School of Applied Technology

College Academic Readiness

The College Academic Readiness Program is designed to prepare students for college level reading, writing, and mathematics, in addition to G.E.D. Preparation. 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.

The program is offered in two different ways to suit a students needs best. Students are able to choose from either, a holistic format (structured/total/complete/universal/integrated) or a targeted format tailored by the instructor to help students eliminate gaps in math and/or reading.

  • Reading, Writing, Mathematics, and GED Preparation
  • 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 $2.02 per clock hour
  • Available in two modalities: Holistic and Targeted





Instruction is designed to assist students who want to improve their reading, writing, math, and/or GED preparation skills before entering vocational training or college classes. Faculty work with students on an individual basis using a variety of instructional materials to help them achieve the desired skill level. Most work can be applied toward adult high school completion/diploma if the student is registered in adult education through their school district. Computer-assisted instruction is also provided through the Integrated Learning Lab and is designed to supplement classroom activities. Instruction is geared to meet the needs of the most elementary level adults through high school/GED/college reading, writing, and math skills. This modality 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, certificate training programs or the GED. 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.

Structured Mode of Delivery:

Sequential Comprehensive Units

Targeted Mode of Delivery:

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


South City Campus


Highland Center


  • $129.28 for each 64-hour course needed
  • $9.60 student fee per each 64-hour course
  • $20 lab fee
  • Approximately $437 if enrolled in 3 classes
    (about 3 ½ months each)


  • $64.64 for each 32-hour course needed
  • $4.80 student fee per each 32-hour course
  • $10 lab fee
  • Approximately $80 for one class


  • Available M-F, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, or M-Th, 5-9 pm
  • 13–16 weeks, depending on schedule
  • 2 courses, 1 lab = 3 courses (M – F)
    OR 2 GED, 1 Math = 3 courses (M – F)
  • Average of 15 hours per week
  • Could take 4/5 hours daily (higher costs)


  • Available M-Th, 8:00 am to 8:00 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:

  • 5.0 Reading
  • 5.0 Math
  • 8.0 Reading/Vocabulary for GED Prep

Enrollment Criteria:

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

Assessment Tracking:

  • TABE testing every 60-90 days
  • Monthly progress reports

Assessment Tracking:

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

Other Courses:

  • ASVAB Test Preparation

Other Courses:

  • TABE/CPT Test Preparation

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

Department Contact Info

Highland Campus
3760 S Highland Drive
Salt Lake City, UT  84106 

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

General Information

Program Information

Academic Advisor
Hector Cando

Program Faculty

Assistant Professors
Martha Hess, Shannon Mullins