Getting Started

1. Explore Online Offerings

Over 200 unique course offerings in over 50 different subject areas are available online. Coming soon, full online program offerings.

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2. Talk to an Advisor

If you have questions about our programs or just want more information, our academic advisors are here to help.

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3. Fill out an Application

Ready to get started? Request Info and complete the form, give us a call, or use the Live Chat to connect with our enrollment coaches. They’ll guide you through the application and enrollment process, connect you with SLCC resources and answer your questions.

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4. Register Early

We encourage you to register early as online offerings are the first to fill up, given the flexibility to learn from nearly anywhere, at anytime. Pay attention to the important dates in the Academic Calendar.

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5. Participate in your classes

From your first day of classes, you’ll experience our innovative courses and curricula no matter which degree you choose. SLCC’s instructional designers use cutting-edge educational technology to deliver engaging coursework and to connect you with your professors and classmates.

Getting Started Guide

State Authorization

State authorization allows SLCC to offer online programs nationwide. Utah is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), and SLCC is an approved SARA institution. SARA establishes a set of standards for offering online programs in member states and territories. SARA also protects distance-learning students and provides students with a method for filing complaints. 49 states and Puerto Rico have joined SARA.

If you are a student living outside of Utah while you attend SLCC, you can enroll in online classes through Salt Lake Community College.


California is the only state that has not yet joined SARA. As an out-of-state public institution, Salt Lake Community College is not under the purview of the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education, thus Bureau approval for SLCC Online to offer its programs to residents of California is not required. Therefore, SLCC is in compliance with California regulations concerning postsecondary distance education.

Other Territories

Puerto Rico and 49 states have all joined SARA. If you live in any other US territory, please contact the state authorization coordinator. We will do our best to seek authorization and program approval, rather than deny a student access to SLCC distance learning opportunities based on a student’s location.

Complaint Resolution

Online students living outside of Utah who have a complaint against SLCC are strongly encouraged to discuss the matter in question with the appropriate SLCC department or employee most directly involved as a first step.

Students who have grade or academic concerns should first contact the instructor who issued the grade. Steps for addressing a concern about a grade are outlined in the SLCC Student Code of Conduct under the section “Student Appeal of a Grade”.

If a student has a complaint other than a grade or academic concern, the SLCC Dean of Students Office can direct students to the proper procedure for submitting a complaint.

If SLCC does not resolve the complaint, online students living out of state may file a complaint with the Utah System of Higher Education.

Online students living out of state can also file a complaint with their home state’s complaint resolution entity. Check here for a list of state portal contacts.


A few of SLCC’s programs of study are designed to lead to professional licensure in Utah. Licensure requirements vary from state to state. Participating in a program that does not meet the requirement of another state’s professional licensing board could result in loss of licensing eligibility in that state.

Here is one suggested website for students who want to research licensure requirements by state: License Finder, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

If you have any difficulty finding the licensure requirements for your state, please contact the state authorization coordinator for help.

Some SLCC programs that can lead to licensure in Utah:

  • ASL/English Interpreting AAS
  • Aviation Maintenance AAS
  • Certified Nursing Assistant CA
  • Dental Hygiene AAS
  • Electronics Independent Apprenticeship
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Interior Design AAS
  • Law Enforcement Academy
  • Lineworker Apprenticeships
  • Mortuary Science AAS
  • Nursing AAS
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant AAS
  • Paralegal Studies AAS
  • Pharmacy Technician CC
  • Physical Therapist Assistant AAS
  • Plumber Independent Apprenticeship AAS
  • Plumber/Pipefitter Apprenticeship JACT AAS
  • Professional Truck Driver CA
  • Radiologic Technology AAS
  • Respiratory Therapy AAS
  • Surveying AAS & CP
  • Therapeutic Recreation Technician CA

Some SLCC programs that can lead to licensure in Utah after earning a Bachelor’s Degree or other credential:

  • Architecture AS
  • Accounting AS
  • Education AS
  • Engineering APE
  • Geology AS
  • Pre-Medical and Health Sciences AS
  • Social Work AS

International Enrollments

It is possible for students to complete SLCC’s online classes and degrees from other countries. It is the student’s responsibility to understand requirements about whether an online degree will be recognized in the student’s home country. Some countries do not formally recognize online degrees, which may have implications for students who wish to continue their education at other institutions or seek specific employment credentials. Some countries also require the student to pay taxes in addition to the price of tuition.

US military students stationed abroad are able to enroll in online classes through SLCC. Please contact SLCC’s Veterans Services for information and support.

All other students, please contact the state authorization coordinator for specific questions about enrolling in SLCC online classes and degrees while living abroad.