UCAT Utah College of Applied Technology

F.A.Q Frequently Asked Questions

What does open-entry/open-exit mean?

Open-entry/open-exit is a method of instructional delivery that allows students to begin study at any time, progress through course material at their own pace, and demonstrate competency when knowledge and skills have been mastered.

What does competency-based mean?

Competency-based focuses on what the learner can “do” as a result of the learning experience, in addition to what the learner “knows”. Competencies are major skills or abilities complemented by the knowledge necessary to perform tasks effectively. They describe performance expectations in observable, measurable terms, telling learners what they will be able to do, as well as what they will know, as the result of a given learning experience.

How do I find out if there is a UCAT College Campus located close to my home or work?

The Utah Applied Technology College (UCAT) Campuses are strategically located throughout the state of Utah. The easiest way to find the closest UCAT college location would be to visit our website at www.ucat.edu. There are different ways to discover the desired information from this website. First, the front page displays each area Applied Technology College Campus on a map of Utah, and with a click on a specific area, will then link the viewer to the Campus website for more information. Or, Campus contact information can be accessed by clicking on the “Directory” button, which lists both the general and admissions contact information for each UCAT Campus.

How long will it take me to complete my training?

The length of training is completely dependent on the program chosen and the student’s own flexibility and pace based on the open-entry/open-exit format.

What is the cost?

Utah high school students attending a UCAT College Campus enroll tuition-free, and tuition for adults is minimal. Adult students are currently charged a base tuition of $1.35 per clock hour for a full-time student; however some programs and training cost more due to industry standards or equipment/material needs.

What degrees are offered?

The UCAT Campuses offers Associate of Applied Technology (AAT) degrees and a broad range of long-term and short-term certificate training, within a college environment.

Competency-based Associate of Applied Technology (AAT) Degrees

The Utah College of Applied Technology (UCAT), in an effort to meet the needs of business and industry for a highly skilled workforce, has developed associate of applied technology degrees designed to prepare students for direct entry into the workforce or for transfer to other Utah System of Higher Education institutions.

Three Associate of Applied Technology (AAT) degrees have been approved by the UCAT Board of Trustees and the Utah State Board of Regents, available at the following campus locations:

Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD)

Bridgerland Applied Technology College Campus (BATC)
Davis Applied Technology College Campus (DATC)
Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College Campus (OWATC)
Uintah Basin Applied Technology College Campus (UBATC)

Information Technology (IT)

Bridgerland Applied Technology College Campus (BATC)
Davis Applied Technology College Campus (DATC)
Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College Campus (OWATC)
Salt Lake/Tooele Applied Technology College Campus (SLTATC)
Southwest Applied Technology College Campus (SWATC)

Medical Assisting (MA)

Bridgerland Applied Technology College Campus (BATC)
Davis Applied Technology College Campus (DATC)
Mountainland Applied Technology College Campus (MATC)
Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College Campus (OWATC)
Salt Lake/Tooele Applied Technology College Campus (SLTATC)
Uintah Basin Applied Technology College Campus (UBATC)

Certificates

The certificates include, but are not limited to, diesel mechanics, precision machine tooling, practical nursing, cosmetology, computer-aided drafting, dental assistance, welding, computer use and programming, and construction trades. The best way to find information regarding specific certificates would be to contact the individual UCAT College Campus. Contact numbers are available through the UCAT website at www.ucat.edu, and then click “Directory.”