Agreement with UTech means students transferring to SLCC will receive course credit for previous training.
SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Salt Lake Community College and the Utah System of Technical Colleges (UTech) have entered into an agreement that will now make it easier than ever for UTech students to seamlessly transfer to SLCC. Specifically, the agreement permits the college and each of UTech's eight institutions to develop articulation arrangements that allow students attending technical college convert their training into credit toward a degree at SLCC.
"SLCC is proud to recognize the hard work of UTech students and looks forward to welcoming them to SLCC as they move toward completion of their associate's degree," said Eric Heiser, dean of SLCC's School of Applied Technology & Technical Specialties. "These new agreements will take the guesswork out of the transfer process and provide students with more educational options. We're proud to be a leader in non-credit to credit articulation, and this new partnership serves to benefit potentially thousands of students in Utah."
Awarding credits for a technical college program means students, once at SLCC, won't be repeating competencies or incurring additional and unnecessary costs while pursuing a degree or certificate. "These articulation agreements will create much-needed opportunities for students at Utah's technical colleges to build stackable credentials," said Jared Haines, UTech's Interim Commissioner of Technical Education. "Everyone wins. Students win with starting right into a high-skilled occupation with their technical college certificate and build it into a degree that will further advance their careers; employers win with the most highly-skilled, productive and dedicated employees; and Utah wins with an economy strengthened by a highly competitive workforce."
UTech is the governing organization for Utah's regional technical colleges, from St. George in the south to Logan in northern Utah. Established by the State of Utah, UTech's role is to meet business and industry needs for technically-skilled workers and to promote economic development by providing market-driven technical education to secondary and adult students.
SLCC is Utah's largest two-year higher education institution. The college is Utah's leading provider of workforce development programs and the largest supplier of transfer students to the state's four-year institutions. SLCC is also a top 10 college nationally for total associate's degrees awarded and the leading provider of applied technology courses in Salt Lake County.