Executive Summary

 

Salt Lake Community College has evolved from a small vocational training school established in 1948 to become one of the nation's largest comprehensive community colleges. The College has expanded from its original home in a surplus laundry building to include three full service campuses, 11 sites and an eCampus for online learning, as well as nearly 1,000 continuing education sites throughout the county. The College will continue to grow and evolve in response to anticipated significant growth for the next 20 years and beyond. SLCC has developed a Comprehensive Facilities Master Plan to guide ongoing development to support this anticipated growth and to enhance the institutional mission of the College.

The Master Plan builds upon SLCC's unique resources, as well as historical planning studies to provide a flexible roadmap for long-term growth. The Plan has been developed using a data-driven methodology, with planning concepts based on analysis of existing programs and facilities; regional population, employment and transportation models for Salt Lake County; and broad heuristic models for comprehensive community colleges. A highly interactive, collaborative process engaged a wide range of stakeholders at the College and in the larger community in an open exploration of multiple planning scenarios.

The Master Plan offers College-wide recommendations, as well as recommendations for individual campuses. To optimize the flexibility of the plan, the Master Plan is presented as an electronic tool that can be widely accessed and easily updated as the College evolves, rather than as a printed report that might too easily gather dust on a shelf. It also provides a rubric for making facilities-related decisions not specifically addressed in the Master Plan.

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