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School of Applied Technology and Technical Specialties

FAQ


Competency-Based Education (CBE) allows you to demonstrate progress by demonstrating what you know. This knowledge can be demonstrated through prior coursework, on the job training, military training or through other life experiences. You work towards mastering the competencies and passing assessments. Instructors will identify competencies and skills that would qualify towards a Certificate. It’s about what you know and are able to do.

Competency-Based Education (CBE) allows you to demonstrate progress by demonstrating what you know. This knowledge can be demonstrated through prior coursework, on the job training, military training or through other life experiences. You work towards mastering the competencies and passing assessments. Instructors will identify competencies and skills that would qualify towards a Certificate. It’s about what you know and are able to do.

Competency-Based Education (CBE) allows you to demonstrate progress by demonstrating what you know. This knowledge can be demonstrated through prior coursework, on the job training, military training or through other life experiences. You work towards mastering the competencies and passing assessments. Instructors will identify competencies and skills that would qualify towards a Certificate. It’s about what you know and are able to do.

Students, who satisfy the entire set of requirements for a program of study, will be awarded either a Certificate of Completion, Certificate of Proficiency or Certificate of Achievement.

The School of Applied Technology faculty works closely with employers to ensure that students are learning the skills that employers want.

Yes, the School of Applied Technology has instructors available in the classroom if you are more comfortable in a classroom environment.

Yes, the School of Applied Technology is included in the accreditation of Salt Lake Community College by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Yes, all students will be assigned an advisor. They will help you navigate all processes of your educational experience at the School of Applied Technology.

Yes, depending on the program of study that you select a test will be administered to determine if you meet the math and reading requirements for that program.

Competency-Based Education is designed for students who are self-motivated, who can commit a minimum of 16 hours per week of coursework progress, while balancing work and family responsibilities.

Yes, all students who are interested in attending classes at Salt Lake Community College must complete an on-line application and pay the $40.00 non-refundable fee. Once you have submitted your application and completed testing an admissions adviser will review your scores to determine your ability to be successful in a program.

An Admissions adviser from the School of Applied Technology will contact you to discuss your options and help get you admitted.

Students, who don’t meet all of the requirements for a CBE program, are still welcome to pursue their educational goals by attending College Academic Readiness courses and work towards meeting those program requirements.

Yes, if you have already qualified for the program, there are personalized professional training options specifically for students who only need one or more courses for purposes other than earning a certificate for a full program of study.

Federal financial aid for programs for CBE programs is currently pending. However, VA and Pell Grant funding is available in certain programs through the clock hour system. Please see the specific program for funding opportunities.

Financial Aid funding is currently pending for CBE programs. Students are still encouraged to complete a FAFSA application to determine eligibility.

The cost of instruction is based on $2.23 per hour. CBE Students will purchase 10-week blocks of time during which they may progress as fast as they are able. The last block is variable in length, designed to meet the time required to complete the program.

No, books and fees are separate costs from tuition

Your progress will be measured through completion of assigned activities and assessments, as well as weekly meaningful contact by a faculty member. Students must have meaningful contact with instructors in the form of face to face contact in the classroom. On rare occasions, contact could be handled through Skype or other technology.

You work at your own pace and study only the items you need to learn. You take assessments when you are ready. You can move quickly through material you already know or spend additional time in the topics that require more attention.