Concurrent enrollment students get a head start on college by learning college processes, developing college study habits, and earning college credit while in high school.
Easier Transition to College
Students who participate in concurrent enrollment have a smoother transition to college because they are familiar with the college experience.
Make Low-Risk Mistakes
Concurrent enrollment students are able to learn from the same mistakes that regular college students make without it costing them hundreds or thousands of dollars.
Students can begin the process of exploring different areas of interest so that they can enter college with a major in mind and graduate sooner.
Save Tons of Money
Concurrent enrollment students who work with the SLCC CE advisor to take classes with a purpose end up saving hundreds or thousands of dollars.
Get Paid Sooner
Taking concurrent enrollment classes with a purpose can shorten the amount of time students spend in college, allowing them to enter the workforce earlier and start earning a paycheck.
Test the Waters
For many students, a traditional college pathway is a great fit. Other students may thrive by going right into the workforce through an apprenticeship program or starting their own businesses. Either way, SLCC offers a wide range of options, from the traditional degree route, to certifications, apprenticeship programs, and more. Concurrent enrollment allows students to try out general education or career-technical classes to see which pathway best fits their interests.
“This class has helped me immensely to help show what college is going to be like. It especially helped me to think differently and to know what college professors expect of me and how much effort I need to put in, in order to get what I want out of the class.”
– Concurrent Enrollment Student
What We Do & Why We Do It
SLCC Concurrent Enrollment
The SLCC Concurrent Enrollment (CE) Department partners with high schools and SLCC academic departments to build a comprehensive college experience for motivated and academically prepared high school students. The SLCC CE experience prepares high school students with the skills they need to more seamlessly transition to college after high school and successfully navigate the challenges of higher education.
$15 vs $93Cost of a 3 credit CE class vs. the cost of the AP exam for a similar class
“Concurrent classes have enriched my learning experience a lot. My family and friends are proud of me for challenging myself to take higher level things.”
– Concurrent Enrollment Student
Quotes From CE Students
“It has completely changed my life. This course was not only a business class that I took for college credit, it turned out to be an eye-opening and life-changing opportunity I was able to achieve. I made the best of my opportunity and have been put years ahead of my peers. I would not take back this experience for a million dollars.”
“This class has changed my life as a whole. It brought me out of my comfort zone, and we learned in this specific class that life begins outside of your comfort zone. So, initially I began my life in this course. It taught me how to manage time and to not procrastinate.”
“This class has changed my life. Prior to this class I was very unorganized and unmotivated in school. I was an average student who always did the minimum. This class has given me a newfound motivation to do my very best and shown me how to perform at the highest level. This class completely prepared me for college in a way that no other class could have.”
“We got to hold Jelly Babies, like how cool is that dude?”
Meet Our Staff
Concurrent Enrollment Director
Leads and manages the day to day operations of the SLCC Concurrent Enrollment Program, working collaboratively with concurrent enrollment stakeholders to enhance the quality and effectiveness of the Concurrent Enrollment Program in order to help students achieve their academic goals and more effectively transition to college after high school.
The face of concurrent enrollment, Heather provides phone and email support to students, parents, and our high school and college partners. She is also the go-to person for anything related to MyCE.
Supports high school coordinators with class scheduling, student registration issues, and any other concurrent enrollment needs.
Empowers high school students with the resources and information they need to select the college classes that will benefit them the most given their academic goals.
CE Outreach Liaison
Provides high school counselors the information and resources they need to effectively guide students in their concurrent enrollment choices. Holly is also a very dynamic speaker who delivers a powerful "New CE Student Orientation" in the high schools upon request.
Serves as a resource and mentor for concurrent enrollment math teachers, providing training, oversight, materials, and support to help them better deliver a high-quality, college math experience.
Serves as a resource and mentor for concurrent enrollment English teachers, providing training, oversight, materials, and support to help them better deliver a high-quality, college English experience.
Visual Art Liaison
Serves as a resource and mentor for concurrent enrollment visual art teachers, providing training, oversight, materials, and support to help them better deliver a high-quality, college visual art experience.
Our concurrent enrollment handy-man. Instrumental in helping the Concurrent Enrollment Department become a fully digitized, über-organized office.
Concurrent enrollment (CE) Courses are college classes taught at either a local high school or on a Salt Lake Community College campus. CE classes at the high school are taught by high school instructors who have the same credentials as SLCC college professors and are experts in the content areas they teach. Concurrent enrollment classes are just as challenging as any college class on a college campus and require a high level of responsibility from the student. Upon successful completion of concurrent enrollment coursework, students earn both high school and college credit.
I've heard AP is a better option than concurrent enrollment. Is this true?
Contrary to popular belief, concurrent enrollment classes are equally as rigorous, transfer just as well as AP to out of state colleges, cost less money than AP in Utah, and provide a more authentic college experience than AP. Concurrent enrollment is quickly becoming the better route to college.
How much does it cost?
Taking college classes through concurrent enrollment is much less expensive than taking those classes at college; traditional students and early enrollment students pay regular college tuition. Students taking concurrent enrollment courses pay $5 per credit hour, and courses are approximately $15-$20. Students also pay a one-time admission application fee of $40 to get their student records set up at SLCC.
While there is a huge savings associated with concurrent enrollment, don't be tempted to take as many classes as possible just to save money. Without meeting the SLCC CE advisor, taking too many of the wrong classes can end up hurting more than helping future college students.
“Concurrent enrollment has made me rethink what I want to be in the future. It has helped me define who I really am.”