Salt Lake Community College is a place where students can work toward an associate degree with an eye on their future goals.
Tristan Nielson and Karen Chujan are two students at SLCC attending classes at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus.
“SLCC is very awesome and I enjoy being here,” says Nielson, who is majoring in animation.
Chujan, who is majoring in digital art, agrees.
“The students attending here are friendly and are easy to get to know,” says Chujan.
Chujan chose to attend SLCC out of all the other schools in Utah.
“The classes are very small, so I can talk to the teacher as more easily,” explains Chujan.
For Nielson, SLCC wasn’t the first choice but made more sense financially.
“University of Utah was my first choice of college to go to,” says Nielson. “Coming to SLCC was cheaper.”
Nielson and Chujan like the relaxed environment at SLCC and how they can get to class without worrying about the crowds of people. Each mention there aren’t as many people walking to class in their specific time, unlike high school, where everyone is frantically heading to class.
Nielson and Chujan have noticed other things they like about SLCC.
“What I really like are the professors and the tutoring possibilities,” says Nielson.
Chujan went on to praise the employees of SLCC.
“The staff and people are so friendly, which makes this campus quite relaxing,” says Chujan.
Each student has a positive perspective about SLCC. One criticism they both have is the cafeteria prices seemed a little steep. Other than that, they really like SLCC.
Nielson and Chujan have a genuine passion for art.
“I had this passion for drawing since I was eight years old,” says Chujan. “My heart told me that I need to continue with this passion of mine, so I am, or am trying to.”
Nielson draws inspiration from the animated films he’s watched.
“Have you seen them Disney movies?” says Nielson. “Since then, my goal is to try and join their ranks.”
When asked if SLCC helping them with their dreams, Nielson and Chujan pause before giving a simple response.
“Yes, SLCC is helping us little by little,” says Nielson, with Chujan nodding in agreement.
Nielson and Chujan describe their daily schedule when they come to SLCC.
Nielson says he usually drives to SLCC Monday through Thursday. While on his way to class, he’ll have a break in the cafeteria to eat and homework.
Chujan, however, says she takes the bus to school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. She goes to classes first, and then eats lunch later, sometimes meeting up with Nielson to discuss a few topics from the class.
Regardless of the reason they go to SLCC, Nielson and Chujan both like what they receive from the school.
When students share their experiences at SLCC, high school graduates get ideas of what they might want in a college. Whether it be smaller classes or cheaper tuition, high school students might choose SLCC just by knowing if other students attending are enjoying their time here.