You are Cut Out for Something Better.

Do you belong in CMAT?

Meaningful careers don’t always begin in an office. If you want a job free from screens and prefer hands-on work, you're likely to thrive in CMAT.

Do you learn best by doing? Do you want to solve real-world problems?

Talk to your CMAT advisor about a career plan that works for you and gets you working in your field, fast.

Competency-based Education

Are you already skilled or knowledgeable in the area you’d like to study? We want to give you credit for that! Our “competency-based” education model could reduce your tuition costs and time to degree, and, by extension, help you launch your career even faster.

We designed our Westpointe Workforce Training & Education Campus — which houses many programs in CMAT — to do just that: we’re committed to providing Utah's growing economy with skilled technicians immediately following graduation or certification.

Degrees Offered

Depending on the field, your certificate or degree program could last from several months to 5 years. Professional Truck Driving certificates take as little as 6 weeks. Joint Apprenticeship programs in fields like plumbing and brick masonry range from 4-5 years, where on-the-job training and in class study happen simultaneously. We also offer associate’s degrees that transfer to four-year schools.

Career Opportunities

Automotive Technician
Brick Masonry
Construction Management
Diesel Service Technician
Electronics Engineering Technician
Energy Management
Manual Machinery
Motorcycle and Outdoor Power Equipment Tech
Professional Truck Driving CDL
Welding Fabrication and Inspection
and more.

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Decide to Succeed at SLCC

You Belong Here. Apply Now.

Already accepted? Visit MySLCC, your personal information hub, to learn about our simple enrollment process.

Explore Your Area of Study

Not ready to pick a major? Meet with a Career Coach. Together you’ll discover new majors, relevant career options, and choose the best classes to help you explore your interests. Schedule an appointment now.

Start taking the right courses

Not ready to pick your classes? Start with the first 5 classes suggested for your Area of Study. You'll earn fifteen transferable credits to keep you moving forward while you settle on a major. Register now.

Plan with Your Advisor

Academic Advisors help you make experience-based plans for your pathway. When we say experience, we mean both the street smarts you bring to SLCC and any “a-ha!” moments that happen during your first semester.

Save Time, Save Money: Follow Your Plan

Transfer and graduation plans don’t need to be complicated. Your advisor will help you graduate and transfer to a four-year school or join the workforce in the fastest, most cost-effective way possible.

Become a Student with Staying Power

SLCC faculty teach in high-impact ways. Your first-year experience will give you staying power within and beyond the classroom.

Celebrate Your Success!

You made it! But that doesn’t mean we’re any less here for you. SLCC Alumni have access to career services for up to 1 year post-graduation and our transfer center can field continuing questions.

SUGGESTED First 5 Classes

Not ready to pick a major, or even your first classes? If you're pursuing an associate's degree (AS or AAS), start here. While you explore, your advisor will help you choose from the programs within Construction, Manufacturing and Applied Technologies. If you decide to change your major or Area of Study, your advisor can help adjust your academic plan to reach your goals.

ELI 1110 (Electricity I A) or WLD 1110 (Fundamentals of Welding)
ENG 1010 or placement
POLS 1100 (US Government & Politics) AI
MATH 1030 or placement
CJ 1010 (Introduction to Criminal Justice) SS


The first day of school can be disorienting; we’re here to make sure it’s just the opposite. Before day one, you’ll meet with your Construction, Manufacturing and Applied Technologies advisor and a group of other first-year students to learn about scheduling appointments and registering for the right courses.

Excited to meet your advisor? Have you applied to SLCC? Great! We're waiting for you at orientation.

Sign up for new student orientation now.

You choose when and where. It's free, and breakfast or dinner is provided. Online options are also available. (If you are pursuing a workforce certificate, we recommend completing the online orientation.)

Whatever program you choose, count on 2 face-to-face pit stops with your advisor along the way. We will, too.  Find your advisor by Area of Study and major now, or contact Scott Wakefield, lead academic advisor for Construction, Manufacturing and Applied Technologies.

Academic Advisor

Scott Wakefield

Career Services

Need help exploring careers or areas of study? What about finding a job or an internship? If you’re overwhelmed and not sure where to begin, Career Services is here to help. Whether it’s learning about your skill set, scholarships, resumes, cover letters, networking, interviewing or salary negotiation, our team of trained Career Coaches, Peer Mentors and Employer Specialists can help you create an individualized life plan — and stick to it.

We’ll help you better understand who you are, what you want to do professionally and the steps to take to get there. Engaging with Career Services early and often is the most important step toward achieving this goal and feeling confident in your life direction.

Career Coach

Kevin Springer
Still have questions about choosing your area? Focus 2 Career can guide you.

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