How do I register for classes?

Spring 2016 registration dates

11/02/15 - Registration begins for continuing students 
11/09/15 - Registration begins for new students
01/07/16 - Admission Application deadline
01/11/16 - Classes begin
02/02/16 - Last day to drop with 100% refund
03/24/16 - Last day to withdraw with no refund


Utah Students - Credit Courses

2015-2016 Tuition - $482.50 for 3 credit hours. 

Step 1: Complete the Application for Admission to Salt Lake Community College.

Step 2: Under section ‘Academic Plans' select ‘Personal Enhancement' and ‘General Studies".

Step 3: Pay the $40 SLCC application fee.

Step 4: Register for classes online after you have been accepted for admission.


Out of State Students - Credit Courses

2014-2015 Tuition - $1,450 for 3 credit hours. 

Step 1: Complete the Application for Admission to Salt Lake Community College.

Step 2: Under section ‘Academic Plans' select ‘Personal Enhancement' and ‘General Studies".

Step 3: Pay the $40 SLCC application fee.

Step 4: Register for classes online after you have been accepted for admission.


Utah & Out of State Students Non-credit courses

2015-2016 Tuition - $350

Step 1: Contact the School of Professional and Economic Development registration office at 801-957-5200.

Are classes available online or in person?

All classes are only offered online.

Can I challenge any of the courses?


Is federal financial aid available for these classes?

Financial aid is not available for genealogy courses.

Is financial assistance available?

Short Term Intensive Training (STIT) utilizes state funds to provide occupationally specific intensive training for employees or for individuals seeking to match their training needs to new and existing employment opportunities. The types of training subsidized by STIT are extensive and include a wide range of industries. If you are interested in this funding, please fill out the STIT Student Funding Form and return by either fax or e-mail.

What professions are available for Genealogists?
  1. Abstractors of original records into publishable books for researchers.
  2. Authors of genealogy textbooks or web sites.
  3. Building databases of information for researchers.
  4. Cataloging genealogy materials for major genealogy libraries and archives.
  5. Designing genealogy collections for societies.
  6. DNA tracking and recording.
  7. Examining records for lawyers to use in their case files.
  8. Filming or digitizing original family records for preservation or research.
  9. Genealogy research for hire.
  10. Helping senior citizens at nursing homes to record and preserve their family histories using the budget of the recreation center.
  11. Indexing scanned genealogy materials for fee-based companies.
  12. Instructor of paleography for a private manuscript collection repository.
  13. Journal extractor at a private manuscript collection who extracts key names from old documents and enters them into the catalogue for the organization.
  14. Keeping track and verifying membership of those who belong to an Indian tribe for government recognition.
  15. Lineage society specialist who either does the research so someone can enter a lineage society or who studies applications for membership based on a person's lineage before they can join that society.
  16. Manager of a genealogy collection; or over a group of genealogy researchers at Ancestry.com.
  17. Missing heirs researchers for probate lawyers.
  18. New Zealand research specialist working for the government to prove ownership of land.
  19. Oral History expert who conducts, transcribes and presents oral history information to clients and their relatives.
  20. Preserving tombstone information by satellite and computer system tracking.
  21. Publishing genealogical materials.
  22. Researching materials from un-indexed, none scanned sources for university PhD candidates.
  23. Software developer for genealogy software companies such as Legacy, RootsMagic, Ancestral Quest.
  24. Teaching genealogy classes for a state genealogy library.
  25. Translators and transcribers of genealogical materials into genealogy computer programs or Web sites for others.
  26. University genealogy course instructor, advisor, and course developer.
  27. VIP Project specialist over large genealogy projects such those projects given to a President of the United States, or to a foreign head of state who visits the United States.
  28. Working for insurance companies to locate heirs for insurance claims.
  29. Writing family histories for others from their research materials.
  30. X marks the place where your ancestor signed a document living the family the same farm you are on today, and the genealogist who proved you were related.
  31. Yugoslavian research expert.
  32. Zipping large files to send them in batches to various electronic resourcing companies.
Can senior citizens audit courses?

Senior Citizens, age 62 and over, who are Utah residents can enroll in any classes for a reduced fee under the following conditions:

  • Space availability
  • Classes will be taken on an audit basis (no college credit)
  • $10 registration fee is required each semester; this does not cover the cost of books, supplies, parking, or lab fees
  • An Application for Admission as a non-matriculated (non-degree seeking) student must be submitted to Enrollment Services
  • Do not complete the online application. To have your application fee waived, please complete the paper application

Senior citizens desiring college credit for their classes must follow regular admissions and registration procedures and pay full tuition and fees.

What is the tuition refund policy?

For credit courses, the refund policy follows the College's academic calendar www.slcc.edu/academiccalendar/index.aspx.

For non-credit courses, a full refund is issued if the course is dropped 24 hours before the course start date. If the non-credit course is cross-listed and offered for credit, the College's academic calendar refund policy is followed www.slcc.edu/academiccalendar/index.aspx.


What do former students say about the Genealogy Program at SLCC?

Sarah Gibbons, a current student at SLCC, has started a blog about her experiences taking genealogy courses at SLCC.  Read about her experiences here