Those who have served in any of the five branches of the armed services will find a variety of services and opportunities available to them at Salt Lake Community College.
We honor the service veterans have given our country, and we are ready to now serve and assist as they work toward their education and employment goals.
Since 2010, SLCC has earned the distinction of being designated by G.I. Jobs as a “military-friendly school” and the only Utah school ranked in the top 10 “best for vets” by Military Times since 2012.
SLCC offers comprehensive services to all who are serving or have served in the U.S. military and to their dependents. Whether pursuing a degree or seeking training through the School of Applied Technology (SAT), our degree programs are VA approved and many of our Certificate programs are also approved.
Over 1,200 veterans attend SLCC each semester, with the majority of veterans actively using one of the many G.I. Education or state benefits to pursue their higher-education goals.
All service members are welcome at any campus to use services provided.
The Veterans Center, located on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus, is a friendly place for all service members and their dependents. It is a national model for its one-stop comprehensive and inclusive services. The center features a lounge, computer lab and free document-printing.
Many service members say that the Veterans Center is much like a mini-USO and feels comfortable and welcoming.
Open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., all veterans and dependents are welcome to study, relax and receive additional support services here.
Our office at South City Campus, located in the Enrollment Services hub, provides support to students attending classes at campuses located in the North Region. It is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
We are excited to have a small Veterans Center on the South City Campus beginning spring 2016.
We also have shared office space at the Westpointe Center, the new West Valley Center and the Jordan Campus where services are available.
Our friendly, knowledgeable staff help our students to navigate the college and the VA systems.
We are committed to helping them to be successful students, employees and community members.
We encourage all who have served in the Armed Forces to check with us to ensure they are identified on our computer system as being a service member. This will allow us to keep them informed about possible scholarships, activities and special events held throughout the year.
For example, sometimes we are offered free skiing, fishing trips, sporting events and concert tickets for our service members.
For those who have served in the armed services, Veterans Services buys the cap and gown and are given a special Red, White and Blue Veterans Honor Cord during a dinner as an acknowledgment of the commitment made to serve our country.
The Veterans Services staff are dedicated to serving the needs of all of our military students.
Our staff includes six certifying officials, twelve veteran work-study employees. Work-study employment may be available to those receiving VA educational benefits or to those receiving federal financial aid work-study employment hours.
Our staff is happy to set up a free meeting on campus with the following services available in our center on Taylorsville Redwood Campus.
Mike Foster, a VA Benefits employee, is our full-time VetSuccess on-campus counselor. He is ready to assist veterans in exploring various majors and the job market, navigating the VA benefits system, preparing resumes and other support.
Aaron Ahern, a VA Health Care employee, is available to assist our students through the VITAL program grant. Aaron can help veterans register for health benefits, navigate the health-care system and provide other support to assist service members in completing their education.
Dan, our Veterans Upward Bound counselor, offering free tutoring services to new veterans in Math, English and Computer Science.
Mary Keinz is our Veterans Accessibility Advisor and Veterans Club advisor. She assists with providing additional support services as needed.
Danny Sanchez is our Veterans Academic Advisor and is located in our center one day a week and is available the other 4 days in his other office.
The SLCC Student Veterans of America Club is dedicated to assisting veterans to be successful in the educational setting and to adjust to the challenges of civilian life.
They accomplish this by establishing and maintaining connections between veterans through social interactions, workshops, service projects and other activities.
“We welcome all service members and their dependents attending SLCC to use the Veterans Center and the resources here for you. The Center is a gift from the college to our veterans in gratitude for your service to our country,” says Darlene Head, manager of SLCC Veterans Services.