School of Applied Technology

College Academic Readiness

The College Academic Readiness Program is designed to prepare students for college level reading, writing, and mathematics. The program features an open entry/ open exit format, so the dates when you choose to start are flexible. It also features a blended curriculum of textbooks and software allowing for competency-based individualized instruction, with pre- and post-testing for each unit to make sure that students comprehend the material.

This program offers self-directed instruction in basic education. Topics include reading, writing, and math. Students are eligible to enroll to improve their skills in preparation for college classes or certificate training programs. This program is designed to offer students a flexible classroom schedule. Students may schedule classroom hours any day from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. The student schedule may include different hours on different days. This is necessary to accommodate students with varied work schedules. Student and instructor meet to establish goals and learning objectives using a Personalized Learning Plan.

  • Reading, Writing, and Mathematics
  • Open Entry / Open Exit (flexible start dates)
  • Competency-based individualized instruction
  • Pre and post testing for each unit
  • Blended curriculum: Textbooks and software
  • Tuition based on $2.16 per clock hours

Targeted Mode of Delivery

Curriculum assigned by instructor to eliminate gaps in math and/or reading.


South City Campus

West Valley Center


  • $67.20 for each 32-hour course needed
  • $4.80 student fee per each 32-hour course
  • $10 lab fee
  • Approximately $82 for one class


  • South City Campus: Available M-Th, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, or 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • West Valley Center: Available M-F 5:00 pm yto 9:00 pm
  • Flexible scheduling
  • 2–4 weeks, depending on schedule
  • Average of 16 hours per week
  • Could take more hours daily (same cost) for a total of 32 hours per course

Enrollment Criteria

  • 4.0 Reading (CPT 36)
  • 4.0 Math (CPT 26)
  • CASAS 236 or above for ESL Learners

Assessment Tracking

  • TABE or Accuplacer, monthly
  • Weekly and Monthly progress reports

Other Courses

  • TABE/CPT Test Preparation

*Note: Minimum weekly - 8 hours, and 80–90% attendance required

Department Contact Info

South City Campus
1575 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

West Valley Center
3460 South 5600 West
West Valley City, UT 84128

General Information

Program Information

Academic Advisor
Veronica Medina

Program Faculty

Assistant Professor
Shannon Mullins