COVID-19 Student Information

Online Courses

 

Hey, Bruins!

After many months of remote learning and reduced services, we are excited to welcome SLCC students back to campus for Fall Semester, which begins August 25.

Even with the return of on-campus classes, learning at SLCC this fall will be a little different from the norm. The lasting impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has required us to adjust course delivery in order to keep our campus community safe and healthy. In addition to in-person classes, we will be offering more online courses than usual, and we will also have broadcast and internet lectures available for students as well.

In online courses, you will interact with your professor and peers and submit assignments through our online learning platform, Canvas. For some courses, the needed textbook and learning materials may also be included in Canvas.

  • Faculty presenting online courses at SLCC have completed specialized training for teaching online and have lots of experience teaching students remotely.
  • Many of SLCC's online courses have been designed to meet a set of research-based standards created to promote student success.
  • Taking classes online allows you to review course materials as many times as needed.
  • Most online courses allow you to attend class where and when it's most convenient for you.

We have a Getting Started Online Guide that will help you succeed in online courses. It takes about 30 minutes to complete and covers topics such as:

  • Myths about online learning
  • Characteristics of online courses
  • Time management and self-discipline tactics
  • Reading and writing for online courses
  • Technology, computer and Canvas skills needed for online learning

Though broadcast/internet lectures are also delivered over the internet like online courses, they are different. They require meeting virtually as a class at a specific time using web conferencing tools, such as Zoom, WebEx or Microsoft Teams. You will still complete most, if not all, of your course assignments in Canvas. Check out the Learn Anywhere Guide for tips to help you succeed in courses that include broadcast/internet lectures.

If you want to change to a different course or section, or if you want to drop a course, you can do that in your MySLCC account under the Registration tab. If you decide you'd like to stay with your online course, simply log in to Canvas when the semester begins on August 25 and you'll be able to access your class materials, syllabus and other important information.

Student Resources

During this unique Fall semester, SLCC is redoubling its efforts to provide you the maximum amount of course flexibility and student support. Along with the additional course options explained above, we encourage you to take advantage of all the services listed below. Don't see what you need? Contact us at 801-957-4111. We are here to help in any way we can!

You must attend an orientation before meeting with an advisor: Set Orientation Appointment

Academic Advising will remain open through phone appointments and/or using the platform WebEx. If you have questions and need assistance finding your advisor or help with making an appointment, please call the Academic Advising Front Desk:

  • Redwood 801-957-4978
  • Jordan 801-957-6215
  • South City 801-957-3361

If there is no answer, please leave a voicemail and we will get back to you shortly or email our Support Staff at Cami.Knapp@slcc.edu.

We highly suggest students take advantage of online appointments via WebEx as you will be able to communicate directly with an advisor and get the assistance you need to navigate the remainder of the semester and help you prepare for future semesters. Please know that advisors can address many of your questions via email only if you use your Bruinmail email address. We remain committed to assist you in your Academic Advising needs.

Bruin Pantries are operational on a limited basis. We will be assessing our protocols to ensure alignment with CDC guidelines. Visit: Bruin Pantry

The Bruin Pantries are distributing food boxes once per week on Fridays starting at 10am and alternating between South City and Redwood Campus. Details and community resources can be found on the Bruin Pantry website or signup for the Bruin Pantry email list to receive email updates.

Adjustments are being made to best serve our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand this may complicate things for you and encourage you to Dial 2-1-1 for resources in your area or apply for Food Assistance through the Department of Workforce Services:

For computer/wireless issues or problems contact SLCC's Help Desk directly at 801-957-5555 or Help.Desk@slcc.edu. Students will have computer access at our South City, Taylorsville Redwood and Jordan open computer labs, and libraries at the Taylorsville Redwood and South City campuses will remain open to provide resources for students.

As we review student and employee space needs, we may also be limiting the hours that buildings are open on various sites.

Our Center for Health & Counseling Services are available to students struggling and in need of support during these stressful times. We are continuing to provide services via telehealth sessions and our usual fees are temporarily suspended, so there is no cost for these services. Center for Health & Counseling

The DRC will be temporarily moving to a virtual work environment due to the COVID-19 outbreak. However, we are still here to assist you remotely through the Spring and Summer semester 2020 via the methods listed below:

  • If you have technology concerns during the Spring and Summer semesters, please contact Jamie Bird at 801-957-4506.
  • If you need assistance with ASL interpreting or captioning please contact Julie.smith@slcc.edu.
  • General questions regarding the DRC will be answered by calling 801-957-4659.
  • If you wish to confer with your DRC Advisor please email your advisor directly, or email drc@slcc.edu.
  • Students who need double time for testing will be accommodated through Canvas. Concerns? Please contact your instructor.
  • Other in-person accommodative testing can be arranged by calling
    • Redwood Campus at 801-957-4500

SLCC is doing its best to make funds available for students in crisis.

If you are a student in need of financial assistance, consider submitting an application for Emergency Student Aid.

Salt Lake Community College has received emergency student aid via the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. This aid is available to eligible students to pay for education-related expenses incurred due to COVID 19.

The ePortfolio Labs have moved to online and phone consultations with students. Most students will be able to successfully use online tutorials, but if personal consultation is needed, please make an appointment. Both are available at ePortfolio Remote Tutoring.

In light of Governor Gary Herbert's Executive Order requiring the use of face coverings in all state facilities, effective June 26, 2020 SLCC will require all students, employees and visitors to wear face coverings on campus in the following locations:

  • In all indoor public spaces, including classrooms, hallways, lobbies, break rooms, study areas, restrooms and elevators
  • In all shared work areas and shared vehicles
  • In all private meeting spaces, conference areas, private offices and outdoor venues if 6-foot social distancing is not possible

Cloth face coverings provide a guard against spreading potentially infected droplets to other individuals and discourage people from touching their faces and potentially infecting themselves with unclean hands. Face coverings used at the college must adhere to the following:

  • Fit snugly but comfortably against the sides of the face
  • Completely cover the nose and mouth
  • Secured properly with ties or ear loops
  • Include at least two layers of fabric
  • Allow for breathing without restriction

Disposable face coverings intended for one-time use are also acceptable, as long as the wearer follows the manufacturer's directions.

If you are in need of an appropriate face covering, the State of Utah is offering up to six free masks per household through its Mask for Every Utahn program.

SLCC supports the use of face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Thank you for doing your part to keep our community safe and healthy.

Please visit our page for current hours and locations.

Federal Pell Grants are now available year-round. You may be eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant, even if you received one during Fall and Spring Semesters. To apply, enroll in Summer classes and fill out a Summer Aid Application. After you enroll, Summer Aid Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office.

Early application is encouraged due to fund limitations.

We've also expanded our Summer scholarship opportunities, make sure to apply!

For more information, please contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships at 801-957-4410.

With SLCC Promise, eligible students could get help covering the costs of tuition and fees.

Students and faculty members are able to check out laptops and Wi-fi hotspots at the Markosian Library on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus. Due to high demand for Wi-fi hotspots, additional units are being added to the collection and will be available later this week. For more details, as well as updates on services and hours, please call the library Reference Desk at (801) 957-4610 or visit the COVID-19 Library FAQ.

Please contact us by phone: 801-957-4610, e-mail, or text: 801-770-0996.

The Taylorsville Redwood Markosian Library and South City Campus Library are open with modified hours. All hours are subject to change. Call 801-957-4602 before attending.

  • Markosian Library's hours are Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • South City Library's hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The library will continue to check out books, DVDs, hotspots and other materials at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus and South City Campus locations. You can return your materials to the library by either dropping them off at the checkout desk or leaving them in one of the book drops located outside of the library buildings. The cafe at the Markosian Library will continue to sell food items to patrons.

  • SLCC Online Support Center
    • 801-957-5125
  • 24/7 Canvas Support
    • 801-957-5125
    • 1-844-334-0397 (toll-free student support)
    • 1-833-250-2077 (toll-free faculty and staff support)
  • SLCC Technical Help Desk
    • 801-957-5555
  • SLCC Online Testing Center
    • 801-957-4482

Please visit our site for current hours and locations.

Guest Students: gueststudent@slcc.edu

Outgoing Transcript Office: transcripts@slcc.edu

Records & Data Management: records@slcc.edu

Registration Appeals: registrationappeals@slcc.edu

Verifications: enrollmentverification@slcc.edu

Student Writing & Reading Center (SWRC) consultation services are available to all SLCC students online for the remainder of spring semester. It offers both synchronous (live) consultations as well as written feedback (also known as asynchronous response). To access SWRC services, create an account at https://www.slccswc.org, and then verify it through Bruinmail. For any technical support, please email slccswc@gmail.com .

Call 801-957-4500 for any testing questions. Effective 4/6/2020, all testing centers are closed until further notice. There will be no in person testing at this time. For your safety and the staff's safety. If you need to complete an exam for your course, please contact your instructor to further assist you.

Please visit Exam Registration to schedule an appointment. 

If you have made an appointment, do not come in. Cancel your appointment and reschedule when cleared to do so. This will help minimize the spread of germs. Please be patient while we strive to provide the safest environment possible. If you have questions, call 801-957-4500 or email us at TestingServices@slcc.edu for more information.

  • General testing questions, including credit hour placement testing and DRC testing: x4500
  • Online testing: x4164
  • SAT testing, including Proctorio remote proctoring: x3332

Below is an update on placement and assessment exams and expected availability according to the vendors:

  • Placement Process - We are offering the placement test remotely by appointment only.
  • ESL Accuplacer - We are not currently offering this assessment. Expected availability in a remote environment is 1-2 weeks.
  • TABE - We are temporarily not offering this assessment. Expected availability in a remote environment is 2-3 weeks.
  • HESI - We are temporarily not offering this assessment. Expected availability in a remote environment is undetermined.
  • TEAS - We are temporarily not offering this assessment. Expected availability in a remote environment is 2-3 weeks.
  • CLEP - We are not currently offering this assessment. It is not expected to be available remotely.

Accommodations - Students needing accommodations please call 801-957-4500.

The DRC will be helping students who need a reader/scribe for testing. If you are a student needing to take a test with a reader/scribe, please contact Jamie Bird at x4506 or Jamie.Bird@slcc.edu and she will work with the service providers and instructors to administer the test via remote meeting software.

As a result of COVID-19, STEM Learning centers will be closed during the Spring and Summer semester 2020, visit the link below to access online tutoring services: STEM Tutoring