The School of Applied Technology (SAT) provides high-quality career and technical education to individuals seeking job skills for quick entry into the workforce.
The SAT at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) offers students short term, quality educational experiences at a low cost. Applied Technology programs cost $2.10 per clock hour, and each program varies in the number of clock hours for completion.
Currently, the programs are moving towards a competency-based system, which enables student to move in a self-paced manner through their program of choice and offer them the chance to complete their program of study faster than a traditional clock-hour program. Currently enrolled high-school students do have the opportunity to take these programs tuition free.
The SAT offers a variety of programs.
The programs include Basic Skills, Business Office Technology, Computer and Networking Technology, Electronics Technology, Health Care Technology, Manufacturing Technology, Media and Web Design Technology, Professional Truck Driving, and Skilled Service Technology. The specific programs and details of these programs are listed on our website.
The 2001 Utah House Bill 1003 ‘Applied Technology Governance,’ was designed “to promote local and statewide economic development by providing market-driven technical education to secondary and adult students.” This piece of legislation allocates funding for Applied Technology programs throughout Utah. Since that time, the SAT has become part of the SLCC system and continues to offer high quality educational experiences for our students.
There are also several exciting moves that are taking place with the programs in the SAT.
The Clinical Medical Assisting program was just recently relocated from the Highland Center to the Jordan Campus, and the Electronics Programs are currently being moved from the Taylorsville Redwood Campus to the Westpointe Center.
These moves will allow the students to benefit from facilities that are better situated to the programs that they support. In addition to these moves, articulation agreements are being developed to allow students to apply some of their SAT education towards a related associates degree.
The SAT has the privilege to work with industry members—from private and small business to government.
Applied Technology and industry partners come together during Program Advisory Committees to discuss issues that are relevant to the success of the students in these programs.
These partners inform faculty and staff of updated changes to certain regulations, advise on additional training opportunities for faculty and are a constant source of information that aid the programs.
For more information about the programs in the School of Applied Technology,
please contact Rebecca Armitage at 801-957-5146
or email Rebecca.Armitage@slcc.edu.