SLCC/Horizonte College Access Scholars Program

Salt Lake Community College and Horizonte Instruction and Training Center

 The College Access Scholars Program seeks to inform underrepresented students enrolled in Horizonte Instruction and Training Center of post-secondary educational benefits. Selected adult and high school students attending Horizonte receive individual college-oriented coaching by Salt Lake Community College advisors housed on-site at the Main Horizonte Campus, as well as in their South City, Rose Park, and Highland locations. Students participate in various workshops, field trips and family engagement activities uniquely designed to increase their success in higher education.

Throughout the academic year, college access advisors focus on providing information and resources to participants designed to increase their knowledge of post-secondary financing options, and college admissions requirements, as well as major, program, or career options. Through various activities students are exposed to college life, college study skills, and other resources to assist them in their success in higher education.

The Program serves an average of 118 students per year, benefiting traditional high school students (9-12), young parents, adult learners, refugee and immigrant students, as well as youth-in-custody. Program services include: on-site college advising and mentoring, college visits and career exploration, transition and first-college-year support services, financial literacy workshops, test preparation classes, scholarship and financial aid workshops, and parent and family programming.

For more information about the SLCC/Horizonte College Access Scholars, or if you are interested in participating please contact Richard Diaz, Program Coordinator at 801-957-5124, or by e-mail at richard.diaz@slcc.edu, or Mindi Holmdahl, Horizonte Principal at 801-578-8574, ext. 410 or by e-mail at mindi.holmdahl@slcschools.org.