Contractor License Renewal

It is easier than ever to meet your Utah Department of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) professional development requirements with Continuing Education at Salt Lake Community College. Complete courses whenever and wherever is convenient with our online course or CD purchase. To register for classes please call 801-957-5200.

To fulfill DOPL requirements, you must complete a total of six hours – three core hours and three professional hours. For a complete listing of DOPL approved courses, visit their website at http://www.utah.gov/ce-public.

Courses

Employee Handbook

CECT 0036
This presentation reviews, from a risk management perspective, employment law and guidelines to follow when drafting an employee handbook. The sections range from Employment-at-Will and Welcome...

Health Reform (Affordable Care Act)

CECT 0035
This presentation, by two experts in the HR field, will offer participants a detailed understanding of how to comply with the many requirements of the Affordable Care Act. The law will be examined...

Insurance 101

CECT 0034
Students will be able to discuss and analyze insurance coverage, exclusions, and how to reduce the cost associated with liability insurance. They will learn about what workers’ compensation insurance...

Legal System 101: Know Your Terms

CECT 0039
This course provides an overview of the U.S. legal system including the history, background, and context of the system. Participants will use what they have learned to successfully operate and manage...

Advanced LEED Topics

CECT 0070
Course focuses on green building and energy conservation issues as taught by an expert in energy conservation building and contractor issues. Course meets one hour DOPL professional requirement.

AIA & Consensus DOCS Contracts

CECT 0060
The most commonly used construction contracts are the AIA documents and the ConsensusDOCS. This presentation compares and contrasts how each of these documents treats hot button issues for...

Air Leakage

CECT 0022
The presentation describes the need and importance of a building’s air barrier. Common leakage areas and preventative measures will be identified. Course meets 1 hour DOPL professional requirement.

Barney's Perennial Picks

CECT 0141
Learn from an expert about colorful and hardy Utah-friendly perennials and how to care for them. Workshop held at the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District Conservation Water Park. Course meets...

Best Native Plants for Utah

CECT 0116
Utah-native plants require less water and maintenance and are adapted to our environment. Learn how to use their beauty in your landscape. Workshop held at the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy...

Build Your Own Terrarium

CECT 0146
Plants are great outside the home, but they can also add some spark in your interior. Find out how to use plants indoors and make your own terrarium to take home. Seating is limited.

Construction Contracts in Utah

CECT 0050
This course will explore several common provisions in contracts and discuss how Utah law may enhance or modify provisions. Topics include: indemnification alternate dispute resolution, prompt payment...

Construction Insurance Issues

CECT 0030
This presentation will help contractors and material suppliers become familiar with what insurance policies may or may not cover and how contractors can best protect themselves in the event...

Construction Law Updates

CECT 0080
Examines legal changes that the Utah Legislature made in 2009 and how those changes impact engineers’ business. Reviews regulations as they relate to construction trades and how court decisions have...

Construction Meets EPA

CECT 0121
A Supreme Court ruling has the potential to impose heavy regulations on commercial construction. Findings by the EPA indicate greenhouse gases pose a significant danger to health. While compliance...

Cooling, Lighting and Appliances

CECT 0026
This presentation reviews various methods of air conditioning including evaporative cooling, natural ventilation, whole house fan, duct work, and + & - air pressure. The effect each method has on...

Design Inspiration for Waterwise Gardens

CECT 0140
In this special lecture, learn how to design landscapes that fit our climate and are sustainable. Workshop held at the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District Conservation Water Park. A $20...

Designing Successful Park Strips

CECT 0136
Narrow, hot and dry, park strips can be difficult areas to landscape. Learn how to design park strips that take less water and look beautiful. Workshop held at the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy...

Drip Systems for Vegetable Gardens

CECT 0132
Water is important to the success of any vegetable garden. Find out how to water yours simply and without any waste. Workshop held at the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District Conservation Water...

Easy Designs for Problematic Park Strips

CECT 0115
Narrow, hot and dry, park strips can be difficult areas to landscape. Learn how to design park strips that take less water and look beautiful. Workshop held at the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy...

Easy Herbs

CECT 0134
Herbs make a great addition to any waterwise landscape. Find out which herbs to plant and how to use them. Workshop held at the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District Conservation Water Park....

Edible Landscapes

CECT 0135
Landscapes can be beautiful and functional. Find out how to use more of your landscape by planting edibles. Taught by Salt Lake County's horticulture specialist. Workshop held at the Jordan Valley...

Energy and the Building Shell

CECT 0021
The presentation is an introduction into the concept of the building shell. Resistance to and conduction of energy across the building shell will be discussed. The learner will become familiar with...

Everything You Need to Know About Gardening

CECT 0147
Join radio host and garden consultant Joy Bossi on a tour of the Conservation Garden Park where she will share information about how to get the most out of your yard. Come with questions and walking...

Fair Labor Standards

CECT 0032
This course presents issues relevant to the Fair Labor Standards Act. Issues include major provisions such as coverage, minimum wage, overtime pay, youth employment and recordkeeping. Compliance and...

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

CECT 0128
Fruit trees are healthier and produce more when correctly pruned. Learn how to get the most out of your fruit trees with a demonstration by Salt Lake County's Director of Extension. Workshop held at...

Go Native!

CECT 0117
Utah-native plants require less water and maintenance and are adapted to our environment. Learn how to use their beauty in your landscape. Workshop held at the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy...

Green Certifications & Ratings

CECT 0122
This course introduces different third-party certifications, ratings and analysis for residential buildings. Focus is on nationally accredited programs and certifications, with introductions to...

Greening the Workforce

CECT 0024
This course introduces the student to the concept of “green” building in commercial construction and efforts being made to build a safe, productive, and sustainable workforce of craft professionals...

Health and Safety

CECT 0027
This presentation will review the effects and concerns of space heating, cooling and ventilation on the health and safety of a building’s occupants. Building “health” protocols includ safety policies...

HERS (Home Energy Rating System) Test Prep

CECT 0028
The presentation provides a study guide, test taking tips, and practice questions to help the student prepare to take the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) exam. Over a dozen test topics are reviewed...

Home Air and Water Heating

CECT 0025
Various methods of heating air and water will be discussed. A focus on energy efficient methods will be applied. Course sections include HVAC load calculations; HVAC duct calculations; types of...

Home Energy Construction Techniques

CECT 0015
The presentation is a case study of a newly constructed home, illustrating innovative and cost effective energy-saving construction techniques. It argues that energy efficient construction is...

How to Build a Complete Irrigation System

CECT 0144
Irrigation systems can be confusing to install. Come to this special hands on demonstration to learn about building an irrigation system, including drip systems.

How to control Your Weeds

CECT 0145
Are the weeds winning in your yard? Come and learn the best methods for getting the upper hand on your weed war from an expert.

How to Grow Plants in Containers

CECT 0131
Growing plants in containers can be beautiful and functional. Find out how to design and plant in containers to spice up your landscape. Workshop held at the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District...

Immigration Reform and Control Act

CECT 0031
Hiring and documenting legal workers has gotten more complicated for contractors and small business owners. With laws recently passed at both the federal and state level, this course will discuss the...

Insulation, Windows & Doors

CECT 0023
Insulation, the thermal barrier in a building, will be described in detail in this discussion. Areas of thermal bridging and the need for thermal gaps will be discussed. The performance of windows...

Intellectual Property & Copyright

CECT 0112
Course reviews intellectual property issues involved in the engineering and construction industry.  Trademark, licensing, trade dress, trade secret and other aspects of intellectual property law in...

Intl Bldg Code for Commercial Bldgs

CECT 0090
Review of current International Residential Building Code requirements. Overview of the changes from 2003-2006 IRC & Utah Building Code amendments with respect to commercial buildings. Course...

Intl Residential Code

CECT 0110
Review current International Residential Building Code requirements. Overview of the changes from 2003-2006 IRC & the Utah Building Code amendments with respect to residential buildings. Course...

Introduction to Asbestos

CECT 0012
This course is intended as a brief introduction and overview of asbestos. The course includes discussion on where asbestos comes from, how it is used in industry, and where it is found in everyday...

Introduction to Solar PV Industry

CECT 0013
Introduces the birth of photovoltaic technology, its development, its market growth, its industry, its different applications, and the variety of different solar technologies. Course meets 1 hour...

Lead Based Paint Basics

CECT 0011
Lead causes a long list of learning and behavioral problems, as well as kidney disease, miscarriages and birth defects. Experts say lead poisoning doubles the number of children in special education...

Learn with "Joy in the Garden"

CECT 0119
Radio host and garden consultant Joy Bossi will tour the Conservation Garden Park, providing many excellent landscaping insights and ideas. Come with your questions and walking shoes. Workshop held...

LEED: Construction & Design

CECT 0010
Overview of LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) principles and the LEED rating system used to measure and certify buildings that employ green building principles in their...

Litigating Construction Cases

CECT 0040
Evaluates litigation in construction cases and examines the pros and cons of alternative dispute resolution, the expense associated with litigation and tips to avoid future litigation. Course meets...

Mechanics’ Liens in Utah

CECT 0020
Overview of mechanics’ lien laws to help contractors & suppliers become more familiar with current laws in Utah. Students will learn the steps they need to take to help protect their lien rights...

OSHA & Multi-Employer Policy

CECT 0123
OSHA's role and what employers need to do to comply with the OSHA regulations discussed. Course will review Inspections; PPE; OSHA record keeping and reporting; Hazard Communication; OSHA...

OSHA Recordkeeping

CECT 0037
This course reviews Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)’s Recordkeeping requirements effective January 2002. The OSHA 300 Log, OSHA 300A and OSHA 301 will all be reviewed in detail,...

Patent Protection Basics

CECT 0111
Course will take professionals in the engineering and construction industry through the basics of patent law and how to obtain or interface with patent protection in their industry. Participants...

Profitability or Bust

CECT 0124
Job costing is important to contractors to: prepare estimates; run and manage jobs; forecast jobs; and support for claims and change orders. The key is determining the key performance indicators (...

Solar PV Module Placement

CECT 0014
Presents the preferred placement of solar PV panels to maximize energy production and key considerations such as warranties and added costs for common mounting methods and different roof types....

Stay on Task While Maintaining Care

CECT 0650
The responsibilities of a Radiation Therapist require patients being treated with precision and attention to detail. There also needs to be a compassionate approach to patient care. Using both...

Stix & Brix to Dollars & Sense

CECT 0125
From face-to-face to Facebook, the marketing landscape continues to evolve. Old school or new school, the objective remains the same–to send the right message, to the right person, at the right time...

Sustainable Landscape Design

CECT 0138
Designing landscapes with waterwise and native plants fit Utah's high-altitude desert and survive better than the alternative. Workshop held at the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District...

The 7 Habits of Contractor Managers

CECT 0114
Contractors and contractor managers will learn how to develop and apply skills for optimum leadership in their profession. Contractor managers will learn effective leadership skills that will...

The 7 Habits of Effective Contractors

CECT 0113
Managing construction projects can be difficult and requires leadership, communication skills, and efficient and effective team management. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Contractors, Contractor...

The Best Kept Secrets of Lawn Care

CECT 0143
Students will discover the little known secrets to improve the color and health of grass and become the envy of the neighborhood.

The Best New Perennials for 2012

CECT 0139
Come discover the latest and greatest perennials for your Utah landscape. Workshop held at the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District Conservation Water Park. Course meets 1 hour DOPL professional...

The New Face of Marketing

CECT 0120
From face-to-face to Facebook, the marketing landscape continues to evolve. Old school or new school, the objective remains the same–to send the right message, to the right person, at the right time...

Tree and Shrub Pruning Workshop

CECT 0126
Learn basic tree and shrub pruning principles from the Garden's lead horticulturist. A demonstration of pruning techniques will be followed by plenty of time to ask questions about your own trees....

Turning Over the Garden: Fall Time Yard and Garden Care

CECT 0148
Perplexed about what to do with your garden in the fall? Find out how to put your yard to bed for the winter with Salt Lake County's Horticulture Specialist.

Vegetable Gardening

CECT 0130
You can't buy fresher, tastier vegetables than those grown in your own backyard. Learn how to use their beauty in your landscape. Workshop held at the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District...

Vegetable Gardening II

CECT 0133
You can't buy fresher, tastier vegetables than those grown in your own backyard. Learn the best methods for growing vegetables in Utah's climate. This is the second of two classes about vegetable...

Watering Drop by Drop: Drip Irrigation Basics

CECT 0118
Drip irrigation saves water but can be confusing to design and install. Learn about different drip system products and which will work best for you as well as easy installation techniques for sure-...

Waterwise Landscape Design

CECT 0127
Successful waterwise landscapes begin on paper. Find out how to develop your garden plan to ensure maximum beauty with minimum water. Workshop held at the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District...

Waterwise Perennials Tour

CECT 0142
Come to the Garden to find out which plants are at their peak during the summer. This is a tour, so please bring your walking shoes and sun protection. Workshop held at the Jordan Valley Water...

Waterwise Trees and Shrubs Tour

CECT 0137
Not all trees and shrubs are created equal. On this special tour of the garden, find out which are best suited to Utah's climate. Bring your walking shoes and sun protection. Workshop held at the...

Workers' Compensation Issues

CECT 0033
In this presentation, issues concerning Experience Modification will be discussed in detail. Specific issues covered include the definition, qualifications, comparison rates computation, E-mod...