SLCC General Catalog

Stagehand JATC Technology AAS (Appr.)

CTE Associate Of Applied Science (AAS)
63 credits minimum

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Program Description

The stagehand program trains apprentices in the art of constructing, setting up and moving of props and stage accessories. The work also includes all sound systems, lighting systems and overall facilities for any stage or movie production. This is a three-year program requiring 6,000 hours of on-the-job training and a minimum of 432 hours of related and supplemental instruction. The program follows a national curriculum which has been approved and registered with the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training and adopted by local sponsors.

The College provides classroom-related and supplemental instruction for apprenticeship programs.   Classes are held in the days, evenings, and Saturdays, depending on the program.  The College neither provides on-the-job training nor acts as a sponsor for apprentices. Individuals must locate their own sponsors. For individual industry-sponsored programs, students should contact their employers’ training director or the Apprenticeship Office.

The Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship is the federal registering agency for all Utah programs.  For National credentials, students and sponsors need to be registered with the Federal Office of Apprenticeship, 125 South State Street, Suite 2412, Salt Lake City, UT 84138. Sponsors are encouraged to be registered with the Office of Apprenticeship.     

Career Opportunities

Apprenticeship students are expected to be employed while participating in related training course work.

Transfer/Articulation Information

Students who earn an AAS degree in Stagehand JATC Technology have the option to transfer into the Technology Management Bachelor Degree at Utah Valley University. UVU will accept up to 45 technical credits towards this degree. 

Program Entry Requirements

All incoming apprentices must make application with and be approved by the JATC prior to registration for class.

Note: Apprenticeship programs are NOT eligible for financial aid.

Estimated Time to Completion

Apprenticeship programs are composed of two parts:

  1. on-the-job training is provided by a sponsor who exposes the apprentice to practical applications in all phases of a particular craft;
  2. classroom-related instruction is designed to provide the apprentice with knowledge of theoretical and technical aspects of their craft. Total completion of an apprenticeship program will take up to five years, depending upon the craft.
General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Quantitative Studies (QS) 5 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

APPR 1470

Math for Trades

5

A

Communication (CM) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved CM course

 

 

Human Relations (HR) 2-3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Any approved HR course

 

 

Distribution Areas: (18 Credits)

Choose three credits from each of the following distribution areas.

Course

Credits

 

 

Biological Science (BS)

3-4

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

Interdisciplinary (ID)

3

 

Physical Science (PS)

3

 

Social Science (SS)

3

 

Required Courses: (30 Credits)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

SHA 1110

Stagehand IA

5

 

JATC approval

SHA 1120

Stagehand IB

5

 

SHA 1110 w/C grade or better

SHA 1210

Stagehand IIA

5

 

SHA 1120 w/C grade or better

SHA 1220

Stagehand IIB

5

 

SHA 1210 w/C grade or better

SHA 2310

Stagehand IIIA

5

 

SHA 1220 w/C grade or better

SHA 2320

Stagehand IIIB

5

 

SHA 2310 w/C grade or better

Elective Courses

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

SHA 2000

Stagehand CO-OP

2-4

A

Department approval

 

Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Summer Semester

Credits

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

APPR 1470 *

5

SHA 1110

5

SHA 1120

5

Total

0-5

Total

5

Total

5

* Students should complete the following course to begin the program in the Fall.

2nd Year Schedule

Summer Semester

 Credits

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

ENGL 1010

3

SHA 1210

5

SHA 1220

5

CM

3

 

 

ID

3-4

 

 

Total

9-10

Total

5

Total

5

3rd Year Schedule

Summer Semester

Credits

Fall Semester

Credits

Spring Semester

Credits

BS

3-4

SHA 2310

5

SHA 2320

5

HR

2-3

 

 

HU

3

 

 

Total

8-10

Total

5

Total

5

4th Year Schedule

Summer Semester

 Credits

 

 

FA

3-4

 

 

PS

3

 

 

SS

3

 

 

Total

9-10

 

 

 

Advising Notes

All major SHA course requirements must be taken to complete the apprenticeship core curriculum.  Classes are to be taken in the sequence in which they are given. Students must complete each class with a C or higher grade to move on to the next level class. The JATC will schedule the SHA courses. For more information on when the SHA courses will be taught, please contact the JATC.

It is the students’ responsibility to understand the requirements for their chosen program of study and to examine each course description for details about the prerequisite classes. It is highly recommended that each student meet with the program advisor prior to starting this program. The program advisor may be reached at 801-957-4550.

*It is recommended to those students seeking the AAS degree to complete the general education requirements in the summer semesters.

Additional Program Note

A Certificate in Stagehand JATC Technology is also available.  For more information about this certificate, contact the Apprenticeship Office

 Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Acquire substantive knowledge.
  2. Communicate Effectively.
  3. Develop quantitative literacies.
  4. Think critically and creatively.
  5. Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged.
  6. Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner.
  7. Develop computer and information literacy.
  • Students will achieve entry-level proficiency in all areas of the stagehand industry as well as advanced training as work experience is added.   

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

  • Students will be prepared to continue in the workforce having the necessary workplace skills.

2, 3, 4, 5

Department Contact Info

Apprenticeship Division

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Construction Trades Building (CT) 226

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-4066

Academic Advisor
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Construction Trades Building (CT) 282
801-957-4550

Program Faculty

Generally, Apprenticeship faculty members are chosen from journeymen who are working in the field with a minimum of six years’ experience. All instructors are hired as adjunct on a semester-by-semester basis.