper Canyon Campus is partly in response to Jordan Campus being at capacity. It is expected to be almost as big as the Taylorsville Redwood Campus, with a building size of 80,000 square feet.
With the rapid population growth in Utah, the new campus will also accommodate students who currently travel from Herriman to other campuses in the valley.
“Herriman City is extremely excited about the possibility of a Salt Lake
Community College campus located within our community,” former Herriman Mayor Carmen Freeman said in a presentation to the Utah State Board of Regents on Sept. 15, 2016.
The Juniper Canyon Campus will take some time to develop. With a goal to open in 2020, the new campus will establish easier access to higher education for students who live out of the Salt Lake Valley.