SLCC History

This Interactive Timeline documents the history and evolution of the Salt Lake Community College from its beginnings as Salt Lake Area Vocational School thru the 21st century. Major events in the evolution of the College are highlighted as well as resources from the SLCC Digital Archives such as photographs, online articles, and audiovisual materials. We invite you to peruse this interactive timeline to gain a new perspective about the history of the College.

The resources under the "Audiovisual Material" category are analog out-moded objects from the Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) Physical Archives digitized in Fall 2013 with funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act administered by the Utah State Library.

1944-06-22 00:00:00

G. I. Bill Enacted by Congress

G.I. Bill enacted by Congress

1947-01-01 00:00:00

School Established

Salt Lake Area Vocational School Established

1948-05-16 00:00:00

First School President

Howard Gundersen Founding President

1948-09-14 00:00:00

School first in use.

Salt Lake Area Vocational School first in use at 431 South 6th East, Salt Lake City Campus. School Motto: "Learn to Earn."

1949-01-01 00:00:00

"Learn to Earn - Learn to Live"

A promotional movie that was created to highlight the occupational courses available at U.T.C. and provides general guidance to students related to education. The video utilizes the College slogan "Learn to Earn." The analog film is reel-to-reel in color with sound. The film is approximately 24 minutes in length.

1949-05-01 00:00:00

First Commencement

Practical Nursing Class first commencement

1949-06-03 00:00:00

First School Graduation

First Completion Exercise Graduation

1949-08-25 00:00:00

Nursing Technician Commencement

Nursing Technician Commencement

1949-10-14 00:00:00

Appointed Acting President

Jay N. Nelson Appointed Acting President

1950-02-23 00:00:00

Nursing Technician Commencement

Nursing Technician Commencement

1950-02-23 00:00:00

1950 Practical Nursing Commencements

2nd Practical Nursing Graduation held 23rd February 1950. 3rd Practical Nursing Graduation held 21st August 1950.

1950-06-01 00:00:00

Accomplishment Exercise

Graduation

1951-01-01 00:00:00

Legislature First Special Session

Appropriated $312,000 to purchase first campus property. 3.65 Acres & 3 buildings. 400 South 600 East Campus in Salt Lake City, Utah

1951-02-19 00:00:00

1951 Practical Nursing Class Commencements

4th Practical Nursing Class Graduation held 19th February 1951. 5th Practical Nursing Class Graduation held 15th August 1951.

1951-05-31 00:00:00

Accomplishment Exercise

Graduation

1952-02-15 00:00:00

1952 Practical Nursing Class Commencements

6th Practical Nursing Class Graduation held 15th February 1952. 7th Practical Nursing Class Graduation held 25th August 1952.

1952-03-24 00:00:00

Dedication Ceremony for Salt Lake Campus

Salt lake Area Vocational School Salt Lake City Campus Dedication Exercises

1952-05-29 00:00:00

Accomplishment Exercise

Graduation

1952-09-25 00:00:00

First Annual Apprenticeship Completion Ceremony

First Annual Apprenticeship Completion Ceremony

1953-02-20 00:00:00

1953 Practical Nursing Class Commencements

8th Practical Nursing Class Graduation held 20th February 1953. 9th Practical Nursing Class Graduation held 21st August 1953 (picture included).

1953-05-28 00:00:00

Accomplishment Exercise

Graduation

1954-01-01 00:00:00

First Project House Constructed

First Project House Constructed

1954-02-12 00:00:00

1954 Practical Nursing Class Commencements

10th Practical Nursing Class Graduation held 12th February 1954 (photo included). 11th Practical Nursing Class Graduation held 13th August 1954.

1954-05-26 00:00:00

Accomplishment Excercises

Graduation

1955-02-11 00:00:00

1955 Practical Nursing Class Commencements

12th Practical Nursing Class Graduation held 11th February 1955 (picture included). 13th Practical Nursing Class Graduation held 12th August 1955.

1955-05-01 00:00:00

Boiler Explosion

Troy Laundry Building on 400 So. 600 East campus in Salt Lake City

1955-05-26 00:00:00

Accomplishment Excercises

Graduation

1956-02-10 00:00:00

1956 Practical Nursing Class Commencements

14th Practical Nursing Class Graduation held 10th February 1956 (photo included). 15th Practical Nursing Class Graduation held 10th August 1956.

1956-05-10 10:18:15

Marketing Class in Mock Grocery Store

Students participate in a hands-on business and marketing class that involves a mock grocery store. They are pictured acting as shoppers, or as cashiers ringing up items. Date approximate. Digitized by SLCC with funds provided by the Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB).

1956-05-29 00:00:00

Accomplishment Exercises

Graduation- Students presented $310 to begin Trust Fund for Building of College Center

1956-09-14 00:00:00

Barbering at Primary Children's Hospital

Student barbers give haircuts at the Primary Children's Hospital. Pictured: Gary Morse on the left, Leslie Bringhursh on the right. Digitized by SLCC with funds provided by the Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB).

1957-01-01 00:00:00

Legislature Appropriates $100,000

Legislature appropriates $100,000 for site renovation & to fund new building plans for Salt Lake City Campus.

1957-01-01 00:00:00

Theory Courses Added

Theory Courses added; Mathematics, Communication, Science, and Blueprint Reading.

1957-02-08 00:00:00

1957 Practical Nursing Class Commencements

16th Practical Nursing Class Graduation held 8th February 1957. 17th Practical Nursing Class Graduation held 17th May 1957 (picture included). 18th Practical Nursing Class Graduation held 4th October 1957.

1957-05-29 00:00:00

Accomplishment Exercises

Graduation

1958-01-01 00:00:00

Hollywood Bowl on Communism

"Hollywood Bowl on Communism" is an audio recording of colloquium discussing Communism with Senator Thomas J. Dodd present as a key speaker. The recording is approximately 1 hour 45 minutes in length. (Click on "Find out more" to listen to the streaming audio file.)

1958-02-07 00:00:00

1958 Practical Nursing Class Commencements

19th Practical Nursing Class Graduation held 7th February 1958 (picture included). 20th Practical Nursing Class Graduation held 13th June 1958.

1959-05-27 00:00:00

Accomplishment Exercises

Graduation

1959-06-08 00:00:00

1959 Practical Nursing Class Commencements

21st, 22nd, and 23rd Practical Nursing Classes Graduation Ceremonies held 8th June 1959.

1959-07-01 00:00:00

Salt Lake Trade Technical Institute

School's named is changed to Salt Lake Trade Technical Institute

1959-07-01 00:00:00

Redwood Campus land purchased

Initial land purchased for Redwood Campus after appropriating $200,000 to purchase the 72 acres on January 1, 1959. Master Plan developed.

1960-01-01 00:00:00

Building a Young Nation

"Building a Young Nation" is an analog audio recording of guest speakers discussing the American Institution of Drafting and Design (AIDD). The recoding is approximately 1 hour and 21 minutes in length. (Click on "Find out more" to listen to the streaming audio file.)

1960-01-01 00:00:00

Lecture by Dr. Daniel Fader

"Lecture by Dr. Daniel Fader" is an audio recording of a lecture by Dr. Daniel Fader. The recording is approximately 1 hour and 2 minutes in length. (Click on "Find out more" to listen to the streaming audio file.)

1960-01-01 00:00:00

Testimony of a Minister Saved Roadshow

"Testimony of a Minister Saved Roadshow" is an audio recording of a radio broadcasted story. The recording is approximately 9 minutes and 30 seconds in length. (Click on "Find out more" to listen to the streaming audio file.)

1960-01-01 00:00:00

Robert D. Gates - Workshop

"Robert D Gates" is an audio recording of a workshop with Robert D Gates, Director of Educational Operations, as the primary speaker. The recording is approximately 55 minutes and 20 seconds in length. (Click on "Find out more" to listen to the streaming audio file.)

1960-01-01 00:00:00

Quality of Instruction - Workshop

"Quality of Instruction" is an audio recording of a workshop at U.T.C. The recording is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes in length. (Click on "Find out more" to listen to the streaming audio file.)

1960-03-18 10:18:15

1960 Practical Nursing Class Commencements

24th & 25th Practical Nursing Classes Graduation Ceremonies held 18th March 1960. 26th Practical Nursing Class Graduation held 16th September 1960.

1960-05-26 10:18:15

Accomplishment Exercises

Graduation

1960-09-16 10:18:15

Legislature Appropriates $35,000

Legislature appropriates $35,000 for an additional 6 acres to be added to Redwood Campus (Total 78 acres).

1961-03-17 10:18:15

1961 Practical Nursing Class Commencements

27th Practical Nursing Class Graduation held 17th March 1961. 28th Practical Nursing Class Graduation held 14th September 1961 (photo included).

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