Home to Salt Lake Community College’s School of Applied Technology, the Highland Center is a “purpose-driven behemoth of opportunity” according to Kevin Miller, Director of Student Conduct and Support Services.
1575 South State Street, W137D.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115-1610.
Phone: 801-957-3354.Classes begin weekly.
Occupying the first two floors of leased space at 3760 S Highland Drive is an intensive year of Open Entry/Open Exit (OE/OE) educational training, meant for students to be able to master course material. Classes begin frequently, and the program ends once students demonstrate proficiency.
Intensive vocational technical training began at SLCC in 1948 when the school was named Salt Lake Vocational School.
Of this ongoing tradition of diverse positive change, Miller describes the atmosphere of Applied Technology at Highland Center as, “easy to find, comfortable and brightly lit, with lots of parking.”
He also mentioned the importance and value of developing “coherent understanding and real-life people skills.”
A $2.02 per clock-hour, tuition makes learning employable skills in Applied Technology easier for just about any demographic. High school students do not pay tuition for the program, and all students can customize their class schedules around busy lives.
There is free walk-in math and science tutoring available through the Highland Learning Center in Room 207 in conjunction with the Student Writing Center, Science Resource Center and the ESL Lab.
By way of the Division of Applied Technology, the Highland Center promotes student success through advanced career preparation and more than 30 programs of self-paced study, training support and GED or Utah Basic Skills Competency Test (UBSCT) assistance.
Applied Technology encompasses a range of professional training, including Visual Communication, Web Development, Media Design, Manufacturing and Healthcare Technology.