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Salt Lake Technical College


General Questions

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.

No, while there is some work that can be done online, practical examinations and assignments must be completed in the classroom during instructional time. Students are expected to complete weekly milestones and are expected to have weekly meaningful contact with an instructor.

Most programs can be completed in a year or less, based on Full-time enrollment. The time it takes to finish a program varies depending on the length of the program and status of the student, Full-time (FT) or Part-time (PT), which require a minimum average of 24 or 12 hours of coursework per week respectively. The actual hours a student works may vary depending on prior knowledge, experience and ability.

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.

Salt Lake Technical College faculty works closely with employers to ensure that students are learning the skills that employers want.

Yes, Salt Lake Technical College has instructors available in the classroom if you are more comfortable in a classroom environment.

Yes, Salt Lake Technical College 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 Salt Lake Technical College .

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 12 to 24 hours per week of coursework progress, while balancing work and family responsibilities.

Admissions Questions

Yes, all students who are interested in attending classes at Salt Lake Community College must complete an on-line application and pay the $20.00 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 advisor from Salt Lake Technical College 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 some 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.

Financial Aid Questions

Federal financial aid for several programs may be available. However, VA may have strict attendance requirements. Please see the specific program for funding opportunities.

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

Technical Education Scholarships are available for selected programs but it is a requirement for students to be Utah State residents and to complete a FAFSA application.

Tuition Questions

The cost of instruction is based on $90.00 per credit hour. Some programs such as Professional Truck Driving may have a higher tuition.

No, books and fees are separate costs from tuition.

Terminology Questions

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 Zoom or other technology.

You work in a self-directed manner and study only the items you need to learn. You take the 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.